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Parent Resources

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Online Safety
 
Behavioral Health and MR Services in Bucks County
 
Websafe Philly
 

24 HOUR HOTLINES

 

ALCOHOL & OTHER DRUGS

1-800-221-6333

Bucks County Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.

http://www.bccadd.org/

CHILD ABUSE               

1-800-932-0313

Pennsylvania CHILDLINE

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE  

1-800-220-8116

A Woman’s Place

HOMELESS                    

1-800-810-4434

American Red Cross – LowerBucks County

HORSHAM CLINIC

1-800-237-4447

Outpatient/inpatient MH counseling

LENAPE VALLEY FOUNDATION         

Crisis Hotline

Doylestown area: 215-345-2273

Lower Bucks area: 215-785-9765

MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS

BucksCounty:  1-800-499-7455

Penn Foundation:  1-800-245-7366             

NOVA (NETWORK OF VICTIM ASSISTANCE)

1-800-675-6900; 215-343-6543

Rape, sexual abuse & assault, crime victims

RUNAWAYS                  

1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929)

National Runaway Switchboard

SUICIDE

1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
Suicide and Crisis Intervention Services

 

AREA RESOURCES

 

AL-ANON/ALATEEN INFORMATION

215-222-5244

http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

877-934-2522

BUCKS COUNTY CHILDREN & YOUTH  SOCIAL SERVICES AGENCY

215-348-6900

Protective services

BUCKS COUNTY PEACE CENTERS

215-750-7220

Programs for at-risk youth (11 to 16)
 

CONTACT Bucks County
215-355-6000 (Lower Bucks)
Phone support from trained volunteers
 

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS

215-440-8400

Support groups
 

STEDMAN'S LABS

215-639-8770

Drug Testing
 

TEEN MOTHERS PROGRAM

YWCA OF BUCKSCOUNTY

215-953-7793
 

TODAY, INC.

215-968-4713

Substance Abuse Counseling

 

PA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

http://www.sap.state.pa.us/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabindex=1&tabid=4

 

PA FAMILIES INC.

STATEWIDE FAMILY NETWORK
1-800-947-4941

pafamilies@alltel.net

 

 

PA MENTORS SPECIAL NEEDS SUPPORT GROUP

For parents/caregivers of special needs children

Dawn Vitello-Magnan

Pa Mentor 10601 Decatur Road

Suite 400

Philadelphia, Pa 19154

215-612-8200

 

 

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP

Lower Bucks County

Patricia Lufkin

Frankford Hospital Bucks C. Campus

Langhorne, Pa

215-545-2242

 

 

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP

Central Bucks County

St. Paul's Methodist Church

Warrington, Pa

Nancy Heacock

215-545-2242
 
SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP
Craig and Anne Landis

RenewalCenter

2705 Old Bethlehem Pike

QuakertownPa 18951

215-536-5143

 

 

SPECIAL INDIVIDUALS MEETING CHALLENGES WITH HEARTWARMING ACTIVITIES

Support for parent/kids with special needs

Rabbi Yair Robinson or Debby Chaiken

101 Richboro Road

Newtown, Pa 18940

215-968-3400

 

 

BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP

Support for parents of brain injured children

Anne Sears

8 Westover Court

Yardley, Pa 19067

215-208-0851

 

 

PRO-ACT--PENNSYLVANIA RECOVERY ORGANIZATION - ACHIEVING COMMUNITY TOGETHER

Family education program in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties for drug and alcohol issues.

Babette Benham

252 West Swamp Road

Unit 12

Doylestown, Pa 18901

1-800-221-6333

215-345-6644

 

 

PENNSYLVANIA FAMILY SUPPORT ALLIANCE

Ann Wise

Family Services Association of Bucks County

1268 New Rodgers Road

Bristol, Pa 19007

215-781-8160

 

Dorothy Thomas

Robert Kelly Family Center

408 Mill Street

Bristol, Pa 19007

215-781-6602

 

 

TOURETTES SUPPORT GROUP

Support for caregivers of those with tourettes

Mary Brennan

41 Alberts Way

Langhorne, Pa 19047

215-860-1325

 

PA TOURETTE  SYNDROME ASSOCIATION
Laura Jean Umbrell, Administrator
132 West Midlle Street
Gettysburg, Pa 17325
Advocates will do IEP for any child diagnosed with tourettes in any county in Pa
1-800-990-3300
717-337-1134

AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP

Pam Haines

PO Box 321

Sellersville, Pa 18960

215-453-9070

 

 

SEAS SUPPORT GROUP

Support and Education for Asperger's Syndrom, meetings in Bethlehem

Kimberly Heinrichs

610-706-0664

 

Kate Budlong

610-749-0332

kbudlong@att.net

www.seas-pa.org

 

 

BUCKS COUNTY CHAPTER OF ASCEND GROUP

Support group, education for parenmts who have children with Asperger's Syndrom

Kathy Ferrari

215-297-5184

Kathy.Ferrari@att.net

www.ascendgroup.org

 

 

AUTISM SPECTRUM SUPPORT GROUP

Bio medical and nutritional support for parents with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Elsie McHale, group coordinator

Goodnoe Elementary School

298 Frost Lane, Modular 1 (out bldg. 1)

Newtown, Pa 18940

For more information contact Elsie McHale at 215-230-9264 or eljoco99@comcast.net

 

 

NAMICAN of Bucks County

Support for parents of children with mental helth issues.

Attn: Debbie Moritz

PO Box 355

Warrington, Pa 18976

1-866-399-6264

215-442-5638

 

 

CHADD CHAPTER OF BUCKS COUNTY
Support group for parents of children with attention deficit disorder, ADD

Bette Sovinee

207 West Ferry Road

Yardley, pa 19067

215-736-1541

 

FOSTER PARENT ASSOCIATION

Training, support for foster parents

Renee Atkins

215-348-6900
 
BUCKSCOUNTYFOSTER PARENT SUPPORT GROUPS
Groups held in Upper,Middle and Lower Bucks county.
Contact- Jade DiClemente

215-348-6919

jwdiclemente@co.bucks.pa.us

 
 
PA FAMILIES INC
STATEWIDE FAMILY NETWORK
1-800-947-4941
*CALL OR EMAIL FOR CURRENT LIST

 
PARENTS SUPPORTING PARENTS
Support for parents with children with behavioral issues
Michelle Lockhoff
219 Pennwood
RichlandtownPa 18955
215-538-8280

BECAUSE I LOVE YOU (B.I.L.Y.)
Support group for parents whose children have behavioral issues
Lynda Barkley
16 Rutledge Ave
EwingNJ 08618
215-813-4880

Marie Mueller
PO Box37
DanboroPa 18916
215-766-0888
 
Elaine Shannon
215-576-5216
 
Sandy Slater
279 Aubrey Drive
QuakertownPa 18951
1-888-443-4481
 
FAMILY SUPPORT ADVOCATE
Helps parents navigate the special ed maize/helps parents get educational services at schools. Bucks and Montgomery  counties
Rita Denis
610-428-2119

SUPPORT GROUP FOR PARENTS OF SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN
Held in Upper Bucks- Perkasie/Sellersville/Souderton area. Group promotes advocacy, education, discussion, strategy, sharing, encouragement and a sense of growth and emotional healing for parents, families and caregivers.
 
Kathleen Larson
215-853-2941 or
215-630-7472
 
SPECIAL INDIVIDUALS MEETING CHALLENGES WITH HEARTWARMING ACTIVITIES (SIMCHA)
Support for parents/kids with special needs
Rabbi Yair Robinson or Debby Chaiken
101 Richboro Road
NewtonPa 18940
215-968-3400

COMPEER OF BUCKS COUNTY
Matches volunteers with mental health clients who are 18 and over.
Susan Orloski
10 Canal Street
2nd floor
BristolPa 19007
215-785-2825

KINS 4 KIDS SUPPORT GROUP
Support for caregivers of kids
Maynard Hathaway
352 Doone Road
Fairless Hills Pa 19030
215-547-5849
 
FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP
Support for parents with challenging kids. Topical discussions, occasional speakers
Susie Pina, Kathy Stairs, Kathy McDermot
First United Church of Christ
4th and Park Avenue
QuakertownPa 18951
215-538-3488
Marlene Nathans 610-993-0631
Vicki Young 610-234-0934
3rd Monday of month--6-9pm
 
HEADS ON STRAIGHT FOR TBI SURVIVORS & FAMILIES SUPPORT GROUP
Saint Mary Medical Center
EducationBuilding, Route 413
LanghornePa 19047
Anne Sears 215-208-0851
st Tuesday of month--7:30-9pm
Open discussion, speakers

SENSORY INTEGRATION PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
Support for sensory integration dysfunction issues
Sally Abruzzese
3440 Hamilton Blvd     
AllentownPa 18104
610-821-0123

PENNSYLVANIAFAMILY SUPPORT ALLIANCE
Support for parents who need a safe place to talk about challenges of raising children
Jose` Rivera
Latino Leadership Alliance of Bucks County
229 Mill Street
BristolPa 19007
215-788-4452 

RIGHT TO EDUCATION TASK FORCE
Lynne Daugherty
2141 Herblew Road
WaringtonPa 18976
1-800-770—4822 x4139
 
 
ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP FOR AUTISM http://groups.yahoo.com/group/children_with_autism/ 

 

THE BUCKS COUNTY L.I.F.E. PROGRAM
Parent Support Specialists

A team of parents and professionals who provide info/referral services and help families of children who have emotional, behavioral and/or learning issues navigate the county and school systems where their child is involved.

Charlene Artillo
Sherry Stark
Living and Family Environment
152 Monroe Avenue
PenndelPa 19047
215-750-7651
215-750-9310
 
SPECIAL NEEDS GROUP OF WARREN HOSPITAL
185 Roseberry Street
Phillipsburg, New Jersey
908-859-8834
Hosted by the Occupational Therapy Dept.  Call for dates, times and topics.
 

TRANSITION MAP is an online hub of information and  resources for transitioning youth ages 14-21, with developmental disabilities who are granduating from special education and entering adult life in the community

Transition Consultant
Jennifer Graham
215-641-1200
 

FAITH- FAMILIES ALLTOGETHER IN THEIR HOPES ADOPTION SUPPORT GROUP

Group works to met the challenges of raising children of biracial, transcultural and special needs adoption. Families meet monthly. For more information call or email 215-949-3893, faithfamilies@verizon.net.
Helen Smith
BucksCountyHuman Relations Council

HEART FOR AUTISM

Working with persons on the Autistic Spectrum, HeARTs for Autism ® encourages creative _expression. As the person works with an art project, there are opportunities for them to integrate Sensory needs, interact socially with our volunteers, and express themselves in ways that transcend the limits they might otherwise experience daily with their autism. Many times art can "say" something that the person otherwise could not "tell" us.The sibling program uses the creative time to provide peer support for the sisters and brot hers, while allowing them to explore what they might be thinking or feeling. The parenting program provides much needed nurturing. Creative _expression is used with the parents along with stress reduction techniques, and they have chance to network and support one another. HeARTs uses the artwork to then educate others about the Autism Spectrum Disorder and to advocate for improved, integrated services for ASD persons and families. Art program for autism spectrum children and a networking/support opportunity for parents/caregivers at the same time

NorcomCommunity Center
10980 Norcom Road
267-231-7585

FATHERS OF CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES-PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL SUPPORT GROUP

Support for those fathers raising children with Autism,ADD, cerebral palsy, Prader Willi Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and more.

For more info please contact Allison Lansky at 609-771-2700 or Allison@archunterdon.org
Mtgs held at The College of New Jersey, Ewing New Jersey
To register  for group- 609-771-2700 or clinic@tcnj.edu

RELATIONSHIP DEVELOPMENT INTERVENTIONS PARENT SUPPORT GROUP-RDI
For info contact:  215-348-2940
 
SOCIAL SKILLS  GROUP FOR KIDS
Southampton Psychiatric Associates
Morelyn Plaza
1111 Street Road, Suite 312
Southampton, Pa 18966
215-355-2011

ACES
200 South Clinton Street
Doylestown, Pa 18901
215-345-7868
Jay Stone
 
Kinetic Rehab Services, P.C
920 Town Center
New BritainPa
215-340-2216
 
GROUP FOR FAMILIES AND CAREGIVERS OF ADULTS ON THE SPECTRUM

This Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Autism Society of America listserv is RESTRICTED to parents, relatives, caregivers and spouses of adolescents, age 17+ and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder who reside in Southeast Pa, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery & Philadelphia counties.

Purpose is to share info and provide support for families who are concerned about the daily needs and future  of adults with ASD. The need to implement life span adult services, including a waiver, employment and housing will be discussed. This group will not address the Transition to Adulthood phase of Education.

SPECIAL KIDS NETWORK

Organization that helps parents find resources for their special needs child and provides technical assistance to help groups develop, expand and maintain programs and support systems that serve children with special needs.

1-800-986-455

PARENT TO PARENT OF PA

Network created by families for families of children and adults with special needs. We connect families in similar situations with one another so that they may share experiences, offer practical information and/or support.

Wendy Hoke Witmer
1-800-986-4550

KIDS TOGETHER INC

An all volunteer non-profit. Provides information on inclusive communities. Includes an inclusive education llistserv, email newsletter and website information.

PO Box45
Quakertown, Pa 18951
 
PRADER-WILLI SYNDROME ASSOCIATION OF PENNSYLVANIA
Debbie Fabio
104 Persimmon Place
Cranberry TownshipPa 16066
724-779-4415
PENNSYLVANIA PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS RESOURCE NETWORK
Statewide cross-disability group supports parents and caregivers, helps families from local groups and network with other parents.
PO Box4336
HarrisburgPa 17111
1-888-205-4915
1-888-572-7368
717-561-0098
 
VISION FOR EQUALITY INC
Assists  people with disabilities and their families access supports and services
The Cast Iron Building
718 Arch St
6th floor North
PhiladelphiaPa 19106
215-923-3349

MOMSTELL
Organization involved in substance abuse treatment, prevention and support for parents/community
PO Box450
Mechanicsburg, Pa 17055
717-795-9753
 
PA EDUCATION FOR ALL COALTION INC
Chapter meetings, on-line, Parent Consultant Network
Diane Perry
The Partnership Institute on Disabilities
TempleUniversity
1301 Cecil B Moore Ave
Room 423 Ritter Annex
PhiladelphiaPa 19122
215-204-3031
 
WIC
Women, infants, children
Supplemental nutrition program
YOU ARE ELIGIBLE NO MATTER YOUR INCOME IF YOUR CHILD RECEIVES MEDICAL ASSISTANCE, HAS A MEDICAL CARD.
1-800-942-9467
 
ATTACHMENT DISORDER NETWORK
PO Box23508
Overland Park, Kansas 66283
 
VALUE-Vision and Leadership Uniting Education
Coalition of Pa advocacy groups for children with special needs.
Ellen Mancuso
 
JOEY ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP- Just Open Everybody's Eyes
Support for parents who have children with behavioral issues
 
AUTISMLINK
Online support groups and discussion boards
376 Wagon Wheel Trail
WexfordPa 15090
412-377-8778
 
PENNSYLVANIAHEALTH LAW PROJECT
Provides free legal services and advocacy to Pennsylvanians having trouble accessing publicly funded health care coverage or service.
CALL- 1-800-274-3258
1-866-236-6310 TTY
 
EDUCATION LAW CENTER
Non-profit legal advocacy and educational organization dedicated to ensuring that all of Pennsylvania's children have access to a quality public education.
 
PHILADELPHIA CONTACTS
215-238-6970
TTY-215-789-2498

PITTSBURGH CONTACTS
412-391-4496
TTY- 412-467-8940

GOVERNOR'S COMMISSION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

List of Health and Human Services, list of Advocacy Resources, and parent Guides

MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION IN PENNSYLVANIA
MHAPA works on behalf of mental health through advocacy, education and public policy.
Wendy Luckenbill, Family/Child Policy Coordinator
1-800-692-7443
 
 
PARENT EDUCATION NETWORK (PEN)
Pennsylvania's statewide Parent Training and Information Center supports parents of children with special needs and includes information and links to Federal Special Education, National Disability Issues and Resources, Special Education Legal Links, Transportation and Travel.
 
2107 Industrial Highway
York, Pa 17402
717-600-0100
1-800-522-5827

PENNSYLVANIA CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM--CAP

Advocacy program helps people who are seeking services from the OVR, Blindness, Visual Services, Centers for Independent Living and other programs funded under federal law. Provides you with info and advice about rehab programs, advises you of your legal rights and responsibilities, helps you resolve problems that may arise while you are seeking services from rehab programs.  There is no charge.

PHILADELPHIA OFFICE
215-557-7112
1-888-745-CDLP
 
HARRISBURG OFFICE
717-364-1733

STARFISH ADVOCACY ASSOCIATION

This is an Internet community for families of children with neurological disorders such as ADHD, bipolar disorder, Asperger’s, PDD, SID, learning disabilites, OCD, tourette syndrome, etc. Services include forum boards, interactive chat room, moderated chats, informational resources, online classes in educational advocacy, education consultations.

3341 Warrensville Center Road
Suite203
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
216-283-2377