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Mental Health Resources

NAMI Family Support Group

Janice Sommerhoff, 610-568-2912 or berksnami@gmail.com

NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness) is offering virtual family support group meetings.
Tuesday, April 14th, 7-8:30pm
Wednesday, April 22, 7-8:30pm
Tuesday, April 28, 7-8:30pm

 This Support Group is free, confidential, and open to anyone age 18 and older who has a family member or loved one with a mental health condition.  The Support Group meeting will be done through Zoom.

Progressive Behavioral Health Services

*For Reading High School Students
Main office: (610) 375-7454

Therapists and counselors available for students using Telehealth. If they have the contact information of their therapist, they can call directly. If not, they can call the main office and they will put them in contact. *Accepting new clients*

Helpful Links & Hotlines

If COVID-19 is making you or someone you know anxious or overrun with emotions, call the Support & Referral Helpline at 1-855-284-2494 -available 24/7 to counsel Pennsylvanians. For TTY, dial 724-631-5600.

Help for those struggling with addictions, alcohol, drugs, etc.  Click Here

Sexual Health Resources

Sex-Ed For All

…is celebrated in May and is a collective commitment to work toward a world where all young people — no matter where they live, or how they identify — receive the high-quality, evidence-based sex education they deserve. Sign up below to get awesome resources!

Teens: Get Teen Led Sex-Ed

Parents: Get Discussion Guides and Resources

Educators: Get Education Resources

Sign Up Here!

Get Free Condoms at Co-County Wellness Services

There are still some staff members working at our offices at 429 Walnut Street. Knock at the front door if no one is seated at desk and you can still get access to free condoms and lubrication. Call 610 375 6523 for hours.

Planned Parenthood

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No-Cost Telehealth for Berks County Teens 13-19: Virtual services with the Health Resource Coordinator to ask question, get information or schedule a contact-free safe sex supply drop-off. Free and confidential and always judgement free. Email or call for more information. Schedule a virtual meeting here.

Planned Parenthood Cont.

As of today, the clinic is offering abortion services, STI treatment (Telehealth), methods of birt control like the Patch, the Ring and the Pill throught Teleheatlh (prescription). If a client needs a refill for the Shot, they might be able to schedule an appointment.

Charlotte (Lotte) Brewer, Community Health Educator, 717-553-7414
education@ppkeystone.org

 

Berks Teens Matter Virtual Health Resource Center

M-F 11am-1pm
Join Via Zoom!
Meeting ID: 931-788-7342

The Health Resource Center provides a private, confidential, easily-accessible place where youth can receive high-quality sexual and reproductive health counseling, education, and/or services from a trained professional. Due to coronvirus closures,  the Health Resource Center will now be virtual and open to all Berks County Teens!

Email jrbaez@cocountywellnessservices.org to learn more!

Personal & Family Resources

United Way 211: Get Help

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Search by location to find resources near you. Food resources, Financial Assistance, Family Services,  Housing/Shelter and so much more. Find what you need.

Sheetz Free Kids Meals

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Kidz Meal Bagz is providing free meals to help children and families in need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Meals will be available all day starting Thursday, April 2nd and will include a turkey sandwich, chips and a drink.

 

School Meal Distribution

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COVID-19 Testing Information

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Information on symptoms, when to seek care, and testing in your area.

Volunteer Opportunities

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Berks Community Health Center – Pediatric Services

All current patients (children only) can still be seen during COVID-19 at BCHC’s Oakbrook location.

View the flyer for more information

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Masks are Now Required

Pennsylvanians are required to wear cloth masks when they go out to public businesses to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Here’s how to make your own cloth mask at home.

Child Abuse Prevention

Widespread social distancing means the risk of child abuse and neglect increases. If you have concerns that a child is not safe or being cared for, report child abuse 24/7 at Childline: 1-800-932-0313

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