Community Resources

  • Montgomery County registration for the COVID-19 vaccine is now available for everyone age 16 and over. Montgomery County is currently vaccinating people in Phases 1A and 1B. Eligibility for Phase 1C opens April 12. Every individual 16 and over that lives or works in Montgomery County becomes eligible April 13. 
  • The Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania provided the English and Spanish versions of Know Your Rights as a Renter in PA as well as the Fair Housing Guide to Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications.
  • The Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation Program and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Programs are currently available. The Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) Program is a temporary federal program available for individuals whose regular unemployment benefits have expired or will expire soon. The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Program provides up to 39 weeks of unemployment benefits to individuals not eligible for regular unemployment compensation or extended benefits, including those who have exhausted all rights to such benefits. See the links for more information, including eligibility and how to file. 
  • The Narberth Community Food Bank
    • Serves Narberth and Lower Merion. Emergency provider for the food insecure. Open Tuesdays from 10 am to 2 pm
  • Lower Merion School District Meals for Children
    • Meals will be distributed on Mondays and Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Lower Merion High School.
  • The Ardmore Food Pantry
    • The Ardmore Food Pantry serves residents from Lower Merion who need assistance with feeding their families and providing basic toiletry and hygiene needs
  • ElderNet
    • Since 1976, ElderNet has devoted its energy to passionately advocating for the at-risk elderly and disabled adults of Lower Merion and Narberth. ElderNet’s partnerships for outreach have allowed us to expand our programs and services to include low income individuals and families in need
  • New Horizons Senior Center
    • New Horizons welcomes older men and women from throughout the Main Line area who are interested in making new friends, going to interesting places, and participating in a host of activities to keep older adults feeling young, active, fulfilled, productive, and proud
  • Veteran Services
    • Phone: 610-384-8387. Serving Montgomery, Chester, Bucks, and Delaware counties
  • Montgomery County Veterans Affairs
    • The Veterans Affairs Department provides information to Montgomery County veterans, their dependents, and survivors regarding their rights and the various county, state, and federal benefits they may be entitled to receive and assists them to apply for these benefits
  • Montgomery County Community Connections
    • Housing, clothing, jobs, aging services, legal services, insurance, education. Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm. Norristown Office phone: 610-278-3522
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
    • SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
  • Crisis Text Line
    • Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime. Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.
  • Lower Merion Counseling Services
    • Family, group, psychiatric services, case management. Phone: 610-520-1510
  • Main Line Health Senior Services
    • Licensed social workers can answer questions and connect callers with health care services and community organizations, including physician referrals and appointments, social and psycho-social support, in-home care, senior day programs, and educational and screening programs. Call 484-580-1234 or email mlhseniors@mlhs.org
  • Office of Aging and Adult Services
    • Phone: 610-278-3601
  • SNAP (Food Stamps)
    • 610-277-6363 extension 140
  • USDA Find a Food Bank Hotline
    • 866-348-6479
  • Pennsylvania Unemployment
  • Cash Assistance: If you have low income and limited resources, you may be able to receive cash assistance through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
  • Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
    • 1-800-464-5437
  • Pennsylvania Legal Aid
    • 717-236-9486
  • Lifeline Telecommunications Assistance
  • WIC Nutrition (Women, infants, children)
    • The WIC Nutrition Program helps pregnant women, new mothers, and children up to age 5 learn about nutrition, make healthy food choices, and improve overall health. Participants receive education on infant and child feeding, child development information and assessments, and vouchers to purchase healthy foods at grocery stores and local farmers markets that help support proper growth and development. WIC is a free program for those who qualify. Phone: 610-272-4042
  • Your Way Home of Montgomery County
    • Your Way Home Montgomery County is a transformational partnership between government, philanthropy, nonprofits and community partners to solve – finally – the problem of homelessness in our community. Phone: 877-646-6306
  • Interfaith Hospitality Network of Montgomery County
    • Interfaith Hospitality Network of the Main Line (IHN) provides a caring and positive environment for homeless families while they design and implement a plan to break the cycle of homelessness in their lives.  IHN provides the following services for homeless families: Emergency shelter, meals, case management, counseling, life skills, training & education, and job coaching. Phone: 610-277-0977
  • Nurse Family Partnership for first time parents
    • The Nurse-Family Partnership helps first-time parents succeed. Families develop confidence and skills for parenting and economic self-sufficiency by volunteering to work with a nurse home visitor from this proven program. The program is for Montgomery County residents and is free. Phone: 610-278-5117
  • The Women’s Center of Montgomery County (domestic violence)
    • The Women’s Center of Montgomery County is a volunteer, community organization with a primary focus on freedom from domestic violence and other forms of abuse. If you — or someone you love — needs help or resources right now, call the Women’s Center of Montgomery County’s 24/7 Hotline: 1-800-773-2424
  • Montgomery County Crisis Services
    • Montgomery County Mobile Crisis provides not only immediate support for crisis situations, but also assistance with managing recurring or future crises. Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-855-634-HOPE (4673).  This service is available to anyone in Montgomery County, including children, teens, adults, and families
  • Montgomery County Health Department
    • Immunization, TB test, HIV test, home visit, animal bites, public health. Phone: 610-278-5117
  • Delaware Valley Community Health (Norristown)
    • Delaware Valley Community Health is a private, non-profit organization which delivers community based, culturally competent, primary medical, dental and behavioral health care services to patients whether or not they have medical insurance.
  • Central Behavioral Health
    • Central Behavioral Health, or Central, is a non-profit community behavioral health center in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, providing service to more than 6,000 individuals and families through more than 25 specialized programs. These programs cover a full spectrum of behavioral health services for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Through compassionate and evidenced-based treatments Central helps individuals and families work through life transitions, crises, and behavioral health and co-occurring symptoms associated with mental health disorders. Most of all, Central can help you regain hope and feel the empowerment that you need to move forward on your road to recovery. Call today to schedule an appointment. All calls are confidential.
  • Pennsylvania Addiction Task Force (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services)
    • Also known as, the Treatment Referral Routing Service, this Helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment referral and information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish. Phone: 1-800-662-HELP
  • Eagleville Hospital Addiction Programs
    • Accepts referrals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by phone at 610-539-6000 x1 or 800-255-2019. If you are in need, call today to speak with a dedicated admissions specialist
  • DrugRehab.com
    • A website providing information about addiction prevention, treatment and recovery resources in Pennsylvania
  • Public Defenders Office of Montgomery County
  • Elder Law Committee
    • Email mbaelderlaw@listserve.montgomerybar.net
  • Montgomery County Legal Aid and Legal Aid of Southeastern PA
    • Phone: (610) 275-5400. Toll-free (877)-429-5994
  • Public Utilities Commission Energy Assistance Programs
    • LIHEAP is the federal program that provides financial assistance to needy households for home energy bills. In Pennsylvania, the Department of Human Services administers the LIHEAP program. The LIHEAP program provides both cash and crisis benefits to low-income households. Cash benefits help low-income customers pay for their home energy needs while crisis payments help meet emergency home energy situations. Phone: (800) 692-7380
  • The Reuniting Family Bail Fund