Community Resources

  • Montgomery County registration for the COVID-19 vaccine is now available for everyone age 5 and over. Please check the link for the latest instructions on how to register. 
  • The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services provides Medical Assistance (also known as Medicaid) for eligible individuals. Check the website for how to get in touch with Human Services and how to find out if you are eligible for assistance. Those eligible for Medical Assistance can receive physical health services as well as mental health and substance abuse services.
  • 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 Narberth Community Food Bank
    • Serves Narberth and Lower Merion. Emergency provider for the food insecure. Open Tuesdays from 10 am to 2 pm
  • 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. Check the website for program and service availability. As of 12/6/2021, the New Horizons on-site location is closed and will remain closed till further notice. Regular weekly programs are offered virtually on Zoom.
  • 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. An appointment is usually required. Please contact their office at 610-213-4022 to schedule an appointment.
  • 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
  • Disaster Distress Hotline
    • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) maintains a Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990. Disaster Distress is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services National Hotline
    • SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
  • 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
  • The Montgomery County Office of Aging and Adult Services
    • Phone: 610-278-3601
  • The Pennsylvania Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps)
    • 610-277-6363 extension 140
  • The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Find a Food Bank Hotline
    • The hotline can be reached at 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273 for Spanish) from Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET.
  • 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)
    • There are a lot of reasons why kids or teens might not have health insurance —maybe their parents lost a job, don’t have health insurance at work, or maybe other options just cost too much. Whatever the reason, if your child or teen is uninsured and ineligible for or enrolled in Medical Assistance, the Children’s Health Insurance Program — or CHIP — may be able to help. Contact them by phone at 1-800-464-5437 or at their website.
  • Pennsylvania Legal Aid
    • 717-236-9486
    • The Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network is a statewide consortium of independent legal aid programs that provides civil legal assistance to low-income individuals and families. The Network is comprised of nine regional legal aid programs, providing legal assistance to eligible clients in every county in Pennsylvania, and six specialized legal aid programs, providing legal services in specialized areas of the law or to special groups of eligible clients.
  • Lifeline Telecommunications Assistance
    • Lifeline is a federal program that lowers the monthly cost of phone or internet service.
  • 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
    • Dial 2-1-1 during normal business hours if you are in Montgomery County and experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness. The Your Way Home (YWH) Call Center is a centralized system for screening and intake for individuals and families in Montgomery County experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness.
    • Instead of calling individual shelters, those experiencing homelessness or those at-risk of becoming homeless can call one toll-free number and connected to appropriate services. Calls to the Center are answered by operators at 2-1-1 SEPA, which has access to up-to-date data about which providers have space available, if the caller needs emergency shelter.
    • DIAL 2-1-1 or 1-866-964-7925     TEXT 898-211     VISIT http://www.211SEPA.org
  • 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
  • Montgomery County’s Maternal, Child, and Family Health (MCH) program
    • The Maternal, Child, and Family Health program seeks to improve health outcomes for mothers and children, particularly those who are vulnerable or without access to care. Working with community partners and other stakeholders, we seek to reduce disparities in infant mortality, reduce childhood lead poisoning, and increase access to free, evidence-based family supports such as home visiting.
    • MCH is a founding member of The Montgomery County Maternal and Early Childhood Consortium (MECC), which is a free membership organization that drives many of the initiatives of the MCH program.
    • The Montgomery County Parent and Infant Resource Guide (English and Spanish) is primarily designed for pregnant women and families with pre-school children and we hope that this guide will make local resources more accessible to persons in the county.
  • 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 Mobile 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. There is no fee and everyone, regardless of insurance, is eligible for assistance.
  • Montgomery County Health Department
    • Immunization, TB test, HIV test, home visit, animal bites, public health. Phone: 610-278-5117
  • Delaware Valley Community Health
    • From their “About Us” page: “Delaware Valley Community Health (DVCH) is a community-focused health care organization providing affordable, accessible, primary medical, dental and behavioral health care and preventive services to the uninsured and underinsured patients in its service area. Services are provided in a fiscally responsible manner to all patients regardless of their ability to pay.”
  • 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 Defender’s Office of Montgomery County
    • From their “About Us” page: “The Montgomery County Public Defender is dedicated to providing holistic, community-oriented defense through zealous advocacy and community-based intervention programs and re-entry services. All Public Defender clients receive collaborative representation through a team of dedicated professionals who specialize in criminal and juvenile defense.  Every attorney in the Public Defender Office is backed by a team of investigators, social workers, paralegals, and administrative support staff.”
  • 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
    • Contact Application for assistance or call 484-222-0437.
    • From the Reuniting Family Bail Fund website: “The Reuniting Family Bail Fund is a volunteer-supported group of advocates that aims to mitigate the harms of the criminal legal system in Montgomery County, PA. We believe that Magisterial District Judges should honor the guidelines for cash bail that it should be a last resort and consider their ability to pay. Simply being poor is not a reason for someone to be held hostage in a cage until their hearing. Also, alternatives to incarceration for those suffering from a mental health crisis, drug addiction and poverty should be priority. Pretrial incarceration can last for months — and in that time, an individual may lose their job, housing, children, and livelihood. Statistics show that defendants have better trial outcomes when they fight their cases from home. This is revolutionary concept for Montgomery County and many may not understand or forget that the law states that ‘you are innocent until proven guilty’; therefore being incarcerated without being convicted of a crime is a violation of our civil rights.”