Helpline of Northeastern PennsylvaniaHelpline is a free and anonymous service made available through funding by the United Way to help link individuals and families to local community resources, provide support for a variety of concerns, and crisis intervention. This service may be accessed in one of the following ways:
Call (888) 829-1341 or (570) 829-1341 or 2-1-1 where available
Text your zip code to 898211
Visit the NEPA Helpline website
Berwick Area United Way
Fights for the health, education and financial stability of everyone in our community. Contact: 570-759-8203.
Berwick Interagency Resource Directory
The Berwick Area has an interagency team made up of community agency and school district personnel who collaborate to offer programming and resources to families.
Follow the Facebook page for more information about resources, programming, events, and services:
Free and affordable childcare and mentoring programs. Contact: 570-752-5981.
Camp Courage is a FREE weekend camp for children ages 7-18 held in May and October. Campers come together with other children and teens who have experienced similar losses as they learn new ways of dealing with their grief. The weekend also offers many fun activities. Contact Susan Smith – 570-784-1723.
Mental health, drug and alcohol, and crisis response related services. Contact 570-275-4962.
Columbia County Family Center
Home visiting program that focuses on child development and screenings, positive parenting and preparation for school entry. Families can access books through the lending library, attend monthly playgroups, and connect to community resources. Contact: 570-387-9086.
McBride Memorial Library
Free community programming and activities. Contact: 570-752-2241.
PA Career Link
The ultimate goal of workforce development programs is to secure stable family-sustaining employment. Central Susquehanna Opportunities serves as the Community Action Agency for Northumberland, Montour and Columbia counties. By analyzing the needs of the area and developing support services, this arm of the organization provides the tools needed to enable people to overcome barriers to self-sufficiency. Contact Mark Hauck - 570-336-5589.
Single Mothers Individually Living Empowered. Contact: Vicki Berlin – 570-752-1354.
Red Rock Job Corps Center
Free vocational and academic training for individuals ages 16-24 made available through a Department of Labor scholarship. Seven vocational trades available. Located next to Rickett’s Glen State Park in neighboring Sullivan County. Contact: Jackie Johnson - 570-477-0206.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration helps to provide information, support, programming and other assistance in the areas of mental health and substance abuse.For more information, visit their website