Community Resources

Community Resources for Families and Children is provided as a service to parents and professionals with an interest in Early Intervention. The Family & Early Intervention Partnership does not endorse any provider or service. This list is not all inclusive.

This information has been printed courtesy of Child CareInformation Services, Inc., the CCIS of Northampton County, through funds provided by the Office of Child Development, of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (www.dpw.state.pa.us)

General Information  
Lehigh County Information & Referral  610-782-3200 
Crisis Intervention 610-782-3127
Northampton County Information & Referral  610-559-3270
Crisis Intervention  610-252-9060
Social Security 1-800-772-1213
   
Advocacy and Support  
Allentown City Health Bureau 610-437-7760
The Arc 610-849-8076
ARCH 610-573-2500
Bethlehem City Health Bureau 610-865-7087
Center for Independent Living 610-770-9781
Children’s Coalition of Lehigh Valley 610-868-2805
Consult Line 800-879-2301
Education Law Center 215-238~6970
Elks Nurse 610-365-1426
PA Disability Rights Network 800-692-7443
PA Office for Dispute Resolution 800-992-4334
Parent Education Network 800-522-5827
Project Child 610-954-9561
The Special Kids Network 800-986-4550
Behavioral Health Services (Provider 50)  
Intake & Referral  
Lehigh County 610-782-3200
Northampton County 610-559-3270
Access Services 610-866-6667
ARCH 610-769-4111
Carbon-Lehigh IU #21 610-573-2500
Behavioral Health Associates 610-379-0067
Colonial IU 610-252-5550
Concern 610-691-8401
Early Childhood Mental Health Consultations  1-800-528-7222  x2320
Holcomb Behavioral Health 610-435-4151
KidsPeace 610-435-2608
Glenn R. Koch 610-266-0610
The Progressive Companies 610-435-7049
ReDCoGroup 570-429-1529
Valley Youth House  
(Lehigh County) 610-432-6481
 (Northampton County)   610-252-2681
   
Child Health  
Access Plus Hotline 800-543-7633
Adult Basic 1-800-462-2742
Allentown City Health Bureau 610-437-7660
AmeriHealth Mercy 1-888-991-7200
Bayada Nurses, Pediatric 610-776-7000
Bethlehem City Health Bureau 610-865-7083
Capitol Blue Cross-CHIP 610-820-2607
CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program)  800-464-KIDS
HIPP (Health Insurance Premium Payment)  888-819-9206
Department of Public Welfare  
Lehigh County 610-821-6509
Northampton County 610-250-1700
Easton Hospital 610-250-4000
Gateway Health Plan 1-800-392-1147
Good Shepherd Pediatrics 610-776-3578
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation 610-807-4200
Lehigh Valley Hospital 610-402-8000
Magellan 1-866-238-2311
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation 610-439-7420
PA Department of Health  
Lehigh County 610-821-6770
Northampton County 610-250-1825
Sacred Heart Hospital 610-776-4500
Shriner’s Hospital (Philadelphia) 800-281-4050
Shriner’s Burn Center (Boston) 800-255-1916
St. Luke’s Hospital of Allentown 610-770-8300
St. Luke’s Hospital of Bethlehem 610-954-4000
Unison Health Plan 1-800-400-4003
Visiting Nurse Association of St. Luke’s  610-691-1100
   
Legal Services  
Attorney Referral & Information Service  
Lehigh County 610-433-7094
Northampton County 610-258-6333
Lehigh Valley Legal Service 610-317-8757
   
Counseling  
Bethlehem Counseling Associates 610-865-8177
Catholic Charities 610-435-1541
Center for Integrative Psychotherapy 610-432-5066
Community Psychological Services 610-434-2431
Crime Victims Council  
Lehigh County 610-437-6610
24 Hour Hotline 610-437-6611
Northampton County 610-250-6313
Family Answers 610-435-9651
Hispanic American Organization 610-435-5334
Lehigh Valley Community Mental Health 610-691-4357
Pinebrook Family Services 610-432-3919
   
Child Care Resource and Referral  
Child Care Information Services (CCIS)  
Lehigh County  610-868-4636 
   800-528-7222
Northampton County  610-419-4500 
  866-800 3880
Developmental Pediatricians  
Children’s Specialized Hospital, (NJ)  888-244-5373 
CHOP (Philadelphia)  800-879-2467 
Drexel Autism Center at Friends 215-831-4058 
DuPont Hospital (Philadelphia) 800-416-4441 
Geisinger Medical Center  800-275-6401
Good Shepherd, Pediatrics  610-776-3578 
Einstein Hospital Develop. Medicine  215-456-6786 
Hershey Medical Center  800-243-1455 
Hunterdon Medical Center-Child Devel. Ctr.  908-788-6396 
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center  410-955-5000 
   
Recreation  
Easter Seals of Eastern PA 610-866-8092
The Miracle League 610-262-6852
VIA 610-317-8000
   
Education Information Services   
Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 610-769-4111 
Children’s Therapeutic Center  610-433-4383 
Colonial Intermediate Unit (3-5)  610-252-5550 
Community Services for Children, Inc.   
-Head Start & Early Head Start 610-437-6000 
Connect Information Services  800-692-7288
Early Intervention  
Lehigh County (Birth to 3)  610-782-3200
Northampton County (Birth to 3)  610-559-3270
Easter Seals of Eastern PA  610-866-8092 
Mercy Special Learning Center  610-797-8242 
S.P.A.R.K. – Bethlehem School District  610-868-8501 
Via of the Lehigh Valley 610-317-8000 
Vitalistic Therapeutic Center, Inc.  610-861-7570
   
Housing Assistance  
Allentown Housing Authority 610-439-8678 
Bethlehem Housing Authority  610-865-8300 
Easton Neighborhood Center  610-253-4253 
Easton Housing Authority  610-258-0806
Habitat for Humanity  610-776-7737
Lehigh County Housing Authority  610-433-2312
New Bethany Ministries 610-691-5602
Northampton County Housing Authority  610-759-8488
Pathways  610-439-8653
Salvation Army Shelter  610-432-0128
Sixth Street Shelter  610-435-1490
Third Street Alliance for Women & Children  610-258-6271
Turning Point of Lehigh Valley  610-437-3369 
   
Nutrition/Food Services  
Allentown Area Ecumenical Food Bank 610-821-1332
Angel Food Ministries – Life Church 610-820-9927
Assistance Office (Food Stamps)  
Lehigh County 610-821-6503
Northampton County 610-250-1770
Central Moravian Food Bank 610-866-5661
Coplay Food Bank 610-262-6088
Nazareth Area Food Bank 610-365-8869
Northampton Food Bank 610-262-8030
Northern Lehigh Food Bank 610-767-9525
Northeast Ministry 610-691-3355
Pennsylvania Hunger Action Center 800-366-3997
Penn State Cooperative Extension (Education Services)
Lehigh County 610-391-9840
ProJeCt (Easton) 610-258-4361
Safe Harbor (Easton) 610-258-5540
Salvation Army  
Allentown 610-432-0129
Bethlehem 610-867-4681
Easton 610-258-9531
South Bethlehem Neighborhood Centers 610-865-2791
Trinity Episcopal Church South Kitchen 610-867-4741
WIC (Women, Infant & Children) 800-367-6347
Allentown 610-432-3455
Bethlehem 610-691-6491
Other 1-800-729-4248
   
Transportation  
LANTA Metro Plus 610-776-7433
VAST 610-266-7334
   
Support Groups/Hotlines  
AIDS Hotline 1-800-662-6080
ARCH 610-573-2500
Assoc. for Blind & Visually Impaired  610-433-6018
Lehigh Valley Autism Society  610-778-9212
National Autism Society of America  800-3 AUTISM
Bereavement Support Group  610-402-0500
Brain Injury Hotline  1-866-412-4755
Brain Tumor Foundation of LV  610-776-2566
Camelot for Children Support Group  610-791-5683
Compassionate Friends of LV   
(For Parents who have suffered the death of a child) 610-437-2967
Eastern PA Down Syndrome Center  610-402-0184 
Epilepsy Assoc. of SE PA  800-887-7165 
Feingold Association (Parents Group for Chemical Sensitivity – Controlled by Diet)   800-321-3287
Healthy Baby Line (for pregnant women)     800-986-BABY
Healthy Kids Line  800-986-KIDS 
Lauren’s Hope Foundation  610-703-2423
Supports Children with Brain Injuries & their Families)
Lead Poisoning  800-440-LEAD
Lehigh Valley Family  www.lehighvalleyfamily.com 
Lehigh Valley Fragile  X Resource Group ivfxs@yahoo.com
Lehigh Valley Sickle Cell Anemia 610-791-5683
Mothers of Twins Lehigh Valley www.lvmotc.org
Muscular Dystrophy Assoc.  610-391-1977
NAMI  610-882-2102
   (Parents of Severely Disturbed Children)  800-223-0500
PA Department of Health Line 1-877-PAHEALTH
Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania 800-986-4550
Pediatric Cancer Foundation of LV www.cancersupportgroup.org
Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222
ParentsSupport Network   
   (Families in need of coping with daily stress and parenting needs) 800-448-4906
SEAS (Aspergers) 610-749-0332
Share of LV (Support group for parents suffering the loss of baby through miscarriage, stillborn, or early infant death) 610-868-3394
Special Kids Network 800-986-4500
Sugar Free Kids   
(for children with diabetes  & their families) 610-402-0143
Tourette Syndrome of LV 610-776-6583