Student and Family Support
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Resources in Your Child's School
Orefield Middle School
Springhouse Middle School
Jean Marie Evans
- PA 211
- Finding Your Way in PA
- Clothing Resources
- Food Resources
- Holiday Gifts
- Housing and Shelter
- Low Cost Wifi and computer purchasing
211 - From help with a utilities bill, to housing assistance, after-school programs for kids, and more, you can dial 211 or text your zip code to 898-211 to talk with a resource specialist for free.
Finding Your Way in PA
Finding Your Way in PA is a Pennsylvania based mobile and desktop app designed to share services, resources, and information with young people and families, particularly those experiencing homelessness. While using the app, users can search for and request assistance with services and resources in their current location, local communities, and throughout PA to connect them with helpful supports.
Caring Hearts Closet (2 locations)
7935 PA Route 873
Slatington, PA 18080
Tools for Success
555 Union Blvd.
Allentown, PA 18109
CAREER LINK OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY - Employment and training center that connects people looking for jobs with employers and
job opportunities in the area.
555 Union Boulevard
Allentown, PA 18109
Services available: -Introduction to Services sessions
-job application assistance
-targeted job search information
-resume writing & review
-civil service job listings, information, test prep., & testing
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Helps people with medical conditions, mental health problems, or addiction issues who
are having difficulty finding or keeping a job due to their condition
45 N. 4th Street
Allentown, PA 18102
Parkland Food Assistance
Parkland School District makes snack packs for families needing assistance during the school year. If you have a Parkland student who needs food assistance, please email ParklandREACH@parklandsd.org or call 610-351-5753 with your particular circumstance and the Parkland School District Food Outreach Team will respond. Please be sure to include your student’s name.
Additional Food Bank Resources in our Community
Parkland C.A.R.E.S. Food Pantry 5074 Kernsville Road, Unit #4, Orefield, PA 18069 Phone: 484-707-1133
Drive-Thru Contactless Food Distribution
**All food will be distributed at Kernsville Elementary School 5051 Kernsville Road, Orefield**
Saturday, March 4, 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Saturday, April 1st, 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Saturday, May 6th, 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Faith Evangelical Free Church, 6528 Hamilton Boulevard, Allentown, PA 18106
Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley, 2004 W Allen St, Allentown, PA 18104
Jordan Lutheran Church 5103 Snowdrift Road, Orefield, PA 18069 Phone: (610) 395-5912
First and third Monday of the month, 9-11 AM.
First Wednesday of the month, 6-7 PM.
Anyone in need should call the number above to confirm pick-up is available.
Kingdom Life Family Center, 4333 Lime Kiln Road, Orefield, PA 18069
Second Harvest Food Bank - 1-866-203-3323 - can assist in the application process for food stamp assistance.
St Paul's United Church of Christ 1249 Trexlertown Rd, Trexlertown, PA 18087 Phone: (610) 395-4571
Every Tuesdays from 10.00am to 12 noon. Call first to ensure pick-up is still available. Must show proof of residency in Lehigh County.
“Free Little Pantry” boxes available 24/7 at these locations:
Union Lutheran Church parking lot, 5500 Route 873, Schnecksville, PA 18078
Li’l Wolf Mobile Home Community office parking lot, 3411 Li’l Wolf Dr., Orefield, PA 18069
Greenawalds UCC, 2325 Albright Avenue, Allentown, PA 18104
Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Avenue, Allentown, PA 18104
The food and personal items located in the “Free Little Pantry” are available for free anytime of the day and night. Look for them in the parking lot or outside the main entrance.
Housing and Shelter
Housing and Shelter Resources
A call needs to be made to "211" in order to access shelters.
Community Action Lehigh Valley Resource List - Lehigh, Northampton and Monroe Counties
Lehigh Country Conference of Churches
Family Promise of Lehigh Valley
The following agency may be able to help you with obtaining housing by providing you with funds toward a security deposit, first month’s rent, or other assistance. Please contact them and provide information regarding your circumstances so that they can determine whether they can assist you. You may need to be persistent and make multiple phone calls before receiving assistance, as they experience a high volume of referrals from people seeking help. Call or stop in many different times if necessary to get the help that you need.
LEHIGH COUNTY CONFERENCE OF CHURCHES
457 W. Allen Street
Allentown, PA 18102
Walk-in for an intake assessment Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9:00am – 3:00pm.
Low Cost Wifi and computer purchasing
Low-cost Wi-Fi for Qualifying Households
www.everyoneon.org - low-cost Wi-Fi and computer purchasing program
www.teamchildren.org - a charitable, non-profit organization with a mission of closing the digital divide
Neighborhood Health Centers of the Lehigh Valley - a coordinated system of primary care for the uninsured or underinsured
COMPASS - Commonwealth of PA Access to Social Services - cash assistant, energy assistance, food stamps, health coverage, home-based and long-term care
CHIP - Children's Health Insurance Program
DeSales University Free Speech Clinic - Accepting Clients - No Cost Services Available
Mental Health and Healthy Living Resources
Mental Health Resources
- Greater Lehigh Valley Warmline 6:00 AM – 2:00 AM, 7 days a week: 610-820-8451
- Statewide Support & Referral Helpline: 1-855-284-2494. For TTY, dial 724-631-5600
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
- Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 888-628-9454
- Crisis Text Line: Text “PA” to 741-741
- Safe2Say: 1-844-723-2729 or www.safe2saypa.org
- Veteran Crisis Line: 800-273-TALK (8255)
- Disaster Distress Helpline: 800-985-5990
- Get Help Now Hotline (for substance use disorders) 800-662-4357
- Pennsylvania Sexual Assault Helpline – 888-772-7227
- National Domestic Violence Helpline – 800-799-7233
- PA Mental Health Resources Guide
- Coping with Stress
- World Health Organization: Healthy at Home-Mental Health WHO - Healthy At Home - Mental Health
- CDC managing stress around COVID-19 CDC - Coping and Managing Stress and Anxiety
- Mental Health in PA PA DHS - Mental Health Services
Health and Wellness
The health room staff provides many services for our students. The goal of our nurses is to maintain the health, safety and wellness of every student to ensure success in the classroom.
Mind Up for Parents & Families