BELOW YOU WILL FIND LINKS TO SERVICES FOR FAMILIES THAT NEED SUPPORT
227 North Fifth Street
Reading, PA 19601
Phone: 610 - 376-6988
Fax: (610) 376-7384
Circle of Friends Drop-In Center
Drug Free Communities (DFC) Support Program
Education Leading to Employment and Career Training (ELECT) Program
Kids Against Pressure (KAP)
Nurse Family Partnership
Parents as Teachers Program
Parent Partner Program
NURSE-FAMILY PARTNERSHIP OF BERKS COUNTY
227 N. 5th St, Reading PA 19601
Counties served: Berks
For first time mom's
Heating Assistance / LIHEAP
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as LIHEAP, helps low-income families pay their heating bills. LIHEAP is a grant that offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.
How to Apply: There are three different ways you can apply for LIHEAP, online, on paper, or in person.
You can apply for the LIHEAP benefits online by using COMPASS. COMPASS is the name of the website where you can apply for LIHEAP and many other services that can help you make ends meet.
Download an application for LIHEAP benefits by clicking on the links below and return it to your local county assistance office,
File an application at your local county assistance office.
501 Washington Street, Reading, Pennsylvania 19601
A nutrition program that helps young children, pregnant women, and new mothers stay healthy and eat well. The government program provides free food and nutrition advice.
121 South Second Street, Reading, Pennsylvania 19602
Offers a number of programs to the low income. Among them include assistance for late utility payments when facing a shut off, job finding and training, housing, and case management. The non-profit also offers emergency assistance for the needs of migrant and seasonal farm workers. Programs are also available for rural disadvantaged people who may not be eligible for other emergency financial aid or government programs. Available services include nutritional assistance, emergency shelter, mortgage help, first month and back rental assistance, and one time utility bill assistance.
631 Washington St., Reading, Pennsylvania 19602
The Baby University program is an early care and education program that focuses on building parenting skills, child development, and school readiness. The program provides 10 weeks of education and support for parents with children 0 to 4 years of age. Classes are supplemented with home visits and helps parents by providing them with effective strategies and tools to further develop their competence as their child's first and most important teacher. Baby University classes are held in both English and Spanish. Free childcare and breakfast is available to all participants. For more information contact: Gina Pena-Garcia at 610-378-4748.