Berks Talkline – 610-374-8255
Confidential listening service for county residents providing intervention and referrals via a free hotline
Berks Counseling Center – 610-373-4281
35 N. 6th Street, 2nd Floor, Reading PA 19601
Has mental health counseling and related services for children, adolescents and adults
Berks Advocates Against Violence – 610-376-6381
341 N. 5th Street, Reading PA 19601
Support group founded to help stop domestic violence by helping the batterers change and holding them accountable to not re-victimize other families
Berks Women in Crisis – 610-372-9540
50 N. 4th Street, Suite 101, Reading PA 19601
Safe house for women and children up to 30 days; provides crisis intervention for victims of domestic violence and their children
CYS (Children & Youth Services) – 610-478-6700
Investigates child mistreatment, in-home services, out of home placements, foster care, adoption and truancy
Mental Health Services
SAM (Service Access Management) – 610-236-0530
19 N. 6th Street, Reading PA19601
Provides mental health and mental retardation services including crisis/emergency services and intake assessments
Berks County MH/MR Program – 610-478-3271
633 Court Street; 15th Floor - Dept. 504
Berks County Services Center, Reading PA 19601
Subcontracts with SAM to provide mental health and mental retardation services to eligible individuals. Also subcontracts Community Care Behavioral Health and administers oversight with the HealthChoices program.
Mifflin Community Food Ministry – 610-777-3508 or 610-777-5601
Zion Evangelical Congregational Church, lower level
North Church & Summit Streets, Mohnton PA 19540
Provides non-perishable food items and paper products to Mifflin area families needing assistance. Open every 3rd Saturday of the month from 9-11 a.m.
GED/English as a Second Language Assistance
Arbor Career Center – 610-988-1377
501 Washington Street, Reading PA 19601
Provides education and social services referrals to youth ages 14-21. Program also pays for GED testing.
Literacy Council of Reading/Berks – 610-670-9960
35 South Dwight Street, West Lawn, PA 19609
Provides workplace foundation skills training as well as support, materials and linkage services for clients. Also offers ESL classes and one-to-one trainings to improve literacy skills.
Reading Area Community College – 610-607-6227
10 South 2nd Street, Reading PA 19603
Provides ABE/GED/ESL classes and GED testing.