Berks County Mental Health Resources

Melissa Fullerton
By Melissa Fullerton March 18, 2020 16:33

Mental Health Crisis Hotlines:

Service Access and Management (SAM)
610-236-0530 or text 484-816-7865 (RUOK)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255 (TALK)

Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741

Teen line
Text Teen to 839863

Trevor Project (LGBTQ)
1-866-488-7386, or text START to 678678 

On-line Counseling Resources
Most have a cost but are reduced due to the coronavirus situation



Online therapy

Other Community Resources

Greater Berks Food Bank
Can provide a list of food banks near you

Salvation Army
Can provide financial, clothing and food assistance
Offices in Reading and Boyertown
610-373-5208 or 610-367-4089

Berks Community Action Program
Can provide financial resources, case management services and referrals
645 Penn Street, 3rd Floor, Reading PA 19601

Safe Berks
Can provide free counseling, housing, and services to those experiencing domestic violence
255 Chestnut Street, Reading PA 19601
610-373-1206 or text SAFE BERKS to 20121

Berks County Assistance Office
Can apply for food stamps, cash assistance and medical assistance
625 Cherry Street, Reading PA 19602

You can also contact your local churches in the area, who may be able to provide counseling support, food resources and other needed support.  


Melissa Fullerton
By Melissa Fullerton March 18, 2020 16:33