Community Resources:

In Person

Note: The availability of in person resources maybe affected by COVID-19. Before attempting to visit any in-person community resources, please check their websites or contact them for information related to current in person availability. 

Literary Resources

Literary resources are local and online resources that aim to help individuals improve their basic literary. Basic literacy is defined as, "developing foundational competency including reading, writing, math, job application assistance, and overall life-skill development. Also includes STEM (Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) knowledge building on basic skills and concepts." Learn more at https://paforward.org/basic-literacy/.
 

Online Education/Career Resources

Online education resources are local and online resources that aim to help individuals improve their information literary. Information literary is defined as, "Having the ability to express, connect with and understand knowledge and communication through comprehensive and innovative formats; the ability to distinguish between credible and non-credible sources; recognizing when information is needed to further oneself, an objective or a project." Learn more at https://paforward.org/information-literacy/.

 

Civic and Social Resources

Civic and social resources resources are local and online resources related to civic and social literary. Civic and Social Literacy is defined as, "engaging in discourse while remaining respectful of other individuals of varying opinions; understanding the importance of community engagement which allows individuals to interact with one another, in a participatory manner; invoking societal change." Learn more at https://paforward.org/civic-and-social-literacy/.
 

Health and Well-Being Resources

Health and well-being resources are local and online resources related to health literary. Health literacy is defined as, "having the ability to make informed decisions in relation to an individual’s physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual health; Also applies to caregivers understanding the health information of a loved one." Learn more at https://paforward.org/health-literacy/.
 

  • Alcohol And Drug Rehab Centers In Pennsylvania - Addiction

    • Pennsylvania residents experience drug and alcohol abuse at rates similar to that of the rest of the nation. Inpatient rehab programs are the most effective treatments for addiction and substance abuse. This list goes over some of the best and top rated alcohol and drug rehab centers in Pennsylvania to help make the process of selecting a rehab program easier for you or your loved one.. The the guide also features the ability to find a PA rehab center near you based on city.

    • Find the list at https://www.addictionresource.net/best-drug-rehab-centers/pennsylvania/
       

  • Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center (CHOC) - Homelessness

    • The Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center, the only year-round, 24/7, emergency housing service for single adults experiencing homelessness in Montgomery County, is a partnership between Montgomery County’s Office of Behavioral Health and Resources for Human Development. CHOC serves homeless adult men and women in Montgomery County. CHOC’s two wings include a day center where clients can meet with a caseworker, receive their mail, wash their clothes, apply for benefits, or attend group meetings; the smaller wing is a 50- to 80-bed overnight shelter. In addition to emergency shelter, CHOC provides street outreach, service counseling, transportation, rapid rehousing, meals, clothing, life skills and benefits counseling.

    • Located at 1001 Sterigere Street, Norristown State Hospital, Building 9 Norristown, PA 19401

    • Find out more at https://www.rhd.org/choc/
       

  • Laurel House - Domestic Violence

    • Laurel House is a comprehensive domestic violence agency serving individuals, families and communities throughout Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The mission of Laurel House is to advocate for and empower those impacted by domestic violence by providing crisis intervention, safe haven, supportive programs and resources. They also want to advance social change through preventative education and through community training and collaboration to foster a coordinated response to domestic abuse.

    • Find out more at https://laurel-house.org/

  • Manna on Main Street - Food Needs

    • Manna on Main Street is committed to ending hunger in the North Penn region by providing food, fulfilling social service and education needs, and conducting community outreach. Through a food pantry and soup kitchen, emergency financial aid, counseling and referrals, and education opportunities, they serve those in need with the hope “that everyone might be fed.”

    • Located at 606 E. Main Street, Lansdale, PA 19446

    • Find out more at https://mannaonmain.org/

  • Norristown Vet Center - Veteran Services

    • The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Vet Centers are a type of VA health care facility designed to provide outreach and readjustment counseling services. They offer a variety of services to veterans including counseling, assistance in applying for VA Benefits,  alcohol/drug assessments, information and referral to community resources, and more. 

    • Located at 320 East Johnson Hwy, Suite 201, Norristown, PA 19401

    • Find out more at https://www.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=5920&dnum=All
       

  • The Peak Center (Part of GHNPSS) - Senior Services

  • Rehab After Work (Lansdale Location) - Addiction

    • Rehab After Work is a licensed intensive outpatient drug and alcohol treatment programs which has been helping addicted individuals find the road to recovery for over a decade. The Lansdale location offers a wide variety of treatment programs for adults, young adults, and adolescents in the Montgomery County area. This location offers Intensive Outpatient programs for a variety of ages and focuses on helping individuals who need frequent sessions to maintain their abstinence. This location also offers partial day holistic programs for teens focusing on co-occurring disorders through their partner, The Light Program.

    • Located at 1107 East Main St., Lansdale, PA 19446.

    • Find out more at https://rehabafterwork.pyramidhealthcarepa.com/locations/pennsylvania/lansdale/
       

  • Women's Center of Montgomery County - Domestic Violence

    • The Women’s Center of Montgomery County is a volunteer, community organization with a primary focus on freedom from domestic violence and other forms of abuse providing services which include:  a 24-hour domestic violence hotline; elder abuse counseling and supportive services, individualized peer and group domestic violence counseling; telephone counseling, information and referral; legal advocacy; court and hospital accompaniment; emergency relocation funding for victims of domestic violence, education, and outreach to the community and schools.

    • Find out more at http://www.wcmontco.org/
       

Financial Resources

Financial resources are local and online resources related to Financial literary. Financial literacy is defined as, "having the knowledge and understanding necessary to make informed fiscal/economic decisions for personal life planning and business interests including responsible budgeting, spending and saving skills." Learn more at https://paforward.org/financial-literacy/.
 

  • VITA Tax Assistance at Temple University - Taxes

    • VITA is a nationwide organization regulated by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that offers free tax help to people who make less than $56,844 per year. Since 2008, students, faculty, and alumni of the Fox School’s Department of Accounting have assisted low-income members of the Philadelphia community by filing their income-tax returns for free through Temple University’s VITA program, based on Temple’s Ambler Campus. Due to the Coronavirus, they are running the VITA program virtually this year. Clients will, however, have the opportunity to interact with the preparers and reviewers via Zoom or by telephone.

    • Find out more at https://www.fox.temple.edu/departments/accounting/professional-development/vita/
       

If you have any questions about the community resources list or know of a local resource you would like to see added, please email Haley at HBudnick@northwaleslibrary.org. Recommendations for this page should be in person resources, not web only, that are located in or near North Wales, PA. We are not currently accepting digital resource recommendations. 

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