Community Resources:

In Person

Literary Resources

Literary resources are local and online resources that aim to help individuals improve their basic literary. Basic literacy covers topics such as reading and writing, learning English as a second language, improving reading comprehension skills and more. You can click here to learn more about the importance of basic literary.​
 

Civic and Social Resources

Civic and social resources resources are local and online resources related to civic and social literary. Civic literary helps individuals to participate in civic life through knowing how to stay informed, understanding governmental processes, and knowing how to exercise the rights and obligations of citizenship at various levels. Good social literacy helps people to do those things in a polite respect manner and connect with and better understand others. You can click here to learn more about the importance of civic and social literary. ​​​
 

Health and Well-Being Resources

Health and well-being resources are local and online resources related to health literary. Health literacy is about knowing how to manage your own health and well-being, be an effective partner with your health care providers, and live a longer, healthier life. You can click here to learn more about the importance of health literacy.
 

  • 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/

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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