The following resources are listed for informational purposes only. Saucon Valley School District does not endorse the use of any specific resource listed, but as a convenience provides a description and contact information should you find one of these resources beneficial to your needs.
Childline (Report child abuse) - 24 hour service 1-800-932-0313.
Northampton County Crisis Intervention - 24 hour service 610-252-9060
Lehigh County Crisis Intervention - 24 hour service 610-782-3127
National Abuse Hotline - 1-800-799-7233
Spanish Domestic Abuse Hotline - 1-800-942-6908
Abstinence/Adoption - 610-821-0943
Alcohol Abuse - 610-882-0558
Drug & Alcohol - 610-997-5800 (Northampton County) 610-782-3064 (Lehigh County)
Eating Disorders - 610-435-2736
STD & HIV Testing - 610-865-7087 (Northampton County) 610-437-7742 (Lehigh County)
Teen Central - anonymous help-line web site, created for teens, by teens http://www.teencentral.net
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Helpline - (888) 843-4564
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Hotline provides telephone and email peer counseling, as wells as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.
National Runaway Switchboard 1-800-786-2929
Toll-free, nationwide hot-line for runaways and troubled youth. Provides information and referral for shelter, counseling, medical and legal services and transportation back home.
Local Support Groups
Depression and Bipolar Support (Adolescents) - provides support to adolescents with Depression & Bipolar Disorder and their families and friends.
First Presbyterian Church
3231 Tilghman Street
Allentown, PA, 18104
Every Wednesday night from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
*Friends and families are welcome!
KID SUPPORT - Free program for children, teens and families
- program runs in 8 week sessions throughout the year
- provides an opportunity for the whole family to learn skills to help them cope with cancer
- For more information visit: www.CancerSupportGLV.org
GRASP (Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing) - not for profit organization created to help for family who have lost a loved one from drug or alcohol abuse. The group meets monthly on the 3rd of each month from 7:00 - 8:30 PM at the First Presbyterial Church, 3231 Tilghman St. Allentown, Room 118. There is no fee to attend, all are welcome but pre-registration is required. To register or for more information please contact 484-788-9440. More information is at: www.grasphelp.org
Camp Evergreen - Summer Day Camp - Free to children ages 6 - 16. Program designed for children who have experienced the death of a loved one. Camp program is sponsored by Spritirust Lutheran Home Care and Hospice. Registration is required. Please call 1-877-438-3511 to register, for more information or to volunteer.
Project SILK ~ Lehigh Valley (A collaborative program of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center & Valley Youth House)
Project SILK Lehigh Valley creates a brave space for LGBT youth of color and their friends to be themselves. Project SILK Lehigh Valley provided daily, professionally-staffed youth programs for LGBT youth ages 14-21, builds leadership among LGBT youth and provides HIV interventions to empower youth to be their own healthcare advocates.
Hours: Monday - Friday 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: 522 W. Maple Street, Allentown, PA 18101
HAVEN - Hope, Acceptance, Validation, Equality, Nuturing.
HAVEN is a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, interesex & allies (GLBTQIA) youth group run by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lehigh Valley since 2001. HAVEN's mission is to provide a safe, supportive, environment, positive role models and peer support, as well as sponsor social and recreational activities in addition to weekly discussion meetings.
Meetings are Wednesdays 7:00 - 9:00pm @ UUCLV at 424 Center Street, Bethlehem. Meetings are confidential and for individuals 14 - 20 years old. There is no fee and this is not a religious affiliated group. No prejudices will be tolerated at meetings!
If you are questioning your sexual identity or orientation and need to talk to someone, please contact HAVEN's helpline @ 1-800-850-8078.
KidsPeace ~ The Family Center Outpatient, 1650 Broadway, Bethlehem, PA 18015
LGBT Therapy Group (ages 14 - 18 years) ~ Thursday evenings from 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Come join us at KidsPeace as we work towards creating a safe and supportive environment, where we will process the difficulties of being in the LGBT community, as well as discovering the necessary coping skills and resources needed to live a happy and healthy life.
Teen Social Skills Group (ages 13 - 17 years) ~ Wednesdays from 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Teen Girls Group (ages 13 - 17 years) ~ Wednesdays from 6:00pm - 7:00pm
**Please call 610-799-8600 to inquire.
Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, Department of Human Services Mental Health Support Groups
Government Center: 610-782-3135 http://www.mcall.com/all-tocsupportgroups-story.html
The Lehigh County Mental Health Program believes that people with mental illness can best achieve positive change and recovery when treatment and supportive services are guided by each person's goals, preferences, strengths and needs. Involvement of family and/or significant others is encouraged. Services are designed to be accessible, responsive, culturally appropriate, and cost effective.
Valley Youth House - 610-691-1200
Valley Youth House offers runaway and homeless youth shelter in which food, shower and shelter are provided along with information and referral, counseling and more
Turning Point Of The Lehigh Valley - 610-797-0530
Turning Point of Lehigh Valley provides emergency services to victims of domestic violence such as Safe House/Shelter, Individual and group counseling for adult and child survivors, Legal/Medical Advocacy
Caron Lehigh Valley Parent Groups - connect with other parents, guardians and caregivers whose teenager or adult children have struggled with drug addiction or alcoholism. Groups are free to attend. Groups available in Easton and Allentown. Contact Caron for more information: 800-678-2332 or www.caron.org
Child Care Information Services: Child Care Work Subsidy Program - 610-419-4500 or 1-866-800-3880
Subsidies to help parents pay for childcare are provided for Northampton County residents by Child Care Information Services, Inc. through funds from Pennsylvania’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning.
Northampton County Government Early Intervention - 610-974-7511
Northampton County’s Early Intervention Program services are designed to meet the developmental needs of children from birth to three years old with a disability as well as the needs of the family related to enhancing the child’s development. The program is at no cost to families and is designed as a family centered approach.
PA Families Incorporated - firstname.lastname@example.org 1-800-947-4941
Statewide network providing support to families raising children and youth with emotional, behavioral, and special needs, as well as serving as an advocate in the different child serving systems.
Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) - provides home heating energy assistance grants and crisis grants to those struggling to pay their heating bills.
Northampton County - 610-250-1785 or 610-250-1786
Lehigh County - 610-821-6509
Additional Resources can be found in the Northampton County Resource Guide