Do you need help and don’t know where to start? Community Connections can help you navigate the human services system, better understand what resources and services are available to you, and make referrals to organizations and programs that best address your needs. We can help link you to resources focused on services for seniors, mental health, drug and alcohol, employment, childcare, housing, food, and so much more. To speak to a Navicate, call 610-278-3522 Monday through Friday from 8am to 4:30pm or visit www.montcopa.org/CommunityConnections for more information.
Find Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services: 1-800-662-4357
CHELTENHAM COMMUNITIES THAT CARE (CTC)
Cheltenham CTC is a risk-focused approach to reducing adolescent drug use and violence through community mobilization and planning. They include a community resources tab on their website here.
DRUG AND ALCOHOL RESOURCES
Montgomery County Recovery Center: Center of Excellence
Developed in response to the growing opiate abuse epidemic.
When a person with an opiate use disorder presents with a need for treatment, contact us. While we do not provide treatment, we do provide a warm handoff to the appropriate provider after meeting with the individuals we support. We are a mobile unit that will deliver services where the client presents — from a local shelter to an outpatient or inpatient program.
Montgomery County Drug and Alcohol
25 E. Marshall St.
Norristown, PA 1940phone 484-681-5278
email [email protected]
1430 DeKalb Street
Norristown, PA 19401
The program provides a wide range of drug and alcohol services to county residents. These services fit into three main categories: Prevention, intervention, and treatment. Prevention and intervention services are provided to the community at large regardless of personal income.
2017 Drug & Alcohol Program Brochure
2017 Recovery Support Services Brochure
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SAMHSA was established in 1992 and directed by Congress to effectively target substance abuse and mental health services to the people most in need and to translate research in these areas more effectively and more rapidly into the general health care system.
Phone: 1-877-SAMHSA-7 (1-877-726-4727)
Rockville, MD 20847-2345
Prevent Underage Drinking Report
Parents. The Anti-Drug
TheAntiDrug.com serves as a drug prevention information center and a supportive community for parents to interact and learn from each other. The site provides parents and other adults caregivers access to:
Helpful articles and advice from experts in the fields of parenting and substance abuse prevention
Science-based drug prevention information, news and studies
Support from other parents striving to keep their children drug-free
Perspectives of teens themselves.
Call 1-800-662-HELP to find help locally.
National Institute on Drug Abuse
NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.
E-mail [email protected] or call 301-443-1124 (240-221-4007 en español).
Alcohol, Drug Abuse Helpline/Referrals (HOTLINE) 800-234-0420
Be Part of the Conversation -- Support and resources for families struggling with addiction
Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) provides essential information about the harmful effects of illicit drug use through the following websites for parents, educators, and caregivers.
DEA’s website for teens, www.justthinktwice.com, provides credible information about the harmful effects of drug use. The site includes information about various drugs, including facts and fiction about drugs, the consequences of drug use, as well as topics about addiction, impaired driving, and true stories about teens that have had drug problems.
The site provides descriptions of specific drugs, such as marijuana, Spice/K2, bath salts, and heroin, as well as the drugs’ street names, effect on the mind and body, overdose effects, legal status, and origin.
DEA’s website for parents, www.GetSmartAboutDrugs.com, provides valuable drug education information for parents, educators, and caregivers to further help identify drug use, drug paraphernalia, warning signs of drug use, and the harmful side effects of the most commonly abused drugs.
The site features several downloadable publications including “Growing Up Drug-Free: A Parent’s Guide to Prevention,” “Prescription for Disaster: How Teens Abuse Medicine,” and “The Dangers and Consequences of Marijuana Abuse.”
Campus Drug Prevention
www.campusdrugprevention.gov is DEA’s latest effort to support drug abuse prevention programs on college campuses and in surrounding communities. The website was created for professionals working to prevent drug abuse among college students, including educators, student health centers, and student affairs personnel. In addition, it serves as a useful tool for college students, parents, and others involved in campus communities.
The website offers valuable information, including data, news updates, drug scheduling and penalties, publications, research, national and statewide conferences and events, state and local prevention contacts, and resources available from DEA’s federal partners. The website also includes a “Help a Friend” resource to educate and prepare those who plan to talk to their friends or loved ones about drug use concerns.
MENTAL HEALTH ASSISTANCE
Montgomery County Behavioral Health/Developmental Disabilities: 610-278-3642
This organization strives to enrich the lives of people in a positive way, through a unique partnership with the community that ensures quality services.
Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania (MHASP): 215-751-1800
Provides support to consumers living in the community (e.g. housing, case management) and family education through their Training and Education Center (x232) which offers a very helpful information packet and workshops about specific mental illnesses and problem-solving strategies.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Montgomery County
NAMI helps individuals with mental illness and their families in Montgomery County, PA
Coping with the Holidays
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national, federally funded network of local crisis centers providing suicide prevention and intervention services through a toll-free telephone number: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Montgomery County Adult Mobile CRISIS HOTLINE
If you are a Montgomery County, PA resident and you or a family member or friend are experiencing a crisis situation, or both, call 1-855-634-4673, 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
PLAN of PA (Planned Lifetime Assistance Network): 610-687-4036. Provides fee-for-service case management, representative payee service, personal care planning for the future, special needs trust services.
PA Dept of Aging - Caregiver Support, Employment, Health & Wellness, Help at Home, Housing, Insurance, Meals, Prescriptions and Transportation.
Benefits and Rights
AA of Southeastern PA 215-923-7900
Narcotics Anonymous (HOTLINE) 888-606-8154
National Institute of Drug Abuse
Press Release on Teen Drug Use December 2010
Poison Helpline: 1-800-222-1222
Childline (Child Abuse Report Line) (HOTLINE) 800-932-0313
Montgomery County Office of Children & Youth (Norristown) 610-278-5800
Victim Services Center of Montgomery County, Inc (Norristown) 888-521-0983
BEREAVEMENT (COUNSELING) SERVICE AGENCIES
Abington Jefferson Berearvement Programs - 215-441-6842 - counseling available for grief related to a variety of losses
Aldersgate Youth Service Bureau -Upper Moreland Drug Council, Inc. (Willow Grove) 215-657-4545
Family Services of Montgomery County- Norristown - Project Hope (Eagleville) 610-630-2111
Holy Redeemer Hospital and Medical Center (Meadowbrook) 215-947-3000
SIDS of Pennsylvania
The Center for Loss and Bereavement (Skippack) 610-222-4110
Unite, Inc. (Philadelphia) 215-728-3777 – pregnancy and perinatal loss
National Domestic Violence Hotline (HOTLINE) 800-799-7233
24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-773-2424
Domestic Violence Support Group - Abington Memorial Hospital (Abington) 215-481-2576
Victims Services Center: Free evaluation and treatment for victims of violence.
Sexual Violence: 610-277-5200
Other Crimes: 610-ASSIST-1
Children With Attention Deficit Disorder - CHADD (HOTLINE) 800-233-4050
Elkins Park CHADD - [email protected] or 215-779-6656.
Parents Involved Network of Pennsylvania - PIN (Norristown) 610-279-8511
National Inhalation Prevention
US Health & Human Services
Magellan of PA
PA Health Law Project
215.625.3663 - gives free help to people when their Medicaid and Medicare services are not working well for them.
PA Institutional Law Project
215.925.2966 - gives legal assistance to consumers in hospitals, prisons, and other institutions.