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Pennsylvania State and Local Level Referrals

When a disaster occurs, local governments often work together with community leaders and organizations to provide on-the-ground emergency management. You may also reference our national-level referrals list.

Please contact us with questions or corrections.

For reference, the local resources we list provide disaster recovery services in the categories noted below.

Access & DisabilitiesDisaster UnemploymentInsurance
Aging ServicesEnvironmentLegal Services
Agricultural AidEssential NeedsRoadside Assistance 
Animals/PetsFamily & Protective ServicesStudents
CitizenshipFinancial AssistanceTax Preparation
Consumer ServicesHealth Care ServicesVeterans Services
ContractorsHousingVital Statistics
Crisis CounselingIdentity TheftVolunteer

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Pennsylvania State and Local Level Referrals

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CategoryEntityType of AssistanceTelephone Number
Access and Functional Needs and DisabilitiesPennsylvania Developmental Disabilities CouncilThe Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council is a group of people with disabilities, family members, advocates, and state department representatives who work to create favorable conditions for people with developmental disabilities and their families in the Commonwealth.Harrisburg  office
877-685-4452
717-787-6057
TTY 717-705-0819
Aging ServicesPennsylvania Department of AgingAging services, caregiver support, health and wellness, transportation, local resources including Area Agency on Aging locator by county.Online contact form
717-783-1550
Agricultural AidUSDA Farm Service Agency: Pennsylvania USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides emergency loans to help producers recover from production and physical losses due to drought, flooding, other natural disasters, or quarantine. This web site will provide the address of a USDA Service Center and other Agency offices serving your area along with information on how to contact them.717-237-2113
See county directory
Agricultural AidUSDA Rural Development:  PennsylvaniaUSDA Rural Development provides low interest mortgages, guaranteed mortgages, 1% interest mortgages for seniors, loans for repairs and mortgage payment assistance for families living in rural areas. 717-237-2299
TTY/TDD only: 717-237-2261
Animals/PetsPennsylvania Department of AgricultureInformation about animal health, dog law enforcement, animal diseases, licenses, certificates, and disposal.General Information:
717-787-4737 
Consumer ServicesPennsylvania Office of Attorney General:  Consumer ProtectionInformation about consumer protection, resources, consumer alerts, fraud reporting, and senior help. 800-441-2555
717-787-3391
ContractorsPennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry:  Contractor LicensingInformation about state and local requirements for certain contractors.General: Online contact form
717-787-3806
Crisis CounselingContact HelplineProviding Central Pennsylvania residents of Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntington, Juniata, Lancaster, Mifflin, Perry and York Counties with free, Confidential Listening,  Health and Human Services Information & Referral 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.Emergency: 911
2-1-1
800-932-4616
Crisis CounselingAllegheny County Department of Human ServicesMeeting the human services needs for Allegheny County residents. Whether in an emergency or due to a long term concern, DHS has programs and services to help. Emergency: 911
412-350-4456
Crisis CounselingUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center AltoonaAltoona Regional offers more than 200 years of health care experience, over 300 talented and highly recognized physicians, nearly 4,000 specialized and experienced caregivers, and 600 supportive volunteers. The health system serves more than 20 counties throughout Central Pennsylvania.Emergency: 911
Main: 814-889-2011
Behavior Health:
814-889-2289
Hotline: 800-540-4690
Crisis CounselingPenn State Student Counseling and Psychological ServicesCAPS provides group and individual counseling, crisis intervention, and psychological and psychiatric evaluations for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as prevention and consultation services for the University communityEmergency: 911
Main: 814-863-0395
Crisis Line:  877-229-6400
text "LIONS" to 741741
Crisis CounselingSafe Harbor Behavioral HealthServing Erie County with a range of services for adults and children with mental health needs. Crisis Services available 24/7/365.Emergency: 911
General: 814-459-9300
Crisis Hotline: 800-300-9558
Crisis Hotline: 814-456-2014
Crisis CounselingWellspan Health Behavioral HealthAt WellSpan Health, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and mental health professionals combine efforts to provide the most appropriate level of behavioral health care for people of all ages: children, adolescents and adults. Together, these individuals work in conjunction with area physicians, schools, businesses, governmental agencies, and social service organizations to address all aspects of mental health and addiction disorders.Emergency: 911
800-932-0359
717-273-8871
Crisis CounselingTrue North Wellness ServicesCrisis services are free, mobile and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, on-site, in the community or in-home to anyone in Adams, Fulton and York counties. TrueNorth Wellness Crisis Intervention Services are certified by The American Association of Suicidology and licensed by the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Our crisis workers are trained in the evidenced-based model of Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training. We also serve as the regional call center for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.Emergency: 911
Crisis Helpline:
800-325-0339
Local office listing on website
Crisis CounselingCrozer Keystone Health SystemCrozer-Keystone Health System employs Delaware County's largest staff of board certified and board eligible psychiatrists. They offer a comprehensive range of services in the areas of mental health and substance abuse, including emergency care, outpatient counseling and inpatient psychiatric treatment. Crozer-Keystone Health System provides intervention to children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing behavioral disturbances such as suicidal ideations, homicidal ideations, psychosis, depression or anxiety.Emergency: 911
Main Line:  610-447-7600
Local office listing on website
HQ: 800-254-3258
Crisis CounselingWestmoreland Behavioral HealthWestmoreland County Behavioral Health and Development Services program to provide the opportunity for each individual to choose appropriate services and supports which promote hope, growth, recovery, quality of life and inclusion in their community. They perform the administrative functions necessary to ensure access and availability of a wide array of services and services providers. Serving Westmoreland County services and supports for behavioral health and developmental services.Emergency: 911
724-830-3617
Crisis CounselingWestmoreland Community Action - Crisis Hotline & Mobile ProgramThe Crisis Hotline is available 24/7 to provide assistance for individuals in crisis or individuals seeking assistance for another person in crisis. The Hotline service provides assistance in clearly identifying the crisis, support for people in crisis, information and resources on community services and treatment providers. Direct referrals for Crisis Mobile (face to face crisis intervention) are made through  Crisis Hotline. The only requirement is the person in a behavioral health crisis must be located in Westmoreland County. 800-836-6010
Crisis CounselingBucks County Behavioral HealthResource for individuals, families and agencies concerned with mental health, substance use disorder and developmental disabilities. It provides information about behavioral health and developmental programs, laws, and related news, as well as communication tools and other features. Regardless of where you begin your search for assistance with behavioral health and developmental disability issues, the Network of Care helps you find what you need - it helps ensure that there is "No Wrong Door" for those who need services. Emergency services for mental health crisis, children's crisis support, suicide prevention and substance abuse.Emergency: 911
800-499-7455
Local offices for various services listing on website
Crisis CounselingButler County Center for Community ResourcesServing Butler, Clarion, Elk, and Cameron Counties with crisis services, community education, and community supports. They provide intervention, assessment, screening and referral services 24/7. Emergency: 911
Butler: 800-292-3866
Text: 63288
Clarion: 814-226-7223
Elk/Cameron: 800-652-0562
Live Chat available
Crisis CounselingDauphin County Mental Health Program/Crisis Intervention ServicesCrisis Intervention is the 24 hour emergency mental health service provided by the Dauphin County Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities Program. Crisis Intervention staff provide supportive counseling, outreach, assessment, and referral information to individuals experiencing an emotional crisis or difficulty in coping with a personal problem.Emergency: 911
888-596-4447
717-232-7511
Crisis CounselingDelaware County Behavioral Health & Crisis ResourcesServing Delaware County with crisis prevention and intervention resources. Mobile crisis team to assist in time of need. 24 hour telephone and walk-in services. See website for telephone listings for specialized services. Emergency: 911
610-447-7600
610-237-4210
Mobile Team 855-889-7827
Crisis CounselingLehigh County Crisis InterventionServing Lehigh county with telephone and mobile crisis services that provide mental health assessments to all age groups regardless of income or insurance. Crisis intervention operates 24/7.Emergency: 911
610-782-3127
Crisis CounselingLower Bucks HospitalThe Adult Behavioral Health Unit at Lower Bucks Hospital is a short-term, acute inpatient treatment program. It is designed for adults, 18 years of age and older, who are experiencing acute psychiatric symptoms or an exacerbation of a chronic mental illness; significant enough to cause harmful behaviors to either themselves or others. We also offer treatment for those with co-occurring substance abuse disorders, secondary to psychiatric diagnosis. However, we are not a detox unit.Emergency: 911
215-785-9200
Crisis CounselingMontgomery County Emergency ServicesCrisis Intervention Department provides services for individuals experiencing psychiatric and/or drug/alcohol emergencies. Experienced crisis workers provide telephone support, referral information and comprehensive assessment.Emergency: 911
610-279-6100
844-455-7455
Disaster Specific  InformationTBD  
Disaster Unemployment AssistancePennsylvania Office of Unemployment CompensationWhen Disaster Unemployment Assistance is activated, the agency will provide disaster information.  This assistance provides weekly benefit payments to those out of work due to the disaster, including self-employed persons, farm and ranch owners, and others not covered under regular unemployment insurance programs.888-313-7284
TTY 888-334-4046
Videophone: 717-704-8474
Live Chat Available
Essential NeedsPennsylvania Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) ProgramThe Pennsylvania Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) has improved the nutrition and health of families in Pennsylvania since 1974 by providing nutrition services, breastfeeding support, health care and social service referrals, and healthy foods. Through WIC, pregnant women, mothers, and caregivers of infants and young children learn about good nutrition to keep themselves and their families healthy!800-942-9467
(800-WIC-WINS)
Essential NeedsSecond Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeast PennsylvaniaSecond Harvest Food Bank administers a number of programs to further our mission of aiding those individuals at-risk for hunger in our six-county service area.484-287-4015
Essential NeedsSecond Harvest Food Bank of Northwestern PennsylvaniaThe mission of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania is to provide food to those in need within eleven counties of northwest Pennsylvania while creating awareness and educating the community on the realities of hunger.800-604-9186
814-459-3663
Essential NeedsGreater Pittsburgh Community Food BankOur mission is to feed people in need and mobilize our community to eliminate hunger. We are a proud member of Feeding America.412-460-3663
Essential NeedsGreater Berks Food BankThe Greater Berks Food Bank collects, purchases, stores, and distributes over seven million pounds of food annually to the more than 300 programs which feed the hungry in Berks, Schuylkill, and western Montgomery Counties.610-926-5802
Essential NeedsCentral Pennsylvania Food BankFood and nutrition programs.  The Harrisburg Food Bank location serves Adams County, Bedford County, Blair County, Centre County, Clearfield County, Cumberland County, Dauphin County, Franklin County, Fulton County, Huntingdon County, Juniata County, Lancaster County, Lebanon County, Mifflin County, Northumberland County, Perry County, Snyder County and York County.  The Williamsport Food Bank location serves Bradford County, Clinton County, Columbia County, Lycoming County, Montour County, Northumberland County, Potter County, Sullivan County, Tioga County and Union County.Harrisburg: 717-564-1700
Williamsport: 570-321-8023
Essential NeedsCommunity Food Warehouse of Mercer CountyFood and nutrition programs and other resources for Mercer County.724-981-0353
Family and Protective ServicesPennsylvania Child Welfare ServicesIndividuals concerned with children at risk for abuse and neglect.Emergency: 911
800-932-0313
Family and Protective ServicesPennsylvania Adult Protective ServicesIndividuals concerned with possible elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation.Emergency: 911
800-490-8505
Financial AssistancePennsylvania Department of Human Services:  COMPASSCOMPASS is an online tool for Pennsylvanians to apply for many health and human service programs and manage benefit information.  Public benefits such as cash assistance, health care, food and nutrition, heating and child care assistance.211
800-692-7462
TTY: 800-451-5886
Health Care ServicesPennsylvania Department of HealthInformation about health issues, healthy living, family health, school health, and online complaint services. Birth/Death Certificate inquiries. Family Health:  717-346-3000
Health Inquiries:
877-PA-Health
Birth/Death Certificate:
844-228-3516
HousingPennsylvania USDA Rural DevelopmentUSDA Rural Development provides low interest mortgages, guaranteed mortgages, 1% interest mortgages for seniors, loans for repairs and mortgage payment assistance for families living in rural areas. 717-237-2186
HousingPennsylvania Housing and Urban Development (HUD)Information about HUD rental programs, including Housing Choice (Section 8) Vouchers in Pennsylvania.800-955-2232
HousingSocialServe: Pennsylvania Rental listingSocialserve.com is a non-profit organization that assist tenants and agencies in finding affordable housing free of charge.  Trained, bilingual call center specialists to find available housing. Online housing search available.877-428-8844
Online form
Legal ServicesPennsylvania Bar AssociationThe PBA Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) refers callers to lawyers in the counties that do not have a referral service of their own. This service covers 45 of the 67 counties in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.800-692-7375(PA only)
717-238-6807
Legal ServicesPennsylvania Legal AidPennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. is a client-centered organization that provides leadership, funding, and support to improve the availability and quality of civil legal aid and direct legal services for low income people and victims of domestic violence in Pennsylvania.800-322-7572
717-236-9486
Legal ServicesNorth Penn Legal ServicesNorth Penn Legal Services is a nonprofit organization providing civil legal aid to low-income residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania. We provide legal assistance so that people can know their rights and free legal representation in non-criminal matters such as eviction from housing, discrimination, family law, and consumer protection issues.877-953-4250
Legal ServicesMidPenn Legal ServicesMidPenn Legal Services is a non-profit, public interest law firm that provides high quality free civil legal services to low income residents and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in 18 counties in Central Pennsylvania. In addition to the provision of traditional legal services through staff in local offices, MidPenn operates several initiatives on a program-wide or regional basis.800-326-9177
Administration: 717-234-0492
Legal ServicesLaurel Legal ServicesLaurel strives to ensure access to justice by providing free “civil” legal services to low income individuals and families. We were created to address the lack of basic legal assistance in civil matters for those without the means to hire a private attorney.800-253-9558
724-836-2211
Legal ServicesPhiladelphia Legal AssistanceFree civil legal assistance to low-income individuals and families in Philadelphia.215-981-3800
Legal ServicesNorthwestern Legal ServicesFree legal help in civil legal matters,  Serving Cameron, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Mercer, McKean,
Potter, Venango, & Warren Counties in northwestern Pennsylvania.
800-753-5704
814-452-6949
Roadside Assistance Pennsylvania Department of Transportation: Travel InformationHighway conditions, alerts and travel advisories, online reporting, and online 511 traffic map.5-1-1
888-783-6783
Tax PreparationPennsylvania Department of RevenueThe Pennsylvania Department of Revenue's mission is to fairly, efficiently, and accurately administer the tax laws and other revenue programs of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.717-787-8201
Veterans ServicesPennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans AffairsThe Office for Veterans Affairs mission is to provide advice and assistance to Pennsylvania's more than 894,000 veterans and their families and to provide quality care to aging veterans. There are a wide range of federal, state and county benefits available to qualified veterans and their families and County Directors of Veterans Affairs can be an excellent source of information and assistance when applying for these benefits.800-547-2838
717-861-8910
Veterans Services Make the ConnectionNo matter what veteran may be experiencing, support is available. Fill in zip code to find VA and community resources in their area.Local listings on website
Vital StatisticsPennsylvania Department of TransportationOnline driver services, replacement identification, drivers license, registration, change of address.717-412-5300
800-932-4600
TTY 7-1-1
Vital StatisticsPennsylvania Department of Health: Vital RecordsReplacement birth certificates, death certificates, and other vital records.724-656-3100
844-228-3516 
VolunteerVOLUNTEERS SHOULD NOT SELF-DEPLOY  

Referrals Last Updated: April 2021

Last updated September 18, 2021