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What you can do if you see a homeless person on the street in your community?
Contact the Horizon House, Inc. homeless outreach team at 484-479-3470 – 24/7. The outreach team will attempt to engage the person.

PA Crisis Text Line – Text PA to 741741
Free, 24/7, Confidential

Delaware County Warm Handoff Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) Program 24/7 - 610-619-8616

DART - Will help identify D&A services and supports for you or someone you are helping based on your responses to the questions. This tool is NOT meant to tell you if you qualify for services, nor provide a diagnosis. All information gathered is anonymous. To get connected with resources now, call PA GET HELP NOW 1-800-662-4357 (HELP) or visit

PA Get Help Now Hotline
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has a new website/hotline for PA residents and their loved ones needing help accessing Drug and Alcohol Treatment. 1-800-662-4357. The Website is:

Public Meeting Notice
The Delaware County Women’s Commission (DCWC) has scheduled a meeting for Thursday, March 4, 2021. The public is invited to attend. This will be a virtual meeting. If interested, pls email for info.

Request for Proposal - Plan of Safe Care Coordinator - Cost Report

Request for Proposal - Homeless Services

Pennsylvania HealthChoices Behavioral Health Managed Care Program - Revised Timeline - Questions & Answers

Request for Proposal - Housing Navigator - Question & Answers

Preparing for Transition – November 16, 2020

Econimic Stimulus PAyment (EIPs)

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

CARES Act Financial Assistance for Renters and Homeowners

Lead Paint Removal (English & Spanish)

"Addiction and the Brain" Video by the National Guard

County of Delaware 2018 Food Drive Video

Looking to donate a turkey? All Delaware County Interfaith Food Assistance Network (DIFAN) food pantries, except Better Living Center in Chester, will accept your frozen turkeys on any day they are open? See the DIFAN list of food pantries.

Delaware County 2018 S.T.O.P. Coalition - Lunch and Learn (Full Length Video)

2018 Monthly Narcan Education and Demonstration - After the presentation, each participant will receive a FREE Narcan kit.
     - Crozer Keystone Recovery Center - Chester
     - Key Recovery - Brookhaven

Governor Wolf Declares Heroin and Opioid Epidemic

Delaware County Treatment Needs Assessment

Delaware County Treatment Plan 2018/19

2019 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS)

Medical Marijuana Overview
In addition, the PA Department of Health has produced a short eight minute video which reviews the program in greater detail. I recommend taking time to view this resource. The video can be found here:
For more information on the program, please visit:

ELRC Provider September Newsletter

County Council Launches New Strategy in War on Addiction

Emergency Shelter Directory

Annual Food Drive Expresses Thanks

Help Prevent the Abuse of Prescription Drugs - 27 drop boxes in Delaware County

Mandated Reporter Training

The Child Care Professionals Network is able to accept applications for DELCO School Age Child Care COVID Support, a collaborative effort with the Delaware County Council, Delaware County Women's Commission, Early Learning Resource Center 15, and CCPN. Families in Delaware County may be eligible for reduced or even free child care for up to 45 days. We recently streamlined the application process to make it even easier and faster. More information about eligibility and the applications can be found at Please share so we can support as many families in Delaware County as possible!


Human Services Resources

General Info

Child & Family

Drug & Alcohol

Early Intervention

Food Assistance & Resources

Mental Health


24 Hour Emergency Assistance

Drug & Alcohol - PA Get Help Now 24/7 - 1-800-662-4357 (HELP)

Mental Health Crisis - 1-855-889-7827

Mental Health Crisis Text Line – Text PA to 741-741

Sandra Garrison
Director, Human Services

Contact Us
Phone: 610-713-2323

  • PA Crisis Text Line – Text PA to 741741
    Free, 24/7, Confidential

  • Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, press 1

  • Call 911 for all medical emergencies

  • To report suspected child abuse or neglect contact:
    Pennsylvania Child Abuse Hotline (ChildLine)
    Available 24 hours to receive reports of suspected child abuse and neglect.

  • 855-464-9342 The WARM LINE
    When what you need is somebody to listen…
    The WARM LINE is available: Monday-Friday 6 to 10 pm, Saturday and Sunday 1 to 7 pm

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