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Agency Partners

Easterseals Outpatient TherapyUnited Way of Berks County funds more than 50 programs and services at our Agency Partners, affecting the lives of more than 150,000 Berks Countians each year. All of these funded programs and services fall within four Focus Areas: Education, Financial Stability, Health and Safety Net Services. To learn more about the people helped by United Way-funded services, visit Success Stories.

If you need assistance, you are welcome to contact the agency below that may best meet your need. If you are unsure of where to turn, call 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898211 to reach an information and referral specialist 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


American Cancer Society: Berks County Unit

3893 Adler Place

Suite 170

Bethlehem, PA 18017

Phone: (610) 921-2329
FAX: (610) 921-9521
Website: www.cancer.org
United Way Supported Services:
Funded programs designed to assist the patient, family and community at large. Cancer hotline 1-800-ACS-2345. Early detection, prevention education and patient services programs.

American Red Cross PA Rivers Chapter

701 Centre Avenue

Reading , PA 19601

Phone: (610) 375-4759
Website: http://www.redcross.org/pa/reading
United Way Supported Services:
Disaster relief services providing immediate emergency needs. Transportation for local veterans to receive healthcare.

Berks Connections/Pretrial Services

19 North 6th Street

4th Floor

Reading, PA 19601

Phone: (484) 260-3860
FAX: (610) 478-6921
Website: www.berksconnections.org
United Way Supported Services:
Community-based outreach program focused on reducing recidivism and promoting successful reentry of prisoners into the community.

Berks County Intermediate Unit Child Care

Rivers Chase Business Center

1111 Commons Boulevard

P. O. Box 16050

Reading , PA 19612

Phone: (610) 987-8437
Website: www.berksiu.org
United Way Supported Services:
Financial assistance for access to quality childcare for parents unable to afford private care and ineligible, or on the waiting list for government funding.

Berks Encore

40 North Ninth Street

Reading , PA 19601

Phone: (610) 374-3195
FAX: (610) 374-3483
Website: www.BerksEncore.org
United Way Supported Services:
Meals on Wheels for homebound individuals who are disabled or over age 60 and not able to shop or prepare meals for themselves due to chronic disease or medical conditions.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Berks County

Centre Park

303 Windsor Street

Reading , PA 19601

Phone: (610) 373-5544
FAX: (610) 373-5530
Website: www.BiginBerks.org
United Way Supported Services:
One-to-one or group mentoring programs for at-risk youth to improve their lives.

Birdsboro Community Memorial Center

201 East Main Street

Birdsboro , PA 19508

Phone: (610) 582-2471
FAX: (610) 582-1053
Website: www.bcmcbirdsboro.com
United Way Supported Services:
Out of school education programs for youth of Birdsboro and vicinity to assist students with achieving academic success and grade-level proficiency.

Boyertown Area Multi Services, Inc.

200 West Spring Street

Boyertown, PA 19512

Phone: (610) 367-6957
FAX: (610) 367-0211
Website: www.boyertownareamulti-service.org
United Way Supported Services:
Supportive services for older adults. Basic needs assistance to individuals and families in need.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES, Diocese of Allentown

900 South Woodard Street

Allentown, PA 18103

Phone: (610) 376-7144
FAX: (610) 376-7145
Website: www.catholiccharityAD.org
United Way Supported Services:
Case management and counseling services for veterans and their families.

Centro Hispano Daniel Torres, Inc.

501 Washington Street, Third Floor

Reading , PA 19601

Phone: (610) 376-3748
FAX: (610) 685-1276
Website: www.centrohispano.org
United Way Supported Services:
Bilingual and bicultural information and referral services to help members of the Latino community gain self-sufficiency. Parental education and support to improve children's school readiness through "Abriendo Puertas".

Co-County Wellness Services

429 Walnut Street

Reading, PA 19601

Phone: (610) 375-6523
FAX: (610) 375-8333
Website: www.CoCountyWellnessServices.org
United Way Supported Services:
Leadership and operational support for the community-wide initiative to prevent teen pregnancy, Berks Teens Matter.

Communities In Schools of the Lehigh Valley

739 North 12th Street

Allentown, PA 18102

Phone: (484) 834-8830
Website: www.cislv.org
United Way Supported Services:
Integrated student support and services to improve attendance, behavior and academic performance for students in the Reading School District.

Easterseals Eastern Pennsylvania

90 George Street

Reading, PA 19605

Phone: (610) 289-0114
FAX: (610) 289-4282
Website: www.easterseals.com/esep
United Way Supported Services:
Therapy programs, evaluations and other medical services for children with special needs to help them overcome obstacles to independence.

Family Guidance Center

1235 Penn Avenue

Suite 205-206

Wyomissing , PA 19610

Phone: (610) 374-4963
FAX: (610) 378-5403
Website: www.familyguidancecenter.com
United Way Supported Services:
Evaluation, diagnosis, mental health, and drug and alcohol counseling provided on a sliding fee scale. Outreach to rural communities such as Kutztown and Hamburg.

Family Promise of Berks County, Inc.

325 North 5th Street

Reading, PA 19601

Phone: (610) 373-3323
FAX: (610) 373-3327
Website: www.FamilyPromiseOfBerks.org
United Way Supported Services:
The U-Turn program serves homeless teens and young adults up to age 22 with advocacy, case management, shelter, permanent housing and a Drop-In Center.

Friend, Inc. Community Services

658D Noble Street

Kutztown, PA 19530

Phone: (610) 683-7790
FAX: (610) 683-8948
Website: www.friendinc.org
United Way Supported Services:
Information and referral to community resources for people in the Kutztown area. Food pantry and emergency assistance with utilities and other financial needs.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania

330 Manor Road

Miquon , PA 19444

Phone: (215) 564-2030 x1036
FAX: (215) 564-6953
Website: www.gsep.org
United Way Supported Services:
Outcomes-based programs for girls 5-17, in the City of Reading, to acquire and develop assets and skills for a positive adolescence and future.

Greater Reading Mental Health Alliance

1234 Penn Avenue

Wyomissing , PA 19610

Phone: (610) 775-3000
FAX: (610) 775-4000
Website: www.grmha.org
United Way Supported Services:
Advocacy to help individuals and families navigate the social service system and find mental health services. Information/referral services and support groups.

Habitat for Humanity of Berks County, Inc.

201 Washington Street

Suite 329-330

Reading, PA 19601

Phone: (610) 373-3439
Website: www.habitatberks.org
United Way Supported Services:
Assists working families with moderate income achieve home ownership. HFHBC renovates existing homes. Home buyers complete sweat equity hours at homes and participate in financial literacy and counseling.

Hawk Mountain Council: Boy Scouts of America

5027 Pottsville Pike

Reading , PA 19605

Phone: (610) 926-3406
FAX: (610) 926-4965
Website: www.hmc-bsa.org
United Way Supported Services:
Character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness for boys 6-18 and young men and women 14-20.

Jewish Family Service: A program of the Jewish Federation of Reading

1100 Berkshire Boulevard

Wyomissing , PA 19610

Phone: (610) 921-0624
United Way Supported Services:
Services to help individuals and families with food, transportation, case management and information and referral services.

Literacy Council of Reading-Berks

35 South Dwight Street

West Lawn, PA 19609

Phone: (610) 670-9960
FAX: (610) 927-4876
Website: www.lcrb.org
United Way Supported Services:
Adult basic literacy and English as a Second Language education programs.

MidPenn Legal Services

501 Washington Street

Suite 401

Reading , PA 19601

Phone: (610) 376-8656
FAX: (610) 376-8650
Website: www.midpenn.org
United Way Supported Services:
Legal representation for low-income clients to help them access basic needs.

New Journey Community Outreach, Inc.

138 South Sixth Street

Reading, PA 19602

Phone: (610) 375-2662
Website: www.njcoinc.org
United Way Supported Services:
NJCO operates the largest Soup Kitchen in downtown Reading and a weekly Food Pantry that focus on the immediate and long-term health implications of receiving a nutritious daily meal and supplemental groceries.

Olivet Boys & Girls Club of Reading and Berks County

1161 Pershing Boulevard

Reading, PA 19611

Phone: (610) 373-1314
FAX: (610) 373-8815
Website: www.olivetbgc.org
United Way Supported Services:
Comprehensive, outcome driven, youth after-school and summer program focusing on education, good character and citizenship and healthy lifestyles.

Opportunity House

430 North Second Street

Reading , PA 19601

Phone: (610) 374-4696
Website: www.opphouse.org
United Way Supported Services:
Emergency shelter services for men, women, children, and families. Child care at Second Street Learning Center provides early care and education services for infants, preschoolers and school-age children. Services to reduce trauma for child sexual abuse victims at the Children's Alliance Center.

Primary Care/Mental Health Integration: A program of The Reading Hospital

6th Avenue & Spruce Streets K Bldg

West Reading , PA 19611

Phone: (610) 988-8000
FAX: (610) 988-5829
United Way Supported Services:
Primary Care/Mental Health Integration where individuals and families experiencing behavorial health problems receive services by Behavorial Health Staff at their Primary Care Physcian office to improve their ability to function successfully.

Safe Berks

255 Chestnut Street

Reading , PA 19602

Phone: (610) 373-1206
FAX: (610) 372-4188
Website: www.safeberks.org
United Way Supported Services:
Crisis intervention for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, including a 24-hour hotline in English and Spanish. Emergency temporary shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children. Individual and group counseling related to sexual violence for adults and children.

The Berks Coalition to End Homelessness, Inc

831 Walnut Street

Reading, PA 19601

Phone: (610) 373-7222
Website: www.bceh.org
United Way Supported Services:
Emergency assistance with utility and rent costs to prevent homelessness.

The Children's Home of Reading

1010 Centre Avenue

Reading , PA 19601

Phone: (610) 478-8266
Website: www.choreading.org
United Way Supported Services:
CHOR’s foster care and adoption program provides services to families involved in the child welfare system including training to become approved resource parents to provide temporary care for children in need.

The Salvation Army: Reading Corps

301 South Fifth Street

Reading, PA 19602

Phone: (610) 373-5208 x207
FAX: (610) 373-5208
Website: www.salvationarmyreading.org
United Way Supported Services:
Emergency assistance programs to help with utility costs, rent costs, prescriptions, food and clothing. Supportive Housing Program helps homeless and disabled individuals find permanent solutions to their homelessness. Educational programming for youth and adults through Learning Center.

The Salvation Army: Service Extension Unit

701 Broad Street

Philadelphia , PA 19123

Phone: (215) 787-2843
FAX: (215) 787-2848
United Way Supported Services:
Crisis intervention, disaster services and emergency assistance to individuals and families in need in Northern Berks.

Threshold Rehabilitation Services, Inc.

1000 Lancaster Avenue

Reading , PA 19607

Phone: (610) 777-7691
FAX: (610) 777-1295
Website: www.trsinc.org
United Way Supported Services:
Employment training, placement and follow-up services through Berks Personnel Network for people with physical challenges.

Tower Health At Home Berks

1170 Berkshire Boulevard

Wyomissing , PA 19610

Phone: (610) 378-0481
FAX: (610) 378-9762
Website: https://towerhealthathome.org/
United Way Supported Services:
Skilled nursing, social services, and physical, speech, and occupational therapy at home for persons not covered by insurance, Medicare, or unable to pay the full cost.

YMCA of Reading & Berks County

631 Washington Street

Reading , PA 19603

Phone: (610) 378-4701
FAX: (610) 378-4702
Website: www.YMCA-BerksCounty.org
United Way Supported Services:
Day and evening child care services. Baby University provides parents, parents-to-be and caregivers knowledge and skills needed to establish strong families and help their children reach their potential. Transitional housing programs for homeless men, women and children.