Resource Information and Links
Red Cross volunteers and staff work to deliver vital services – from providing relief and support to those in crisis, to helping you be prepared to respond in emergencies.
The toll-free Bullying Prevention Consultation Line invites individuals experiencing chronic and unresolved bullying to discuss effective strategies and available resources to manage school-based bullying. This resource was developed in collaboration with the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (CHPDP), and is available at no cost to students, parents/guardians, and school districts across Pennsylvania. The Bullying Prevention and Consultation Line is 1-866-716-0424. Messages left will be returned during normal business hours Monday through Friday. Please note: this number is not monitored 24 hours a day/seven days a week and should not be used for emergencies.
The PA Center for Safe Schools and the Highmark Foundation partnered to develop this new Pennsylvania Bullying Prevention Toolkit website that provides centralized, authoritative, easy-to-use information, tools and best practices to help families, schools and communities recognize, understand and prevent bullying.
Center for Safe Schools (CSS) is committed to supporting schools, educators, parents, law enforcement, community partners, and local agencies to develop and practice emergency management and crisis response plans, create positive school climates, implement evidence-based programs, and establish proactive safety measures. Our services address threat assessment, emergency management, crisis management, mental health first aid training, and social and emotional learning. Center for Safe Schools is an initiative of Center for Schools and Communities, a division of Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit.
(Child Abuse) 1-800-932-0313
ChildLine is part of a mandated statewide child protective services program designed to accept child abuse referrals and general child well-being concerns, and transmit the information quickly to the appropriate investigating agency.
ChildLine is responsible for receiving verbal and electronic referrals 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is Pennsylvania's program to provide health coverage to uninsured children and teens who are not eligible for or enrolled in Medical Assistance. Regardless of the reasons your children might not have health insurance, CHIP may be able to help you.
If you have questions about applying for CHIP, please call the Statewide Customer Service Center at 877-395-8930 or click on the link (https://www.dhs.pa.gov/CHIP/Pages/CHIP.aspx)
Cocoa Packs provides supplemental food & other support to local children in need to enhance their overall wellness.
Community Services Group (CSG) provides a range of services available to those living with mental health and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our mission is to empower individuals to reach their full potential. Wherever you are on the journey, CSG can help. CSG is Derry Township School District’s School Based Outpatient Therapy provider. This service is offered in partnership with local school districts to provide outpatient therapy to students within their school buildings and during their school day.
COMPASS is an online tool for Pennsylvanians to apply for many health and human service programs and manage benefit information such as: Medical Assistance, CHIP, Medicaid, Early Intervention Services, Intellectual Disability Services, Cash Assistance, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, Food Stamps, etc.
Contact Helpful is a 24-hour, 7 days-a-week, listening, health and human service information and referral service. Call: 800-932-4616
Text HOME to 741741 for free and confidential support 24 hours a day throughout the U.S.
Dauphin County Social Services for Children and Youth is a public agency dedicated to the Safety, Permanency and Well-being of children and families. We ensure these three principles through effective family engagement, community outreach and best practices for prevention and intervention when necessary. We train and educate our staff to engage in best practices to assure a child centered family focused approach to empower and engage the families of Dauphin County.
Crisis 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.
To serve those affected with substance use disorders by providing high quality prevention, intervention, treatment services and recovery support in Dauphin County. Dauphin County Drug and Alcohol Services provides the substance use liaison to our SAP/HIP Team.
The Dauphin County Department of Public Safety (DPS) takes on the dual role of serving as the County’s primary Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for 911 and non-emergency phone calls, as well as preparing for emergencies which may occur through planning and the Emergency Operations Center.
The Dauphin County Department of MH/A/DP Programs provides funding and administrative oversight for services in our community that support people and their families living with developmental delays, mental illness, and intellectual disabilities. Our mission is to assure that these services are of the highest quality possible, are cost-effective, and are readily available to all who need them. We promote family-centered services in our early intervention program, recovery and resiliency in our mental health program, and self-determination in our intellectual disabilities program.
Call 911 or 717-534-2202 (non-emergency)
The Highmark Caring Place, A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents and Their Families, is a safe place where grieving children and families can come together and be with others who understand what they’re going through. An essential community resource, the Caring Place offers services at no charge to grieving families from throughout the community.
Are you or someone you know in danger of being evicted from your apartment or home? Or perhaps, you have already been evicted and are currently homeless and do not know where to go for help. The Homeless Assistance Program (HAP) helps to assure that homelessness can be avoided, people who are homeless can find refuge and care and homeless and near homeless clients are assisted in moving toward self-sufficiency.
We develop and provide community-based supports for people with disability, provide consultation and technical assistance on inclusive policies and legal frameworks, and advocate for disability rights and inclusive practices. Keystone Human Services provides the mental health liaison to our SAP/HIP Team.
Love INC of Greater Hershey serves individuals and families in need living in Hershey, Hummelstown, or the Dauphin County portion of Elizabethtown. People living outside these areas who attend one of our partner churches may also qualify for services.
The Clemson University website for the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP). This website is focused on bullying prevention research, OBPP training information, ongoing programming and training support of our certified Olweus Trainer-Consultants.
The Pennsylvania Association of Student Assistance Professionals is an association of school personnel, community-based program specialists, and statewide agency liaisons who are organized to address the needs of Student Assistance professionals and Pennsylvania youth. PASAP works to identify and reduce barriers to learning and promote mental, emotional, and physical wellness. This is done through prevention, intervention, and referrals to support services.
Pennsylvania's Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Program was established to make sure homeless youth have access to a free and appropriate public education while removing barriers that homeless children face.
The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) helps communities and citizens mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other human-made disasters.
The mission of the Pennsylvania Network for Student Assistance Services is to provide leadership for developing a safe and drug-free environment and mental health wellness in schools and communities across the commonwealth. Barriers to learning will be removed and student academic achievement will be enhanced through collaborative prevention, intervention, and postvention services.
The Department of Human Services (DHS) announced the launch of a statewide Support & Referral Helpline staffed by skilled and compassionate caseworkers who will be available 24/7 to counsel Pennsylvanians struggling with anxiety and other challenging emotions due to the COVID-19 emergency and refer them to community-based resources that can further help to meet individual needs.
The nation’s leading organization dedicated to addiction prevention, treatment and recovery, we are a diverse community of researchers, advocates, clinicians, communicators and more.
Prevent Suicide PA's mission is to support those who are affected by suicide, provide education, awareness, and understanding by collaborating with the community to prevent suicide and reduce the stigma associated with suicide.
Safe2Say Something is an easy and confidential way to report safety concerns to help prevent violence and tragedies. The tip line is operated and monitored 24/7 by the Office of the Attorney General where tips are reviewed, classified, and forwarded to the appropriate school district. Tips that are found to contain information that may indicate a "life safety" issue are prioritized and immediately forwarded to the appropriate county emergency dispatch center.
Safe Crisis Management® “SCM” is a comprehensive training program focused on preventing and managing crisis events, and improving safety in agencies and schools. Safe Crisis Management has a trauma-sensitive approach with emphasis on building positive relationships with individuals. Our program is designed to assist staff with responding to the needs of all individuals and particularly with the needs of the most challenging.
Since 1979, Committee for Children has advocated for policies to enhance, gathered research to support, and developed educational programs to advance the safety and well-being of children through social-emotional learning (SEL). Second Step is a holistic approach to building supportive communities for every child through social-emotional learning.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.
Call or Text the Lifeline at 988 anytime 24/7
The 988 Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) is the only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. SPRC is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Connect to a crisis counselor 24/7, 365 days a year, from anywhere in the U.S. It is 100% confidential, and 100% free. 1-866-488-7386 or text to 678-678
The PA Free Quitline (1-800-QUIT-NOW) is a telephone-based tobacco cessation counseling service offering free coaching, with no judgment. This program has a proven record of increasing your chances of staying smoke free for good. In addition, My Life, My Quit™ is the free and confidential way for teens to quit smoking or vaping. Text "Start My Quit" to 36072 or click to chat with a Coach. We are here for you every step of the way. It's YOUR LIFE and we're here to help you live it YOUR WAY.