Community-BASED SERVICES


There are many different groups in the United States who will offer to help you transition to the area. In Allentown some of these groups include Pinebrook Family Answers, CASA Guadalupe and Neighborhood Health Centers. They have many different services to assist you and your family.


PINEBROOK FAMILY ANSWERS


  • Transportation/Family Visitation

  • Family Life Education

    • Individual

    • Psychological Groups

  • Truancy Intervention Services (You Will Need a School Referral for This) 

    • Making the Grade

    • Truancy-Reduction

    • Family Support Program

    • Student Truancy Outreach Program

  • Companionship Program

    • Match adults coping with mental illness with a volunteer

  • Ways to Work

    • Family car loan program and financial literacy

Follow this link to learn more.

  • http://pbfalv.org/

For more information on the services available please call 610-432-3919  


CASA GUADALUPE


  • Women, Children, and Infants Program
    • Gives additional food vouchers to women with toddlers, infants or who are breastfeeding.
    • Iron level testing
    • Nutritional Counseling
  • Education Services
    • After School Tutoring in school subjects
    • Financial and Computer literacy courses
    • Entrepreneurship Program
    • STEM program
  • Social Services
    • Heating assistance and energy conservation education
    • Referrals to appropriate community organization
  • Elder Services
    • Provides Meals
    • Recreation Activities
    • Teach educational topics such as Medicare, hygiene and safety

Follow this link to learn more.

  • http://casa-lv.org/ca/

Neighborhood Health Centers of Lehigh Valley


This program will help you manage American health care and set up meetings with clinicians. They will also help you to create habits that will lead to a healthy life.

  • Super Utilizer
    • Offers assistance to patients with complicated illness who have been in the hospital several times

Follow this link to learn more.

  • http://www.nhclv.org/

United Way of Lehigh Valley

 


This organization assess the needs of a community and works to address the needs to help improve the lives of the citizens and to better the community itself. The three main goals for the Lehigh Valley are to improve education, access to food and senior citizen care. The organization also offers various resources to citizens and is the contact for services here in the Lehigh Valley. Citizens of Pennsylvania can dial 2-1-1 and they will be connected with human services throughout the state. The United Way also updates the services available regularly and has a resource that can communicate to anyone regardless of the language barrier. Follow the link below to learn more about the United Way.

  • http://www.unitedwayglv.org/

 

The United Way also has a program called FamilyWize. FamilyWize helps people get medications that they typically cannot afford. Follow the link below to learn more about FamilyWize.

  • https://familywize.org/

 


Lehigh County Assistance Office

 


The Lehigh County Assistance Office is a a part of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. They oversee programs like Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the cash assistance program, Medicaid/Medical Assistance (MA), and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. They have two helplines which you can call if you need help understanding your medical benefits or your welfare benefits. The numbers are listed below. If you have more questions please call them or go to their website.

 

Medical Benefits: 1-800-842-2020

Welfare Benefits: 1-800-692-7462

Website: https://www.lehighcounty.org/Departments/Human-Services/Mental-Health/Children/Assistance/Government-Benefits/Lehigh-County-Assistance-Office