Suicide is Preventable! With Help Comes Hope
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline CALL 24 hours a day/7 days a week: 1.800.273.8255 (1.800.273.TALK)
Crisis Services: Access Services provides Adult and Children (up to 18 years old) telephone and mobile crisis support to residents of Montgomery County 24 hours a day, 7 days a week ~ Crisis intervention is provided to help cope with immediate situations and help reduce and manage recurring crises.
Adults ~ 1-855-634-4673 (1.855.634.HOPE)
Children ~ 1-888-435-7414(1.888.HELP.414)
Emergency Services: Sometimes crisis services are not enough. Emergencies are situations that rise beyond the level of crisis or when someone presents a danger to him/herself or others. If you or someone you support are in need of emergency psychiatric or drug/alcohol emergency services, call:
Montgomery County Emergency Services (MCES) Hotline: 610.279.6100
MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMUNITY MENTAL/BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEM Information and Providers
Montgomery County Housing Supports
In the mental health system in Montgomery County, there is a clear distinction between “residential programs” and “housing.” Residential programs usually involve more intensive levels of support and are described on pages 22-26 of the Montgomery County Roadmap to Recovery Adult Mental Health Services guide. Montgomery County also offers various housing options for eligible individuals who do not need intensive staffing supports.
What if I am in Danger of Becoming Homeless?
Individuals who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless should reach out to the Your Way Home Call Center at:
The Information and referral line will direct you to the most appropriate support available to you (including rental assistance and shelters).
For anyone receiving case management or recovery coaching, please make sure to contact your local case management office (CBHC). Contact for all the case management offices in Montgomery County can be found on pages 4 and 5 of the Montgomery County Roadmap to Recovery Adult Mental Health Services guide.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (National): 800.950.6264
NAMI PA Bucks County: 866.399.6264
NAMI PA Chester County: 484.947.5643
NAMI PA Delaware County: 610.623.0071
NAMI PA Mainline: 267.251.6240
NAMI Philadelphia: 520 N. Delaware Avenue, 7th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103 ~ 267.687.4381 ~ email: firstname.lastname@example.org
DBHIDS Philadelphia (Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services):
- Community Behavioral Health (CBH)
801 Market Street, Suite 7000,
Philadelphia, PA 19107
- Intellectual disAbility Services (IDS)
701 Market Street, Suite 5200,
Philadelphia, PA 19106
- Office of Addiction Services (OAS)
1101 Market Street, Suite 800,
Philadelphia, PA 19107
- Office of Mental Health (OMH)
1101 Market Street, Suite 700,
Philadelphia, PA 19107
PsychU ~ The PsychU community is comprised of over 14,000 physicians, clinicians, care managers, nurses, pharmacists, payers, administrators, and mental health professionals dedicated to improving the future of mental health care through information, discussion, and collaboration.
Other Montgomery County PA Service Providers:
Access Services ~ Mission: “To empower and serve people in need of specialized supports by providing innovative services that improve their ability to live fulfilling lives in the community.” ~ 500 Office Center Drive, Suite 100, Fort Washington PA ~ 1.800.793.2150
Family Mentor and Advocacy Network ~ “As Family and Youth Mentors we use our own experiences to inspire hope and provide support to others who are facing similar challenges. We are a program of the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Contact us at 267-850-5677 or by email email@example.com.”
Hedwig House ~ “Hedwig House provides support, job training, and long-term housing to individuals with mental illness. The goal of Hedwig House is to provide support and assistance to individuals with mental illness in pursuit of independence and personal fulfillment. To participate, individuals must be a resident of Montgomery County, age 18 or older and have a primary diagnosis of mental illness.” ~ firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 610.787.1982
HopeWorx, Inc. and Community Advocates ~ “The mission of HopeWorx is to promote the continued development of a community environment which supports and believes in the expertise and passion of consumers to create and direct their own paths to health and recovery.” Hopeworx is the parent company of Consumer Satisfaction Team, Community Advocates of Montgomery County and The HopeMarket ~ 610.270.0375 ~ 1210 Stanbridge Street, Norristown PA
~ Norristown Recovery and Education Center, 358 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA ~ 267.507.3511
~ Pottstown Recovery Learning Center, 414 East High Street, Pottstown, PA ~ 267.507.3525
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Access to Social Services (COMPASS): Learn about and apply for various social services in Pennsylvania
Disability Rights Pennsylvania (DRP) is a statewide, non-profit corporation designated as the federally-mandated organization to advance and protect the civil rights of adults and children with disabilities. DRP works with people with disabilities and their families, their organizations, and their advocates to ensure their right to live in their communities with the services they need, to receive a full and inclusive education, to live free of discrimination, abuse and neglect, and to have control and self-determination over their services. DRP works to ensure that people with disabilities have equal and unhindered access to employment, transportation, public accommodations, and government services; to enforce their rights to vocational, habilitative, post-secondary educational, health, and other services; and to protect them from abuse and neglect. DRP identifies systemic issues which are important to people with disabilities and seeks change and reform through litigation, administrative advocacy, and public education.