LEHIGH COUNTY CONFERENCE OF CHURCHES

Community Resource Guide 

Community Resource Guide (Updated April, 2008)

The following guide below was prepared by the Pathways program of the Lehigh County Conference of Churches to assist clergy and other church staff to better know what resources are available for persons coming to your door for help. Any additions or corrections should be directed to Pathways Program Director Deanne Malacsics at dmalacsics@lehighchurches.org.

 

Listed below are links to city and county services. Go to city and county services

 

Needs
Agency
Hours/Phone/Etc
A Free Meal Catholic Social Agency Soup Kitchen
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
179 Chew Street, Allentown
Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Conference of Churches Soup Kitchen
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
36 S Eighth Street, Allentown
Tue-Wed-Thu
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Daybreak
534 Chew St, Allentown

 

Persons must be in treatment for mental health, HIV or Drugs & Alcohol
**Membership Required

610-820-5049

Mon-Fri
9:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
5:00 p.m.
Membership Required

Emergency Food Supply

Allentown Ecumenical Food Bank
534 Chew Street, Allentown

(3-5 day supply)

610-821-1332

Mon-Fri
9:30 am - noon
ID required for each family member

Grace Episcopal
5th and Linden Streets, Allentown

Friday
8:00-11:00 a.m.
3rd and 4th Saturdays
9:00-11:00 a.m.

Salvation Army
144 N 8th St, Allentown

610-432-0129

Monday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
See Social Services

Northern Lehigh Food Bank
Emerald, PA

Tue and Wed
9:00-11:00 a.m.
1st and 3rd Thu 6-8 p.m.
Sat - 8:00 a.m.

Catasauqua Outreach
104 S Front St, Catasauqua

610-264-4091

St. Stephen Episcopal
Coplay-Whitehall area

610-435-3901

Free Clothing

Seventh Day Adventist
22nd and Tilghman, Allentown

Wed 9:00 a.m. - noon
Children and Adult

St. Luke's Lutheran
417 N 7th St, Allentown

In the rear
Tue 7:00 -8:00 p.m.
Thu 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Salvation Army
8th and Turner Streets, Allentown

610-432-0129

Referral to Social Service Case Worker

Energy/Heat Assistance

UGI Salvation Army

610-432-0129 Ext 222

PPL Cares Program

1-800-342-5775

Community Action of Lehigh Valley

610-691-5620

Dept. of Public Welfare LIHEAP (winter)

610-821-6702

Furniture

NO FREE Furniture

 

NO FREE Furniture

Prescriptions

Conference of Churches

610-433-6421

Salvation Army

610-432-0129

Prescriptions
If person has AIDS

Lehigh Valley Hospital AIDS Outreach

610-969-2290

FACT

610-820-5519

Drug and Alcohol Problems

Lehigh Co Drug and Alcohol Intake

610-432-2228

Transportation
Local

Pathways

Pathways will give local LANTA passes
for confirmed job as available

610-439-8653

Transportation
Out of Town

Catholic Social Agency

610-435-1541

Employment

Career Link

610-437-5627

Mental Health

Lehigh County Crisis Intervention
(danger to self or others)

610-782-3127

Lehigh County Mental Health Services 610-782-3200 (I&R)
Literacy Literacy Council 610-435-0680

Lehigh County Community College

(also GED)

610-776-1995
Homeless or on the verge of homelessness
Housing Case Management

Pathways

610-439-8653

Catholic Social Agency

610-435-1541

Hispanic American Organization

610-435-5334

Homeless Supportive Services

610-433-6421

Emergency Shelter

Rescue Mission (men only)

610-740-5500

Salvation Army (women/children only)

610-432-0129

Valley Youth House (teens)

610-691-1200

Severe Weather Alerts

Linkage - When the temperature reaches extreme cold or hot

610-439-8653

 

After Hours/ Churchs
When agencies are closed, we recommend that church pastors and staff do not give money but do the following:

Food

Give groceries or voucher to a restaurant

Transportation

Give bus ticket or check written to the bus terminal

Gasoline

Give check or voucher to gas station

Housing

Call shelters, give voucher or check to a motel.
If temperature is extreme, either hot or cold,
Contact Linkage. 610-439-8653

 

 

Emergency Services Street Guide     The streetsheet is a 2-page guide to agencies and services for Chronically Homeless persons in the Allentown Area. The Streetsheet includes locations, contact info, services offered and maps for distribution to homeless persons on the street who need help. It should be downloaded for disbursement by first responders, medical personnel, social service agencies, clergy, church groups and other persons whom would be interested in assisting the chronically homeless in moving out of homelessness and into safe, and stable living conditions. This guide is provided by the City of Allentown's First Lady’s Commission to End Chronic Homelessness.

 

Mayor’s Office of Faith-Based & Neigborhood Partnerships - This is an online guide of communty organizations and faith-ased groups and the services they provide.

 

Lehigh County Human Services - This will guide you to the many human services provided by the county.