Client Assistance

Senior Services Help

Click here to access Berks Encore’s Resource Directory, which will assist you in accessing programs and services, as well as providing County, State and Federal points of contact. We hope that this directory will also serve as a quick telephone reference in serving your needs.

Local Government
BERKS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS 610-478-6136
ELECTION SERVICES/VOTER REGISTRATION 610-478-6490
PROTHONOTARY OFFICE 610-478-6970
RECORDER OF DEEDS 610-478-3380
REGISTER OF WILLS 610-478-6600
SHERIFF 610-478-6240
TAX CLAIM BUREAU 610-478-6640
State Government
GOVERNOR TOM WOLF 717-787-2500
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 717-787-3300
PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF AGING 717-783-1550
Health Organizations
ALS ASSOCIATION 800-782-4747
ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION 610-375-4990
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY 800-227-2345
AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION 800-342-2383
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION 610-867-0583
AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION 610-941-9595
AMERICAN RED CROSS 610-375-4383
ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION 610-374-8133
THE ARC ALLIANCE 610-265-4700
BERKS COUNTY ASSOCIATION FOR THE BLIND 610-375-8407
VISION RESOURCE CENTER OF BERKS COUNTY 610-685-4520
BERKS COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY 610-375-6555
MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF READING AND BERKS COUNTY 610-775-3000
NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY 610-376-1309
Housing
BERKS COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM (BCAP) 610-376-6571
BERKS COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY 610-478-6325
READING HOUSING AUTHORITY (subsidized) 610-775-4813
BERKS COUNTY AREA AGENCY ON AGING
(listing of senior citizen subsidized apartment complexes)
610-478-6500
BERKS ENCORE
(listing of senior citizen subsidized apartment complexes)
610-374-3195
Emergency Housing
SAFE BERKS 610-373-1206
HOPE RESCUE MISSION 610-375-4224
OPPORTUNITY HOUSE 610-374-4696
NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING SERVICES OF BERKS 610-372-8433
READING HOUSING AUTHORITY 610-775-4813
Information & Referral
SAFE BERKS 610-373-1206
HOPE RESCUE MISSION 610-375-4224
OPPORTUNITY HOUSE 610-374-4696
NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING SERVICES OF BERKS 610-372-8433
READING HOUSING AUTHORITY 610-775-4813
Legal Services
AARP LEGAL ASSISTANCE 202-434-2120
BERKS COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION 610-375-4591
BERKS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY CRIME VICTIM SERVICES 610-478-6000
BERKS COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDERS 610-478-6650
SAFE BERKS 610-373-1206
LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE 610-375-4591
MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING (MADD) 610-372-6233
MIDPENN LEGAL SERVICES 717-274-2834
SENIOR LAW HELPLINE 877-727-7529
Services
ABILITIES IN MOTION (AIM) 610-376-0010
ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES 610-478-6500
BERKS COUNTY AREA AGENCY ON AGING (lists provided for Nursing Facilities, Personal Care Boarding Homes, Housing, Adult Day Care, Hospice, Personal Response Systems, Medical Equipment And Supplies, Home Care) 610-478-6500
BERKS ENCORE (610) 374-3195
BERKS COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH/DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HEALTH CHOICES PROGRAM 610-478-3271
ETCHBERGER VETERANS SERVICES CENTER OF BERKS COUNTY 610-378-5601
BOYERTOWN AREA MULTI-SERVICE 610-367-6957
PENNSYLVANIA CAREERLINK – BERKS COUNTY 610-988-1300
CATHOLIC CHARITIES 610-376-7144
COUNCIL ON CHEMICAL ABUSE (COCA) 610-376-8669
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS TELEPHONE ASSISTANCE SERVICE 800-827-1000
GREATER BERKS FOOD BANK (Helping Harvest) 610-926-5802
HISPANIC CENTER 610-376-3748
JEWISH FEDERATION OF READING 610-921-0624
LA CASA de la AMISTAD 610-685-1284
LIBERTY COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS 610-432-3880
MEALS ON WHEELS (at Berks Encore) 610-374-3195
SERVICE ACCESS MANAGEMENT ( SAM, INC)(Crisis Intervention) 610-236-0530
SALVATION ARMY OF READING 610-373-5208
UNITED DISABILITIES SERVICES FOUNDATION 717-397-1841
Support Groups
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 610-373-6500
ALS ASSOCIATION GREATER PHILADELPHIA 215-643-5434
ALZHEIMERS ASSOCIATION 610-375-4990
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY 800-227-2345
AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION 610-941-9595
BERKS DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING SERVICES 610-685-4520
SAFE  BERKS (formerly Berks Women in Crisis) 610-373-1206
BERKS COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF THE BLIND 610-375-8407
BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF PENNSYLVANIA 484-628-2652
BREAST CANCER SUPPORT SERVICES OF BERKS COUNTY 610-478-1447
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP/READING HOSPITAL 484-628-5979
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS 909-931-9056
MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF READING AND BERKS COUNTY 610-775-3000
NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY 610-376-1309
PARKINSON SUPPORT GROUP ADVOCATE 610-929-8627
PARKINSON SUPPORT GROUP/READING HOSPITAL 484-628-HELP (4357)
STROKE SUPPORT GROUP/READING HOSPITAL 484-628-HELP (4357)
STROKE SUPPORT GROUP/PENN STATE HEALTH 717-531-1390
MS SUPPORT GROUP/PENN STATE HEALTH 717-531-0003  Ext. 289131
Transportation
BARTA 610-921-0601
BARTA Special Service 610-921-2361
BOYERTOWN AREA MULTI-SERVICE 610-367-6957
KUTZTOWN AREA TRANSPORT SERVICE 610-683-3012
MORGAN SHEARS 610-678-1456
READING YELLOW CAB 610-374-5111
SENIORS HELPING SENIORS 610-898-0090
TOWER DIRECT 610-775-1041
VISION RESOURCE CENTER OF BERKS COUNTY (Service for Vision Impaired) 610-375-8407
WESTERN BERKS SHEPHERDING MINISTRIES Serves clients living in the school districts of Tulpehocken, Conrad Weiser, Wilson & Wyomissing 484-294-7394
Volunteer and Educational Opportunities
BERKS COMMUNITY TELEVISION – BCTV 610-374-3065
BERKS COUNTY AREA AGENCY ON AGING: OMBUDSMAN 610-478-6500
BERKS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY 610-378-5260
BERKS ENCORE: PA MEDI (INSURANCE COUNSELING) 610-374-3195
BERKS ENCORE FRIENDLY VISITORS PROGRAM 610-374-3195
BERKS ENCORE: MEALS ON WHEELS 610-374-3195
BERKS HISTORY CENTER 610-375-4375
FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM 610-478-6500
LITERACY COUNCIL OF READING & BERKS COUNTY 610-670-9960
PENN STATE COOPERATIVE EXTENSION 610-378-1327
READING PUBLIC LIBRARY (Main Library) 610-655-6350
READING PUBLIC MUSEUM 610-371-5850
UNITED WAY OF BERKS COUNTY 610-685-4550

 

Website Resources
Senior Housing Costs in Pennsylvania https://www.seniorhousingnet.com/seniors/senior-living-us/pennsylvania/independent-living.
Memory Loss: How to Improve Your Memory www.remindercall.com/resources/thanks-for-the-memories-brain/

 

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