AGENCY PARTNERS

United Way of Berks County funds more than 80 programs and services at our Agency Partners, affecting the lives of more than 150,000 Berks Countians each year. All of these funded programs and services fall within four Focus Areas: Education, Financial Stability, Health and Safety Net Services.

If you need assistance, you are welcome to contact the agency below that may best meet your need. If you are unsure of where to turn, call 211 or text your zip code to 898211 to reach an information and referral specialist 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

American Cancer Society

United Way Supported Services:
Funded programs designed to assist the patient, family and community at large. Cancer hotline 1-800-ACS-2345. Early detection, prevention education and patient services programs.

Berks County Intermediate Unit Child Care

United Way Supported Services:
Financial assistance for access to quality childcare for parents unable to afford private care and ineligible, or on the waiting list for government funding.

Birdsboro Community Memorial Center

United Way Supported Services:
Out of school education programs for the youth of Birdsboro and vicinity to assist students with achieving academic success and grade-level proficiency.

Centro Hispano Daniel Torres

United Way Supported Services:
Bilingual and bicultural information and referral services to help members of the Latino community gain self-sufficiency. Parental education and support to improve children’s school readiness through “Abriendo Puertas”.

Easterseals Eastern Pennsylvania

United Way Supported Services:
Therapy programs, evaluations and other medical services for children with special needs to help them overcome obstacles to independence.

Friend, Inc. Community Services

United Way Supported Services:
Information and referral to community resources for people in the Kutztown area. Food pantry and emergency assistance with utilities and other financial needs.

Habitat for Humanity of Berks County, Inc.

United Way Supported Services:
Assists working for families with moderate income achieve home ownership. HFHBC renovates existing homes. Homebuyers complete sweat equity hours at homes and participate in financial literacy and counseling.

Literacy Council of Reading-Berks

United Way Supported Services:
Adult basic literacy and English as a Second Language education program.

Olivet Boys & Girls Club of Reading and Berks County

United Way Supported Services:
Comprehensive, outcome-driven, youth after-school and summer program focusing on education, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.

Safe Berks

United Way Supported Services:
Crisis intervention for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, including a 24-hour hotline in English and Spanish. Emergency temporary shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children. Individual and group counseling related to sexual violence for adults and children.

The Salvation Army: Reading Corps

United Way Supported Services:
Emergency assistance programs to help with utility costs, rent costs, prescriptions, food, and clothing. Supportive Housing Program helps homeless and disabled individuals find permanent solutions to their homelessness. Educational programming for youth and adults through the Learning Center.

American Red Cross PA Rivers Chapter

United Way Supported Services:
Disaster relief services providing immediate emergency needs. Transportation for local veterans to receive healthcare.

Berks Encore

United Way Supported Services:
Meals on Wheels for homebound individuals who are disabled or over age 60 and not able to shop or prepare meals for themselves due to chronic disease or medical conditions.

Boyertown Area Multi-Service

United Way Supported Services:
Supportive services for older adults. Basic needs assistance to individuals and families in need.

Co-County Wellness Services

United Way Supported Services:
Leadership and operational support for the community-wide initiative to prevent teen pregnancy, Berks Teens Matter.

Family Guidance Center

United Way Supported Services:
Evaluation, diagnosis, mental health, and drug and alcohol counseling provided on a sliding fee scale. Outreach to rural communities such as Kutztown and Hamburg.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania

United Way Supported Services:
Outcomes-based programs for girls 5-17, in the City of Reading, to acquire and develop assets and skills for positive adolescence and future.

Hawk Mountain Council: Boy Scouts of America

United Way Supported Services:
Character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness for boys 6-18 and young men and women 14-20.

MidPenn Legal Services

United Way Supported Services:
Legal representation for low-income clients to help them access basic needs.

Opportunity House

United Way Supported Services:
Emergency shelter services for men, women, children, and families. Child care at Second Street Learning Center provides early care and education services for infants, preschoolers and school-age children. Services to reduce trauma for child sexual abuse victims at the Children’s Alliance Center.

Berks Coalition to End Homelessness, Inc

United Way Supported Services:
Emergency assistance with utility and rent costs to prevent homelessness.

The Salvation Army: Service Extension Unit

United Way Supported Services:
Crisis intervention, disaster services and emergency assistance to individuals and families in need in Northern Berks.

Tower Health At Home Berks

United Way Supported Services:
Skilled nursing, social services, and physical, speech, and occupational therapy at home for persons not covered by insurance, Medicare, or unable to pay the full cost.

BCPS

United Way Supported Services:
Community-based outreach programs focused on reducing recidivism and promoting successful reentry of prisoners into the community.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Berks County

United Way Supported Services:
One-to-one or group mentoring programs for at-risk youth to improve their lives.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES, Diocese of Allentown

United Way Supported Services:
Case management and counseling services for veterans and their families.

Communities In Schools

United Way Supported Services:
Integrated student support and services to improve attendance, behavior and academic performance for students in the Reading School District.

Family Promise of Berks County

United Way Supported Services:
The U-Turn program serves homeless teens and young adults up to age 22 with advocacy, case management, shelter, permanent housing and a Drop-In Center.

Greater Reading Mental Health Alliance

United Way Supported Services:
Advocacy to help individuals and families navigate the social service system and find mental health services. Information/referral services and support groups.

Jewish Family Service: A program of the Jewish Federation of Reading

United Way Supported Services:
Services to help individuals and families with food, transportation, case management, and information and referral services.

New Journey Community Outreach, Inc.

United Way Supported Services:
NJCO operates the largest Soup Kitchen in downtown Reading and a weekly Food Pantry that focus on the immediate and long-term health implications of receiving a nutritious daily meal and supplemental groceries.

Primary Care/Mental Health Integration: A program of The Reading Hospital
  • 6th Avenue & Spruce Streets K Bldg
    West Reading, PA 19611
  • 484-628-4357

United Way Supported Services:
Primary Care/Mental Health Integration where individuals and families experiencing behavioral health problems receive services by Behavioral Health Staff at their Primary Care Physician office to improve their ability to function successfully.

The Children's Home of Reading

United Way Supported Services:
CHOR’s foster care and adoption program provides services to families involved in the child welfare system including training to become approved resource parents to provide temporary care for children in need.

Threshold Rehabilitation Services, Inc.

United Way Supported Services:
Employment training, placement and follow-up services through Berks Personnel Network for people with physical challenges.

YMCA of Reading & Berks County

United Way Supported Services:
Day and evening child care services. Baby University provides parents, parents-to-be, and caregivers the knowledge and skills needed to establish strong families and help their children reach their potential. Transitional housing programs for homeless men, women, and children.