Description: Provides counseling and referrals to local drug treatment centers, shelters, and counseling services. Responds to youth dealing with pregnancy, molestation, suicide, and child abuse. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week
An excellent site concerning the issue of rape and sexual assault, aimed at teenagers.
Sponsored by Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Task Force of Snyder, Union, Northumberland, Columbia and Montour Counties and supported by Geisinger Health System.
Toll-Free Hotline Numbers:
Runaway (24 hr/day) 1-800-621-4000
Sexually Transmitted Disease 1-800-227-8922
Suicide Prevention 1-800-222-9016
Pregnancy Care Center (24 hr/day) 1-800-395-4357
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Program-Department of Health
Provides free and confidential testing for sexually transmitted diseases such as Chlamydia, HIV, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Also provides treatment, education, surveillance, and resources to prevent and intervene in the transmission of STDs.
Contact: number below will direct you to a local clinic
Phone: 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258)
Safe Haven-Provides a safe option for new mothers not ready for motherhood and their newborn babies’with no questions asked. Young women can take comfort in knowing they don’t need to abandon their babies because there is a safe alternative. All hospitals in Pennsylvania are safe havens for newborn babies as long as the baby is unharmed and under 28 days old. No one will ask who is dropping off the child or where they live. Help is also available during the pregnancy. A confidential phone number (listed below) is available to explore all options and find additional services.
Contact: number below will direct you to a local hospital
Phone: (866) 921-SAFE (1-866-921-7233)
Family Planning Program-Department of Health, Provides services, information and counseling on health care for teens. Services are low-cost or free and are confidential. They include: routine gynecological care, pregnancy testing, contraceptives, cervical cancer exams, screening and treatment for STDs, and educational counseling.
Contact: Regional numbers below will direct you to a local family planning agency
Phone: Southeast PA: (215) 985-2600
Northeast PA: (800) 367-6347
Central PA: (717) 761-7380
Western PA: (800) 215-7494
Alternatives to Abortion-
Offers free, caring, confidential and life-affirming options to abortion. Available to individuals who are involved in an unplanned pregnancy, and to parents of infants up to 12 months of age.
Contact: number below will direct you to local resources
Phone: 1-888-LIFEAID (1-888-543-3243)
The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.
Offers mental health and substance abuse services and treatment to adolescents on an outpatient basis.
405 Bloom Street
Danville, PA 17821
480 Central Road
Bloomsburg, PA 17825
352 Arch Street
Sunbury, PA 17801
Phone: (215) 545-4331
The GLBT National Youth Talkline provides telephone and email peer-counseling, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States
Phone: 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743)
LGBT Community Center Coalition of Central Pennsylvania
Phone: 717-920-9534 (9 AM-5PM)
Description: The LGBT Community Center Coalition of Central PA is a volunteer-led effort to create a regionally representative community center that is both a location and unifying point for Central Pennsylvania’s large, diverse and multi-county LGBT population. Common Roads, as the youth programming arm of the Center, serves LGBT youth in Central Pennsylvania through weekly group meetings in Harrisburg and Lancaster, support for area high school and college gay-straight alliances (GSAs) and community education and training on creating a safe space for LGBT youth.
Common Roads is coordinated by a team of adults who have expertise in working with young people ages 14-22. At least two of the team members are present at all meetings. Common Roads offers a safe environment where young adults can ask questions, get information and simply ‘be themselves.’
Common Roads meets every Friday evening in Harrisburg and Lancaster. Often, guest speakers address issues related to the arts and culture, sexual identity, safe sex, education and advocacy, religion and other issues that affect young people.
Call 1-800-RUNAWAY if you are a teenager who is thinking of running from home, if you have a friend who has run and is looking for help, or if you are a runaway ready to go home through our Home Free program. Call if you are a teacher looking for information to pass along to your students about alternatives to running from home. Call if you care about a youth and want information on how you can help someone who may be at risk of running from home.
When those looking for support dial 1.800.SUICIDE they are seamlessly connected to an available certified crisis center nearest to their calling location.
24 hours-1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
National Domestic Violence Hotline-24 hours-1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
For support and more information, call the hotline to get help in your area.
PHEAA (PA HIGHER EDUCATION ASSISTANCE AGENCY)A one-stop resource to help students meet their academic, financial aid, and career planning needs.
A resource to help teens quit. More patient specific information can be found here.
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders: (630) 577-1330
A national advocacy group working to reform family child welfare systems. They support every child’s right to be protected from abuse and neglect and to grow up in a safe, stable, permanent home. The site provides information on child abuse and neglect, foster care, adoption, additional child welfare resources, and children’s rights.
Matches children, ages 6-18, in professionally supported one-to-one relationships to help children reach their potential. Both community based mentoring and site based mentoring are available.
Contact: Columbia County
Berwick (570) 752-4550
Bloomsburg (570) 784-0791
Northumberland/Snyder/Union Counties (570) 286-3127