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Medical

Housing/Shelter

Affordable Childcare

State Programs

Crisis Centers/Baby Items

Child Support

Essentials  (food pantries, financial assistance, household wares, vouchers, etc)

Support Groups

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Putative Father Registry

Adoption Law/Revocation

End An Adoption Plan

Pay It Forward

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Medical

Medical Info

National

Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers- Directory

National- healthcare financing- Care Credit

National- prescription discount card- Coast2Coast

National- birth control, emergency contraception- Nurx

National- vision care- One Sight

Statewide

Statewide- free clinics- Directory

County/City

Bethlehem- wellness center- Mollard Hospitality Center

Chester- medical & dental- City Team

Cumberland County- prescription assistance- HELP Ministries

Dauphin County- prescription assistance- HELP Ministries

Harrisburg (referral only)- medical & dental- Bethesda Mission

Lebanon County- primary & behavioral care- Lebanon Free Clinic 

Lehigh Valley- prescription assistance, medical care- The Lehigh Conference of Churches

Perry County- prescription assistance- HELP Ministries

Philadelphia- low cost health care/insurance, prescription assistance directory- CAP4Kids

Philadelphia- medical respite- DePaul

Philadelphia- free clinic- ICNA Relief

Philadelphia- medical, dental, pharmacy- The Stephen Klein Wellness Center

York- mental health- Bell Socialization Services

York- mental health, medical- Life Path Christian Ministries

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Housing/Shelter

Housing info

National

National- Affordable Housing

National- CoAbode

National- Family Promise

National- For Rent By Owner

National- Low Income Apartments

National- housing authority directory- Public Housing

National- rent assistance directory- Rent Assistance

National- search rooms to rent- Spare Room

County/City

Allentown- Hispanic American Organization

Allentown- Sixth Street Shelter

Bethlehem- Mary’s Shelter

Carlisle- Safe Harbour

Coatesville- Community Youth and Women’s Alliance

Cumberland County (surrounding area)- Community Cares

Cumberland County- HELP Ministries

Darby- Mothers’ Home

Dauphin County- HELP Ministries

Dauphin County- Housing Authority

Germantown- Wayne Hall

Harrisburg- Bethesda Mission

Harrisburg- Brethren Housing Association

Harrisburg- Family Promise

Harrisburg- Housing Authority

Harrisburg- Shalom House

Lansdale- Morningstar Maternity Home

Lebanon- Agape Family Shelter

Lehigh County- Family Promise

Lehigh County- New Bethany Ministries

Lehigh Valley- CACLV

Lehigh Valley- The Lehigh Conference of Churches

Media- Domestic Abuse Project

Norristown (for mothers with chemical dependency and their children)- Family House Norristown

Northampton County- New Bethany Ministries

Perry County- HELP Ministries

Philadelphia- Dignity Housing

Philadelphia- Drueding Center

Philadelphia- Families Forward

Philadelphia (for mothers with mental illness/chemical dependency and their children)- Family House NOW

Philadelphia- HELP USA

Philadelphia- Horizon House

Philadelphia- Office of Homeless Services

Philadelphia- People’s Emergency Center

Philadelphia- Project Home

Philadelphia- Women Against Abuse

Reading- Mary’s Shelter

Upper Darby- CAADC

York- Bell Family Shelter

York- Life Path Christian Ministries

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Affordable Childcare

National

National- extended hours- Care.com

National- newborn, temporary, permanent- Caring Nannies

Nationwide Directory- Childcare Center

National- Mom Trusted

National- temporary or permanent- Sittercity

National- temporary or permanent- Trusting Connections

Statewide

Statewide- National Head Start Association

County/City

Chester- Kidz First Early Childhood Learning Center

Harrisburg- extended hours- Mikayala’s Place

Penn State University- child care subsidy program for student parents-Penn State Subsidy Program

Philadelphia- Childcare Directory- CAP4Kids

Pittsburgh- Angels’ Place Inc.

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State Programs

Programs Explained: Terms

ACA Marketplace

Career Link

Child Care Assistance

CHIP

Compass (social services directory)

Energy Assistance LIHEAP

Homeless Assistance Program (homeless & homeless prevention)

Housing Authority

HUD

Job Corps

Lifeline Program

Medicaid

National School Lunch Program

Section 8 Housing

SNAP

TANF

TEFAP

Unemployment Compensation

WIC

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Crisis Centers/Baby Items

Crisis Info

National

National- baby item discounts- Amazon Family

National- free baby items- Buy Nothing Project

National- cloth diapers- Cloth for Every Bum

National- free formula samples & coupons- Enfamil

National- free samples- Everyday Family

National- cloth diapers- Jake’s Diapers

National- National Diaper Bank Network

National- one time free formula sample- Nature’s One

National- trade baby items/clothes- Rehash

National- car seat events- Safe Kids

National- cloth diapers- Share the Love

National- rewards program- Similac

National- crib alternative- The Baby Box

Statewide

Statewide- free baby items- Freecycle

Statewide- car seat loan program- TIPP

Regional

Central Pennsylvania- diaper bank directory- Healthy Steps Diaper Bank

County/City

Allegheny County- diaper bank recipients- Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank

Allentown- diapers, wipes, maternity clothes, children’s clothes- (*refers for adoption//Please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material)- Bright Hope

Altoona- maternity & baby clothes, diapers, baby furniture- Precious Life Inc.

Bedford- maternity & baby clothes, diapers, baby furniture- Precious Life Inc.

Bethlehem- diapers, wipes, maternity clothes, children’s clothes- (*refers for adoption//Please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material)- Bright Hope

Bucks County- diaper bank- The Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank

Cambria County- diaper bank recipients- Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank

Carlisle- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material)- maternity clothes, diapers, wipes, etc.- Carlisle Area Family Center

Carlisle- formula, diapers, cereal, etc.- Project Share

Chester- diapers, formula, baby food, car seats, cribs, etc.- City Team

Cumberland County- parenting program- Tri County Community Action

Darby- baby items- Mothers’ Home

Dauphin County- parenting program- Tri County Community Action

Easton-  diapers, wipes, maternity clothes, children’s clothes- (*refers for adoption// Please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material)- Bright Hope

Fayette County- diaper bank recipients- Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank

Johnstown- maternity & baby clothes, diapers, baby furniture- Precious Life Inc.

Lehigh Valley- diaper bank- The Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank

Lehigh Valley- diapers, wipes, etc.- The Lehigh Conference of Churches

Millersburg- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material)- diapers, wipes, material aid, parenting classes, etc.- Lifeline Pregnancy Care Center

Montgomery County- diaper bank- The Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank

Perry County- parenting program- Tri County Community Action

Philadelphia- baby service/items directory- CAP4Kids

Philadelphia- diaper bank- The Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank

Washington County- diaper bank recipients- Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank

Westmoreland County- diaper bank recipients- Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank

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Child Support

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Essentials

Essentials info

National

National- babysitting, errands, carpooling, meal swaps, etc.- Babysitter Exchange

National- car donation program- Cars 4 Christmas

National- backpack program- Feeding America

National- food bank directory- Feeding America

National- food assistance- Food Finder

National- car donation program- Free Charity Cars

National- job search- Indeed

National- trade clothing- Rehash

National- various assistance- Society of St. Vincent de Paul

National- education grants- Soroptimist

National- job search for moms- The Mom Project

National- various assistance- The Salvation Army

National- rideshare- Zimride

Regional

Capital Area- directory of assistance organizations- CACH

Central PA- food bank directory- Central Pennsylvania Food Bank

Central PA- food assistance, workforce development, homeless prevention, etc.- New Hope Ministries

Southeast PA- clothing, personal care items- Your Grandmother’s Cupboard

Statewide

Statewide- energy/utility assistance programs- PA PUC

Statewide- energy assistance- PPL OnTrack Program

Statewide- Operation Backpack- Volunteers of America

County/City

Allentown- rent assistance- Hispanic American Organization

Bethlehem- food pantry, daily meals, hygiene services, etc.- Mollard Hospitality Center

Carbon County- food pantry, soup kitchen- Second Harvest Food Bank

Carlisle- food assistance- Project Share

Chester- daily meals, food pantry, furniture, clothing, etc.- City Team

Cumberland County- public transit- Capital Area Transit

Cumberland County (surrounding area)- showers, laundry, food assistance, etc.- Community Cares

Cumberland County- rent & energy assistance, homeless prevention, transportation assistance, etc.- HELP Ministries

Cumberland County- workforce development, credit counseling, case management- Tri County Community Action

Darby- household items- Mothers’ Home

Dauphin County- public transit- Capital Area Transit

Dauphin County- rent assistance, energy assistance, homeless prevention, transportation assistance, etc.- HELP Ministries

Dauphin County- workforce development, credit counseling, case management- Tri County Community Action

Elizabethtown- food pantry- Community Cupboard of Elizabethtown

Harrisburg- food & clothing assistance mentoring, etc.- Bethesda Mission

Hummelstown- food pantry- Hummelstown Food Pantry

Lehigh County- food bank, soup kitchen- Second Harvest Food Bank

Lehigh Valley- bus passes, utility assistance, soup kitchen, etc.- The Lehigh Conference of Churches

Mechanicsburg (referral only)- furniture, household items- New Digs

Monroe County- food bank, soup kitchen- Second Harvest Food Bank

Northampton County- food bank, soup kitchen- Second Harvest Food Bank

Palmyra- food pantry- The Caring Cupboard

Perry County- rent & energy assistance, homeless prevention, transportation assistance, etc.- HELP Ministries

Perry County- workforce development, credit counseling, case management- Tri County Community Action

Philadelphia- directory: food banks, utility assistance, legal services, etc. – CAP4Kids

Philadelphia- food pantry, clothing, etc.- People’s Emergency Center

Philadelphia- daily meals- Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission

Philadelphia- furniture, household items, clothing- The Bucks County Furniture Bank

Philadelphia- showers, laundry, etc.- The Hub of Hope

Philadelphia- food pantry, showers, etc.- The Stephen Klein Wellness Center

Philadelphia- food & clothing assistance- Whosoever Gospel Mission

Pike County- food bank, soup kitchen- Second Harvest Food Bank

Upper Darby- utility & fuel assistance- CAADC

Wayne County- food bank, soup kitchen- Second Harvest Food Bank

York- food assistance, employment assistance- Life Path Christian Ministries

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Support Groups

Support Info

National

National- therapist directory- Better Help

National- CoAbode

National- Meetup

National- pregnancy and post partum- My Red Tent

National- Parents Without Partners

National- Postpartum Support International

National- Single and Parenting

National- Single Mom

National- The Life of a Single Mom

County/City

Pittsburgh- Angels’ Place Inc.

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I don’t see my city?

Don’t worry. There are resource links added to the website every day and it’s possible that your area has not been researched yet. If the administrator is not currently working on other projects, your city can be made a priority. Please contact the page here.

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Putative Father Registry

Reference Here

Bureau of Child Support Enforcement

ATTN: Paternity Services Coordinator

Post Office Box 8018

Harrisburg PA 17105

(Inquiries may be faxed to 717-787-0297)

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Adoption Law/Revocation

Law Info

No consent shall be valid if it was executed prior to or within 72 hours after the birth of the child.

For a consent to an adoption executed by a birth mother, the consent is irrevocable more than 30 days after the execution of the consent.

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End An Adoption Plan

If you are looking for help in severing your relationship with an adoption facilitator:

Saving Our Sisters

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Pay It Forward

If you have been a recipient of help, you know firsthand how essential volunteers and/or donations were to your success. Please consider volunteering for or donating to any of the vital organizations on this page.

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