women

Columbia/ Montour Tapestry of Health

1257 Columbia Blvd. Bloomsburg, PA 17815

 www.tapestryofhealth.org Tel: (570) 245 -0090

The WIC Program provides free nutrition information, breastfeeding support, healthy foods, health screenings, and referrals.

La Leche League La Leche League

St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 1123 Lightstreet Road, Bloomsburg.

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

www.lllofeasternpa.org/web/BloomsburgPA.html Tel: (570) 784 -3672

Our Mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

Rachel’s Vineyard

National Hotline for Abortion Recovery. 

www.rachelsvineyard.org/  Tel: (866) 482 -5433 or (877) 467-3463  

Rachel's Vineyard is a safe place to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion. Weekend retreats offer you a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment where women and men can express, release and reconcile painful post-abortive emotions to begin the process of restoration, renewal and healing.

SMILE- Single Mothers Support Group

Berwick group meets the 4th Monday of every month from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at New Covenant Church - Multipurpose Room, 212 W. 11th

For those closer to Bloomsburg, SMILE meets the 1st Saturday of every month from 11am-12noon at AGAPE (located at 19 E 7th St, in Bloomsburg). Street Berwick.

www.smilesinglemoms.org Tel: (570) 752 -1354

Support group for single mothers providing friendship, mentoring, education and motivation. SMILE offers a variety of training to help single mothers cope and learn new techniques to improve your quality of life. We teach valuable skills such as budgeting, goal setting, fitness, cooking, and proper hygiene. We provide instruction on the basics of good parenting, like consistency, discipline, and nurturing, which will seal the parent-child bond for a lifetime and ensure that a child is ready to take their own place in adulthood.

The Hope Center

904 Market Street Bloomsburg PA 17815

 www.yourlovingchoices.org Tel: (570) 784 -3143

Parenting,  Adoption , Abstinence,  Fatherhood ,"Earn While you Learn" maternity & baby resources, Education on abortion procedures and risks, Post abortion education and healing, Referrals to doctors and community services ,Information on STDs

Also includes: Free pregnancy tests, options counseling, parenting classes, Material Assistance, Referrals, Post abortion support, and baby resources

The Women Center, Inc. of Columbia/Montour

Domestic violence and sexual assault.

111 North Market Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815

24/7 Crisis Hotline: Tel: (570) 78 4-6631 or (800) 544 -8293 womenctr1@verizon.net

For administrative needs Tel: (570) 784 -6632 womenctr1@verizon.net


youth

Agape

19 East 7th Street Bloomsburg, PA 17815 P.O. Box 424

 M/ T/ F between  9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday's between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Wednesdays.

www.agapelovefromabove.org Tel: (570 ) 317-2210

Back Pack- This program ensures that children in need have balanced, nutritious food they need to learn and grow. AGAPE has partnered with local schools to help distribute to children in need through the school system - discreetly - each Friday afternoon. Each Back Pack offers enough food that children can easily prepare over the weekend. Schools we have partnered with: Benton Elementary

Kids Care- is a referral program which helps children and parents find the resources and assistance they need. This program provides resource information on parenting, childbirth, and child rearing. Our “Go Green” cloth diaper program helps to reduce the financial burden of disposable diapers.

Al-Anon/Al-a-Teen Family Groups

Call to find out meetings in your area: (888) 425-2666

Use this link to find upcoming meetings: al-anon.info/MeetingSearch/Al-AnonMeetings.aspx?language=EN or www.al-anon.org

Al-Anon is a mutual support group of peers who share their experience in applying the Al-Anon principles to problems related to the effects of a problem drinker in their lives. It is not group therapy and is not led by a counselor or therapist; This support network complements and supports professional treatment. Alateen is a peer support group for teens who are struggling with the effects of someone else’s problem drinking. Many Alateen groups meet at the same time and location as an Al-Anon group. Alateen meetings are open only to teenagers. No advance notification or written referral is necessary to attend an Al-Anon or Alateen meeting. Anyone affected by someone else’s drinking is welcome to attend. There are no dues or fees. Groups are self-supporting, and usually pass a basket around for a voluntary contribution to pay for rent or Al-Anon literature.

BAYADE Home Health Care/ Pediatric Home Care

2041 Columbia Blvd Bloomsburg, PA 17815

(570) 389-1568

www.bayada.com/offices/pa/bloomsburg/2041-columbia-blvd?utm_source=google&utm_medium=local&utm_content=BLU&utm_campaign=local%20listings

BAYADA Home Health Care is a trusted leader in providing clinical care and support services at home for children and adults of all ages.

Services: Home Health Care, Pediatric, Hospice, Habilitation, and Primary Care

Big Brother Big Sister

37 West Main Street # 218 P.O. Box 126 Bloomsburg, PA 17815

www.bbbsnepa.com/columbia Tel: (570) 784 -0791

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bridge has strived to provide high quality mentoring services to the children and families of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Bloomsburg Area YMCA

30 east 7th St Bloomsburg Pa 17815

www.bloomsburgy.org Tel: 570-784-0188

Cause driven, non-profit, charitable organization committed to enrich all segments of the community in spirit, mind, and body. Wellness classes, preschool, sport leagues, swim teams and gymnastics program.

Bloomsburg Public Library

225 Market street Bloomsburg, Pa 17815

www.bloomsburgpl.org Tel: (570) 784 -0883

Preschool Storytime- Preschoolers ages three to five are invited to sign up for a weekly half hour of story fun every Wednesday, with a variety of readers from among Library staff and volunteers. Storytimes start promptly at 10 AM year-round with short breaks between sessions. Children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the program.

The Van Tassel Readers’ Quest-  If you are an independent reader age twelve or under, with your own Library card, you can join. Ask any Librarian for all the details. Sign up now and see what it’s all about. Get more information here.

Summer Reading Club- Held each summer for readers ages 6 to 12. Just because the school year is ending, that doesn’t mean the learning has to stop. Students who don’t continue reading over the summer are likely to lose ground. Make reading fun with our Summer Reading Club.

Boy Scouts of America Columbia County

5 Audobon Court Bloomsburg, Pa 17815 (Next to the Veterinary Office)

www.columbiamontourbsa.org Tel: 570 784 -2700

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nations largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

Camp Courage Camp

410 Glenn Avenue, Suite 200Bloomsburg, PA 17815

www.bereavementcamp.org Tel: (800) 349 -4702 or (570) 784 -1723

The bereavement camps currently offered by Columbia Montour Hospice are Camp Courage I and Camp Courage II offered in spring and the fall. As an adjunct to the camps, Pre-Camp Grief Support Groups are offered before each camp. Children ages 7 to18

Columbia Child Development Program

Head Start Managers Office 615 East Market Street Bloomsburg, PA 17815

www.columbiachilddevelopment.org/index.html Tel: (570) 784-1076

Benton Head Start- 602 Green Acres Road Benton, PA17814 (570) 925 -2204 Head Start: Combination Option

BERWICK CHILD & FAMILY CENTER- At Salem Elementary School 500 Line Street Berwick, PA  18603 (570) 759-6400, Head Start Program Year & Home Based

Bloomsburg Children's Center -215 East Fifth Street Bloomsburg, PA  17815 Child Care: 6 weeks – 12 years (570)784-8618 Head Start (570)784-8719

Millville Head Start- Socialization Days held at Benton Center 602 Green Acres Road Benton, PA 17814 Head Start: Home Based (570) 925-2204

Town Park Village- 1310 Ferry Road Bloomsburg, PA 17815. Head Start: Program Year /Child Care: School Age, Summer Adventure Camp Class (570) 784-0390, Office Phone-(570) 784-8570/(570) 784-8637

Children Care Information Services of Columbia County

Office 398 Wall St. Danville, PA 17821  

1-866-698-2247

Child Care Information Services serves families by determining their eligibility for subsidized child care and authorizing funds to eligible child care providers of their choice.  CCIS also provides information regarding types of care available, how to choose a quality program, regulations for child care and how to become a certified child care provider through the Department of Human Services.  CCIS helps families find and fund child care and access other local resources such as Head Start, Pre-K Counts, Nurse Family Partnership and Early Intervention.

Columbia County Children and Youth Services

11 West Main Street Main Street County Annex Bloomsburg, PA 17815 PO Box 380

Voice: (570) 389 -5700

Emergency after hours: (570) 387 -0212

www.columbiapa.org/childrenandyouth/index.php

Provides case management services for children and families that have abuse and neglect issues

Columbia/ Montour Tapestry of Health

1257 Columbia Blvd. Bloomsburg, PA 17815

 www.tapestryofhealth.org Tel: (570) 245 -0090

The WIC Program provides free nutrition information, breastfeeding support, healthy foods, health screenings, and referrals.

Gaudenzia-Berwick Outpatient/Intensive Outpatient Services

205 Chestnut Street, Berwick, PA 18603

www.gaudenzia.org Tel: (570) 752-2985

The adolescent program is designed to assist youth as they struggle with various social and familial pressures. The environment provides an excellent opportunity for intense and safe discussion regarding chemical dependency, relationships, sexually transmitted diseases, peer pressure and maintaining good physical health.

Janet Weis Children's Hospital

100 N Academy Ave, Danville, PA 17822

Tel: (570) 271 -6438

Juvenile Probation Columbia County

35 West Main Street Bloomsburg, PA 17815

columbiapa.org/juvenileprobation/index.php Tel: (570) 389 -5684

To provide for children who have committed delinquent acts programs of supervision, care and rehabilitation which provide balanced attention to the protection of the community, the imposition of accountability for offenses committed, and the development of competencies to enable children to become responsible and productive members of the community by employing evidence-based practices, with fidelity, at every stage of the juvenile justice process; collecting and analyzing the data necessary to measure the results of these efforts; and, with this knowledge, striving to continuously improve the quality of our decisions, services and programs.

New Story- Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services

218 west 6th street Berwick, PA 18603

berwick.newstory.com Tel: (570) 752 -5002

Provides Wrap-Around Services that are designed for children who need individual therapeutic assistance and who are diagnosed with a mental health disorder. Children identified as at-risk from birth to 21 years of age receiving BHRS are provided with intensive, short-term assistance in developing new skills and coping mechanisms by providing one to one behavioral support services within the home, school or community settings.

PA Treatment and Healing

200 Montour Blvd, Suite 1 Bloomsburg, PA 17815-8579

www.pathtochange.org Tel: (570) 387 -1051

After School Evening Program- provides an alternative to residential treatment placements for youth demonstrating antisocial behaviors. Our vast array of services and intensity provides a highly successful alternative to either weekly counseling or residential care. The program also provides aftercare for youth who are removed from costly institutional placements and returned to their homes and community. Aftercare minimizes reentry problems for youth who are attempting to readjust to home life. Provides intensive community-based treatment, six days per week during high-risk evening and weekend hours.

Intensive Adolescent Program-provides therapeutic services to both boys and girls between ten (10) and eighteen (18) years of age.

Foster Care Program the primary goal of providing a safe, secure home environment, with a family specially trained in providing care to troubled youth. By having these loving homes available, we can assist the county officials when their only choice is to remove the youth from the volatile home environment.  By having foster homes available we can continue to provide therapy to the child and their family without interruption.  The youth can continue receiving the therapy and structure they need through our intensive adolescent day treatment program or after school evening day treatment program.

The Children’s Museum

2 West 7th Street Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Open Tuesday through Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. (Closed on Major Holidays).

http://the-childrens-museum.org Tel: (570) 389 -9206

The Children’s Museum strives to enrich the lives of the people in our region and from all corners of the globe by fostering a lifelong love of learning, bringing out the imagination in every child and bringing out the child in every visitor. We work hard to offer unique, sustainable and dynamic learning opportunities for youth through year-round interactive exhibits, programming, and community outreach. We encourage and facilitate the exploration of the sciences, arts and humanities and the development of positive learning experiences for people of all ages. We also work to respond to community needs through partnerships with regional schools and community-based organizations, pushing for the development of strong and healthy families.

Toys for Tots Bloomsburg

bloomsburg-pa.toysfortots.org Tel: (570) 764 -4208

Local toy collection campaigns begin in October and last until mid to late December. Toy distribution also takes place mid to late December. Members of the community drop new, unwrapped toys in collection boxes positioned in local businesses. Coordinators pick up these toys and store them in central warehouses where the toys are sorted by age and gender. At Christmas, Coordinators, with the assistance of local social welfare agencies, church groups, and other local community agencies, distribute the toys to the less fortunate children of the community. Over the years, Marines have established close working relationships with social welfare agencies, churches and other local community agencies which are well qualified to identify the needy children in the community and play important roles in the distribution of the toys.


Special needs

Camp Victory

58 Camp Victory Rd Millville, PA 17846 P.O. Box 810

http://campvictory.org/ Tel: (570) 458 -6530

At Camp Victory, partner groups with specialized knowledge and training operate camps for children who live with chronic health disadvantages. The children receive the greatest possible care, support and personal growth, have much fun and make many friends.

Provides Wrap-Around Services that are designed for children who need individual therapeutic assistance and who are diagnosed with a mental health disorder. Children identified as at-risk from birth to 21 years of age receiving BHRS are provided with intensive, short-term assistance in developing new skills and coping mechanisms by providing one to one behavioral support services within the home, school or community settings.

Easter Seals Western and Central Pennsylvania

Camps for individuals with disabilities.

www.eastersealswcpenna.org Tel: (717) 741 -3891

EOS Therapeutic Riding Center

288 Dahl Road Bloomsburg, PA 17815

 www.eostrc.com Tel: (570) 784 -5445

Strives to positively impact the life skills and quality of life of children, adults and veterans with special needs through individualized therapeutic horseback riding activities conducted in a safe and supportive environment.

Special Olympics Columbia/ Montour County

PO Box 654 Bloomsburg, PA 17815

www.specialolympicspa.org Tel: (570) 387 -1978

Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world. Through sports, health, education and community programming, Special Olympics is tackling inactivity, intolerance, isolation and injustice that people throughout the world face, especially people with intellectual disabilities.

Suncom Industries

164 W. 9th Street Bloomsburg, Pa 17815

 www.suncom.org Tel: (570) 387 -0830

A nonprofit, human services agency, which helps people with developmental and physical disabilities improve the quality of their lives. Our goal is to provide the vocational training and skill development for individuals to grow to their fullest potential. Our services support, educate and empower people with disabilities to be employed and live full and independent lives filled with everyday joys and accomplishments.