The listing below includes links to some important advocacy, general, and mental health organizations in both the public, private, and non-profit sectors. While Access Services cannot be responsible for the content on websites outside of our control, we encourage your interest in learning about additional available resources for individuals with special needs and the caregivers who serve them.

General Resources

Children’s Welfare League of America
https://www.cwla.org/

Department of Public Welfare
http://www.dhs.pa.gov/

DPW – Provider and Services Directory
https://www.hcsis.state.pa.us/hcsis-ssd/pgm/asp/PRHOM.ASP

National Association of Mental Illness
https://www.nami.org/

Network of Care
http://www.networkofcare.org/splash.aspx

Montgomery County Association for Excellence in Service

North American Association for Christians in Social Work
https://www.nacsw.org/

Pennsylvania Association of Resources – Autism and Intellectual Disabilities
https://www.par.net/default.aspx

Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council
http://www.paddc.org/

Pennsylvania Recovery and Resiliency
http://www.dhs.pa.gov/parecovery/index.htm

Mental Health Resources

Below are links to national organizations that are involved with mental health advocacy and providing spiritual support.

Mental Health America (http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/) has tips for reducing stress, information about specific mental illnesses, and links for finding support groups.

Mental Health Ministries (https://www.samhsa.gov/faith-based-initiatives) provides educational resources to help erase the stigma of mental illness in faith communities. Free study guides, bulletin inserts, handouts/flyers, and more.

NAMI FaithNet (https://www.nami.org/namifaithnet) is an information resource for NAMI members, friends, clergy, and congregations of all faith traditions. It is a place where congregations can have group discussions and support one another in decreasing mental illness stigma specifically in faith communities. NAMI FaithNet has an e-newsletter that is distributed monthly and includes articles related to faith communities and mental health.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (www.nami.org) has fact sheets on mental illness, the latest information on research, and upcoming events such as NAMI walks.

Start Your Recovery (https://startyourrecovery.org/) provides helpful information for people who are dealing with substance use issues — and their family members, friends, and co-workers, too. We know that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to the challenges faced by those who misuse alcohol, prescription or illegal drugs, or other substances, and we aim to break through the clutter to help people at any stage of recovery.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (http://www.samhsa.gov/faith-based-initiatives) Center for Mental Health Services resource center to Promote Acceptance, Dignity and Social Inclusion Associated with Mental Health. Information and resources concerning the impact of faith on recovery from mental illness.