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Counseling Agencies & Support Groups

Alzheimer’s Association (Delaware Valley Chapter)

399 Market St., Suite 102
Philadelphia, PA 19106
1-(800) 272-3900

Services Provided: Information and support to persons with Alzheimer’s disease and their families and caregivers, through support groups, training, and information.

Fees: None, except for a $40 fee for the “Safe Return” program, which enables people in the community to assist someone with Alzheimer’s who has wandered, by helping the person return home.

Compassionate Friends

132 E. Valley Forge Rd.
King of Prussia, PA 19406
(484) 919-0820

Services Provided: Self-help support group for bereaved parents.

Fees: None.

American Cancer Society

(800) 227-2345

Services Provided: Advocacy, support groups, education, transportation, and volunteers to help cancer patients and their families.

Fees: None.

Hearing Discovery Center

1515 South Lansdowne Ave.
Darby, PA 19023
(484) 534-2033

Services Provided: Assistive listening devices to be tried by individuals in their own homes; Counseling available for hearing impaired persons by volunteers who have also experienced hearing loss; No hearing aids.

Fees: None.

American Day Treatment Centers

479 Thomas Jones Way, Suite 800
Exton, PA 19341
(888) 227-3898

Services Provided: Wellness and mental health programs for older adults and adolescents, specializing in depression and anxiety; support groups and counseling.

Fees: Yes. Medicare and insurance coverage accepted.

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia

2100 Arch St., Suite 5
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(267) 256-2100

Services Provided: Case management: Counseling; In-home care; Cleaning service; Information and referral.

Eligibility: Age 65 or older and living in the greater Philadelphia area.

Fees: Yes; Sliding scale fees.

The Arc Alliance

3075 Ridge Pike
Eagleville, PA 19403
(610) 265-4700

Services Provided: Early intervention; Advocacy; Support groups; Information.

Fees: Call for information.

The Lincoln Center for Family and Youth

Administrative Headquaters 820 Adams Ave.
Audubon, PA 19403
(610) 277-3715

Services Provided: Counseling for older people, their families, and caregivers; crime prevention programs, and counseling for victims of crime.

Eligibility: Age 60 and older.

Fees: Insurance may cover; Sliding scale fees.

Catholic Social Services

353 E. Johnson Highway
Norristown, PA 19401
(610) 279-7372

Services Provided: Case management; individual, marital, and family counseling.

Fees: None

Lower Merion Counseling

850 W Lancaster Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
(610) 520-1510

Services Provided: Treatment for full range of psychiatric problems, including drug and alcohol abuse; Group, family, couple, and individual therapy; Case management; Psychiatrists and Master-level therapists; Evening hours available.

Fees: Medicare, Medicaid, and other insurance accepted; Call for further information regarding fees.

Central Montgomery County Mental Retardation Case Management Program

1100 Powell St.
Norristown, PA 19401
(610) 277-4600

Services Provided: Case management, adult day services, community employment, family support services, counseling for people with mental retardation.

Eligibility: Montgomery County residents who meet eligibility for MR services;

Senior Outreach: Montgomery County Resident age 62 or older.

Fees: Sliding Scale fees for some programs; Medicare accepted.

Montgomery County Association for the Blind

25 E. Marshall St.
Norristown, PA 19401
(215) 661-9800

Services Provided: Comprehensive social services, home rehabilitation training, advocacy, education, counseling, support groups, mobility instruction, limited transportation, recreational activities, technology training on special equipment for the blind and visually impaired. Volunteers welcome.

Eligibility: Blind and/or visual impairment.

Fees: None. Transportation donation requested.

Christian Counseling and Therapy Associates

86 W. Eagle Rd.
Havertown, PA 19083
(610) 853-9776

Services Provided: Individual, marriage, and family counseling; psychological evaluations; Information and referral.

Fees: Negotiable, Medicare accepted.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Montgomery County

100 S. Keswick Ave
Glenside, PA 19038
(301) 949-5852

Services Provided: Information and referral for families of mentally ill persons; advocacy on issues related to mentally ill persons; support groups for persons with mental illness and their family members.

Fees: Free.

City Line Aging Support Program (CLASP)

3801 Conshohocken Ave. Imperial Towers, Suite 123
Philadelphia, PA 19131
(215) 878-2336

Services Provided: Counseling, case management, home health aides, adult day care, shopping van, chore service, meals, referrals and information.

Eligibility: Impoverished, frail, Jewish, age 65 or older, living in the vicinity of City Avenue and Overbrook Park areas.

Fees: Sliding scale fees.

Supportive Older Women’s Network

4100 Main St, Ste. 200
Philadelphia, PA 19127
(215) 487-3000

Services Provided: Support groups for older women.

Eligibility: Must be a woman, age 60 or older.

Fees: None.

Women’s Resource Center

113 W. Wayne Ave.
Wayne, PA 19087
(610) 687-6391

Services Provided: Counseling services; Information and referrals; Legal consultation; Parenting seminars; Career services program; Educational workshops.

Fees: Contact for information.
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