The table lists organizations in the greater Philadelphia area that help individuals with mental illness and their families.
OrganizationAddress and/or phone numberWebsite and/or
email address
Active Minds on Campus Minds increases student awareness of MI, provides information and resources; encourages students to seek help as soon as it’s needed. Local chapters at Bryn Mawr College, Cabrini College, Drexel Univ., Immaculata Univ., Juniata College,, Montgomery County Community College, Philadelphia Univ., Temple Univ, UofP, Ursinus College and West Chester Univ.
Advocates for the Jewish Mentally Ill (AJMI/Tikvah)P.O. Box 52730
Philadelphia, PA 19115

AJMI/Tikvah partners with the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
Association of Jewish Family & Children’s Agencies (AJFCA)620 Cranbury Road,
Ste 102
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Offers mental health services at the local level, many of which are provided without regard to religious affiliation.
Catholic Charities USA66 Canal Center Plaza
Suite 600
Alexandria, VA 22314

Local agencies provide social services ranging from food and housing to counseling and vocational training, without regard to religious affiliation.
Chester County Office of MH/MR601 Westtown Rd.,
Suite 340
West Chester PA 19380

610.344.6265 800.692.1100 x6265
Chester County Office of Addictive Diseases (COAD)930 E. Lancaster Ave.
Exton PA 19341

Tracey Behringer
Delaware County Office of Behavioral Health20 S. 69th St.
Upper Darby PA 19082

Delaware County Suicide Prevention and Awareness Task ForceP.O. Box 175
Four State Rd.
Media 19063-1413
Provides education, resources and support to tell the community about suicide and suicide loss and to eliminate the stigma associated with suicide.
Feeling Blue Suicide Prevention CouncilP.O. Box 7193
St. Davids, PA 19087

Sponsored by New Beginnings at Resources for New Development (RHD). Resources for persons at risk and support for survivors.
Mental Health Association of Southeastern PA (MHASP)1211 Chestnut St, 11th fl
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Local affiliate of National Mental Health Association (NMHA). Information and referral for the greater Philadelphia area. Provides ACT NOW (consumer employ-ment training), Compeer (consumer companion program), Community Support Programs, consumer centers, temporary housing, services for the homeless, PIN (Parents Involved Network), case manage- ment, targeted case management, TEC (Training, Education and Consultation) for the family, and other services.
Minding Your Mind Foundation42 W. Lancaster Ave., 2nd fl.
Ardmore 19003

Susan Saler programs for students, families and educators about MI warning signs; promotes open dialogue in school and at home to encourage families to seek appropriate help.
NAMI North Central Philadelphia215.228.7214
Advocacy, information, support. Meets third Thursday every other month (February, April, etc.) at 6 p.m. at Silver Springs Center, 2nd fl.
1701 W. Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia
NAMI Northeast PhiladelphiaP.O. Box 24763
Philadelphia 19111

Judy Long
Advocacy, information (including newsletter), support Meets third Tuesday of month (except July and August) at PATH, Inc. 8820 Castor Ave., Philadelphia at 7 p.m.
NAMI Northwest Philadelphia215.224.6307
Gloria Worthy
Meets first Tuesday of month at 6 p.m. Northwestern Human Resource Center
W27 E. Mt. Airy Ave., Philadelphia
NAMI PA, Chester County825 Paoli Pike, 3rd fl, Mailbox #6
West Chester 19380

Marilyn Baker
Advocacy, education, newsletter, referrals, support groups. Meets third Thursday of the month (except July-Aug) at 7pm at Christ Memorial Lutheran Church, lower level, Paoli Pike and Line Rd., Malvern.
NAMI PA, Delaware CountyNAMI PA, Delaware County
P.O. Box 567

Shirley Gallagher, President
Mon, Wed, Fri from 9am – 3pm
Lansdowne, PA 19050
Advocacy, education, newsletter, referrals, support groups. Meets first Wednesday of the month, (except July-Aug), 7:30pm, at First Presbyterian Church of Lansdowne, Greenwood and Lansdowne Avenues.
NAMI PA, Main Line320 Woodley Road
Merion, PA 19066-1413

Advocacy, education, newsletter, referrals, support groups. Holds forums in Mar, May, Sept, Nov, weekly physical activity group, winter potluck supper, and summer picnic.
NAMI PA, Montgomery County100 South Keswick
Glenside, PA 19038

10am-2pm or leave message

Norristown Office:
Catholic Social Services 363 E. Johnson Hwy
Norristown, PA 19401 
Advocacy, education, newsletter, referrals, support groups. Meets third Sunday of the month at Glenside office, 1:45pm: informational meeting with speaker.

Advocacy, education, newsletter, referrals, support groups.

Meets third Sunday of the month at Glenside office, 1:45pm: informational meeting with speaker.
NAMI PA, Montgomery CountyPottstown Office:
Creative Health Services, 11 Robinson Street,
Room B4
Pottstown, PA 19464

Advocacy, education, newsletter, referrals, support groups.
Meets third Sunday of the month at Glenside office, 1:45pm: informational meeting with speaker.
NAMI Philadelphia, Hispanoparlante610291.2549
National MH Consumers’ Self-help Clearinghouse1211 Chestnut St. #1207
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Consumer information and referrals, on-site consultation, training events, teleconferences and national conferences, consumer library, newsletter, consumer-supported national database. Helps to develop consumer-run self-help groups. Partly funded by Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS).
Parent Empowerment for Advocacy through Knowledge (PEAK)Philadelphia County

800.688.4226 x500 Becky Espanol, Supervisor
www.mhasp.orgPEAK empowers parents/caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral disorders to become the most effective advocates for their children when accessing, navigating and monitoring child-serving programs in Philadelphia. PEAK is a series of peer led, culturally competent, neighborhood –based training sessions. Statewide support, advocacy, information and referral resource and technical assistance centers for families of children and adolescents who have emotional or behavioral disorders.
Parents Involved Network of PA (PIN)1211 Chestnut St, Ste 1100
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Delaware County
133-35 Long Lane
Upper Darby, PA 19082
Montgomery County
601 Dekalb St., Ste 3
Norristown, PA 19401

215.751.1800 x513
Parent Mentor610.668.1934
Pamela Quinn
Education, training and support for parents to advocate for their children.
Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Ass’n.4105 Derry St.
Harrisburg 17111

Mary Kohut, Exec. Director
The Coalition for Youth of Lower Merion and NarberthP.O. Box 23
Narberth 19072

Programs and resources to build assets in our children, families, and our community, to help reduce stress, alcohol use, drug use, violence, and other risky behavior among youth.
The Institute for Recovery and Community Integration1211 Chestnut Street, 11th Floor
Philadelphia, PA  19107

800.688.4226 ext. 265
Training and technical assistance resource dedicated to promoting and advancing the principles of recovery and increasing community integration and peer support opportunities for persons with MI. Provides training for Certified Peer Specialists, has library and online newsletter. Sponsored by MHASP.
UPenn Collaborative on Community IntegrationUniversity of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Katy Kaplan, MS.Ed., Center Coordinator
3535 Market Street, 3rd Floor -- CMHPSR
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Partnership between Rehabilitation Research and Treatment Center, The Clearinghouse at the MHASP, and Matrix Center at Horizon House with a mission to develop technologies of community integration for people with psychiatric disabilities.

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