The following links are listed to provide you with additional local resources. Please also check the additional links provided for physical health and mental health for a more comprehensive understanding of your over-all well-being. The following is not meant to be a comprehensive list, nor is it an endorsement of the content of the sites.
Therapy Cost Assistance:
The Touchstone Foundation offers Mental Health Access (copay or deductible) Assistance to youth, children, and parents of dependent children (ages 0-25) who live in Lancaster County and have financial need.
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Many employers offer an employee assistance program (EAP) which can help cover session cost for a limited amount of therapy sessions. The service is usually provided as part of a larger benefits package and connects employees to assessments, short-term counseling, referrals, and follow-up services. This is confidential and the employer does not know what is talked about in session. EAP benefits typically reset each year so even if you have used them in the past, you might be eligible. Ask your HR rep at work or check your employee handbook for more information.
The CMAP program through Mental Health America of Lancaster County offers mental health support to residents in Lancaster County who do not currently have access to an Employee Assistance Program through their employer’s benefit package. This program will include short-term counseling by one of over 60 mental health professionals, and follow-up resources to ensure you are supported after your three sessions.
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The Victims Compensation Assistance Program helps victims and their families through the emotional and physical aftermath of a crime by easing the financial impact placed upon them by the crime. The crime must have occurred in the state of Pennsylvania. VCAP is able to reimburse insurance co-pays, out-of-network expenses, medical or psychotherapy expenses, loss of earnings, loss of support, funeral costs, travel costs, childcare, stolen cash, relocation, crime scene cleanup.
The state of Pennsylvania offers many benefits to residents including health insurance, child care subsidies, food stamps (EBT), assistance with paying for heating, and emergency cash assistance. More information on all of the available programs and the link to apply can be found here
PA Compass Website
Finding other treatment:
CompassMark offers referral help if you’re seeking a service that our office does not provide. They offers anonymous, confidential support around topics such as Alcohol, drug or gambling concerns for a loved one, Treatment referrals, Support groups for addiction, family members, or grief, Workplace drug & alcohol policy, Local drug trends, Prevention & intervention skills for clergy, Prescription drug addiction, including chronic pain, Interventions, and Tobacco cessation programs.
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Finding assistance with housing, childcare, heat, food, clothing, legal services, and more:
Pennsylvania 211 East is a free, confidential, non-emergency, comprehensive information and referral service that connects Berks, Carbon, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Northampton, and Schuylkill county residents with the health and human services they need. You can reach them by calling 211 or 855-567-5341. or going to the website below.