parent resources

Parent Resources for Early Learning Programs

The MCIU Early Learning programs work with several organizations in the community that provide additional resources and services to families residing in Montgomery County. These agencies provide a wide range of services, products, experiences, and opportunities to qualifying families.

Please reference the list below, and if you require additional assistance accessing one of these programs, please reach out to our main offices.

FOR A FULL LIST OF ALL PROGRAMS AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA, DIAL 211.

Direct support for any service

Community Connections Navicate Program

610-278-3522

https://www.montcopa.org/1585/Community-Connections

The Community Connections Navicates are experts in knowing what resources are available in your area. If you know what you’re looking for, but don’t know where to start, just call them! These professionals can match you to the appropriate agency for your needs and interests.

Montgomery County Public Libraries

301 Fayette St., 2nd Floor
Conshohocken, PA 19428

610-238-0580

https://www.mclinc.org/

Get access to free books and information about community resources/events. Many library locations also offer additional services on site, like ESL courses, preschool and toddler storytimes, and book fairs. Visit the website to find a library near you.

Montgomery County OIC

1101 Arch St.
Norristown, PA 19401

610-279-9700

https://montcooic.org/

Montgomery County OIC providing quality education, training, employment, and housing services through a national network of local affiliated organizations. They provide programming for childhood education, youth career development, adult literacy, ESL, GED and ABE literacy, Toys for Tots, pre-apprenticeships, and Spanish in the workplace training.

The Open Link

452 Penn St.
Pennsburg, PA 18073

215-679-4112

https://www.theopenlink.org/

The Open Link provides services and programs that help, educate, and empower, as well as opportunities that promote socialization and volunteerism for people of all ages to lead healthy and productive lives. Their services include financial counseling and assistance, employment assistance, domestic violence support, holiday and back to school programs, and transportation assistance programs.

Housing, Rental, and Utility Support

The Salvation Army

533 Swede St.
Norristown, PA 19401

610-275-4183

https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/

The Salvation Army provides numerous supports in an effort to combat poverty. Services include crisis support, housing stability assistance, utility assistance, food assistance, job training, summer camps, Toys for Tots, and after-school programs. Their Pottstown building also has a homeless shelter for individuals or families needing emergency assistance.

Your Way Home Montgomery County

Dial 211 for Services

https://yourwayhome.org/client-resources

Your Way Home is dedicated to improving housing stability, economic security, and the overall health of families and individuals experiencing or at risk of homelessness. They provide rental assistance, utility assistance, housing counseling services, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing for qualifying families. If you are experiencing difficulties with housing or utility payments, call 211 to be directly linked to a representative.

Nutrition Services

CADCOM (Community Action Development Commission)

113 E. Main St.,
Norristown, PA 19401

610-277-6363

https://www.cadcom.org/

CADCOM provides services to the community that create opportunities to everyone. CADCOM has programs that can help you with rental and utility assistance, fatherhood involvement experiences/training, food resources, and career training.

WIC (Women, Infants, & Children)

152 W. Main St.
Norristown, PA 19401

610-272-4042

https://www.pawic.com/

WIC provides nutrition education to help participants and their families learn how to choose nutritious foods to improve help. Services include nutrition counseling, nutrition goal setting, health monitoring, and additional financial support for healthy foods to qualifying families. They also have offices in Lansdale and Pottstown.

Manna On Main Street

606 E. Main St.
Lansdale, PA 19446

215-855-5454

https://mannaonmain.org/

Manna on Main Street provides numerous services to families in Montgomery County in the fight to end hunger. They provide an open food pantry and soup kitchen at their Lansdale location, along with a full educational training program for interested adults seeking employment in the culinary industry. They also provide emergency financial aid, meals on wheels, counseling and referral services, and holiday support to qualifying families.

Childcare & Pregnant Women Services

ELRC (Early Learning Resource Center Region 17)

1430 Dekalb St., 5th Floor
Norristown, PA 19401

610-278-3707

https://www.montcopa.org/115/Early-Learning-Resource-Center

ELRC provides a single point-of-contact for Montgomery County families, early learning service providers, and community members looking to gain information and access services that support high-quality child care and early learning programs. Their representatives can help you find quality child care services and available subsidy funding opportunities if you qualify.

Maternity Care Coalition

401 Dekalb St.
Norristown, PA 19401

610-277-1505

https://maternitycarecoalition.org/

Maternity Care Coalition works to improve the health and well-being of pregnant women and parenting families, and enhance school readiness for children aged zero (0) to three (3) years. Their services include Early Head Start, MOMobile, cribs for kids, breastfeeding support and advocacy, and community education. They also have offices in Pottstown, Lansdale, and Philadelphia.

Family Services & Related Support

Family Services

3125 Ridge Pike
Eagleville, PA 19403

610-630-2111

https://fsmontco.org/

Family Services of Montgomery County is dedicated to rendering compassionate and effective programs to promote a healthy quality of life by serving to advocate, educate, and empower individuals and their families. They have programs that specialize in providing education and support including health & wellness, parent education, substance abuse prevention, and reentry services. They also have an office in Pottstown.

YMCA – Greater Philadelphia Area

400 Fayette St., Suite 250

Conshohocken, PA 19428

215-220-9199

https://www.philaymca.org/

The Greater Philadelphia Area YMCA is a group of many different YMCA locations aimed at providing families access to fitness, promoting ongoing health, and providing opportunities for family fun. YMCAs provide financial assistance to qualifying families and many locations operate childcare programs, before and after school care programs, and summer camps. Call to find the closest YMCA to you.

Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse, and Mental Health Services

Victim Services Center of Montgomery County, Inc.

352 Swede St., #2
Norristown, PA 19401

610-277-0932

24/7 Hotline: 1-888-521-0983

https://www.victimservicescenter.org/

Victim Services provides advocacy and counseling for anyone who has been affected by sexual violence and other crimes and to promote sensitivity and awareness in the community through education. If you need support with counseling services, legal aid, education, or advocacy during police interviews, court hearing, or hospital exams, please call for assistance.

Women’s Center

Tone Building
107 E. Main St.
Norristown, PA 19401

610-279-1548

24 Hour Hotline: 1-800-773-2424

https://www.wcmontco.org/

The Women’s Center of Montgomery County is a volunteer, community organization with a primary focus on freedom from domestic violence and other forms of abuse. Services include domestic violence crisis services, support groups, elder abuse services, LGBTQIA services, and community education.

ESL Support

ACLAMO (Accion Comunal Latinoamericana de Montgomery County)

512 W. Marshall St.
Norristown, PA 19401

610-277-2570

https://aclamo.org/

ACLAMO provides educational programs, social services, and access to health and wellness programs to Latinos and other community members. Their programs include family literacy, STEAM summer bridge camp, STEAM after school program, ADELANTE program to adolescent aged youth, health literacy, and case management.