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State And National Resources


Erie County Assistance Office:
1316 Holland Street
P.O. Box 958
Erie, PA 16512-0958
Phone: 814-776-1101
Toll Free: 800-847-0257
LIHEAP: 814-772-5215
Fax: 814-772-7007
Web: www.dhs.pa.gov/learnaboutdhs/dhsorganization/officeofmedicalassistanceprograms/

The Office of Medical Assistance Programs administers the joint state/federal Medical Assistance (also known as Medicaid) program that purchases health care for Pennsylvania residents.

Phone: 800-947-4941
Web: http://pafamiliesinc.org

PA Families Inc. (PFI) is a not for profit Statewide Family Network providing support to families raising children and youth with emotional, behavioral, and special needs, as well as serving as an advocate in the different child serving systems.

5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: 877-726-4727
Web: www.samhsa.gov

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

Web: www.papeersupportcoalition.org

The Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition is a statewide network of people who use their own experiences with mental health to support others. Coalition members are people who use peer support skills to inspire hope that recovery from mental illness is possible.

4105 Derry Street
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Phone: 717-564-4930
Web: www.pmhca.org

The Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association (PMHCA) is a statewide member organization providing information, referrals and supports to people who are receiving services or in recovery from a mental illness in Pennsylvania.

2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 109
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110
Phone: 717-651-1725
Fax: 717-651-1729
Web: www.pccyfs.org

3605 Vartan Way, Suite 101
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: 717-545-6400
Toll Free: 800-932-4632
TTY: 1-800-553-2508
Fax: 717-671-8149
Web: www.pcadv.org

125 North Enola Drive
Enola, PA 17025
Phone: 717-728-9740
Toll Free: 800-692-7445
Web: www.pcar.org

Founded in 1975, PCAR works to end sexual violence and advocates for the rights and needs of sexual assault victims.

Web: www.mentalhealthamerica.net

Mental Health America (MHA) is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans.

Web: www.medicare.gov

Medicare.gov is the Official U.S. Government site for Medicare

Erie Phone: 814-456-2299
Erie Toll Free: 800-323-5579
Web: http://matp.pa.gov

The Medical Assistance Transportation Program, also known as MATP, provides transportation to medical appointments for Medical Assistance recipients who do not have transportation available to them. The individual’s county of residence will provide the type of transportation that is the least expensive while still meeting their needs.

Web:www.healthbridges.info

Behavioral health care, social service and advocacy information to people who are Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing.

Web: www.cms.gov

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, CMS, is part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The following programs are administered by CMS: Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Web: www.snrproject.com/Resource/Links/Pennsylvania

Special Needs Resource Project (SNRP) provides a basic guide for parents of children with chronic health issues, disabilities and special needs.

1331 F Street NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004-1111
Phone: 202-272-0080
Toll Free: 800-872-2253
Fax: 202-272-0081
Web: www.access-board.gov

The U.S. Access Board is a federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities through leadership in accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards for the built environment, transportation, communication, medical diagnostic equipment, and information technology.

Pittsburgh Field Office:
William Moorhead Federal Building
1000 Liberty Avenue
Suite 1000
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4004
Phone: 412-644-6428
Fax: 412-644-6499
Web: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD

Harrisburg Office:
Room 561 Forum Building
605 South Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: 717-787-6057
Toll Free: 1-877-685-4452

Pittsburgh Office:
8500 Brooktree Road
Suite 100
Wexford, PA 15090
Phone: 724-933-1655

Web: www.paddc.org

77 Water Street, Suite 204
New York, NY 10005
Phone: 646-505-1191
Fax: 646-505-1184
Web: www.nod.org