Resources for Help

This is not a complete list of resources. Additional resources can be obtained at If you require more information, please ask at the reference desk or contact us.

Emergency Services

If you are in need of immediate assistance CALL 911

APD Non-Emergency
(610) 437-7751

Lehigh County Warmline
(610) 820-8451
When you need someone to listen to you.

Crisis Intervention
(610) 782-3127

Drug and Alcohol Services
(610) 782-3555

Suicide Lifeline

Gambling Addiction
1 (800) 426-2537

Aging and Adult Services
(610) 782-3034

Warming Station
Allentown YMCA
425 15th St.
Allentown, PA 18102
Opens Nov. 1st

Emergency Food Bank
Allentown Ecumenical Food Bank
417 N. 14th St.
Allentown, PA 18102

Housing and Shelter

Allentown Housing Authority
1339 W. Allen St.
Allentown, PA 18102
(610) 439-8678
Provides affordable housing to lower income households

Sixth Street Shelter
219 North Sixth St.
Allentown, PA 18102
(610) 435-1490
Emergency housing for families. Staff works with families to find permanent housing

Allentown Rescue Mission
355 Hamilton St.
Allentown, PA 18101
(610) 740-5500
Men’s shelter that provides food, clothing and medical assistance

Ripple Community, Inc.
1335 Linden Street
Allentown, PA 18102
(484) 240-1231
Offers assistance at its Community Building Center serving adults experiencing homelessness or isolation.

Turning Point Lehigh Valley
444 E. Susquehanna St.
Allentown, PA 18103
(610) 437-3369
Offers assistance to victims of domestic violence including emergency shelter, counseling, and court advocacy

Valley Youth House Shelter
539 8th Ave.
Bethlehem, PA 18018
(610) 691-1200
Temporary emergency shelter for youth which also provides counseling and education programs


Lehigh Conference of Churches: Soup Kitchen
457 W. Allen Street
Allentown, PA 18102
12:00pm- 1:00pm

Ecumenical Kitchen
417 N 14th St.,
Allentown, PA 18102
(610) 435-1541


Lehigh Valley Physician’s Practice
1627 W. Chew St.
Allentown, PA 18102
(610) 969-4370
Offers a variety of health care services to adults 21 and older

Children’s Clinic Lehigh Valley Hospital
1627 W. Chew St.
Allentown, PA 18102
(610) 969-4300
Offers a variety of healthcare services to children under 18. Help is available if you need transportation or are in need of an interpreter

Center for Women’s Medicine
1627 W. Chew St.
Allentown, PA 18102
(610) 402-1600
Provides comprehensive health care for women, including adolescents girls

Vida Nueva Clinic
218 N. 2nd St.
Allentown, PA 18101
(610) 841-8400
Provides a variety of health services and programs regardless of a person’s ability to pay

Dental Clinic at Lehigh Valley Hospital
1627 W. Chew St.
Allentown, Pa 18102
(610) 969-3955
Provides Dental care and education to families. It also provides free specialized care through a special needs children’s program and cleft palate program.

Mesothelioma Cancer Network – Website that provides information about mesothelioma.

Employment and Education

Primary Location
555 Union Blvd.
Allentown, PA 18109
(610) 437-5627
Job skill training and placement

Allentown Training Center
718 Hamilton St.
Allentown, PA 18101
(610) 799-18101

St. Luke’s Sacred Heart
325 N. 5th St.
Allentown, PA 18102

The Literacy Center
1132 Hamilton St. Suite #300
Allentown PA 18102
Offers GED, ESL, and other Programs

Financial Assistance

Lehigh County Assistance Office
555 Union Blvd.
Allentown, PA 18101
(610) 821-6509
Welfare Benefits: 1 (800) 692-7462

Legal Aid and Immigration Services

North Penn Legal Services
559 Main St, Suite 100
Bethlehem, PA 18018
(610) 317-8757
Provides free legal advice on civil cases for eligible residents

Catholic Charities Immigration Services
900 S. Woodward Street
Allentown, PA  18103
(610) 435-1541
provide efficient and low-cost immigration services. 

Agencies and Organizations

Department of Human Services
17 S. 7th St.
Allentown, PA 18101
(610) 782-3200

Center for Independent Living
713 N. 13th St.
Allentown, PA
(610) 770-9781

Community Action Committee
1337 E. 5th St.
Bethlehem, PA 18017
(610) 691-5620

Casa Guadalupe Center
218 N. 2nd St.
Allentown, PA 18102
(610) 435-9902

Valley Youth House
539 9th Ave.
Bethlehem, PA 18017
(610) 820-0166

Lehigh County Conferences of Churches
457 W. Allen St.
Allentown, PA 18102
(610) 433-6421

Project Silk
1101 Hamilton St., Suite 102
Allentown, PA 18101
Inclusive, youth-led, adult-supported drop-in program ages 14-29 for members of LGBTQ+ community and allies.