Outside Agency Information

  • Online Resource for Information

    If you have access to a computer with an internet connection, you can also find resources online by using the web-based Information and Referral database, Refer Web, at http://www.referweb.net/chesco


    Counseling Service in Your Area

    To find counseling services near you, please select the link below and follow the directions provided.


    Then click on a town (Downingtown has quite a few)

    Next, click Child or Adolescent on the side under “Issues”

    You can then check insurance, years of experience type of therapy and where they are located.


    Human Services, Inc. 610-873-1010

    Provides counseling to children, adolescents and their families. Individual, parent, and family therapy are used to treat behavioral, emotional and family issues in an office setting.


    Special Kids Network 800-986-4550

    A free statewide service for families with children who have special needs. They can connect you to resources and support services in your community.


    Bridge of Hope Coatesville - 610-380-1360 Lancaster 717-394-7707

    The mission of Bridge of Hope is to end homelessness for women and children with the help of trained mentoring groups within congregations. They offer a combination of rental assistance, life skills training, and mentoring relationships to help homeless mothers and their children achieve permanent housing.


    Pathways Center for Grief and Loss 717-391-2413

    A family support center to assist families who are experiencing grief through a loss


    Catholic Social Services in West Grove 610-869-6500

    They provide assistance with electric, heating, rent, and water bills. They can also assist with car insurance payments and medical bill payments.


    La Comunidad Hispana 610-466-9780

    They provide assistance with medical bills, rent and landlord/tenant needs, and utilities.

    UTAP Verizon 800-640-4155

    Provide phone bill assistance


    Children Youth and Families 800-692-1100

    They provide assistance with parenting and family security and safety.


    Chester County Cares 484-368-9734

    A clearing house for rental assistance, food assistance, prescription needs etc.


    CHIP 800-822-2447

    Children's Health Insurance Program that provides health insurance for children within income limits.


    LIHEAP 866-857-7095

    State run heating assistance program.