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Berks County Directory of Youth Services

  

The following table is a directory of non-residential youth services available in Berks County, PA.

 

It was originally created with the “Survey of Service to Youth” administered to representatives of youth agencies in the city of Reading, PA between June 2007 and January 2008 for the Committee to Reduce Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Court and funded by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.  It was created through an attempted comprehensive telephone or face-to-face survey of the directors of the local youth service organizations.  In addition to the author, the following individuals were essential to its creation: Soma Chatterji, John Dietrich, Joseph Guillama, John Kramer, Daniel Lowe, Judd Meinhart, Gaby Polanco, and Dana Shoenberg.  It is hoped that this information will be of service to parents, potential volunteers, probation offices, juvenile court judges, youth themselves, and anyone else in the community attempting to serve them.

 

However, this information becomes outdated quickly as new organizations are founded, organizations move, close their doors, or change their services. 

 

If you are a representative of a youth service agency in Berks county please let me know if additions need to be made to the information presented here, or if any information presented here is no longer correct. 

 

Also, if you are aware that one of these organizations is no longer in service or have suggestions of additional resources that could be posted at this site, I’d be glad to hear from you.  Please send an email to me: Kennon Rice, Associate Professor of Sociology, Albright College at:

krice@albright.edu

               
 

An 'X' in the table below indicates a service that is offered at the particular location listed.

All locations are in Reading unless otherwise noted.


Service Provider

 

Location

                                                            

After-School Supervision Casework Day Treatment Diversion From Court Evening Faith-Based Family Preservation Family Support

 

Foster Care


 

Group Home


Individual Counseling Intensive Supervision

 

Job Training


 

Life Skills


Mentoring Other Educational Services

Other Mental Health Services

Programming For Girls Restitution Shelter Care

 

Sports


Substance Abuse Services

Tracking

 

Tutoring


 

Workforce Development


 

Other Specified

_____________________

American Red Cross 701 Centre Ave.












X X






X


Assamblea de Iglesia Part JC 215 9th St.





X
X

X














Berks Counseling Center 35 N 6th Street
X







X




X








441 N. 2nd Street





X


X




X



X



Berks Women in Crisis 645 Penn St.
























Counseling Legal Services
Bethany Baptist Church 164 Douglass St




X
X

X


X





X



Service Provider

 

Location

                                                            

After-School Supervision Casework Day Treatment Diversion From Court Evening Faith-Based Family Preservation Family Support

 

Foster Care


 

Group Home


Individual Counseling Intensive Supervision

 

Job Training


 

Life Skills


Mentoring Other Educational Services

Other Mental Health Services

Programming For Girls Restitution Shelter Care

 

Sports


Substance Abuse Services

Tracking

 

Tutoring


 

Workforce Development


Other Specified
Boys and Girls Club (Pal Unit) 322 Walnut St. X

X







X X
X X X X
X


X
328 Walnut St. X








X


X

X







Calvary UCC 100 Windsor St.




X



X

X X

X


X



Campfire USA Urban Center 135 W. Buttonwood St. X




X X



X X X X



X X

X
Centro Cristiano Palabra de Fe 5371 Allentown Pike Temple




X



















Centro Hispano Daniel Torres 501 Washington St.












X
X









501 Washington St.












X
X

X

X



Community Prevention Partnership 11th and Hawk






X




X X










12th and Marion






X




X X










Northwest Elementary






X




X X










Service Provider

 

Location

                                                            

After-School Supervision Casework Day Treatment Diversion From Court Evening Faith-Based Family Preservation Family Support

 

Foster Care


 

Group Home


Individual Counseling Intensive Supervision

 

Job Training


 

Life Skills


Mentoring Other Educational Services

Other Mental Health Services

Programming For Girls Restitution Shelter Care

 

Sports


Substance Abuse Services

Tracking

 

Tutoring


 

Workforce Development


Other Specified
Council on Chemical Abuse Conrad Weiser H.S. X








X

X
X








Prevention Education
Daniel Boone High School X








X

X
X








Prevention Education
Goggleworks X








X

X
X








Prevention Education
Muhlenberg H.S. X








X

X
X








Prevention Education
Northeast Middle School X








X

X
X








Prevention Education
Northwest Middle School X








X

X
X








Prevention Education
Oley High School X








X

X
X








Prevention Education
Reading High X








X

X
X








Prevention Education
Schuylkill Valley H.S. X








X

X
X








Prevention Education
South Middle Sch. X








X

X
X








Prevention Education
Southwest Middle School X








X

X
X








Prevention Education

Service Provider

Location

After-School Supervision Casework Day Treatment Diversion From Court Evening Faith-Based Family Preservation Family Support

 

Foster Care


 

Group Home


Individual Counseling Intensive Supervision

 

Job Training


 

Life Skills


Mentoring Other Educational Services

Other Mental Health Services

Programming For Girls Restitution Shelter Care

 

Sports


Substance Abuse Services

Tracking

 

Tutoring


 

Workforce Development


Other Specified
Coventant OrthodoX Presbyterian 1502 Snyder St.



X
X X

X


X

X




X

First Presbyterian Church 37 S. 5th St




X



X

X


X

X X



Penn Ave. Wyomis. Pub. Lib.




X



X









X



Grace Bible Fellowship 1128 Hampden Blvd.




X X


X


X

X







Grace Evangelical Church 33 S. 11th Street




X






X











Greater Berks Food Bank 1011 Tuckard and Court X











X








X
Nutrition Education
Here and Now Group 130-32 S. 5th St. X
X X X
X X



X X X X



X
X X X
Holy Spirit Lutheran Church 423 Windsor St. X
X X X






X X X

X X

X
X

4th and Windsor St. X










X X



X






Holy Trinity Church of God 130 W. Buttonwood St.




X
X

X









X



Hope of the Nations 134 N 5th St.




X










X







Service Provider

Location

After-School Supervision

Casework Day Treatment Diversion From Court Evening Faith-Based Family Preservation Family Support

Foster Care

Group Home

Individual Counseling Intensive Supervision

Job Training

Life Skills

Mentoring Other Educational Services

Other Mental Health Services

Programming For Girls Restitution Shelter Care Sports Substance Abuse Services Tracking Tutoring

Workforce Development

Other Specified
IGL Pent Moviento De Fe 739 Washington St. X


X X X X

X


X X
X

X X
X

Iglesia Bethel AIC 543 Schuylkill Ave.



X
X X





X




X X



Iglesia de Dios Part MI 353 Pine St.



X
X X

















418 N 6th St. X




X X












X



Iglesia de Jesucristo El Buen Samaritano 301 N 8th St.



X

X

















Iglesia El Lugar de Refugio 834 Chestnut St. X


X
X X











X X



Iglesia Hermanos Unidos en Cristo 1030 Washington St.

X


X X





X





X



New Generation (Vida Nueva ECC) 18th N. 8th St.




X



X








X




North 8th Street Church of God 535 North 8th street



X X X X

X
X












Service Provider

Location

After-School Supervision

Casework Day Treatment Diversion From Court Evening Faith-Based Family Preservation Family Support

 

Foster Care


 

Group Home


Individual Counseling Intensive Supervision

 

Job Training


 

Life Skills


Mentoring Other Educational Services

Other Mental Health Services

Programming For Girls Restitution Shelter Care Sports Substance Abuse Services Tracking Tutoring

 

Workforce Development


Other Specified
Olivet Boys and Girls Club 1161 Pershing Blvd. X X









X X
X







X
1301 Schuylkill Ave. Glennside X X









X X
X







X
1310 Perkiomen Ave. X X









X X
X







X
322 Walnut St. X X









X X
X







X
325 Walnut St. X X









X X
X







X
328 Walnut St. X X









X X
X







X
677 Clinton St. X X









X X
X







X
722 Mulberry X X









X X
X







X
Olivet Boys and Girls Club (Pal Unit) 325 Walnut St. X X
X X




X

X X

X X
X
X

Arts And Crafts
Peace Lutheran - Bible School 1728 Centre Ave.

























Peace Lutheran - Sunday School 1728 Centre Ave.





X X





X X









Reading Parks and Recreation 11th and Pike St. X X
X X X X X


X X X X X



X X X X

320 South 3rd Street X X X X X X X X

X X X X X X
X

X X X X

Service Provider

_______________________________              

Location

After-School Supervision Casework Day Treatment Diversion From Court Evening Faith-Based Family Preservation Family Support

 

Foster Care


 

Group Home


Individual Counseling Intensive Supervision

Job Training

 

Life Skills


Mentoring Other Educational Services

Other Mental Health Services

Programming For Girls Restitution Shelter Care

 

Sports


Substance Abuse Services

Tracking

 

Tutoring


 

Workforce Development


Other Specified
Salvation Army 301 S. 5th St. X


















X




301 S. 5th St. X


X X






X





X X



Trinity Lutheran Church 527 Washington Street




X



X









X



United Community Services RACC Penn and N. 2nd St. X X

X

X

X
X X X X





X X X
YMCA 631 Washington St. X




X


X

X X




X




Glenside Housing Auth Baid. X











X





X




Zion Church 224 Washington St.




X



X








X X



BAAV 500 Buttonwood St
























Peer mediation
Berks Community Action Program PO BoX 22





X X

X
X X X X
X X
X X



Service Provider

Location

After-School Supervision

Casework Day Treatment Diversion From Court Evening Faith-Based Family Preservation Family Support

 

Foster Care


 

Group Home


Individual Counseling Intensive Supervision

 

Job Training


 

Life Skills


Mentoring Other Educational Services

Other Mental Health Services

Programming For Girls Restitution Shelter Care Sports Substance Abuse Services Tracking Tutoring

 

Workforce Development


Other Specified
Calvery Chapel 1335 Perry St




X



















Central Park U.M. 138 S. 6th St




X X X

X
X X

X X

X


X
Easter Seals 1040 Liggett Ave X


X







X X




X




Genesis United Methodist Church 629 North 5th St




X X













X



Iglesia Camino de Santidad 640 Center Ave



X
X X












X



Iglesia El Buen Samaritano 1019 Robeson St.



X
X X




X











Iglesia Misionera La Senda 413 N. 6th St. X


X
X X





X




X X



Iglesia Penten Cristo Somos Diferents 925 South St




X X X

X X
X X


X
X




New Hope Baptist Church 621 Church X


X X X


X
X X X

X

X X



Puerta del Cielo Bilingual Fellowship
1250 Schuylkill Ave




X X X

X


X










Service Provider Location After-School Supervision Casework Day Treatment Diversion From Court Evening Faith-Based Family Preservation Family Support

Foster Care

Group Home

Individual Counseling Intensive Supervision

Job Training

Life Skills

Mentoring Other Educational Services

Other Mental Health Services

Programming For Girls Restitution Shelter Care Sports Substance Abuse Services Tracking Tutoring

 

Workforce Development


Other Specified