Lehigh Valley Hospital – Muhlenberg (155)

Lehigh Valley Hospital – Muhlenberg


Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is comprised of eight hospital campuses, numerous health centers, physician practices, rehabilitation locations, ExpressCARE sites and other outpatient care locations throughout eastern Pennsylvania. More than 19,000 colleagues contribute to the network’s mission of healing, comforting and caring for the people of our community every day. Within LVHN is Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Muhlenberg, a community teaching hospital that is dedicated to caring for patients and their families like a member of our own family.

Trauma Services at LVH–Muhlenberg
LVH–Muhlenberg is an accredited Level II Trauma Center. The trauma program at LVH–Muhlenberg strives to provide excellence in trauma care while aligning with the hospital culture of delivering personalized care in a warm, caring setting. This is accomplished through a team-driven, evidence-based approach to trauma care. LVH–Muhlenberg offers 24/7 access to comprehensive trauma, orthopedic, neurosurgical and emergency services.

After receiving trauma care, LVH–Muhlenberg patients have access to multiple rehabilitation and therapy programs including:

  • Concussion rehabilitation We help you heal and prevent further injury with our personalized post-concussion rehabilitation program .
  • Occupational therapy LVHN Occupational Therapy focuses on daily life skills, like cooking, eating, bathing and dressing.
  • Physical therapy LVHN Physical Therapy helps people of all ages who experience problems with movement or other physical abilities. We help you regain mobility and return to the highest level of independence possible with personalized treatment plans.
  • Physiatry From pain management to treating pre-existing conditions, LVPG Physiatry makes sure that your whole body is ready for therapy.
  • Speech-Language Pathology LVHN Speech-Language Pathology can help you learn better communication techniques and overcome swallowing problems with tailored treatment plans.

Address: LVH–Muhlenberg, 2545 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem, PA 18107

Telephone: 484-884-3575

Email: [email protected]


LVHN Trauma Care

Hackerman-Patz House: Affordable lodging for patients and their loved ones

Donations: LVHN.org/give

Contact: Maria Wescoe




TSN Coordinator


Maria Wescoe
Email Coordinator

2545 Schoenersville Rd, 4th floor Trauma Coordinator
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 18107

work: 4848843575

Lehigh Valley Hospital – Muhlenberg

Upcoming Programs & Events

NextSteps ONLINE

NextSteps is a free, interactive program to help you manage your life after a serious injury. It will help you explore ways your life has changed and how you can move forward. Before your injury, you were on your own path in life, one that you expected to continue. However, injuries can change those plans and you may find yourself dealing with uncertainty. Will you get back to your old self and the path you were on? Or are you facing changes that will lead you down a new road in life? NextSteps can help you work through this uncertainty. Sign up online at https://www.nextstepsonline.org. Learn more

Community Resources

NextSteps ONLINE

https://www.nextstepsonline.org NextSteps is a free, interactive program to help you manage your life after a serious injury. It will help you explore ways your life has changed and how you can move forward. Before your injury, you were on your own path in life, one that you expected to continue. However, injuries can change those plans and you may find yourself dealing with uncertainty. Will you get back to your old self and the path you were on? Or are you facing changes that will lead you down a new road in life? NextSteps can help you work through this uncertainty. Sign up online at www.nextstepsonline.org.

Turning Point of Lehigh Valley, Inc.

https://www.turningpointlv.org/ Turning Point is a safe place where survivors of domestic and intimate partner abuse and their children can find refuge. We provide services in Lehigh and Northampton Counties. Helpline 24/7: Local: 610-437-438-4957 Tollfree: 877-438-4957 TTY: 610-419-4594

Domestic Violence Service Center (Carbon and Luzerne Counties)

https://domesticviolenceservice.org/ We are here for you 24-hours a day, every day of the year. When you call we will not ask your name, but we will offer you the help you need at no cost. Depending on your personal situation, the trained staff at the Domestic Violence Service Center can support you in many ways. Our services are free and confidential. 24/7 Hotline: 1-800-424-5600

National Domestic Violence Hotline

https://www.thehotline.org/ We answer the call to support and shift power back to those affected by relationship abuse. Phone: 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) Phone: 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley

http://cvclv.org/ Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley is a private, non-profit organization providing nonjudgmental support and services to victims of all violence, their families and significant others throughout Northampton and Lehigh Counties. Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley is dedicated to providing free and confidential services to the people of Lehigh and Northampton Counties whose lives have been directly affected by crime; advocating for the rights, welfare, and empowerment of all victims of crime; developing resources for individuals and community education regarding crime victimization and prevention. 24-hour hotline: 610-437-6611

Victims Resource Center (Carbon, Luzerne, and Wyoming Counties)

https://vrcnepa.org/ Victims Resource Center provides a comprehensive range of services to meet the special needs of crime victims, to address issues of violence on an individual and community level and to increase the understanding of the impact of crime on victims to improve their quality of care. Carbon County: 610-379-0151 Luzerne County: 570-823-0765 Wyoming County: 570-836-5544

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence

https://www.pcadv.org/ Provides emergency crisis intervention services to individuals who left their homes or consider leaving their homes because of physical assault. Provides emergency and ongoing social services, including: 24-hour crisis hotline, temporary shelter for victims and victims’ families, ongoing individual counseling and support groups, referral to other community services, advocacy and support services. All services are provided without consideration of the client’s family income. Also provides prevention education programs to reduce the incidence and lessen the risk of domestic violence in the community at large and community education and professional training on the scope and dynamics of domestic violence. Phone:1-800-537-2238 Local Domestic Violence Center: 1-800-932-4632

National Human Trafficking Hotline

https://humantraffickinghotline.org/ Human Trafficking is a crime in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in sex acts or labor services against his/her will. If you, or someone you know, is a victim of Human Trafficking, contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888, or visit this website.

VictimConnect Resource Center

https://VictimConnect.org 1-855-4VICTIM (1-855-484-2846) Chat.VictimConnect.org The VictimConnect Resource Center is a referral helpline where crime victims can learn about their rights and options confidentially and compassionately. As a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime, it combines: a telephone-based helpline, online chat, online information, and service referrals.

National Center for Victims of Crime

https://victimsofcrime.org/ (202) 467-8700 The National Center for Victims of Crime advocates for stronger rights, protections, and services for crime victims, provides education, training, evaluation and serves as a trusted source of current information on victims’ issues. This website helps survivors and families find local assistance, learn about crime and its effects, and browse resources to help victims of crime to rebuild their lives. (Also see VictimConnect Resource Center).

Dating Violence Resource Center

https://www.dvrc-or.org/ Twenty percent of teenage girls and young women have experienced some form of dating violence–controlling, abusive and aggressive behavior in a romantic relationship. Learn more about dating violence and what you can do to help. There are articles on teen victimization, protection orders, tip sheets, fact sheets and research information

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

https://www.nsvrc.org/ A national clearinghouse for rape crisis centers and other sexual assault prevention organizations.


https://malesurvivor.org/ Lehigh Valley resources for boys and men An organization that helps men who have been sexually abused, assaulted, or raped. MaleSurvivor is dedicated to providing personalized support for men at every stage of the healing process. They facilitate dialogue among survivors, as well as between survivors and professional therapists, on their on-line forums like a vibrant and moderated discussion board, online 24/7 chat and at in-person events.Support for male survivors of sexual abuse or assault. Chat confidentially with a trained advocate through the national helpline 24/7 or chat anonymously within a group facilitated by a counselor

Confront / Treatment Trends, Inc.

http://www.treatmenttrends.org/ For adolescent (ages 12+) survivors of sexual abuse, adult survivors of sexual abuse and for parents of sexually abused children. Phone: 610-433-0148

Mothers of Sexually Abused Children (Mosac)

https://www.mosac.net/ The MOSAC site is designed specifically for mothers who have experienced the sexual abuse of one of their children. Although fathers also suffer when a child is the victim of sexual abuse, women and mothers have specific issues related to their role and relationship to the victim.

Parents of Murdered Children

https://pomc.org/ Provides support and assistance to all survivors of homicide victims while working to create a world free of murder.

Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

https://www.Bradburysullivancenter.org/youth LGBTQ+ Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center provides daily, professionally-staffed youth programs to build youth leadership, provide direct support, encourage health promotion, and to promote artistic expression for LGBT youth ages 14-21 in the Lehigh Valley. Local: 610-347-9988

Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley (Uuclv)

https://wp.uuclvpa.org/ HAVEN (Hope, Acceptance, Validation, Equity, and Nurturing) is a support group for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning youth hosted and sponsored by the UUCLV. Although part of the UUCLV, HAVEN is not a religious group. And while it does not operate under UU principles, this does not conflict with any other religious beliefs. Haven is not about conversation and any or no religions are welcome.

The Trevor Project

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/ • – 866-488-7386 (Crisis Lifeline for LGBTQ Youth) Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

Center for Humanistic Change

http://www.thechc.org The Center for Humanistic Change offers prevention education (alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs) and life skills training focusing on decision making for healthy choices. Local: 610-443-1595

Lehigh County Drug and Alcohol

https://www.lehighcounty.org/Departments/Human-Services/Drug-Alcohol The Lehigh County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Program recognizes the disease concept of chemical dependency and believes that early intervention is the key in overcoming addiction. The Drug and Alcohol Abuse Program, or Single County Authority (SCA), manages federal, state and local dollars to services to help consumers in obtaining the earliest possible care for substance abuse and related problems. These services are purchased from private subcontracting agencies in Lehigh County, as well as other agencies located throughout Pennsylvania. Phone: 610-782-3555 Fax: 610-871-1469

Northampton County Drug and Alcohol

https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/DRGALC/Pages/About-Us.aspx The Northampton County Drug and Alcohol program’s mission is to improve the quality of life of Northampton County residents by eliminating alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse through the equitable allocation of funds and resources, by ensuring the availability of adequate prevention, intervention, and treatment services, and by fostering a climate of public awareness that will lead to active and collective involvement. To disseminate factual information and education using evidence based strategies as well as to provide detoxification, counseling, rehabilitation, temporary housing and recovery supports to residents of Northampton County. the overall goal of the department is to prevent, intervene and treat the disease of drug and/or alcohol addiction. Phone: 610-829-HELP Phone: 610-829-4725 Fax: 610-997-5859 Emergency: 610-252-9060

Carbon-Monroe-Pike Drug and Alcohol Commission

http://www.cmpda.cog.pa.us/ The Carbon-Monroe-Pike Drug and Alcohol Commission believes in a comprehensive, supportive and effective approach in dealing with substance use disorders in our society. Our philosophy is based on the concept that substance use disorder is a disease characterized by the repetitive and compulsive ingestion of any mood-altering substance which impacts the individual’s health, marital status, career, interpersonal relationships, and societal adaptations. The Commission is committed to providing awareness and access to prevention, intervention, education, and treatment services in our communities to help those affected by substance use disorders obtain the support necessary to achieve a better quality of life. During regular business: Carbon County Referral Center toll free: 866-824-3578 After Hours 24/7 Phone: Carbon-Monroe-Pike Referral Center – 1-866-824-3578

Luzerne County Drug and Alcohol

https://www.luzernecounty.org/370/Drug-Alcohol The Luzerne / Wyoming Counties Drug and Alcohol Program has been designated by the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs as the Single County Authority (SCA) for drug and alcohol services in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties. The SCA is responsible for planning, designing, and implementing a comprehensive array of services covering the full continuum of care to the residents of both Luzerne and Wyoming Counties in the areas of Prevention, Intervention, Treatment, and Treatment Related Services. Phone: 570-826-8790 Fax: 570-826-3039 After business hours, Treatment Services can be accessed by contacting our Help Line at 570-829-1341.

Schuylkill County Drug and Alcohol

http://co.schuylkill.pa.us/Offices/HumanServices/DrugAlcohol/index.asp The Schuylkill County Drug and Alcohol program had dedicated itself to making sue individuals and families in Schuylkill County who have been affected by drug and/or alcohol abuse receive the services they need in order to live productive drug-free lives. With funding provided through state and federal grant agreements, the Drug & Alcohol Program provides treatment and recovery support funding for uninsured or under insured county residents. Phone: 570-621-2890 or visiting the website at www.facebook.com/Schuylkill-Prevention

Alcohol Anonymous Lehigh Valley (AALV)

https://www.aalv.org/learn-about-aa There is no “test” that determines whether or not a person is an alcoholic. There are many symptoms that may indicate alcoholism. Our widespread experience is that the drinker realizes that they can no longer control their drinking and wants to find out how to do something about it. At this point, many decide to seek help. Phone: 610-882-0558

Alcoholics Anonymous

https://www.aa.org Alcoholics Anonymous provides support and resources for people who struggle with a drinking problem or substance abuse. Confidential group meetings are available throughout the United States and Canada. Use the online locator to find the group and times nearest you.

Al-Anon Family Groups

https://www.al-anon.org Al-Anon offers resources and support to family members and friends of someone who struggles with problem drinking or substance abuse. United States: Telephone: (757) 563-1600 Toll-free Meeting Line: (888) 425-2666 Email: [email protected] Canada: Telephone: (613) 723-8484 Email: [email protected]

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline (SAMHSA)

https://www.samhsa.gov/capt/tools-learning-resources/coping-traumatic-events-resources This helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention and recovery in English and Spanish. The SAMHSA website also offers a treatment locator to identify local mental health providers. For assistance, call 1-800-662-HELP, TTY: 1-800-487-4889, or visit www.samhsa.gov/

American Trauma Society

https://www.amtrauma.org/ The American Trauma Society is dedicated to the elimination of needless death and disability from injury. For 50 years, the ATS has served as an advocate for the trauma care system, trauma prevention programs, and survivors of trauma and their families throughout the United States. Our mission is “Saving lives, Improving Care and Empowering Survivors.”

Lehigh Valley Homeless shelters

https://pennsylvaniacoc.org/resources/ Covering all communities in Lehigh and Northampton counties, the Lehigh Valley RHAB is a consortium of individuals, agencies and other stakeholders that direct and coordinate community-wide efforts toward ending chronic homelessness, preventing homelessness, and addressing housing insecurity. Lehigh County Information and Referral: 610-782-3200 Lehigh Conference of Churches: 610-433-6421 Third Street Alliance for Women and Children: 610-258-6271

Mid Atlantic Region Narcotics Anonymous

http://www.marscna.org/index.php The Mid-Atlantic Region of Narcotics Anonymous is a service board of member Areas. Member Areas provide Central Pennsylvania from the New York border to the Maryland border with Narcotics Anonymous meetings and services. “Narcotics Anonymous can help you find the freedom to live your life without the use of drugs. We are a non-profit, worldwide organization of recovering addicts. NA members learn how to live drug-free and recover from addiction.” Phone: 610-439-1998

Childline and Abuse Registry

http://www.keepkidssafe.pa.gov/ ChildLine is part of a mandated statewide child protective services program designed to accept child abuse referrals and general child well-being concerns and transmit the information quickly to the appropriate investigating agency. ChildLine is responsible for receiving verbal and electronic referrals 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Suspect child abuse? Report it! The toll-free hotline, 1-800-932-0313, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to receive reports of suspected child abuse. Mandated reporters can report electronically.

Project Child – The Abuse Prevention Coalition of the Lehigh Valley

https://www.projectchildlv.org/ Project Child is the hand that pulls the child out of the path of runaway circumstances – teaching parents the skills they need to give proper care: to provide a safe environment, to discipline responsibly and without violence, to see that a child receives proper medical/dental checkups and treatment – and to inform both the public and the professionals about services, strategies, trainings, seminars, hotlines, all BEFORE a tragedy occurs, BEFORE a child is damaged, a life shattered, a family destroyed.

Community Services for Children

https://www.cscinc.org/ To prepare young children and their families to succeed in learning and in life through innovative, comprehensive, leading-edge services. Local: 610-437-6000

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

https://www.nctsn.org/ Helping children and teenagers recover from traumatic events.

Via of the Lehigh Valley

https://www.vianet.org/services/ Via of the Lehigh Valley offers individuals with disabilities employment services, community connections, early intervention and adult training services. Local: 610-317-8000


https://www.childhelp.org/hotline/ 1-800- 4-A-Child (1-800- 422-4453) The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the U.S. and Canada, the hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who—through interpreters—provide assistance in over 170 languages. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential.

Child Mind Institute

https://childmind.org/our-impact/trauma-response/trauma-resources/ The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. The Child Mind Institute has prepared free trauma resources to aid parents, educators, and other adults in talking to children and adolescents about potentially traumatic events and identifying those who might benefit from more focused professional attention

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

https://www.nctsn.org/audiences/families-and-caregivers The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) was created to increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events. This network provides resources and education about Trauma-Informed Care and how trauma impacts children and families.

U.S. Department of Education

https://www2.ed.gov/parents/needs/speced/iepguide/index.html The purpose of this guidance is to assist educators, parents, and state and local educational agencies in implementing the requirements of Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) regarding Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for children with disabilities, including preschool-aged children.

U.S. Department of Education’s Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

https://sites.ed.gov/idea/ Find information for children with disabilities and their families who want to explore resources on infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities


https://youth.gov This is a U.S. government website that helps you create, maintain, and strengthen effective youth programs. Included are youth facts, funding information, and tools to help you assess community assets, generate maps of local and federal resources, search for evidence-based youth programs, and keep up-to-date on the latest, youth-related news

Teen Line

https://teenlineonline.org/ TEEN LINE was created in 1980 by a group of mental health professionals who, through their personal work with teenagers, realized that a more inclusive approach to adolescent mental health was needed. After extensive research and consultation, TEEN LINE – a teen-to-teen hotline with community outreach services – was born.Call 1-800-852-8336 or Text “TEEN” to 839863

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide

http://www.sptsusa.org/ The mission of the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide is to reduce the number of youth suicides and attempted suicides by encouraging public awareness through the development and promotion of educational training programs.


https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/your-childs-rights/basics-about-childs-rights/individuals-with-disabilities-education-act-idea-what-you-need-to-know Understood is a combined effort from 15 nonprofit organizations that have joined together to support parents of children with learning and attention issues throughout their journey. They provide information and resources to help parents to help their children unlock their strengths and reach their full potential. The professionals who advise parents on Understood include educators, learning and attention specialists, physicians, psychologists, lawyers and more. They share a commitment to children with learning and attention issues.

Youth Violence Prevention Resources

https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/youthviolence/index.html The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funds national research and specializes in health education, resources and raising awareness. Youth violence is a serious problem that can have lasting harmful effects on victims and their family, friends and communities. Youth Violence Prevention efforts should aim to reduce factors that place youth at risk for perpetrating violence, and promote factors that protect youth at risk for violence. Many prevention tools have been developed and implemented; many of these prevention programs and strategies have been evaluated, and found to be effective at preventing violence and related behaviors among youth.1-800-232-4636 TTY: 888-232-6348

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

https://afsp.org/ Mission: Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide. Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

Americans with Disabilities Act

https://www.ada.gov The ADA website provides information and technical assistance regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. 1-800-514-0301 (voice), 1-800-514-0383 (TTY)

ADA National Network

https://www.adata.org The ADA National Network provides information, guidance and training on how to implement the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in order to support the mission of the ADA to “assure equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities.” ADA specialists help families address complex questions on a wide range of ADA topics such as reasonable accommodations at work, building codes for new construction projects, accessible housing, and transitioning from school to work. ADA specialists also address questions about other disability laws, such as the Fair Housing Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and the Rehabilitation Act. 1-800-949-4232

American Chronic Pain Association

https://www.theacpa.org Since 1980, the ACPA has offered peer support and education in pain management skills to people with pain, family and friends, and health care professionals. The information and tools on this site can help you to better understand your pain and work more effectively with your health care team toward a higher quality of life.

Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living

http://www.lvcil.org/ The Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living helps individuals with disabilities with information and referrals, advocacy, peer support, and vocational and independent living skills. Local: 610-770-9781

Center for Independent Living

https://www.mycil.org/ The Center for Independent Living aka MyCiL provides support services, government benefits, adaptive equipment, accessibility and other topics related to disabilities. Phone: 1-800-984-7492 Local: 570-327-9070

Camelot for Children

https://camelotforchildren.org/ Camelot for Children provides year-round social and educational opportunities to children with disabilities and chronic or terminal illnesses in a supportive, developmentally appropriate and enriching environment in order to make the magic of childhood accessible to children with unique needs. Local: 610-791-5683

Family Caregiver Alliance

https://www.caregiver.org/ The Family Caregiver Alliance addresses the needs of family and friends providing long-term care for loved ones at home. It provides support, information and tools to manage the complex demands of caregiving. These include online support and resources, navigators to help locate support services by state, and the National Center on Caregiving which unites research, policy and practice to develop cost-effective programs for caregivers. Click the link to find out more about how FCA could help you or your family

Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, Inc

https://www.caclv.org/ CACLV provides information and services related to financial education, food assistance, housing assistance, job preparation and placement, advocacy, neighborhood revitalization, and utility assistance. Local: 610-691-5620

Community Services Group (CSG)

https://csgonline.org/ CSG provides services for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities and mental health diagnoses including residential services, employment services, adult day programs, outpatient treatment, peer support, and psychiatric rehabilitation. Phone: 1-877-907-7970

Tri-State Advocacy Project

http://www.tristateadvocacy.com/ The Tri-State Advocacy Project is composed of advocates who have personally faced the challenges of having a family member with a catastrophic injury. They help families navigate the process of working with health insurance, applying for government benefits, and seeking out other community resources. Click the link to see how the Tri-State Advocacy Project could help your family.

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation

https://www.goodshepherdrehab.org/condition/physical-therapy/ Good Shepherd Rehabilitation offers various types of rehabilitation services, home health services and long-term care. Good Shepherd oversees the outreach, education, evaluation, and training efforts of assistive technology for the region. Phone: 1-888-447-3422

Rehabilitation Services Administration

https://rsa.ed.gov/ Our mission — to provide leadership and resources to assist state and other agencies in providing vocational rehabilitation (VR) and other services to individuals with disabilities to maximize their employment, independence and integration into the community and the competitive labor market.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/conditions/post-traumatic-stress-disorder If you have gone through a traumatic experience, it is normal to feel emotions such as distress, fear, helplessness, guilt, shame, or anger. If these symptoms don’t go away over time, you may have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Visit this website from Mental Health America to find out about PTSD and ways you can help yourself or a family member who may be suffering from PTSD.

National Center for PTSD

https://www.ptsd.va.gov/ The National Center for PTSD offers national resources for trauma survivors and families, which includes information about PTSD, resources such as the PTSD Coach Online, and videos from other survivors and professionals.

National Institute of Mental Health

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/index.shtml This website provides mental health education about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Information includes signs and symptoms of PTSD as well as professional treatment of PTSD.

Behavioral Health

https://www.salisburymgt.com/ Salisbury Crisis Behavioral Health provides services such as behavioral health, partial hospital, case management, crisis residence, supportive independent living and personal living options. Local: 610-865-6116

Detox.Com PTSD & Addiction support

https://www.detox.com/ptsd/ Information on support for PTSD and addiction Helpline available 24/7: call 800-483-2193

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

https://adaa.org/ The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders through education, practice and research. It helps people understand the disorders and educates them about scientifically supported treatments so they can make informed decisions. It also supports professionals who provide treatment and conduct research. Click the link to learn how ADAA could help you or your family

Mental Health America

https://www.mentalhealthamerica.net Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – 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. Resources and information for youth, parents and adults.-

Survivors of Suicide Support Group

Family Answers 411 Walnut St., Allentown, PA 18102 610-435-9651 Support group. Phone: 610-435-9651

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call is routed to the nearest crisis center in the national network of more than 150 crisis centers. For assistance, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), TTY: 1-800-799-4889. The Crisis Text Line is: 741741

Brain Injury Association of America

https://www.biausa.org/ The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) works to advance awareness, research, treatment, and education to improve the quality of life for adults and children affected by brain injury. BIAA is dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury. It has a network of state affiliates, local chapters, and support groups.


https://www.brainline.org/ Brainline provides education and resources about Brain Injury and PTSD for both adult and pediatric survivors and their families. They focus on treatment and recovery information for moderate to severe TBI symptoms in both adults and children.

Hope After Head Injury

https://www.hopeafterheadinjury.com/links—resources Hope After Head Injury exists to bring hope to those who have been impacted by brain injury in their life, whether going through the experience themselves or caring for a loved one. They understand that the journey through head trauma is a road that when walked alone can be scary and lonely. Through the voices of brain injury survivors and caregivers they provide awareness, encouragement and hope. Click the link to learn more about Hope After Head Injury.

Opioid Overdose Prevention

https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/prevention/index.html The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funds national research, specializes in health education, resources, and raising awareness. Some medications, such as prescription opioids, can help relieve pain in the short term but also come with serious risks and potential complications—and should be prescribed and used carefully. The CDC advises that the best ways to prevent opioid overdose deaths are to improve opioid prescribing, reduce exposure to opioids, prevent misuse, and treat opioid use disorder.

Center for Vision Loss

https://sightsforhope.org The Center for Vision Loss is a non-profit organization aimed at providing preventative, rehabilitative, support and social services to visually impaired individuals. Lehigh Valley: 433-6018 Monroe County: 570-992-7787

Burn Support- Phoenix Society—Resources for Parents and Children

https://www.phoenix-society.org/ The Phoenix Society is a strong voice for burn survivors, their families, and their caretakers—advocating that healing is a life-long process. They focus on information and resources for families of survivors in recovery.

United Spinal Association

https://unitedspinal.org/ United Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including veterans, and providing support and information to loved ones, care providers and professionals. Its goal is to provide people living with SCI/D with active lifestyle information, peer support, advocacy, and services that maximize their independence and enable them to remain active in their communities. Visit the website for more information.

Spinal Injury-Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

http://www.christopherreeve.org 1-800-225-0292 The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.

Neurocritical Care Society

http://www.neurocriticalcare.org/resources/family-patient-resources The Neurocritical Care Society provides and advocates for the highest quality of care for patients with critical neurological illness. It promotes skilled and compassionate patient care, professional collaboration, research, training and education, and advocacy.

Amputee support- AMPOWER

http://www.empoweringamputees.org/ The mission of AMPOWER is to empower and strengthen those affected by amputation or limb difference through peer mentorship, educational resources and community events.

Amputee Coalition

https://www.amputee-coalition.org/resources/understand-limb-loss/ The mission of the Amputee Coalition is to reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention. Resources and information for children, adults and families. 703-998-2020 1-800-232-4636 TTY: 888-232-6348

Coalition to Support Grieving Students

https://grievingstudents.org The Coalition’s purpose is to create and share a set of industry-endorsed resources that will empower school communities across America in the ongoing support of their grieving students. They provide education and resources to help support students in response to the death of a loved one, school violence/shootings, etc.

National Alliance for Grieving Children

https://childrengrieve.org/ The National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about the needs of children and teens who are grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who supports them. The NAGC is a nationwide network to promote best practices, education, and critical resources to support the mental, emotional and physical health of grieving children and their families.

National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement (NCSCB)

https://www.schoolcrisiscenter.org/help-now The National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement (NCSCB) at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is dedicated to helping schools support their students through crisis and loss. They assist schools and communities in the U.S. and abroad in coping with the aftermath of tragedy in helping to support resilience after crisis and traumatic events.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society


Multiple Sclerosis Empowerment Connections group

https://www.goodshepherdrehab.org/location/good-shepherd-health-technology-center 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM monthly Recurring Event Every 4th Wednesday In Person Good Shepherd Health Technology Center 850 S. 5th Street Allentown, PA 18103 Self-help group for individuals with MS. Contact information Robin Buss [email protected] 610-797-7079

MS World

https://www.msworld.org/ founded in 1996 MSWorld has grown from 6 people in a chat room to the largest all volunteer patient run organization worldwide, serving well over 225,000 members living with multiple sclerosis.

Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome Research Awareness and Support

https://www.smasyndrome.org/ Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome Research Awareness and Support is a registered 501c3 nonprofit. We are dedicated to promoting healthcare opportunities for under insured individuals, promoting research for improved health care for all members of the SMAS community. It’s also important to us to educate both the medical community and the public about SMAS to encourage early diagnosis. We also work under the name SMAS Patient Assistance.


https://www.valleyyouthhouse.org/ Homeless Youth Shelter We began in 1973 as a single shelter in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. Valley Youth House was open day and night, ensuring that vulnerable, abused and homeless young people in the community had access to shelter and counseling. Even then, we represented more than just a roof and beds; we were an organization committed to building a solid foundation for every individual who came through our doors. That same dedication still drives us today, as we have grown from that first house in the Valley to over 300 residential sites throughout Pennsylvania. Though our reach and programming has vastly expanded, our mission remains the same. For over forty years, we have been proud to be there for two generations. We stand ready to be there for the next generation as well. Our doors remain open – we just have more of them now.

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors

https://www.phoenix-society.org/ We empower transformational healing by connecting thousands of survivors and professionals to the support, resources, and training they need.


https://www.brainsteps.net Brain Injury Re-Entry Consulting Program assists Pennsylvania Schools in creating appropriate educational plans for students following acquired brain injury.

Veteran Health Program

https://www.valleyhealthpartners.org/valley-health-partners-veteran-health-program Effective Aug. 1, 2021, Veteran Health Program became part of Valley Health Partners Community Health Center, which is closely aligned with Lehigh Valley Health Network. Valley Health Partners departments offer health care providers as well as a multidisciplinary team of professionals to help support your health and well-being. Valley Health Partners provides care coordination, education, information and support by partnering with you and your health care providers. Those serving in the U.S. military have a mission to protect and defend. Once home, veterans may need our help navigating complex health care systems. That’s where Valley Health Partners (VHP) Veteran Health Program comes in. VHP Veteran Health Program addresses the potentially unique circumstances of men and women who have performed military service. VHP Veteran Health Program staff are professionals knowledgeable in veteran care as it relates to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs/Department of Defense benefits to accessing care, and they’re well versed in veterans’ health care needs. Navigation and coordination of benefits Navigation of veterans’ health benefits and TRICARE are complex. VHP Veteran Health Program offers a fully coordinated health care experience in association with the Department of Defense through TRICARE and the VA’s Community Care Network (formerly the Veterans Choice Program). As a contracted partner with these programs, VHP Veteran Health Program, in alignment with Lehigh Valley Health Network, offers the widest possible access to our health services. Access to health care VHP Veteran Health Program addresses the potentially unique circumstances of men and women who have performed military service. VHP Veteran Health Program staff are professionals knowledgeable in veteran care issues (from VA/DOD benefits to accessing care) and versed in veterans’ health care needs. Guidance and planning A VHP Veteran Health Program case manager will interview the veteran or family member and create a personalized client plan built upon his or her current needs. As part of the plan, our case managers also will connect clients with community partners for other supportive services, if needed. Bridging gaps VHP Veteran Health Program staff can aid in making referrals for assistance with our community partners: VA compensation and claims through an independent certified veteran service officer Peer support Employment Housing Food and nutrition Clothing Financial assistance Legal assistance Wellness services Our team includes clinically certified, trained professionals who have demonstrated capability and proficiency in the coordination of care through a nationally offered certificate program by the Warrior Centric Health and the Veterans Health Administration’s training certificate for community providers. What to expect on your first visit Once you sign up to VHP Veteran Health Program, our case manager will contact you by phone to confirm needed services. Our case manager will schedule a one- to two-hour appointment and advise what initial documents you will need to bring. As a result of your visit, a personalized care plan will be developed as a guide. You also may need to see the veteran service officer, who can help with any VA claim submission. We will continue to work with you until your concerns have been addressed. Why is VHP Veteran Health Program important? Citizens from the Lehigh Valley are serving – or have served – in securing our liberty and being exposed to great personal risk. The VHP strives to provide veterans and their families with a coordinated and transformative care experience. The service addresses the complex health care needs of veterans by collaborating with area Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense partners. Addressing the health care risk of our community improves lives, contributes to a healthy workforce and reduces costs for individuals and businesses alike. Legacy of honor Established in 2017 through funding from the Fleming Foundation, VHP Veteran Health Program was named in honor of World War II Navy veteran Dick Fleming and his wife, Peggy. The VHP Veteran Health Program has helped hundreds of veterans and their families receive health benefits they have earned. This is our way of honoring you and going beyond saying, “Thank you for your service.” Who is eligible to join? We invite all active duty, reserve, guard, retirees of the armed services and their families, and veterans seeking care and information on health services, benefits information and community services available to them regardless of their ability to pay to contact VHP Veteran Health Program. GET INVOLVED Valley Health Partners Veteran Health Program School of Nursing Building, first floor 1628 W. Chew St., Allentown, Pa. Phone 1: 610-969-2082, Phone 2: 1-855-584-6838 Fax: 610-969-2842

Grieving Support

https://thelifeididntchoose.com/ Grieving Support . A support blog. Following my Shepherd through the Valley of the Shadow of Death

Greif support for the Loss of a Military Loved One

https://www.taps.org/ T.A.P.S. Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors THE MISSION OF TAPS TAPS provides compassionate care to all those grieving the death of a military loved one. Since 1994, TAPS has provided comfort and hope 24/7 through a national peer support network and connection to grief resources, all at no cost to surviving families and loved ones. TAPS provides a variety of programs to survivors nationally and worldwide. Our National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp has been held annually in Washington, D.C., over Memorial Day weekend since 1994. TAPS also conducts regional survivor seminars for adults and youth programs at locations across the country, as well as retreats and expeditions around the world. Staff can get you connected to counseling in your community and help navigate benefits and resources. If you are grieving the loss of a fallen service member, or if you know someone who can use our support, the TAPS 24/7 National Military Survivor Helpline is always available toll-free with loving support and resources at 800-959-TAPS (8277). If you are here because our mission to care for the families of America’s fallen heroes speaks to you as well, we welcome you to connect with us about giving, volunteering, professional engagement or careers. TAPS is a national nonprofit 501(c)3 Veterans Service Organization and is not part of, or endorsed by, the Department of Defense.

Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley

https://promiseneighborhoodslv.org/ VIOLENCE PREVENTION- Promise Neighborhoods are aspirational neighborhoods committed to the success of children, from cradle to career. Helping Lehigh Valley’s children get off to a good start so they can succeed in school and life. Programs: Zero Youth Violence Leadership without limits Health Equity Community Wellness Contact: [email protected] 610-351-4288

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

https://www.als.org/ Greater Philadelphia Chapter Serving eastern and central Pennsylvania, central and southern New Jersey, and all of Delaware 321 Norristown Rd., Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002 Phone: 215-643-5434 | Fax: 215-643-9307 [email protected]

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ALS Therapy Development

https://www.als.net/ ALS treatment options

Neuromuscular and ALS Center for Comprehensive Care at Lehigh Valley Hospital

lvhn.org Neuromuscular and ALS Center for Comprehensive Care at Lehigh Valley Hospital Contact: Medical Director – Glenn Mackin, MD 610-402-8420 1210 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. Allentown, PA 18103 14 mile(s)

Dementia Careblazers

http://www.careblazers.com Dr. Natali Edmonds is a board certified geropsychologist. She created the Dementia Careblazers. Here you’ll find dementia information, support, and tips right at your fingertips.

Monroe County- Women’s Resources of Monroe County, Inc.

https://www.wrmonroe.org/ Women’s Resources offers FREE and CONFIDENTIAL services for anyone who has been a victim, or family members of victims, of domestic and/or sexual abuse. Established in 1980 we have grown and expanded our services to meet the needs of victims and survivors in our area. Domestic and sexual abuse know no boundaries – women, men, children, teens, LGBTQ+, young and old; anyone can be a victim of abuse, therefore anyone can be eligible to receive services at Women’s Resources. Our Mission: To provide a safe and caring environment that encourages healing and empowerment for anyone whose life has been impacted by domestic and sexual violence. We strive to engage our community through awareness, advocacy, and prevention. Type of Program: We help victims of sexual assault and domestic violence Address: 225 J. Wilson Drive, Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania 18327 Telephone: 570-424-2093 Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm Hotline: 570-421-4200 Fax: 570-420-2094 Email: [email protected] Website: Open Website Services Provided: Assistance Filing Compensation Claims, Bilingual Direct Services, Bilingual Hotline, Counseling, Information & Referral, Language Line, Shelter/Safe House, Support Groups, TTY Capabilities

Balance Amputee Education and Wellness Communities

https://www.balancedamputee.com/communities-1 Founder Leslie Green is a bilateral below the knee amputee who has many years of experience working alongside patients with limb loss and limb difference. As Patient Advocate Director of Education, Leslie meets with prosthetic patients to offer education and supports patients from amputation to ambulation. She ensures patients and family members are provided with education, appropriate community resources, and emotional support.

Brain Works Support Services

https://www.asbisg.org/ Brainworks ASBISG.org 3533 route 611 Bartonsville Pa 18321 Nonprofit Support Services for All Involved with Neurological Impairments What we (ASBISG.org) do is: *Have an open atmosphere for people to meet others in the community and communicate openly about who they are without negativity. *Educate the public about neurological impairments, who the people are, where to go and how they happen. *Provide a place for people to vent about their struggles. *Communication services for families and caregivers to work along with the brain injured. *Continue to build a community together of enlightenment, experience and positive growth in a loving, fun-filled environment. *Neurological impairments and brain injuries include but not limited to traumatic brain injuries (TBI), bipolar disorders, brain tumors, strokes, aneurysms, acquired brain injuries (ABI), multiple sclerosis, hydrocephalus, autism, PTSD, epilepsy and more…. *Advocate for legal and medical rights of those involved with the neurologically impaired (caregivers, family members, survivors).