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Case Management

Case managers advocate on behalf of those in need and connect them to community resources, all while helping individuals and families overcome difficult circumstances. Some of the services provided include:

  • Assistance to older adults that promotes their safety and independence
  • Disaster relief assistance if funds are available
  • Pregnancy and Parenting support, including free pregnancy tests and baby supplies
  • Housing/Utility assistance if funds are available and program guides met
  • Emergency food as available
  • Veteran services – Funded in conjuction with the United Way of Berks County

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Counseling

Professional counselors offer help in areas such as depression, anxiety, marriage and family issues. Insurances are accepted for services and we also offer a sliding fee scale based on household net income.

Specialized counseling for those who have experienced or who have been affected by an abortion is provided through Project Rachel 1-866-3RACHEL (1-866-372-2437).

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Immigration

We are now offering in-person and virtual appointments.

Please make an appointment with a Catholic Charities Immigration caseworker by calling 484-561-7125.  You can also contact .

Catholic Charities has been designated by the Department of Justice (formerly the Board of Immigration Appeals) since 1989 to provide accredited legal services by trained practitioners. We can provide efficient and low-cost immigration services. Not everyone is authorized by law to assist you with Immigration matters. We Are! There is no need to travel to Philadelphia when Catholic Charities is here in your community.

Catholic Charities’ staff and volunteers reflect the ethnic, cultural and linguistic diversity needed to serve the increasingly diverse and expanding immigrant and refugee constituency.

Our Services:

  • Consultations
  • Family petitions
  • Adjustment of Status and Consular Processing
  • Travel Documents
  • Replacement and renewal of lost/stolen and expired Alien Registration and Employment Authorization cards
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
  • Employment Authorization
  • Temporary protected status
  • Non-Immigrant Visas (“K”, “T”, “U and “V”)
  • Representation at USCIS Interviews

Contact Information:

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Ombudsman Program

“Advocate for those who can’t, support those who can, and ensure all long-term consumers live with dignity and respect.”

The Ombudsman Program is designed to support and empower consumers by resolving individual complaints involving long-term care service, while working to improve and enhance the long-term care living system for the residents and their families.

Long-term care ombudsman make themselves available to take a message of concern forward and help to resolve it on behalf of care-dependent elderly.  Ombudsman are client driven and client directed.  As the consumer’s advocate, they act on the wishes of the client.

Contact Nichole Peardon Supervisor, at 484-691-3337 or

Adoption Search Services

Reasonable fees are charged for search services. Services provided to those who were adopted through Catholic Charities, Diocese of Allentown and include:

  • Non-identifying information summary for adoptees within the limits of the Pennsylvania law
  • A search to locate birth parents or an adult adoptee
  • Reunion services to reunite birth parents and adult adoptee
  • Counseling to birth parents and adoptees as needed

Project Rachel/Rachel's Vineyard

If you, or someone you know, has had an abortion…

Project Rachel (http://hopeafterabortion.com/) offers post-abortion reconciliation and healing.  Specially trained priests and/or counselors can assist anyone suffering from the aftermath of an abortion.  The Project also sponsors Rachel’s Vineyard retreat weekends and staffs a hotline at (866) 3RACHEL or email at .

Visit the website Hope After Abortion (http://hopeabortion.com).

Rachel’s Vineyard  – An intimate spiritual journey for anyone seeking healing after abortion.  In a safe, supportive, non-judgemental environment you can focus on this painful time in your life and enter into the process of healing.  Through scripture readings, guided meditations and activites flowing from the meditations you can experience God’s compassion and forgiveness.       

                          The retreat weekend will be held May 19th – 21st.

For information on the Rachel’s Vineyard retreat or to register contact: Carol Swavely
Call 1-866-3RACHEL (Toll Free) or 610-435-1541, ext. 373 or email

 

Prayer for Healing

Eternal Father,
Source of all mercy and love,
our of love for us you sent you Son,
and willed that blood and water
flow from his side to cleanse us of sin
and restore lost innocence. 

Hear the cry of each woman who mourns the loss of her child to abortion.
Forgive her sin, restore her to your grace, and still the terror of her heart with a peace beyond
all understanding.  Through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of all tenderness and our Mother, strengthen her faith in you.  Give her the consolation to believe that her child is now living in the Lord, who conquered sin and death, and who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God , forever and ever.   Amen.
Text by Msgr. James Moroney

"The counseling services that I received changed my life. They made me a better person."

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