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Information and Referral

Independent Living Department

All Centers for Independent Living are responsible for providing information and referrals to individuals with disabilities.  Current and accurate information is vital in obtaining prompt connection to needed services and to promote accessibility in local communities. We've created a condensed Berks County-focused resource list to connect you with contact information for area services.

For more information, call today:


Disability Support Services at College and Universities

Post-Secondary Career Training

Employment Support

Legislative Information 

Links to various organizations with information or analysis on current state or federal legislation:

Pennsylvania Health Access Network

National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)

Find your state legislator

Find your federal Representative

Find your federal Senator

Miscellaneous Information 

List of Food Banks and Food Stamp organizations in the Berks County area. - Information on BARTA services in Berks County for all regular bus transportation and special services. - Where to get connected for all transition services in Berks County.

Alcoholism Services and Support

Information on Assisted Living from

Pennsylvania Association of Area Agencies on Aging

PA Office of Long Term Living

LGBT Center of Greater Reading

PA-LINK: Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC) are a nationwide effort to take a seamless approach in the way we assist seniors and adults with disabilities who need help with activities of daily living. The ADRC in Pennsylvania is known as the Link.


PA-LINK for Berks, Lancaster, Lebanon Service Areas

Pennsylvania Relay Communication Service for Deaf/Hard-of-hearing

Pennsylvania Relay is a 24-hour service that allows individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, or have difficulty speaking to communicate freely with friends, family, and businesses. For people who have difficulty hearing or speaking, the simple act of using a telephone can be a challenging and frustrating experience. Whether it's conducting business, speaking to doctors, making appointments or just keeping in touch with family and friends, an inability to communicate over the phone can affect almost every aspect of a person's day-to-day life. Multiple service options are available to fit individual communication needs.

To learn more about the services offered through Pennsylvania Relay, contact customer care:

800.974.1253 (Voice/TTY)

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