Community Connections. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Community Connections is providing free virtual Navicate services via Zoom in addition to regular emails and phone calls. If you are interested in setting up a video call through Zoom to speak with a Navicate, please complete the online form or email Hannah Weisberg.
Harleysville & Skippack Rotary Clubs invite contacts from nonprofit organizations who would like to speak to Rotarians about their programs and current needs, likely through Zoom. For more info, contact Jackie Silveri, email@example.com.
Keystone Disaster Spiritual Care Network. Call 888-255-6520 in PA for 24/7 response by trained volunteers, providing appropriate and respectful disaster spiritual care to people of all ages, races, and religions.
Montco Veteran 10-4 Helpline is now live. Not a counseling service; this line aims to provide a channel for veterans to talk with veterans on staff to find resources they may need. Montco Veterans Affairs. 610-278-3286. Dennis Miller, Administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PA VETConnect. Through PA VETConnect, veteran advocates have access to the commonwealth’s updated information and referral database, compiled specifically to improve the lives of service members, veterans, and their families. The free database is populated with resources that will help County Directors of Veterans Affairs and other veteran advocates facilitate delivery of the best possible services to veterans, their families and their beneficiaries. Resource areas include benefits, employment, financial assistance, mental wellness and substance use, post-traumatic stress, and more.
PennDOT has resumed issuing REAL IDs at reopened Driver License Centers throughout the state. REAL ID processing was suspended in March when most PennDOT offices closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The deadline to comply with REAL ID requirements was pushed back one year due to the pandemic. REAL ID is optional for drivers, but driver licenses and photo ID cards will no longer be accepted as a valid form of identification for boarding commercial flights or visiting federal buildings beginning on May 3, 2023. For more information about how to obtain a REAL ID click here.
PennDOT. Act 131 of 2020 makes it possible for Pennsylvanians experiencing homelessness to be issued a free initial photo ID or renewal. Individuals will be required to apply in person at a PennDOT Driver License Center and must meet identification and other requirements. Learn more here.
SEPTA Key Card. Be aware that the sale of paper tickets – single trip and 10-trip strips – has ended effective Oct 2, 2020. Paper tickets will continue to be accepted through the valid date stamped on the back. A Key Card is a convenient, contactless way to pay your fare. They can be purchased at all SEPTA Sales Offices including outlying station Ticket Offices. Register your Key Card to protect your Travel Wallet funds in the event your card is ever lost or stolen. The $4.95 purchase cost will be credited back to your card if you register it within 30 days of purchase. SEPTA Key Customer Call Center – 855-567-3782
Reliable Resource Websites and Phone Numbers
https://data-montcopa.opendata.arcgis.com/pages/covid-19. Montco COVID-19 data hub
https://www.montcopa.org/513/Public-Health. Montco Office of Public Health
https://www.uwp.org/covid19nonprofithub/. United Way of PA Nonprofit Resources Hub
Bucks County COVID-19 Behavioral Health Helpline, 215-399-5681, Mon-Fri, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Montgomery County Community Connections, 610-278-3522. Their main Community Connections telephone number will direct you to the Navicate in your region who is an expert in all services closest to you.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255