PA 2-1-1 Northwest is part of the national 2 1 1 Call Centers initiative that seeks to provide an easy-to-remember telephone number, chat, text, and a web resource for finding health and human services– for everyday needs and in crisis situations.
PA 2-1-1 Northwest is brought to you by a partnership among local United Way organizations, local county government, and human service providers in the Northwest region, along with PA 2-1-1, and United Way of Pennsylvania.
Every day, highly trained 2‑1‑1 call specialists provide referrals to:
- Basic Human Needs Resources: food banks, shelters, rent and utility payment assistance
- Physical and Mental Health Resources: crisis intervention services, support groups, counseling
- Employment Support: financial assistance, job training, education programs
- Support for Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities: home-delivered meals, transportation, health care
- Youth and Child Care Programs: after school programs, summer camps, mentoring, protection services
- Regional Disaster Preparation
Those who contact 2-1-1 gain free, confidential access to thousands of programs and services that can help improve the quality of their lives. Help is available by calling 2 1 1. TTY and language services are available in more than 170 languages and dialects. 2-1-1 can also be reached by texting your zip code to 898-211 or chatting with a 2-1-1 specialist through the website. Resources are also available through the website 24 hours a day, seven days a week (http://pa211nw.org)
Child Care and Early Learning Resources in McKean County
For information on where to find child care, preschool, and other early learning programs in McKean County, click here.
CARE for Children partnered with the Bradford Area Public Library in 2010 to offer the Parent Resource Center, a collection of childhood development, support and disability-specific resources for parents/caregivers in the local community. The Parent Resource Center was funded in part by a Community Innovations grant from the United Way of the Bradford Area, as well as by several donations from the Kiwanis Club of Bradford to expand CARE’s collection of disability specific resource books.