Employee & Family Resources
NEED HELP? Call 2-1-1
Pennsylvania 2-1-1- East is a fee, confidential, non-emergency, comprehensive information and referral service that connects, Berks, Carbon, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Northampton, and Schuylkill county residents with the health and human services they need or click here for their website.
For help in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntington, Juniata, Lancaster, Mifflin, Perry and York counties you can also call 2-1-1 or click here for their website.
You can reach 2-1-1- by calling 2-1-1- or 855-501-67-85 or Text your zip code to 898211. 2-1-1 is not intended for emergency use.
If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1.
After the death of a loved one, many find it helpful to meet with others who have also experienced a loss and talk about how to get through the holidays. The Pathways Center for Grief & Loss provides a variety of support options during the holiday season.
For information about support options in Lancaster County, CLICK HERE.
For information about support options in York County, CLICK HERE.
And, since everyone copes with loss differently, consider trying these coping tips this holiday season:
- Plan ahead and prioritize. Whether it is greeting cards, holiday baking or having a big family dinner, ask yourself the following questions before making any decisions: “Is this a task that someone else would be willing to do?” or “Would it still be a holiday without it?” Plan one small goal for each day and include those you care about in the planning.
- Live in the moment. Anticipating a particular day can often be much worse than the actual day itself. Take one moment at a time and try not to look too far ahead. Take time to rest, refresh and renew.
- Create rituals. Look for ways to remember your loved one. Buy an ornament or gift in their memory, or light a candle each night and incorporate the memory of your loved one in new ways this holiday season.
Call the Pathways Center at (717) 391-2413 or (800) 924-7610 to register for any or all of our free sessions.
Coping with Tragic Events
*In light of recent events involving the multiple natural disasters that have impacted millions of Americans to the violence in the news, highlighted by the tragic shootings, people are experiencing many heightened emotions that range from fear and anxiety to anger and sadness. We want to offer some resources to share with coworkers and family as they continue to be exposed to the images and stories of violene, loss and devastation in the news. Click on the links below to learn more.
Coping with Violence and Terrorism in the News
Tips for Helping Families and Children Cope with Tragic Events