Transportation services can be found at: http://www.dhs.pa.gov/citizens/findfacilsandlocs/countyassistanceofficecontactinformation/
211 (www.pa211.org) can be called and used to connect individuals to a variety of resources, including food, clothing, housing, utilities, and others. An individual can call 211 or visit the website.
Halfway houses are a DDAP recognized level of care and provide individuals with drug and alcohol treatment. Halfway houses are licensed through DDAP and can be accessed here: http://www.ddap.pa.gov/Document%20Library/Licensed%20Halfway%20Houses.pdf. Please be aware that halfway houses and ¾ houses are different. A ¾ house is not considered a level of care in drug and alcohol treatment. These homes are typically free-standing buildings that are privately owned. Individuals who stay in ¾ houses pay rent and typically live in a less structured environment compared to halfway houses.
Individuals may also be interested in attending Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings. The AA (www.aa.org) and NA (www.na.org) websites can provide individuals with more information. Additionally, the websites can connect individuals to local chapters, where a list of meetings can be found. Lastly, there are online meeting resources for individuals who may be interested. A list of these resources can be found below.
For family members and friends that are interested in participating in Al-Anon (www.alanon.org) or Nar-Anon (www.naranon.org), the websites can provide resources and information on Al-Anon or Nar-Anon meetings in a specific area. These meetings are similar to 12 step programs for individuals who use substances such as Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous. These operate off of a 12 step program geared towards family members and loved ones of the individual suffering with substance use disorder.