Welcome to Mental Health, Early Intervention and Developmental Programs

Mental Health Services are targeted for adults who are seriously mentally ill and children/adolescents who are seriously emotionally disturbed or at-risk of becoming so. Initial access to our services is through our Information and Referral Unit. Staff members at our Mental Health Office are responsible for case managing ongoing services for consumers. The following services are provided by the agency either directly or via contracts with area service providers: Crisis Intervention Services including Telephone Counseling, Mobile Crisis, and Crisis Residential Services; Outpatient Services; Targeted Case Management (Intensive Case Management and Resource Coordination); Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services; Assertive Community Treatment Team Services; Facility and Community Based Vocational Programs; Residential Services; Family Support Services; Housing Support Services; Social Rehabilitation Services; Family Based Services; Peerline Services. The agency also offers Disaster Mental Health Services. 

Early Intervention services are designed to meet the developmental needs of children from birth to three years old with a disability as well as the needs of the family related to enhancing the child’s development. The program is at no cost to families and is designed as a family centered approach. Supports and services to families and their children are individualized based upon the strengths, concerns, and priorities of the families and the child’s needs. Services should be conducted in the child’s natural environment. The Early Intervention Program will also assist families to access the many community services and supports in their local area.

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Office of Developmental Programs , in cooperation with Pennsylvania’s Office of Developmental Programs, coordinates service to county residents of all ages with intellectual disabilities. Developmental Programs services include Residential Services (Community Homes and Family Living Homes), Day habilitation, Employment Supports (Supported Employment, Transitional Work Services, and Prevocational Services), Home and Community Habilitation, Respite, Companion Services, and Family Driven/Family Support Services. Residents must meet eligibility requirements to participate. Services are voluntary and those determined eligible have choice of service providers.

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  • Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania ( Linking families of children and adults with disabilities or special needs to other parents):

1-888-727-2706 | www.parenttoparent.org

  • Family and Early Intervention Partnership: This Local Integrated Community Counsel (LICC) is a group of community professional and parents who are devoted to providing resources and trainings to families and community partners in Northampton and Lehigh County.
  • Quarterly meetings are held virtually. The 2022 scheduled dates are April 21st, July 21st and October 20th from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. For more information, please call Jessica Weitknecht at 610-829-4757.

  • Early Intervention Technical Assistance (EITA): EITA provider's families and professionals with Early Intervention professional development. https://www.eita-pa.org/families/
  • Early Learning Resource Center: The ELRC is a one-stop shop for all your early education needs. Whether you are a parent or guardian, seeking information on enrolling a child in a high-quality pre-K program; need help paying for child care; or are a child care provider seeking support or training, our qualified staff is ready to assist. https://elrc-csc.org/region-14/
  • Community Resources Handbook - Community Resource Guide - May 2024 (English)
  • Community Resources Handbook - Community Resource Guide - May 2024 (Spanish)

For additional resources in the community please call 610-829-4757

  • Access to Programs : ​Intake - Centralized intake for services is located at 2801 Emrick Blvd, Bethlehem PA 18020.

Hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Phone # 610-559-3270 or 610-829-4800.

  • Self Help and Support Groups

Here is a list of self-help and support groups, many with local chapter phone numbers:

Local phone: 610-432-8011

  • Down Syndrome Parent Network (Lehigh Valley)

Local phone: 610-432-3776

  • Lehigh Valley Mental Health Consumers Alliance

Local phone: 610-434-8227

Local phone: 610-882-2102

Toll-free phone: 800-969-6642

Toll-free phone: 800-947-4941

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If you are experiencing a crisis or need assistance you can call Information and Referral Emergency Services (IRES)

(610) 829-4800

24 Hour Emergency Number (610) 252-9060