PSI Pennsylvania

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WELCOME TO THE PENNSYLVANIA RESOURCE PAGE FOR PSI. We are glad you found us. This page lists the PSI Coordinators and other area resources such as groups, telephone support, and reliable services that are available for no charge. We also list local events, trainings, and volunteer opportunities.

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PSI COORDINATOR: PSI Coordinators offer caring and informed support and resources to moms and their families. They also provide information and resources for area providers who are caring for pregnant and postpartum families. Please don’t hesitate to contact us; we want to hear from you.

You will see the term “perinatal” in these pages. We use perinatal to mean the time during pregnancy, birth, and through the first year postpartum.

PSI SUPPORT COORDINATORS

PENNSYLVANIA  STATE CO-COORDINATOR:  ERIN SADDIC, MS

Telephone: 610-931-5547
If you get my voicemail, please leave a message and I'll return your call as soon as possible.

Email

PENNSYLVANIA  STATE CO-COORDINATOR: YARITZA ZAYAS, MS MFT

Speaks Spanish and English
Telephone: 856-308-5650
Email

PENNSYLVANIA  STATE CO-COORDINATOR: BRITTANY EDGE

Telephone: 724-454-8741

PENNSYLVANIA STATE CO-COORDINATOR: TRICIA STEELE

Telephone: 570-560-4715

PENNSYLVANIA STATE CO-COORDINATOR: LUONNA LANCASTER
Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area

Telephone: 412-862-5752


PENNSYLVANIA STATE CO-COORDINATOR: PERRI SHAW BORISH, MSS, LCSW, BCD

Perri is on leave 

PENNSYLVANIA EMERGENCY RESOURCE GUIDE:

In an emergency: PSI is a volunteer organization devoted to providing social support and resources to women and their families. We will return your call or email as quickly as we can, but we can not provide an immediate response in an emergency. If you do need immediate assistance, please use one of the following resources now:

EMERGENCY: 911

SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

SUPPORT GROUPS

The following groups offer support at no charge for women who are at risk of or are experiencing distress such as isolation, depression, anxiety, fearful thoughts, insomnia, trauma, and other difficulties during pregnancy or postpartum. Support groups provide a safe and caring place for connection and recovery. Please call or email for more information.


Postpartum Support Group
West Chester

3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm
Erin Saddic Counseling Services
West Chester Office Plaza
770 E. Market Street
Suite 255
West Chester, PA 19382
Please contact Erin for further information 
There is no charge for this group.


Postpartum Adjustment Support Meetings
Emmaus

Time: 4th Thursday of the month
Location:
The Growing Place
184 Main Street (entrance in rear)
Emmaus, PA

Participation encouraged, but not required to attend.
Babies Welcome
Small donations accepted

Contact: Jillian Schlacter
Telephone: 215-470-1867


Out of the Blue: Perinatal Depression and Anxiety
Pittsburgh, PA

Meeting Fridays, 12-1:30pm
at Shining Light Prenatal Education 3701 Butler St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Contact Amy Lewis, amy@socialemotionalchange.com,
Telephone: (412) 532-6622 or
Shining Light Prenatal Education
Telephone: (412) 915-6167


Phoenixville Postpartum Adjustment Support Group
Phoennixville Hospital

140 Nutt Rd
Phoenixville, PA 19460
(Medical Office Building II Third Floor, Conference Center)
Meets 4th Wednesday of every month
Telephone: Kathy Wilson 610-983-1250


Postpartum Depression Support Group
Hershey, PA

Meets 2nd Wednesday of every month
at 5:30 to 6:30
Health Library Rm 206
35 Hope Drive
Hershey, PA
Led by Jennifer Ruth, MD
Call for more information
Telephone: 717.531.3908


Baby Steps Support Group
Pittsburgh - South Hills area

St. Clair Hospital
1000 Bower Hill Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
Fourth Floor Medical Library
Regular Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month
7:00pm - 8:30pm


Contact KATHE NIZNIK, MSN, RN for more information
Telephone: 412-942-4850



Support Group - Wellspan Health
York

3rd Monday of the month; 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Childbirth and Family Education building at Queensgate Towne Center
2501 Springwood Road in York

Childcare is not provided, but please feel free to bring your baby with you!
This is a new mother group, but it is not exclusive to postpartum depression.
Contact: Wendy McDowell
Telephone: 717.851.4305
wmcdowell@wellspan.org


Mom's Place Support Group
Lemoyne

Every Tuesday evening, 6pm-7:30pm
20 Erford Road, Suite 11
Lemoyne, PA 17043
Moms and infants up to 1 year are welcome.
Every sixth session is "family night" where partners and siblings can attend.
Contact: Holy Spirit Hospital
Telephone: 717.763.2200


Postpartum Depression Support Group
DuBois

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When: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month; 3-4 PM
Where: Behavioral Health Center
DuBois Regional Medical Center– EAST
3rd floor Library
Contact: Dawn
Telephone: 814.375.6241


New Mother’s Support Group
Rosemont

Every first Wednesday of the month
12 noon - 1:30 p.m.
Babies welcome
No charge
PPSC Rosemont Plaza
1602 Lancaster Ave, Suite #20
Rosemont, PA 19010
Call first to talk to Trish
Telephone: 610.525.7527 Ext. 7


New Parents’ Support Group
Collegeville

Contact Donna Eirich
Telephone: 610.409.5634

New Mom’s Support Group
Mt. Airy

Maternal Wellness Center
Mondays, 10:30 am
Telephone: 215.713.2666


New Parents’ Support Group
Media

PPMD Support group (therapist led)
Tuesdays 11:00
Thursdays 2:00
BirthMark, LLC PA
Telephone: 610.892.5051


Postpartum Adjustment Support Group for Moms
Carlisle

Women's Center of Carlisle Regional Medical Center
Meets every other Monday at 6pm
Babies in arms welcome
Telephone: 717.960.3409


Postpartum Support Group: Understanding Emotions After Delivery
Lehigh Valley

First Monday and Third Thursday of each month 6:30 pm to 7:30pm
Lehigh Valley Health Network Cedar Crest Site

Telephone: 610-402-CARE (2273)
Registration is preferred but walk-ins are welcome


Advanced Wellness - Support Groups for New Mothers

Time: Wednesdays from 11:00am to 12:30pm
Six week attendance encouraged but not required to participate.
New series starts every two months
Babies are Welcome
Fee: By donation
Dates: Sept 19, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Contact: Laura Favin, LCSW
Telephone: 917-209-6534
Or
Contact: Front desk at the Wellness Solutions
Telephone: 215-348-4002


Through the Blues
Lycoming County

A theraputic support group for women with perinatal mood disorders and their loved ones meets in Williamsport, PA
Time: Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8pm
Contact: Facilitator 570-560-4715
Babies are Welcome!


Storkbites
Moon Township, PA
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Sharon Community Presbyterian Church
522 Carnot Road
Moon Township, PA 15108

For more information please click here for our Meet-up site


Postpartum Depression Support Group
NEPA, PA

Time: 5:30pm-7pm First and Third Sunday of each month
Location:  Procare Dickson City
                 542 Boulevard Ave
                 Dickson City, PA 18519
Contact:  Cara or Amy
Telephone: 610-597-5827


Please contact the PSI Office if you would like to list an event here.

UPDATES: If you are aware of a perinatal resource for families that is not listed here, if a current listing needs updating, or if you would like to apply to be listed here, please contact us.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: PSI is run solely by volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Wendy Davis with any questions.

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