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PENNSYLVANIA RESOURCE PAGE

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 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 COORDINATOR: BRITTANY EDGE
Telephone: 724-454-8741
Email

PENNSYLVANIA STATE COORDINATOR: TRICIA STEELE
Telephone: 570-560-4715
Email

PENNSYLVANIA STATE COORDINATOR: PERRI SHAW BORISH, MSS, LCSW, BCD
PSI NE Regional Coordinator
Telephone: 215.840.3554
Email


 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)


 

PENNSYLVANIA PSI 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.
Email

Mother to Mother
Peer support for Postpartum Depression
Fourth Wednesday of every month
6 PM- 7:30 PM
Ephrata Public Library
Conference Room
550 S Reading Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522
Due to the delicate nature of the subjects discussed, this group is open to Mothers and Mothers to Be only.
For more info, please contact
MTMLancaster@gmail.com

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
Email

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
Email

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
Email

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
Email

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
Website

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

New Mom’s Support group
Mt. Airy
Maternal Wellness Cente
Mondays, 10:30 am
Telephone: 215.713.2666
Website

New Parents’ Support Group
Media
PPMD Support group (therapist led)
Tuesdays 11:00
Thursdays 2:00
BirthMark, LLC PA
Telephone: 610.892.5051
Website

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
Second and Fourth Thursday of each month 6:30 pm to 7:30pm
Lehigh Valley Health Network Parent and Family Education Dept
1243 So. Cedar Crest Blvd.
#303 Room B
Allentown, PA
Fee: None
Babies Welcome
Telephone: 610-402-CARE (2273)
Registration is preferred but walk-ins are welcome
Website

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
Email

Postpartum Depression
Peer Support Group
A safe place to connect through shared experiences.
Fourth Wednesday of every month
6 PM- 7:30 PM
Ephrata Public Library
Conference Room
550 S Reading Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522
Due to the delicate nature of the subjects discussed, this group is open to Mothers and Mothers to Be ONLY
For questions, please contact
PMDPSGLancaster@gmail.com
*This group exists to provide peer to peer support only. It is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical or psychological condition. Please consult your own health care provider for individual advice regarding your specific situation and needs.*


 EDUCATION & EVENTS

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:

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact PSI Executive Director Wendy Davis with any questions.