1.800.944.4773 1.800.944.4773

Pennsylvania

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: JODIE HNATKOVICH
Pittsburgh

Telephone: 412-660-6100 TEXT OR CALL
Email: jodie.hnatkovich@gmail.com

PENNSYLVANIA STATE COORDINATOR: ERIN SADDIC, MS
Telephone: 610-931-5547 TEXT OR CALL
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 TEXT OR CALL
Email

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

PENNSYLVANIA STATE COORDINATOR: PERRI SHAW BORISH, MSS, LCSW, BCD
PSI NE Regional Coordinator
Telephone: 215.840.3554 TEXT OR CALL
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 CHAPTER


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 Depression Project
Location: 87 E Maiden St Ste 32
Washington, PA  15301
Meetings for peer support Wednesdays at 6:30
(We have a Spanish speaking facilitator)
We offer:
Mommy & Me workout
Bright Beginning-Strong Bond; for pregnant and first-time moms
Moms with more; for moms with multiple children
Telephone: 724-705-7993
Email
Facebook

After Baby Connections: Postpartum Adjustment Support Group
Women’s Emotional Wellness Center
Newton Square

  • Welcoming new baby through preschool age
  • Coping with depression, anxiety, adjustment
  • Learning helpful communication techniques
  • Practicing regular self-care and positive self-talk
  • Meeting other parents for social support

If you are interested in After Baby Connections, you will first be scheduled for a screening appointment to determine if this group is right for you. To schedule your screening, please call 1.888.227.3898. Following your initial screening, you may join the group at any time. Babies not yet mobile are also welcome to attend.
Website

West Chester Postpartum Adjustment Support Group
West Chester

West Chester Office Plaza
3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm
790 E Market Street Ste 195
West Chester, PA 19382
Facilitated by Erin Saddic, Maternal Mental Health Specialist and Dana Ehman, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.
There is no charge for this group.
Babes in arms welcome!
For more information call Erin at 610-931-5547.
Email

Out of the Blue: Perinatal Depression and Anxiety
Pittsburgh, PA
meets weekly; location in transition
please contact Amy Lewis, LCSW before first attendance for current time and location
amy@socialemotionalchange.com
412-532-6622

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
Email

Lancaster Moms Supporting Moms – FACEBOOK
https://www.facebook.com/groups/965929276797196/
anyone who’s interested can search Facebook and request to join.
We have counselors, therapists, nurses, and of course lots of moms. We have 81 members and 3 admins.
We are looking into organizing discussions about PPD with our member experts and also play dates for moms and children.
Any resources, suggestions, etc. are welcome!
Please feel free to call or text me with any questions.
Anna Kennedy  717-575-7896

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
2017 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
M others
O ffering
M others
S upport

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

Shelter From the Rain
West Chester
Perinatal/Postpartum Mental Health Support Group
FREE support group for mothers or moms-to-be who want to connect with other mommas!
2nd Friday of every month 10:00 am
Location:
Chester County Hospital
701 E Marshall Street
Mira Room (First Floor)
Please use our free valet service
Facilitated by Mitzy Liriano, BSN, MS
Maternal Mental Health Specialist
Telephone: 915-471-0621
Lisa Shallis, BSN, RNC-OB
Babies and young children welcome!
ChesterCountyHospGroup

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


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.