Partner Agencies

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Each of the partners below receive funding from United Way for one or more programs that advance United Way's mission of building better lives and stronger communities in the investment areas of Education, Health, and Financial Independence. Agencies go through a stringent evaluation process to ensure the funded programs meet standards for effectiveness and efficiency.

EDUCATION     HEALTH     FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE

EDUCATION
Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region : One-to-One Mentoring
835 Springdale Drive
Exton, PA 19341
484-653-1450
http://www.independencebigs.org/
Children ages 7 to 17 from single-parent families matched with adult volunteers on a one-to-one basis for guidance and friendship.
        
Boy Scouts of America - Chester County Council : Scoutreach
504 South Concord Road
West Chester, PA 19382
610-696-2900
www.cccbsa.org
Character building, citizenship training, personal development program for boys 6-18 years of age.  Career exploration opportunities for high school age young people.
    
Cerebral Palsy Association of Chester County, Inc. : Early Intervention
749 Springdale Drive
Exton, PA 19341
610-524-5850
www.ccdisability.org
Serves clients with physical disabilities, cerebral palsy or similar needs. Programs include Early Intervention, Adult Services, Counseling, and Adaptive Computer Assistance.
    
Charles A. Melton Arts and Education Center : New Directions
501 East Miner Street
West Chester, PA 19382
610-692-9290
www.meltoncenter.org
Contributes to the quality of life for all people of the greater West Chester community by continuing its long commitment of providing educational, recreational, cultural and civic services.

Chester County Women’s Services : Family Movement Program
27 South Church St.
West Chester, PA 19382
610-383-0930
www.ccwsmedicalinfo.org
A Pregnancy Care Medical Center that exists to educate and empower individuals and their families to make life-affirming choices.
    
Coatesville Youth Initiative : Coatesville Youth Initiative
545 East Lincoln Highway
Coatesville, PA 19320
610-380-0200
www.coatesvilleyouthinitiative.org
An independent non-profit organization committed to training youth leaders, enhancing family relationships, building community collaboration, and encouraging prevention education.

Oscar Lasko YMCA and Childcare Center: Child Care Financial Assistance and Believe & Achieve
1 East Chestnut Street
West Chester, PA 19380
610-431-9622
www.ymcabwv.org
Enhances the quality of life of the children of the greater West Chester area and helps deter juvenile delinquency through sports, educational and recreational activities.

Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA, Phoenixville : Early Learning and Day Camp Program
400 E. Pothouse Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460
610-933-5861
www.philaymca.org
Improves the spiritual, mental, social and physical condition of young people and adults by providing programs, activities and facilities.
    
Phoenixville Area Children's Learning Center : Phoenixville Area Children’s Learning Center
310 Main Street
Phoenixville, PA 19460
610-933-7177
www.paclc.com
Quality child care program for ages 13 months through 6 for children of working parents or parents who are in an educational or employment training program.
    
The ARC of Chester County : Education Advocacy and Children’s Early Learning Services
900 Lawrence Dr.
West Chester, PA 19380
610-696-8090
www.arcofchestercounty.org
Advocacy and family support, early intervention, recreation, and employment training and placement to persons with mental retardation and developmental disabilities.
    
West Chester Area Day Care Center : West Chester Area Day Care Center
501 East Nields St.
West Chester, PA 19382
610-696-8447
www.wcadaycare.org
Provides a loving, nurturing and stimulating environment for children from 6 weeks through a full-day kindergarten.

YMCA of Greater Brandywine, Brandywine Y : Child Care Financial Assistance, Coatesville
295 Hurley Road
Coatesville, PA 19320
610-384-5084
www.ymcabwv.org
Programs to promote a healthy lifestyle, strengthen families, develop leadership in youth, build international understanding and assist in community development.
  
Youth Mentoring Partnership : Friend Fitness
20 Liberty Blvd. Suite A-9
Malvern, Pennsylvania 19355
610-249-9631
www.youthmp.org
Committed to helping kids develop grit to overcome formidable challenges to be successful today and in the future. Our mentoring programs help youth master goal setting skills, build mental toughness, and forge character through intense physical fitness and sports.

HEALTH
Adult Care of Chester County, Inc. : Adult Day Services, Exton Center
201 Sharp Lane
Exton, PA 19340
610-363-8044
www.adultcareofchestercounty.org
Daytime programming for frail and/or dependent individuals under supervision of registered nurses. Therapeutic activities planned around individual assessments provided in three district programs to meet needs of participants.

Affilia Home Health : Home Health Services
525 Highlands Blvd.
Suite 114
Coatesville, PA 19320
610-384-4200
www.affiliahomehealth.org
Provides skilled nursing care and other therapeutic services to the homebound.

Brandywine Health Foundation : Youth Mental Health First Aid
50 South First Avenue
Coatesville, PA 19320
610-380-9080
www.brandywinefoundation.org
Improves the health and well-being of people who live and work in the greater Coatesville area by fostering community partnerships, by providing capacity building support, and by making grants to promote health equity, healthy youth, and a healthy community.

Cerebral Palsy Association of Chester County, Inc. : Adult Services
749 Springdale Drive
Exton, PA 19341
610-524-5850
www.ccdisability.org
Serves clients with physical disabilities, cerebral palsy or similar needs. Programs include Early Intervention, Adult Services, Counseling, and Adaptive Computer Assistance.
    
Chespenn Health Services : Comprehensive Dental Care & Comprehensive Medical Care, Coatesville
744 E. Lincoln Hwy, Ste 110
Coatesville, PA 19320
610-380-4660
www.chespenn.com
Primary care and dental services to the uninsured and underinsured, particularly children, in Western Chester County.
    
Chester County Health Department - Nurse Family Partnership : Nurse Family Partnership
601 Westtown Road
Suite 290
West Chester, PA  19380
610-344-6225
www.chesco.org/health
Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) provides home visits to young, first-time mothers and their children with a focus on assessment, education, and support.  
    
Chester County Hospital : OB/GYN Clinic
701 East Marshall St.
West Chester, PA 19380
610-431-5000
www.cchosp.com
Chester County Hospital, part of Penn Medicine, is dedicated to the health and well-being of people in Chester County and surrounding areas. With a goal of making lives better every day, the hospital includes a 245-bed complex in West Chester and has satellite locations throughout the county.
    
Coatesville Area Senior Center : Daytime Social Club
250 East Harmony St.
Coatesville, PA 19320
610-383-6900
www.coatesvilleseniorcenter.org
Programs and services for older adults including meals, counseling, educational and recreational opportunities.

Community Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM) : Dental Services
300B Lawrence Drive
West Chester, PA 19380
610-836-5990
www.cvim.org
Developed to understand and to serve the primary health care needs of the unisured and the underinsured population in Chester County.

Crime Victims' Center of Chester County, Inc. : Prevention & Education
135-137 West Market St.
PO Box 738
West Chester, PA 19382
610-692-1926
www.cvcofcc.org
Victim advocate program providing 24-hour crisis line and response, medical, police and legal accompaniment, individual and group counseling as well as prevention and education programs and professional training.

The Domestic Violence Center of Chester  County : Children’s Services
PO Box 832
West Chester, PA 19381
610-431-3546
www.dvccc.com
Comprehensive services for victims of domestic violence including emergency and transitional safe housing, advocacy, 24 hour crisis hotline, children services and community education.

Downingtown Area Senior Center : Active Older Adults Program
983 East Lancaster Ave.
Downingtown, PA 19335
610-269-3939
www.downingtownseniors.org
Provides hot lunches Monday-Friday and offers health and educational programs, information/referral services and volunteer opportunities.
    
Family Service of Chester County : Counseling Program
310 North Matlack St.
West Chester, PA 19380
610-696-4900
www.familyservice.us
Professional counseling to families and individuals, family life education, Exchange Club family center, counseling and case management for people living with AIDS/HIV and their families.
    
Maternal and Child Health Consortium : Health Insurance Enrollment Initiative
30 West Barnard St.
Suite 1
West Chester, PA 19382
610-344-5370
www.ccmchc.org
Improve maternal and child health through the collaborative efforts of individuals, providers and policy makers.

Neighborhood Health Agencies, Inc. : Senior HealthLink
795 East Marshall St.
North Hills Medical Bld. Suite 204
West Chester, PA 19380
610-696-6511
www.nvnacc.com
Provides quality home care services including intravenous, obstetric, pediatric, ventilator, hydration, enterostomal, physical, speech and occupational therapies; also social work and psychiatric nursing.
    
Phoenixville Area Senior Center : Nutrition Program
153 Church Street
Phoenixville, PA 19460
610-935-1515
www.phoenixvilleseniorcenter.org
PASC exists to serve, support and enhance the lives of all senior citizens, 60 years of age and older, by providing opportunities in the way of programs and activities designed to promote independence and active, healthy lifestyles.
    
Planned Parenthood of Southeastern PA : West Chester Health Center
8 South Wayne Street
West Chester, PA 19382
610-692-1770
www.ppsp.org
Provides high-quality reproductive health care and sexuality education to women, men, and adolescents, regardless of income or insurance barriers.
    
The ARC of Chester County : Autism Services
900 Lawrence Dr.
West Chester, PA 19380
610-696-8090
www.arcofchestercounty.org
Advocacy and family support, early intervention, recreation, and employment training and placement to persons with mental retardation and developmental disabilities.

VNA of Pottstown & Vicinity : Home Health Care Services
1963 East High St.
Pottstown, PA 19464
610-327-5700
www.vnapottstown.org
Provides community and in-home comprehensive professional and supportive health care at preventative, restorative and rehabilitative levels.

West Chester Area Senior Center : Daily Meals and Supplemental Food Program
530 East Union Street
West Chester, PA 19380
610-431-4242
www.wcseniors.org
Promotes the interest of senior citizens by providing services and programs to support the independent well being of senior citizens.

FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE
American Red Cross/SEPA Chapter : Emergency Services and Volunteers in Action
23rd and Chestnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-299-4000
www.redcross-philly.org
Provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

Chester County Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) : Move Up, Workforce Reintegration, Certified Nurse Aid, and Adult Basic Literacy Programs
790 East Market St.
Suite 100
West Chester, PA 19382
610-692-2344
www.cc-oic.org
Recruitment, motivation, training and self sufficiency programs for unemployed, underemployed and unskilled in Chester County.

Clarifi : Financial Counseling
1608 Walnut Street, 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-563-5665
www.clarifi.org
Positively impacts human lives and communities through comprehensive consumer credit education, counseling, asset building and debt reduction programs, without regard to economic status.

Crime Victims' Center of Chester County, Inc. : Direct Services
135-137 West Market St.
PO Box 738
West Chester, PA 19382
610-692-1926
www.cvcofcc.org
Victim advocate program providing 24-hour crisis line and response, medical, police and legal accompaniment, individual and group counseling as well as prevention and education programs and professional training.
 
The Domestic Violence Center of Chester  County : Legal Center, Adult Counseling, and Housing Programs
PO Box 832
West Chester, PA 19381
610-431-3546
www.dvccc.com
Comprehensive services for victims of domestic violence including emergency and transitional safe housing, advocacy, 24 hour crisis hotline, children services and community education.

Family Service of Chester County : ConnectPoints
310 North Matlack St.
West Chester, PA 19380
610-696-4900
www.familyservice.us
Professional counseling to families and individuals, family life education, Exchange Club family center, counseling and case management for people living with AIDS/HIV and their families.

Friends Association for the Care and Protection of Children : Emergency Family Shelter and Homeless Prevention Program
113 West Chestnut Street
West Chester, PA 19380
610-431-3598
www.friendsassoc.org
Holistic helping of needy children by providing specialized foster care, emergency family shelter and bridge housing. Licensed facility for adoption services.

Good Samaritan Shelter : Good Samaritan Shelter
141 High Street
PO Box 552
Phoenixville, PA 19460
610-933-9305
www.goodsamshelter.org
Operates a 4-bed Emergency Shelter and a 7-bed Transitional Housing program for single, homeless men. Meals, case management and counseling provided.

Home of the Sparrow : Transitional Housing Program
969 East Swedesford Road
Exton, PA 19341
610-647-4940
www.homeofthesparrow.org
Provides transitional housing to homeless women and children.

Human Services, Inc. : PATHH
1140 McDermott Drive
Suite 100/101
West Chester, PA 19380
610-430-6141
www.hsi-cmhs.com
Comprehensive community mental health center providing outpatient mental health services to the residents of Chester County.

Interfaith Housing Assistance Corporation of Chester County : Homeless Prevention and Financial Independence
129 South High Street
P.O. Box 3463
West Chester, PA 19381
(610) 696-5675
www.interfaithhousingcc.org
The IHAC program provides financial assistance, social and educational support services, and mentoring support for families comprised of working, needy single parents and their dependent children.  The program enables the families to obtain and remain in clean, safe, affordable housing while they work toward independence and self sufficiency.

Legal Aid of Southeastern PA - Chester County Division : Consumer Education & Legal Services for Financial Independence
222 N. Walnut Street
West Chester, PA 19380
610-430-4510
www.lasp.org
Assists Chester County indigents with civil law problems, i.e. domestic disputes, public benefits, housing problems and consumer (including bankruptcy) matters.

Life Transforming Ministries : VITA Program (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)
643 East Lincoln Highway
Coatesville, PA 19320
610-384-5393
www.quietrevolution.org

Open Hearth : FIRM and FSP
101 N. Main Street
Suite A-1
Spring City, PA  19475
610-792-9282
www.openhearthinc.org
Provides innovative programs to help people end the cycle of homelessness and achieve financial self-sufficiency.

Phoenixville Area Community Services (PACS) : Emergency Services
257 Church St.
Phoenixville, PA 19460
610-933-1105
www.pacsphx.org
Provides free, confidential information and referral; administers a community-donated emergency food supply and fund; and sponsors community information and coordination activities.

Safe Harbor of Greater West Chester : Emergency Shelter
20 North Matlack St.
West Chester, PA 19380
610-692-6550
www.safeharborofgwc.org
Provides food, shelter, friendship and rehabilitation opportunities for the homeless and needy.

The Salvation Army of Coatesville : Corps Social Services
669 E. Lincoln Hwy
PO Box 711
Coatesville, PA 19320
610-384-2954
www.salvationarmypendel.org
Provides short-term emergency assistance in the Coatesville, Downingtown, and Phoenixville areas.

The Salvation Army, West Chester Corps : Social Service Program
101 East Market St.
PO Box 689
West Chester, PA 19381
610-696-8746
www.salvationarmypendel.org
Alleviates crises through food, clothing, rent assistance and housing. Emphasizes prevention and education, helping clients to learn skills in problem solving and self-reliance.

The Salvation Army, Service Extension : Service Unit
Box 96
Wagontown, PA 19376
610-383-0868
www.salvationarmyphiladelphia.org
Provides families and individuals facing a financial crisis with emergency short-term financial assistance, personal support and sincere compassion.

Volunteer English Program in Chester County : Volunteer English Program
790 East Market St.
Suite 215
West Chester, PA 19382
610-918-8222
www.volunteerenglish.org
Recruits, trains and matches volunteers to teach English on a one-to-one basis to immigrants and refugees in Chester County.