If you’re looking for resources in the community, you can start your search here with some of these organizations and directories.

AARP Fraud Watch Network Scam-Tracking Map. | Report scams and search for scams in real time for your area.

Pennsylvania 2-1-1 East. | Powered by the United Way, find help; get connected; this is a free, confidential, non-emergency, comprehensive information and referral service, available 24/7, that connects Lebanon County residents with the health and human services they need. Call 2-1-1 or search their website for the resources or services you need.

Domestic Violence Intervention of Lebanon County. | This local organization provides resources and support for survivors and their friends and family; for the local DVI hotline call 717-273-7190 or toll free 1-866-686-0451.

End Rape on Campus. | This organization works to end campus sexual violence through direct support for survivors and their communities; prevention through education; and policy reform at the campus, local, state, and federal levels.

Find Childcare in Pennsylvania

Fredericksburg Community Center

JOY: Jonestown Outreach Pantry

Berks-Lancaster-Lebanon LINK Service Area. | LINK offers information and resources for persons over 60, adults with disabilities and their caregivers.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. | The U.S.’s leading grassroots organization against domestic violence aims to be catalyst for changing society to have zero tolerance for domestic violence by affecting public policy, increasing understanding of the impact of domestic violence, and providing programs and education that drive that change. Find resources including research, statistics, webinars, training, and assistance, such as safety plans, cosmetic support, financial education, and resources.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline. | Find resources to get help, how to tell ‘if this is abuse,’ information about healthy relationships, and resources for victims and survivors. The hotline is 24/7/365 call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for assistance or visit www.thehotline.org for live chat assistance.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center. | this non-profit organization provides resources including research, statistics, statutes, training curricula, prevention initiatives, and program information.

No Wrong Door: Lebanon County Resource Guide. | This guide assists Lebanon County residents in finding available resources in a wide range of areas.

Northern Lebanon Senior Community Center

Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network. | The network is a statewide consortium of independent legal aid programs; PA Legal Aid coordinates the delivery of civil legal assistance to Pennsylvania residents who need it most.

Postpartum Support International. | Find resources, such as online support groups, loss and grief resources, peer mentors, experts, provider directories, and more, for postpartum support. You are not alone and you are not to blame. Help is available. You will get better. Get help by calling the PSI Helpline at 1-800-944-4773 or text “Help” to 800-944-4773.

RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network). | The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline; call 800-656-HOPE (4673) or visit hotline.rainn.org/online for chat, to find a local provider, or for more information.

Safe2Say Something. | In partnership with Sandy Hook Promise and Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, this youth violence prevention program teaches young people and adults how to recognize warning signs, particularly on social media, from individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others. You will find resources for students, parents, and teachers here as well as links to report a tip anonymously or follow up a tip given; you can also download the app from which you can also report tips. Call 1-844-SAF2SAY (723-2729 to report a tip by phone.

StopBullying.gov. | Administered by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this is a rich resource that provides information regarding training, what schools can do, what youth can do to prevent bullying and cyberbullying as well as state laws and policies that prevent bullying and protect children.

Tick Research Lab of Pennsylvania. | Have you been bitten by a tick? The Pennsylvania Tick Research Lab offers free basic testing to all Pennsylvania residents. Their lab can analyze your tick, testing for tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Order your test online and learn whether you’re at risk before symptoms appear.

If you’re looking for information regarding vaccination appointments and coronavirus infection rates, you can start your search here.

COVID-19 Dashboard | Powered by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, this dashboard tracks daily COVID-19 infection rates and deaths and allows the user to drill down locally or to view infection trends over time for a given locale.

COVID-19 in Pennsylvania | The Pennsylvania Department of Health offers a portal to a wealth of coronavirus information, including current state-wide infection rates, vaccine information, FAQ’s, resources, and more.

A Guide To FactCheck’s Coronavirus Coverage | FactCheck is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania; this is their guide to the misinformation regarding the coronavirus pandemic that they’ve debunked as well as links to expert outside resources.

Plan Your Vaccine. | Powered by NBC Universal/Comcast, this site facilitates vaccination availability and eligibility information via its interactive tool; users can sign up to receive notification when they are eligible locally to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccines.gov.| Powered by VaccineFinder, this is the federal governments one stop information hub regarding COVID-19 vaccines. Looking for a COVID-19 vaccination location near you? Looking for guidance regarding when to get your COVID-19 booster? Looking for a flu vaccination location near you? You can find all those answers here!

If you or someone you know is struggling, you are not alone; there is hope, and there are people willing to listen.  Call 717-274-3363 for Lebanon County (PA) Crisis Intervention or 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 24/7; it’s free, and confidential.  Or visit one of these online resources for more information, intervention, or further resources.

 

American Association of Suicidology offers information, research, training, and more for suicide prevention.

Lebanon County Suicide Prevention Task Force offers resources and information.

Lifeline is the online home of National Suicide Prevention Lifeline; get help or get involved; there’s also an online chat function to reach someone to talk.

Crisis Text Line offers resources as well as text support and intervention; if you are in crisis, text HOME to 741741 to get help and talk to someone.

IMAlive (formerly called Hope Line) offers resources, help, and intervention via chat online.

FactCheck. | A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, it is a non-partison, non-profit project that “monitor[s] the factual accuracy of what is said by the major U.S. political players.” Divisions of FactCheck include SciCheck, Health Watch, Facebook Initiative (debunks fake news stories), and Viral Spiral (debunks viral content from all over the Internet).

Fake News: A collection of resources to assist readers and researchers in spotting fake news and fake news sources. | This LibGuide, hosted by University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries and created by its Law and Public Policy Librarian, provides a “one-stop shop” of research, fact checking resources, newsfeeds, and more to assist readers and researchers in determining what’s fake news and what isn’t.

Fake News: How to Spot It. | Learn about fake news and how to spot it by reading this webpage provided by Enoch Pratt Free Library, State Library Resource Center, Baltimore, Maryland.

Google Image Search. | While this tool can be used to find images online by typing in key words, if the user clicks on the camera icon to the right of the box, they upload an image or link an image by URL to track down an image’s origins.

Media Bias/Fact Check. | Billed as “the most comprehensive media bias resource on the internet,” search its database of 2,500+ media sources to check the bias of any source.

NewsGuard. | This free browser extension fights false news, misinformation, and disinformation; trained analysts research online news brands to help users know which ones are trying to do legitimate journalism and which ones are not.

PolitiFact & PunditFact. | Both sites are run by the editors and journalists of the Tampa Bay Times, an independent newspaper in Florida; both projects fact check what is said by elected officials, pundits, and others who speak up in American politics.

Snopes. | The Internets best known source for fact checking online rumors, viral content, and urban legends.

TinEye. | This reverse image search tool allows the user to upload or link an image to find out where it appears online; users can use this tool to track images back to their original posting.

Whois Lookup. | Use this tool to find out who is the owner of record of domains and IP addresses; other tools are available via this website.