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Crisis Lines & Emergency Assistance

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PA 211

Looking to connect with resources in your community and not sure where to start? PA 211 provides a wide range of resources for older adults, including housing, caregiving, food, employment, and transportation resources.

Dial 211 or Text 898-211

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Stop Elder Abuse

Do you suspect elder abuse or the abuse of an adult with a disability? Reporters can remain anonymous and have legal protection from retaliation, discrimination, and civil and criminal prosecution. The statewide abuse hotline is available 24/7.

CALL 1-800-490-8505


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Providing free and confidential emotional support to people in suicide crisis or emotional distress. Available 24/7.

CALL 1-800-273-8255 or 988 (three-digit dialing code available nationwide on July 16, 2022)

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Emergency Planning for Older Pennsylvanians

Older adults may have unique needs in the event of an emergency or natural disaster. Learn more about how to prepare for emergencies.

Some individuals may require special planning in advance of an emergency to ensure all needs are met. Contact your local law enforcement agency to inquire about a Special Needs Registry - a volunteer registry of information for those with a mental, intellectual, or physical disability that would be helpful for emergency personnel to know when responding to a crisis. The registry will be kept confidential and only made available to emergency response personnel during a major disaster.