Finding Other Sources of Help

If the other Answers Desk pages do not provide the assistance you seek, try this page.

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Local Referral and Assistance Services

  • The Local American Red Cross of the Lehigh Valley Valley-Wide Helpline is Kaputt:  This premier information and referral service in the Lehigh Valley no longer exists.  Effective in 2012, the United Way of Pennsylvania  has instead sponsored its replacement, a larger region 211 information telephone line for social and health services (this is a national effort) which may be of use.  Simply dial 211.

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Local Resource Finders

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Additional Local Government Resources

  • Know Your Local Legislators and Local Public Officials: Use this government directory provided by the Lehigh Valley League of Women Voters. When you just aren’t getting anywhere and the mountain to climb alone is just too high, legislative assistants and/or a legislator may be helpful. Do not expect specialized training or even a basic knowledge of veterans affairs. But then again, such wonders they may perform if smart and diligent.

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Military Relief Societies

We could provide you various Army, Marine, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard relief societies, but we recommend you contact our local Red Cross above first to assist as a more efficient, comprehensive way of getting needed assistance.

Veterans Organizations

Veterans organizations often have their own support programs. The Red Cross is knowledgeable of some but there are so many. And occasionally what you are looking for is a chapter or post to join or transfer to. Currency of information is always an issue. Probably the best way to find current information is to use this VA Partners site, selecting the organization one is interested in, and working one’s way down to local level. Or, just “google” the name of the organization.

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Last Updated:  17 Aug 2016 (Update on local resource locators, PA phone directory)

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