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Resources compiled by Senator Bob Casey and Representative Chrissy Houlahan’s offices 

Federal Resources and Contacts:

  • Immigration assistance for victims’ families who need to travel to the U.S.
  • Social Security assistance including survivors’ benefits and the one-time lump sum death benefit
  • Small Business Administration (SBA) resources for small businesses impacted by the explosion
  • Lifeline services for eligible individuals who lost their phone and cannot afford a replacement
  • Assistance with accessing your insurance’s health care services, including mental health services

Berks County Office: 610-782-9470 

 U.S. Senator Bob Casey: 866-461-9159 or at 
Berks County Office: 610-782-9470 
U.S. Senator John Fetterman: 717-782-3951 or at 
U.S. Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan (610) 295-0815 

State Resources and Contacts:

  • Replacement of state-issued IDs and driver’s licenses
  • Replacement of Pennsylvania birth certificates
  • Accessing public assistance benefits including SNAP, cash assistance, and Medical Assistance(Medicaid)
  • Help with unemployment compensation
  • Accessing local small business assistance resources through the Kutztown Small BusinessDevelopment Center

State Senator Judy Schwank: 610-929-2151 or at State Representative Johanny-Cepeda-Freytiz: 484-577-2756 or at 

Community Resources and Contacts: 

Centro Hispano 

Ineavelle Ruiz 610-685-1265 

  • Information & Referral
  • Compass Benefits
  • Food Insecurity
  • Case Management

Berks County Mental Health 

Michele Ruano-Weber 610-478-3271, ext. 6582 

  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Intellectual Disabilities Service

Communities in Schools 

Tim Mulligan 

  • School based case management


Pina Ugliuzza / Beth Bowers 610-207-4119 

  • legal services (personal injury/workers' comp/disability)

Galfand Berger, LLP 

Gabriela Raful, Esq 610-507-8400(cel); 610-376-1696 (office) 

  • Third party Personal Injury & Workers' Compensation

Literacy Council of Reading-Berks 

Ryan Breisch 6106709960 

  • ESL/GED/work readiness case manager can assist with grief counseling

Berks County Intermediate Unit 

Kristen Hoffa, ECYEH; Dr. Michelle Reichard-Huff, BCIU 610-987-8466 

  • Educational services, referrals for homeless families, school support

Tec Centro Berks 

Violet Emory (484) 650-4740 

  • workforce development, career development, employment services, adult education, occupational training

Berks Intercultural Alliance 

John P. Morgan 610-406-8704 

  • Transportation

Berks County United Way (610) 685-4550