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ARCH - Area Residents Caring and Helping

ARCH is a community coalition, committed to supporting families and helping youth form a strong positive self image, so that they can make healthy choices and stay drug free.  ARCH sponsors parent workshops and works closely with the T/E School District, police department and various other community members.
www.archcares.org
 
 

Boy Scouts - Radnor

www.bsa284.org
 
 

Boy Scouts - T/E

www.cccbsa.org
 
 

CHADD - Children & Adults with Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder

Chester County CHADD (Children & Adults with Hyperactivity & Attention Deficit Disorder) and Mainline CHADD are local chapters of the national CHADD.  The local chapters provide leadership, advocacy and support to families of children, adults and their partners, teenagers, and others living with ADD/ADHD.  Chester County CHADD sponsors monthly meetings throughout the year for adults, parents and teenagers. Please refer to the calendar for information on our upcoming meetings. You may also call 610-429-4060, or visit our website.
www.chadd.net
 
 

Chester County Cares:
Connecting Resources with the people who need them.

The mission of Chester County Cares is to provide direct services, emergency resources and referral information to individuals who are less fortunate in order to improve the quality of their lives.
 
 

Cub Scout Pack 284

Cub Scout Pack 284 meets at Wayne Elementary School and is open to all boys in 1st - 5th grades.
www.pack284.com
 
 

Family Forum, Incorporated

Promoting family well-being and personal growth
P.O. Box 820
Wayne, PA 19087
610-964-0004
Family Forum, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote family well-being and personal growth. This parent education center originated in 1972 and was incorporated in 1992 to promote effective communication within the family and thereby encourage healthy relationships. Family Forum offers courses and seminars to provide concrete, proactive parent education strategies to support healthy development of children from birth to eighteen years of age through positive discipline, encouragement, and setting limits with natural and logical consequences. The ultimate scope is to produce responsible citizens in the community at large.
www.FamilyForumInc.org
 
 

Families in Transition

Wayne Counseling
987 Old Eagle School Rd., Suite 719
Wayne, PA 19087
610.975.4588
pivey@familiesintransitionworkshops.com
 
 

F.E.A.S.T.
(Food and Environmental Allergy Support Team)

A support group for parents of allergic children, F.E.A.S.T. meets monthly at the Memorial Library of Radnor Township and shares information via email between meetings.  Topics of discussion include dealing with allergies in schools, sharing recipes and product suggestions, allergy testing, and handling different situations including restaurants, parties, etc.  Past guest speakers have addressed new medications, alternative therapies, and nutrition.  For more information, please email Jean at jmk226@cornell.edu
 
 

Feeling Blue Suicide
Prevention Council

P.O. Box 7193
400 King of Prussia Rd.
Radnor, PA 19087
610.715.0076
Feeling Blue Suicide Prevention Council is a community-based nonprofit organization dedicated to decreasing the rising incidence of suicide in Southeastern Pennsylvania, reducing the stigma associated with suicide, and supporting those people affected by depression or by the loss of a loved one to suicide. We do this through education, training, and linking people with a variety of resources.
www.feelingblue.org
feelingbluespc@aol.com
 
 

FLITE -
Foundation for Learning in Tredyffrin/Easttown

P.O. Box 806
Southeastern, PA
19399-0806
Phone: 610.240.1860
Fax: 610.993.8012
FLITE works in partnership with the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District to help all district students reach their potential. FLITE recognizes that some children do not have the financial, emotional, and environmental support to succeed in school. FLITE aims to invest in helping these students, and thereby invest in the good of our entire community. FLITE also recognizes that the school district faces increasing pressures regarding adequate funding of its programs, and will consider proposals for support of programs or activities that enhance the total offerings of the school district.
www.flite-pa.org
info@flite-pa.org
 
 

Foundation at Great Valley, The

The Foundation at Great Valley encourages the community to be active participants in student education through philanthropy. By securing funds, resources, and knowledge from the private sector, The Foundation works to provide educational, cultural, athletic and wellness initiatives that may not normally be supported by the school district's curriculum and budget. The strength and empowerment of The Foundation at Great Valley is dependent on building a solid bridge between our community and schools. We invite you to participate by sharing your ideas, resources, time or knowledge to help promote excellence in education. Your support and talent are indispensable. Visit our web site at www.thefoundationatgreatvalley.org
 
 

Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania (GSEP)

GSEP serves over 42,000 girls ages five through 17 in Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, and Philadelphia Counties. GSEP was chartered on May 1, 2007. We are a volunteer-based non-profit organization with over 14,000 adult volunteers. Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, an “early adopter” of the realignment movement led by GSUSA, was created by a merger on April 28, 2007 between the Girl Scouts of Freedom Valley, Southeastern Pennsylvania, and Great Valley Councils. The merger became effective on May 1, 2007.
www.gsep.org
 
 

Great Valley Community Organization

Mission Statement: To create a non-profit community recreational asset that enables our children to grow and learn in a safe environment. This indoor facility will also be a multi-use community center for local residents as well as charitable activities. 
www.gvbl.org
info@gvso.org
 
 

Great Valley Forum

A non-profit website that provides local information and allows residents of the Great Valley area to discuss issues that are important to them. Share information and get recommendations from your neighbors on companies, restaurants or just about anything else!
www.gvforum.org
 
 

Great Valley Senior Center

47 Church Rd.
Malvern, PA 19355
610.889.121
The mission of the Great Valley Senior Center is to provide people 60  years of age and older with services that meet their educational and  social needs, enhance their dignity, support their independence and 
encourage their involvement in the community.
Visit Online
 
 

Main Line MOPS

MOPS stands for "Mothers of Preschoolers." The Main Line MOPS welcomes moms with children from the ages of infancy to kindergarten. We meet in Wayne at the Church of the Saviour, 9:15-11:30am from Sep. - May on the first Thursday of the month (except in Sep. and Jan. when we meet on the 2nd Thursday). We have special event outings as well. Our meetings include refreshments, a guest speaker, small group discussion with other area moms, and creative activities. We provide an excellent children's program. For more info, please email Rachael: rachael@nissley.com
www.cosnet.org/women/cat/ministries
 
 

Main Line Newcomers Club

The Main Line Newcomers Club is a social club for women of all ages who life on or near Philadelphia's Main Line.  We call ourselves newcomers, but there is no requirement for your length of stay. Some of our members have lived here only a few months, others have lived here for any number of years, and a few have never lived anyplace else. The Club offers a variety of weekly and monthly activities, including cocktail parties at a members’ home, a very active Mothers of Young Children group, “Gallivanters” outings to area attractions, day and evening Book Discussion Groups, Bridge, Foreign language chat group, Tennis, “Wine ‘N Dine” Dinners, Speakers Luncheons, Movie Nights and a Cycling group. Check out our website to see all that we have to offer. Click on Membership to join. There's something for everyone! 
www.mainlinenewcomers.com
 
 

MOMS Club of Radnor Township

The MOMS Club of Great Valley is a local chapter of the International MOMS Club (MOMS Offering Moms Support). The MOMS Club is a non-profit, non-denominational group that supports at home mothers (some members also work outside of the home). The MOMS Club of Great Valley started in January 2002 and is expanding its membership. Membership includes mothers of children who are in the K.D. Markley and Charlestown Elementary Great Valley School District. The group meets every third Wednesday of the month at a member's home. Meetings begin at 9:30 A.M. For more information, contact Pamela Sheehan Decker at (610)933-1555. For information about MOMS Club, visit www.momsclub.org .
 
 

MOMS Club of Radnor Township

We are a non-profit, non-denominational group to support stay-at-home or part-time at-home mothers.  We are affiliated with the International MOMS Club.  We (and our children) meet monthly at the Radnor Memorial Library in Wayne.   In addition to providing support to new moms, our activities include playground dates, outings to local attractions, playgroups, etc.
www.radnormomsclub.itgo.com
radnormomsclub@yahoo.com
 
 

MOMS Club Tredyffrin-Easttown North

The Tredyffrin-Easttown North MOMS Club is a non-profit, non-denominational group for stay-at-home or part-time at-home mothers.  Most of our activities occur during the daytime and include our children.  Weekly activities include outings to local attractions, park get togethers and playgroups.  You are invited to join our club if you live in the Tredyffrin-Easttown School District and you live north of Upper Gulph/Conestoga Roads. Our membership fee is $25 per year.
visit website
momsclubtenorth@gmail.com
 
 

Mothers & More

Mothers & More is a national nonprofit organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of mothers. The Chester County/Main Line Chapter of Mothers & More offers support and encouragement to local mothers. We support all mothers, whether they're at home or employed full-time or part-time. We meet the first Wednesday of each month at the Upper Main Line YMCA in Berwyn at 7:30 p.m. We also offer monthly Moms' Nights Out, Moms' Mornings Out, book discussions, a newsletter and e-mail loops.
www.mainlinemothersandmore.com
mainlinemothers@gmail.com
 
 
MusicWorks      
A Music Therapy Service Provider 2050 West Chester Pike, Suite 115 Havertown, PA  19083-2742 Executive Director:  Lori O'Leary Ph:   610-449-9669 Fax:  610-449-5566 MusicWorks is a nonprofit music therapy service provider, servicing children and young adults (ages 1 – 40) challenged by autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, developmental delays and genetic abnormalities. Our Board Certified Music Therapists work on learning and communication, focus and attention, fine and gross motor skills and socialization. MusicWorks accepts medical assistance for those who qualify residing in Delaware and Montgomery Counties.Call us to help your loved one today! Info@musicworkswonders.org www.MusicWorksWonders.org
 
 

Newcomers of Great Valley

T/E and Great Valley School Districts and Beyond
610.644.3785
Joy Solow, New Membership Chair
Celebrating our 40th anniversary in 2007, our club provides newcomers opportunities to meet others and get to know the community through monthly coffees – welcome and international, luncheons, socials, and outings. Our 25 activity groups provide smaller settings to mingle with cultures in our Spanish and French conversation groups, and German Circle. We offer activities in book discussion, crafts, scrap booking, walking, golf, hiking, tennis, potluck lunch, moms & preschoolers, couples’ night out, Desperados dinner club, wine tasting, bunco and various levels of bridge. Special topic workshops are held covering cooking, interior design and other topics.
www.newcomersgv.org
 
 

Newcomers Club of the Upper Main Line

Wayne, PA and all surrounding communities
The Newcomers Club of the Upper Main Line is a social group open to women of all ages who are new to the suburban Philadelphia area or simply interested in meeting more people.  Our members come from numerous towns along the Main Line near Philadelphia.  We have no boundaries. We offer over 20 different activities to our members including bridge, mah jongg, book club, bowling, movies, golf, theater, community service, singing and much more. There are also couples groups, weekend activities and special social events. The Welcomer, our monthly newsletter, describes all upcoming events.
www.ncuml.org
 
 
Newcomers and Neighbors of West Chester

Newcomers and Neighbors of West Chester is a social, charitable and civic minded organization with members from West Chester and the surrounding areas.  The purpose is to help develop friendships through social interaction and community involvement. Community involvement includes providing services as well as financial support to local charities.  The group is open to residents that are both new to the area and those who have lived in the area for years; but would like to meet new people and make new friends. The club has a variety of social activities including canasta, Mah Jong, pinochle for both singles and couples, monthly luncheon meetings, bridge, special activities for singles and the list goes on.  For membership information, please go to the website www.newcomerswc.com for membership information and to request a copy of the newsletter.

 
 
Peter's Place
A Center for Grieving Children and Families
The mission of Peter's Place is to provide safe and supportive environments for grieving children and families and to act as a community resource to foster understanding of the effects of death and grief.  We achieve this mission through Peer Support Groups, our Institute for Grief Awareness and Education, and Research. to make strides in the understanding of bereavement.
Website: www.petersplaceonline.org
150 N. Radnor Chester Road
Suite F130
Radnor, PA 19087
Phone: (610) 687-5150
Fax: (610) 687-5120
Email: info@petersplaceonline.org
 
 

Pals For Life

939 Radnor Rd.
Wayne PA 19087
610-687-1101
610-687-1107 (fax)
Contacts:
Paula M Kielich, President
Kristen Abbot, Program Manager
Pals For Life brings pets to visit nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, senior centers, mental health facilities etc. throughout the Delaware Valley.  Humane education programs are taught at day care centers, schools and summer camps.
www.palsforlife.org
 
 

PLAN of PA

110 W. Lancaster Ave., Suite 140
Wayne, PA 19087
610.687.4036
610.687.2716 (fax)
Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of Pennsylvania, also known as PLAN of PA,
is a non-profit organization whose mission is to serve people with mental disabilities including mental illness, mental retardation, brain injury, and autism.  PLAN of PA serves families in the greater Philadelphia area. PLAN of PA helps answer the question asked by many families, "Who will oversee the care of my mentally disabled family member when I am no longer able to do so?"  PLAN of PA helps organize a program to provide assistance to the mentally disabled family member when the family is no longer able to, and in many instances, assists the family during the latter's lifetime. 
mail@planofpa.org
www.planofpa.org
 
 

Radnor Educational Foundation

Joy M. Antonoplos
Executive Director
354 W. Lancaster Ave., Suite 201
Wayne, PA 19087
610.687.5235
REF is a non-profit community organization that secures funding to provide grants to enrich and enhance the educational opportunities for the students of Radnor Township School District.
www.radnoreducationalfoundation.org
j.antonoplos@radnoreducationalfoundation.org
 
 

Radnor Historical Society

113 W. Beech Tree Lane
Wayne, PA
610.688.2668
www.radnorhistory.org
tpollard@health911.com
 
 

Radnor Studio 21

www.radnorstudio21.org
 
 

Rotary Club of Wayne

www.rotary7450.org
 
 

The Saturday Club

117 West Wayne Ave.
Wayne, PA 19087
tel. 610-688-9746
Founded in 1886, The Saturday Club is a woman's club providing direct volunteer service to and monetary support to charitable organizations in the greater Philadelphia area. Monthly meeting are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:15 PM in the clubhouse, at the address noted above. The Tudor-style clubhouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors and potential new members are always welcome at the monthly meetings.
www.saturdayclub.org
 
 

Streets for People - A Radnor Coalition

Streets for People - A Radnor Coalition” (SPARC) is a grassroots organization seeking to slow and calm automobiles, promote healthy alternatives to driving, and educating individuals on their role in our traffic predicament. We support immediate action, including empowering residents and redesigning residential and arterial streets, and a long-term master plan that will make a permanent difference in Radnor.
SPARC@peoplespeeds.com
www.peoplespeeds.com
 
 

Surrey Services

28 Bridge Ave.
Berwyn, PA
19312
610.647.6404
Surrey Services offers a wide variety of programs - from transportation to in-home services, to a full range of activities - for all seniors age 55+, regardless of income, living in Chester and Delaware County communities.
www.surreyservices.org
 
 

Tredyffrin & Easttown Care - T&E Care

610.644.0594
The mission of T&E Care is to maintain a network of people providing financial and other material assistance to persons in need in and around the Tredyffrin and Easttown township area.
information@tecare.org
www.tecare.org
 
 

Tredyffrin Townwatch

call: 610.408.3655
or write to
Tredyffrin Township Police Department
1100 DuPortail Rd.
Berwyn, PA
19312
Join by e-mailing:
townwatch@tredyffrin.org
 
 
Upper Main Line YMCA
1416 Berwyn-Paoli Rd.
Berwyn, PA
610.854.1642
www.umly.org
 

Valley Forge Educational Services

1777 North Valley Road
Paoli, Pennsylvania 19355
Phone: 610-296-6725
Fax: 610-640-0132
www.vfes.net
info@vfes.net
Offers a variety of educational services focused on guiding young children, adolescents and post high school learners to independence. VFES provides educational programs and offers clinical services through its programs at The Vanguard School, Vanguard Transition Center, The Luma Center™ for Development and Learning and Summer Matters™. Dedicated to improving specialized education, VFES offers innovative research and advanced practices through its own programs and outreach programs for professional development and parent education.
610-296-6725; www.vfes.net .
 
 

Wayne Senior Center

108 Station Rd.
Wayne, PA
19087
610.688.6246
www.wayneseniorcenter.com
 
 

Women's Resource Center

113 West Wayne Ave.
Wayne , PA 19087
Ph: 610.687.6391
The Women's Resource Center , serving Philadelphia and its suburbs, offers a variety of low cost and free supportive programs for women in transition.  These include information and referral, educational workshops, parenting groups, counseling services, free legal workshops and career services programs.  For more information call the information and referral line at 610-687-6391 or log on to our website
www.womensresourcecenter.net

 
   
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