Useful Links

Useful Links

A “link library” of useful resources for whatever you might need!

The following links have been collected and organized by our Information Services department and professional librarians to help you. If there is something that you are looking for that is not on this list, please contact your local library or the Martin Library Information Services department at (717) 849-6926. Links are listed alphabetically by topic.

Each category of resources complies with one of the Pennsylvania Library Association’s PA Forward literacies. These literacies are broken into the following categories: Basic Literacy, Health Literacy, Civic & Social Literacy, Financial Literacy, and Information Literacy.

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Addiction

PA Forward: Health Literacy

Alcohol Addiction

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Help Line; Free 24/7 Support in both English and Spanish
https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Informational Center
https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/

Alcoholics Anonymous
Information available in English, Spanish, and French
https://www.aa.org/

QuitAlcohol.com
Treatment Centers Resource
https://www.quitalcohol.com/

Alateen
Information available in English, Spanish, and French
https://al-anon.org/for-members/group-resources/alateen/

National Council on Seniors Drug & Alcohol Rehab
Treatment Resource
https://rehabnet.com/

Alcohol Addiction Center
Informational Resource
 https://alcoholaddictioncenter.org/

Alcohol Rehab Help
https://alcoholrehabhelp.org/treatment/counseling/


Drug and Chemical Dependencies
PA Forward: Health Literacy

OverdoseFreePA
Informational Resource
https://www.overdosefreepa.pitt.edu/

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Free 24/7 Helpline; Support available in English and Spanish
https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

National Institute on Drug Abuse
Informational Resource
https://www.drugabuse.gov/

Addiction Center
Treatment Resource
https://www.addictioncenter.com/

notMYkid
Resource site
https://notmykid.org/

National Council on Seniors Drug & Alcohol Rehab
Treatment Resource
https://rehabnet.com/

Narcotics Anonymous
Help and Resource Center
https://www.na.org/

For more detailed resources and information regarding Opioid Addiction, and the Opioid Epidemic, click here


Gambling
PA Forward: Health Literacy, Social Literacy

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

National Council on Problem Gambling
Resource center
https://www.ncpgambling.org/programs-resources/resources/

American Addiction Centers
Treatment resource for various addictions
https://americanaddictioncenters.org/gambling-addiction/

Gamblers Anonymous
Helpline and Resource Center
http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/ga/

 

 

Community Resources

PA Forward: Civic & Social Literacies

Community Progress Council
http://yorkcpc.org/

United Way of PA
http://www.uwp.org/

PA 211 Health & Human Services Referral Line
https://www.unitedway-york.org/pa-211 

York County Crime Stoppers
http://www.yorkcountycrimestoppers.org/

York County Economic Alliance
http://www.ycea-pa.org/

York County SPCA
https://www.ycspca.org/

YMCA of York and York County
https://www.yorkcoymca.org/

 

Education

All Schools
PA Forward: Basic Literacy

Local Schools in York County
https://yorkcountypa.gov/about-york-county/for-residents/197-about-york-county/education/694-local-schools-in-york,-pa.html

Higher Education
PA Forward: Basic Literacy

Early Childhood Education Programs
https://www.affordablecolleges.com/programs/early-childhood-education/

HACC
http://www.hacc.edu/

Penn State: York
http://york.psu.edu/

Penn State Extension: York County
http://extension.psu.edu/york

York College of Pennsylvania
https://www.ycp.edu/

Technical & Vocational Schools
PA Forward: Information Literacy

Empire Beauty School
https://www.empire.edu/cosmetology-schools/pennsylvania/york

YTI Career Institute
http://www.yti.edu/campuses/York.asp

York County School of Technology
www.ytech.edu

Adult & Continuing Education
PA Forward: Basic Literacy

HACC Adult Education & GED
https://www.hacc.edu/ProgramsandCourses/AdultEducationGED/index.cfm

Penn State York Adult Learners
https://york.psu.edu/adult-learners

Test-Guide
test-guide.com

York County Literacy Council
http://www.yorkliteracy.org/public/

York County School of Technology
http://www.ytech.edu/adult-ed

Addiction Counselor Education
https://addiction-counselor.org/

 

Emergency Services

PA Forward: Civic & Social Literacies

York County Emergency Services
https://yorkcountypa.gov/emergency-services.html

Smart911
Support offered in various languages
https://www.smart911.com/

 

 

Financial Aid

PA Forward: Financial Literacy

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
https://fafsa.ed.gov/ 

Fund Your Degree
Financial Aid Guide
https://www.affordablecolleges.com/resources/financial-aid-guide/

Student Loans
https://lendedu.com/

 

 

Government

PA Forward: Civic & Social Literacies

City of York
http://www.yorkcity.org/

Borough of Hanover
http://www.hanoverboroughpa.gov/

York County, PA
https://yorkcountypa.gov/

 

Health & Wellness

PA Forward: Health Literacy

Diabetes Coalition of York County
Resource guide
http://www.healthyyork.org/media/1103/hh8411_0418_dcyc-resource-guide.pdf

Univeristy HQ: Mental Health Resources
Resource guide for all ages, with additional information for High School & College Students
Website: https://universityhq.org/resources/students-mental-health/

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Phone: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Website: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Tobacco-Free York County 
https://www.tobaccofreeyork.com/information-and-resources

Dentably | “Special Needs Dentists in PA”
Full Website: https://www.emergencydentistsusa.com/special-needs-dentistry-pennsylvania/
York County Special Needs Dentists & Resources: Downloadable PDF

National Network of Libraries of Medicine
https://nnlm.gov/

 

Housing

PA Forward: Civic & Social Literacies

Affordable Housing Advocates
ahadvocates.org

PAHousingSearch.com
http://pahousingsearch.com/

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program
http://www.revenue.pa.gov/generaltaxinformation/propertytaxrentrebateprogram/pages/default.aspx#.WXYXHIjyuUl

Housing Authority of the City of York
http://yorkhousingauthority.com/

Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership- York Center
https://www.lhop.org/

 

Job & Career

PA Forward: Financial Literacy

Pennsylvania CareerLink
https://www.pacareerlink.pa.gov/jponline/

Pathways to Prosperity’s Connection Center
A Division of the York County Economic Alliance
https://www.yocopathways.com/opportunity-center/

 

Legal

PA Forward: Civic & Social Literacies

LegalAid (free)
PALegalAid.net

MidPenn Legal Services
Provides high quality free civil legal services to low-income residents and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in 18 counties in Central Pennsylvania
midpenn.org

PALawHELP.org
Provides information and answers regarding civil legal issues
https://www.palawhelp.org/

York County Lawyer Referral Service
http://www.yorkbar.com/?page=YCBAFindEsq

LawHelp.org
https://www.lawhelp.org/

 

Parents & Children

PA Forward: Basic Literacy

StopBullying.gov
StopBullying.gov

Child Care Consultants
http://www.childcareconsultants.org/

Children, Youth and Families
https://yorkcountypa.gov/county-human-services/children-youth-and-families.html

PA Family Support Alliance
Providing education, support, and training programs to make Pennsylvania safe for children
pafsa.org

York County Human Services
Provides equal access to services for the safety, and well-being of all eligible residents, in a timely and cost effective manner
https://yorkcountypa.gov/county-human-services.html

Safe2Say Something
Youth Violence Prevention Program
safe2saypa.org

 

Parks & Recreation

PA Forward: Civic & Social Literacies

York County Parks and Recreation
https://yorkcountypa.gov/parks-recreation/the-parks.html

Appalachian Trail Guide
https://www.mountainiq.com/guides/appalachian-trail/

 

Seniors

PA Forward: Health Literacy

Local Senior Centers
https://yorkcountypa.gov/county-human-services/agency-on-aging/senior-centers.html

Pennsylvania Department of Aging
http://www.aging.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx

York County Area Agency on Aging
https://yorkcountypa.gov/county-human-services/agency-on-aging.html

National Council on Seniors Drug & Alcohol Rehab
https://rehabnet.com/

OLLI at Penn State York
For Adults Ages 50+
https://olli.york.psu.edu/

 

Tax Preparation

PA Forward: Financial Literacy

Tax Preparation Guide
https://www.yorklibraries.org/useful-links/tax-preparation-guide/

 

Transportation

PA Forward: Information Literacy

Capital City Cab York
capitalcitycabyork.com

PennDOT
http://www.penndot.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Pennsylvania Driver’s Manual-Audio Version
http://www.dmv.pa.gov/Driver-Services/Driver-Licensing/Pages/PA-Driver%27s-Manual—Audio-Version.aspx

rabbittransit
http://www.rabbittransit.org/

Uber
uber.com

 

Voting & Elections

PA Forward: Civic & Social Literacies

York County Voting & Elections
https://yorkcountypa.gov/voting-elections.html

York County Democratic Party
https://www.yorkdems.org/

York County Republican Committee
http://www.yorkpagop.org/

PA Dems | Democratic Party of Pennsylvania
https://www.padems.com/

PA GOP | Republican Party of Pennsylvania
https://www.pagop.org/