NorthBound is engaged in the establishment of a free-standing community resource center that will be located in the Slate Belt region of Northampton County, Pennsylvania. This region is vastly underserved, and this first location will be ground-zero for our initiatives in helping those marginalized by substance use disorder, other related behavioral health conditions, socio-economic issues, and other challenges that keep them on the margins of our society. NorthBound will provide a destination for those in need of help to come receive services for FREE.
NorthBound is committed to providing access to our programs and services to this radically underserved population, those without the resources needed to gain entry to traditional outlets and those for whom the traditional outlets don’t provide adequate solutions. The initial impact area will be Northampton County and Monroe County based on location of the center. While our focus will be on serving an adult population (18 years of age and older), we will also be available to offer direction and referrals to adolescents that need assistance.
NorthBound, in collaboration with Battle Borne (a non-profit veteran outreach organization), Northampton County's Department of Human Services, as well as other service providers, aims and proposes to provide the following services and resources free of charge, 365 days a year, to assist in filling this service void:
- Assessments for Services
- Food Pantry
- Case Management Services
- Access to Certified Recovery Specialists
- Community Referrals
- Resume Building
- Workforce Re-entry Preparation
- Peer Support and Mentoring
- Veteran Support Services
- Life Skills Programming
- Art Expression Programs
- Trauma Support
- Trauma-Informed Yoga and Meditation
- Nutrition Education
- Computer Lab
- Holistic Yoga and Meditation
- 12-step Meetings
- Recovery Fellowship Meetings
- Spiritual Programming
- Specialized Sober Community Events
- Family and Community Education Groups
- Therapeutic Workshops
- Holiday Social Events and Activities
- Community Recreational Activities
NorthBound is in the final stages of securing a location to serve as our Community Resource Center. We have received support from our local county government and several private foundations that have us on the cusp of realizing our dream and allowing us to be of maximum service to our community!
We look forward to sharing more with you in January, 2022!