Local Organizations

 

ACLAMO Family Center: Acción Comunal Latinoamericana De Montgomery County
Full service bilingual (Spanish/English) community human services agency. Provides care and advocacy for low-income children, families and seniors.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Montgomery County
Mentoring program for Montgomery County youth.

Chamber of Commerce (Schuylkill Alliance Chamber of Commerce)
Regional chamber of commerce providing services to the business community.

Elmwood Park Zoo
Norristown’s own zoo emphasizes introducing children to wildlife, their habitats, and conservation through educational play.

Greater Norristown Art League
Offers classes in all media, summer camps and exhibitions for local and aspiring artists.

Hedwig House, Inc.
“Clubhouse” program for people with mental illness. Provides employment and training services, housing assistance and other services.

Historical Society of Montgomery County
Provides resources for local history and genealogy.

The Interagency Council of Norristown, Inc.
Provides information on health and human service resources in the central Montgomery County area.

Laurel House
Provides extensive services for victims of domestic violence including shelter, counseling and a 24-hour hotline. Member of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Literacy Council of Norristown, Inc.
Provides instruction for adult students over the age of 17 needing assistance with basic reading, writing and math skills.

Law Library of Montgomery County
Website for the county’s law library providing information on legal resources available and links to other legal websites.

MontcoWorks
(Montgomery County Commerce Department)
County website providing information and resources for job seekers, businesses, youth and other social service needs.

Montgomery Bar Association
Provides services to lawyers and a legal referral service for the public.

Montgomery County Government
Official website for county information and offices.

Montgomery County Senior Adult Activity Center
Official website.

Montgomery County Habitat for Humanity
Works with low-income families to provide opportunities for safe and affordable home ownership in Montgomery County

Montgomery County Head Start
Provides comprehensive services to low income children and families.

Montgomery County Housing Authority
Manages housing voucher program. Administers first time homebuyer’s programs and public housing programs.

Montgomery County Intermediate Unit (MCIU)
Provides supportive and specialized services to the school districts of Montgomery County

Montgomery County Literacy Network
List of Agencies offering literacy programs

Montgomery County Partners for Home Ownership
Offers information and resources about affordable home purchasing in Montgomery County.

Morris Arboretum
Historic public garden and educational institution.

NAACP National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
National website for the association provides information on local branches and information on services.

Norristown Family Center
Free prevention program, located at the Children’s Aid Society, designed to strengthen and empower families.

Norristown Garden Club
Local gardeners provide tours, programs, and other services to the community and members.

PAL: Norristown Police Athletic League
Provides area youth between the ages of 8-18 with athletic, recreation and educational programming.

Pennsylvania CareerLink
One stop career service to job hunters and employers.

PreppedKids.org
Online resource of preschools and pediatric offices in greater Norristown area

Senior Adult Activities Center of Montgomery County
Offers recreational, educational and social activities for active adults aged 50+. Locations in Norristown, Ambler, and Glenside. Norristown Center includes Thrift Shop.

Small Business Assistance Center
Offers small business networks (counseling, financial referral, seminars, etc.)

Social Security Administration
Official website of the Social Security Administration. Offers Local Office Locator, Online Filing Links, and Information about Retirement, Disability, and Medicare benefits.

Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau
Private non-profit organization promoting the Valley Forge area and Montgomery County as a corporate and leisure visitor destination. Information on events, local attractions and other facilities.

Women’s Center of Montgomery County
Offers legal advocacy, counseling and court accompaniment to victims and their families. Provides a 24-hour hotline and support groups. Member of the Pa. Coalition Against Domestic Violence.