Edward B. Michalik Psy. D., MH/DD Administrator
Following the direction of the Berks County Board of
Commissioners in response to the COVID- 19/Coronavirus Crisis, access to
offices and the number of staff working in the Court House and County Services
Center is limited. The MH/DD Program
continues to provide program operations which support the needs of individuals
and their families but are doing so in a way that considers the safety and
well-being of the community and staff.
If you are experiencing an emergency, please continue to contact Crisis Intervention Services at 610-236-0530. If you need to communicate with MH/DD Program
Staff, please contact the office at 610-478-3271, extension 6580 or email at email@example.com.
Developmental Disability, Early Intervention and Behavioral Health Providers are continuing to provide services, although the way
you receive services may be different than before (i.e.: over the phone, rather than in person or in the community). 24-hour
services, such as residential care, are also continuing to operate. Stay in contact with your provider as they
know you best and can advise and respond as situations change. If you are unable to reach that provider and
need assistance, please contact the MH/DD Program as indicated above.
Our Vision: The Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities system will be a partnership of consumers, family members, service providers and policy makers which creates options responsive to individual needs and preferences.
Our Mission: To provide quality care as well as the delivery of efficient public services and supports for individuals with mental illness and intellectual disabilities so that they can increase their opportunities and abilities to lead lives of dignity and independence. Acknowledging that Recovery is an ongoing process, MH/DD is committed to promoting personal growth, choice, and inclusion of consumers in their community.
About MH/DD: The MH/ID Act of 1966 established the MH/DD Program. The PA Department of Human Services through the Office of Developmental Programs, the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, and the Office of Child Development and Early Learning regulates the Program. The federal, state and local government funds it. Through its contracted provider network, it administers a broad array of services for individuals and families.