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Care Resources

We all have tough choices, and the answers aren’t always clear. How do we gain the perspective to make the best decisions?

When it comes to facing tough choices, we all need support. This page has resources that supplement the issues many of us are facing.

Addiction Support

If you need immediate support, please call SAMHSA’s (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration) National Helpline at 1-800-662-4357. This service provides confidential and free referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

I'm struggling with an addiction and I'm looking for support.

Below are two great next steps you can take to help you overcome your addiction.

1) Join a recovery program like Celebrate Recovery.
We believe that we weren't created to do life alone. Joining a recovery program will connect you with a community of people who understand what it’s like to struggle with addiction. Together you’ll be able to talk about your struggles, provide support, encouragement and accountability, read the Bible, and learn how to more fully follow Jesus.

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. It's a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling your life.

Celebrate Recovery has groups meeting throughout Pennsylvania, find a group that meets near you.

2) Contact our Pastoral Response Team to get connected to a counselor near you or to receive prayer.
We believe that counseling and prayer play an important role in the recovery of individuals who are dealing with addiction. Each one of our locations has partnered with local counselors who can help guide you and support you on your journey to recovery.

Contact us to get connected to a counselor or to submit a prayer request.


I want to help support a loved one who's struggling with addiction.

We know that supporting a loved one who’s struggling with addiction can be very challenging and we want to help support you as you journey with them. Below are two great next steps you can take to help you support your loved one.

1) Encourage your loved one to get into a recovery program and offer to attend with them.
One great recovery program is Celebrate Recovery which is a Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. It's a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling your life.

By offering to attend with your loved one you’ll be able to remove a hurdle that might otherwise cause them to miss out on taking an incredible step to help them in their recovery.

Celebrate Recovery has groups meeting throughout Pennsylvania, find a group that meets near you.

2) Contact our Pastoral Response Team to get connected to a counselor near you or to receive prayer.
When you are walking through addiction with a loved one it can be hard to find answers and to know the right steps to take to help support them. Getting connected to a counselor can be extremely helpful to help you learn how to process your own thoughts and feeling as well as how to best support your loved one. Each one of our locations has partnered with local counselors and we’d love to help you get connected with a counselor near you.

Contact us to get connected to a counselor or to submit a prayer request

Pornography Accountability

If you’re struggling with pornography, the following are resources that can help you build accountability and take the best next steps in your journey.

1) Be Proactive
The following links will take you to sites that encourage accountability through internet monitoring services, education, and more:

  • Covenant Eyes - Internet accountability service designed to monitor your Internet activity and send a report to a trusting friend who holds you accountable for your online choices
  • XXX church - Online resource and recovery service for pornography addiction
  • Circle - Service to monitor your family’s Internet activity that pairs with your home WiFi network and manages every connected device

2) Find Community
The best way to fight against a struggle with porn is to take away the power of shame and secrets. If you’d like support on making better choices when it comes to pornography, we encourage you to check out Celebrate Recovery, where you’ll find community and support for all sorts of hurts, habits, and hangups.

Celebrate Recovery has groups meeting throughout Pennsylvania, find a group that meets near you.

3) Talk to our Pastoral Response Team
Get connected with one of our pastors at LCBC and spend time talking, receive prayer, or find a local counselor near you. Each one of our locations has partnered with local counselors, and we’d love to help you get connected with a counselor locally.

Contact us to get connected to a counselor or to submit a prayer request

End Of Life Conversations

Tough conversations are hard to have, but no matter what stage of life you or your loved ones are in, knowing how to have them can allow for easier planning and healthier relationships.

Visit caringinfo.org for answers on how to have conversations with family, doctors, and others, as well as resources on legal documents to consider, advanced care planning, and information on what kind of care options are out there.

To dive deeper into the subject of end of life and read more about the perspective in Week 3 of our Asking For A Friend series, check out the book ‘Being Mortal’ by Atul Gawande.

If you’d like to talk to someone at LCBC, you can also contact us directly to get connected to a counselor or submit a prayer request.

Dealing with Anger

If you or someone you know is in a situation where anger has led to crisis and there is a need for immediate response and attention, contact the National Domestic Abuse Hotline by calling 1-800-799-7233 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to talk to a real person right away, or by visiting www.thehotline.org.

It is always okay to remove yourself from a dangerous situation and get to a safe place.

If you’re walking with anger and looking for support, there are a number of next steps that you can take:

1) Call the PA 211 line

This hotline provides 24/7 listening, health, and human service information and referral services. Visit contacthelpline.org for more information.

2) Join a Celebrate Recovery Group

Find community with others who are working through their anger at Celebrate Recovery. Together you’ll be able to talk about your struggles and provide support, encouragement, and accountability. Celebrate Recovery has groups meeting throughout Pennsylvania, find a group that meets near you.

3) Talk to our Pastoral Response Team

Get connected with one of our pastors at LCBC and spend time talking, receive prayer, or find a counselor near you. Each one of our locations has partnered with local counselors, and we’d love to help you get connected.

Contact us to get connected to a counselor or to submit a prayer request

Depression Support

If you are in crisis and need immediate support or intervention, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) or visit online at suicidepreventionlifeline.org. The Lifeline is also open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if you’re just looking to talk to someone—trained crisis workers are always available.

For resources, support, and referrals, call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP or visit samhsa.org for confidential and free informational service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

No one gets through depression alone. If you or someone you know is dealing with depression, consider the following options:

1) Talk to our Pastoral Response Team

Get connected with one of our pastors at LCBC and spend time talking, receive prayer, or find a counselor near you. Each one of our locations has partnered with local counselors, and we’d love to help you get connected.

Contact us to get connected to a counselor or to submit a prayer request.

2) Join a Celebrate Recovery Group

Get involved with Celebrate Recovery to be a part of a group. Together you’ll be able to talk about your struggles and provide support, encouragement, and accountability. Celebrate Recovery has groups meeting throughout Pennsylvania, find a group that meets near you. Find a group near you.

To dive deeper into the subject of depression and read more about the perspective in Week 5 of our Asking For A Friend series, check out the book "My Name is Hope: Anxiety, depression, and life after melancholy".

Continuing the Conversation: Is Jesus Really the Only Way?

If you’d like to continue talking to someone about what life after death looks like, our Pastoral Response Team would love to answer questions, pray with you, or just keep the conversation going. Contact us and we’ll get you connected.

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