HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (DPW) announced that a crisis counseling hotline is now available to those affected by the recent state police shooting in Pike County. Anyone coping with issues related to this incident is encouraged to call: 1-800-985-5990.
The phone number is available to all Pennsylvanians to help ease the stress related to this situation. Trained professionals will take phone calls to provide emotional support for callers. The TTY number of for deaf or hearing impaired individuals is: 1-800-846-8517. Help is also available by texting 66746.
Citizens are encouraged to monitor local television and radio stations for updates and instructions from state and local emergency officials.
Media contact: Kait Gillis, DPW, 717-425-7606
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare