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Please see the “Downloads” page for a PDF version of the 2014 Partner Agency Directory.

**all phone numbers are (814) area code unless noted**
American Red Cross-Centre Communities Chapter

Provides disaster relief, blood services, CPR, AED, first aid, babysitting, water safety and lifeguard training, Armed Forces Emergency Social Services, and international social services.

205 E. Beaver Avenue, Suite 203

State College, PA 16801

Office Hours: 9 – 5pm

Tel: 237-3162

Fax: 237-0999

Web Site: http://centre.redcross.org

Stephanie Fost, Executive Director

Email: Stephanie.Fost@redcross.org
The Arc of Centre County PA, Inc.

Provides services to enhance the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families, including employment services, residential services, home-based services.

1840 N. Atherton Street

State College, PA 16803

Office Hours: 8:30 – 4:30pm

Tel: 238-1444

Fax: 238-9460

Website: www.taocc.org/

Rebekah Cunningham, Chief Executive Officer

E-mail: bcunningham@taocc.org

Cindy Mayes, Director of Long Term Planning

E-mail: cmayes@taocc.org
Boy Scouts of America – Bucktail Council

Promotes, supervises, and administers the educational/recreational programs for Boy Scouts covering character development, citizenship training, and physical fitness.

209 First Street

DuBois, PA 15801

Office Hours: 9:00 – 5:00pm

Web Site: www.bucktail.org

E Mail: info@bucktail.org

Tel: 371-5650

Fax: 371-1399

Gregg Bennett, Scout Executive

E Mail: gregg.bennett@scouting.org
Boy Scouts of America – Juniata Council

Promotes, supervises, and administers the educational/recreational programs for Boy Scouts covering character development, citizenship training, and physical fitness.

9 Taylor Drive

Reedsville, PA 17084

Office Hours: 8:30 – 5pm

Tel: (717) 667-9236

Fax: (717) 667-9798

Web Site: www.jvcbsa.org

James (Jim) Kennedy, Scout Executive

E Mail: jkennedy@bsamail.org
Bridge of Hope Centre County

Focuses on long term holistic solutions for homeless single mothers and children. Bridge of Hope provides mentoring and helps single mothers and struggling families attain permanent housing, life-long friendships, financial self-sustainability and growth and wholeness.

PO Box 430

1315 S. Allen Street

State College, PA 16804

Tel: 237-4673

Web Site: http://www.centre.bridgeofhopeinc.org/

Regina Diller, Executive Director

EMail: execdirbohcc@gmail.com
Catholic Charities

Financial assistance is offered to those individuals and families existing on a substandard income. Aid is given to assist in meeting necessary expenses of daily living. Low cost counseling services for individuals (adult & youth), couples, and families is also available by professional licensed staff.

213 E. Bishop Street – PO   Box 389

Bellefonte, PA 16823

Office Hours: 8:30 – 4:30p

Tel: 353-0502

Fax: 353-0515

Web Site: http://catholiccharities.dioceseaj.org/

E Mail: cssaltoona@dioceseaj.org

Sharon Felson, Office Coordinator

E Mail: sfelson@dioceseaj.org

Jean Johnstone, Executive Director

E Mail: jjohnstone@dioceseaj.org

Tel: 814-944-9388
Center for Alternatives in Community Justice (CACJ)

Works with local courts and human service agencies to provide alternatives to civil and criminal justice through mediation, pre-trial supervision, youth aid panel as well as training and education.

411 S. Burrowes Street

State College, PA 16801

Office Hours: 8 – 3p

Tel: 234-1059

Fax: 234-0915

Web Site: http://www.cacj.us/about_us

Bonnie Millmore, Director

E-Mail: cacj@choiceonemail.com
Centre County Library

Provides a complete range of library services, historical and genealogical records. Libraries are located in Bellefonte, Aaronsburg, Centre Hall and Philipsburg, while a bookmobile service is provided throughout Centre County. Free high-speed internet and early literacy programs are also available.

200 N. Allegheny Street

Bellefonte, PA 16823

Library Hours: Mon & Wed: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm,  Tue & Thurs: Noon – 8pm

Fri.: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sat.: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Web Site: www.centrecountylibrary.org

Tel: 355-1516

Fax: 355-2700

Lisa Erickson, Director

E-Mail: lerickson@centrecountylibrary.org
Centre County Women’s Resource Center

Operates a 24-hour hotline for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Offers free and confidential services including shelter, counseling, support groups, legal advocacy, and community education.

140 West Nittany Avenue

State College, PA 16801

Office Hours: 9 – 5pm

Tel: 238-7066

Hotline: 1-877-234-5050 (toll free) and 234-5050

Fax: 238-4449

Web site:  www.ccwrc.org

Anne Ard, Executive Director

E Mail: annekard@ccwrc.org

Meredith (Dee) Hall – E Mail: mhall@ccwrc.org

Jody Althouse – E Mail: jalthouse@ccwrc.org
Centre County Youth Service Bureau

Provides early intervention services to youth in need of adult attention and support through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Maintains community centers in Bellefonte and the Mountaintop Area which offer social, educational, and recreational opportunities.

325 West Aaron Drive

State College, PA 16803

Office Hours: 8:30 – 5pm

Tel: 237-5731

Fax: 237-2228

Web Site: www.ccysb.com

Andrea Boyles, Executive Director

E Mail: aboyles@ccysb.com

Denise McCann

E-Mail: dmccann@ccysb.com
Centre Crest Auxiliary

The Centre Crest Auxiliary is made up of volunteer workers who provide needed services for the residents. These services help to improve the quality of life for the residents.

502 E. Howard St.

Bellefonte PA 16823

Tel: 355-6777

Janie Burns, Auxiliary President

Betsy Boyer

E Mail: bxb7@psu.edu
Centre Homecare, Inc.

To provide quality, cost effective home healthcare and related services to all persons or families in our service area (Centre County), regardless of ability to pay. Programs include home health skilled care nursing and therapies; hospice and healthy beginnings.

2437 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 6

State College PA 16801

Office Hours: 8:30 – 5p

Tel: 237-7400

Fax: 237-2900

E Mail: centrehomecare@hotmail.com

Steph Probert, Director

E Mail: sprobert@vnahs.com

Enola Weaver, Medical Secretary

E Mail: chi@vnahs.com


Teaches social and vocational skills to individuals incarcerated at the Centre County Correctional Facility. Provides conflict resolution training to individuals incarcerated at CCCF and the State Correctional Institution Rockview. Publishes Criminal Justice Advocacy and Support Directory. Coordinates the following additional programs for local and state inmates: Prayer-Mate Program, Birthday Cards for Death Row Inmates and Christmas Cards for Inmates. Operates a Used Household Goods and Furniture Outlet Showroom as well as a Quality Furniture Reupholstering Service to generate programming revenue. Collaborates with  local social service agencies to provide used furniture and household goods at low or no cost to Centre Region families in need. Provides limited housing for ex-offenders from the Centre County Correctional Facility who would otherwise be homeless.

3013 Benner Pike

Bellefonte, PA 16823

Tel: 353-9081

Fax: 353-9083

Office Hours: 8 – 4p Monday-Saturday

Outlet Showroom Hours: 9 – 4p Monday-Saturday

Web Site: www.centrepeace.org

E Mail: contact@centrepeace.org

Thomas (Thom) L. Brewster, Executive Director

E Mail: thom@centrepeace.org
Centre Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM)

CVIM provides medical and dental care, case management and necessary medications at no cost to qualified uninsured and underinsured residents of Centre County. Physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, social workers and other licensed clinicians volunteer their time to provide care to our patients

2520 Green Tech Drive, Suite D

State College, PA 16803

Tel: (814) 231-4043

Website: www.cvim.net

Cheryl White, Executive Director

Email: cwhite@cvim.net

Child Development & Family Council of Centre County, Inc.

Provides the following services to Centre County families: Child care and education programs for children from 6 weeks through middle school; scholarship funding through the Centre County Child Care and Education Safety Net Program for Children and Youth for CDFC Child Care Services; free State funded Pre-Kindergarten programs; early intervention programs for preschool age children; administration and funding for the PA Department of Public Welfare, Office of Child Development and Early Learning Subsidized Child Day Care Program of Centre County; free information, resource and referral for people who are looking for child day care services; and early childhood consultation services which includes training, technical assistance and collaboration for those who work in child day care.

2565 Park Center Boulevard, Suite 100

State College, PA 16801

Office Hours: 8:30 – 5p

Tel: 238-5480

Fax: 238-2765

Web Site: www.cdfc.org

Ann Walker, Executive Director

E Mail: awalker15@cdfc.org
Community Help Centre

A volunteer-based, non-profit organization that provides services, resources, education, training, and information to people who are in need of support and to people who are seeking volunteer opportunities in our community. With a drop-in center and 24-hour hotline as their foundation, we work to coordinate and deliver services throughout Centre County.

410 S Fraser St

State College PA 16801

Tel: 237-5855

Fax: 272-1543

Web Site: www.communityhelpcentre.org/

E Mail: info@communityhelpcentre.com

Help Line: 800-494-2500

Bonnie Tatterson, Executive Director

Tel: 272-1542

E Mail: BonnieT@communityhelpcentre.com
Easter Seals Central PA

Operates an inclusive pre-school/child care program and summer day camps for children with and without disabilities. Provides support programs for families, therapeutic recreation activities and disabilities awareness education. Easter Seals Central PA also provides outpatient adult and pediatric Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. An Early Intervention provider with a state of the art Sensory Integration room for use in conjunction with therapy and early education services.

383 Rolling Ridge Drive

State College, PA 16801

Office Hours: 7:30 – 5:30p

Web Site: www.centralpa.easterseals.com/

Tel: 238-4434

Fax: 238-3721

Brandy Prebble, Child Development Center Director

E Mail: bprebble@eastersealscentralpa.org

CEO: Larry Rager

E Mail: lrager@eastersealscentralpa.org
Food Bank of State College Area, Inc.

Provides emergency food to those in need in the State College and Upper Bald Eagle Valley and assists the network of food pantries in Centre County.

1321 S Atherton St

State College PA 16801

Client Service Hours (effective 4/1/13):

Monday                                                          1:00 to 5:00 pm

Wednesday                                                    1:00 to 4:00 pm

Friday                                                             1:00 to 4:00 pm

Saturday                                                        9:00 am to 1:00 pm

(Open 2nd Saturday of the month, closed all other Saturdays)

Donation Hours:

Monday                                                          9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Wednesday                                                    9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Friday                                                             9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Other times by appointment (contact : 814-234-2310)

Web Site: http://foodbank.centreconnect.org

Tel: 234-2310

Fax: 272-0649

Carol Pioli, Executive Director

E Mail: carol@scfoodbank.org
Friendship Community Library

Provides library services, book lending, audio-visuals and audio phonics reading programs to community residents, as well as providing a bi-weekly story hour for pre-school children.

Main Street, PO Box 478

Beech Creek, PA 16822

Web Site: www.rosslibrary.org

E-Mail: friendship@rosslibrary.org

Tel: (570) 962-2048

Adam Bugaj, Librarian

E-Mail: friendship@rosslibrary.org

Contact: Sally Bowman, Board Member

Office No. 570-962-337
Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA

Offers a variety of means for girls in K- 12 to take part in Girl Scouts: joining a Troop; attending day or sleep-away camp; participating in one-day or multi-week programs; traveling locally, regionally and internationally; and connecting online. Through these unique experiences, girls develop the essential skills, self-confidence and character that prepare them to become tomorrow’s leaders.

State College Service Center

1040-1 Benner Pike

State College, PA 16801

Office Hours: 11 – 1pm

Web Site: www.gshpa.org

Tel: 800-692-7816

Fax: 814-231- 4083

Suzanne Moore

West Region Director

E Mail: smoore@gshpa.org

Administrative Office:

350 Hale Avenue, Harrisburg PA 17104

Tel: 1-800-692-7816

Fax 717-234-5097

E-Mail: general@gshpa.org
Global Connections

Offers programs that promote intercultural community, assists people from other countries through English-as-Second-Language classes, conversation partners, women’s book groups, tax filing assistance and individual assistance;  brings Americans and Internationals together for friendship and cultural exchange; provides cultural competency trainings for businesses and  agencies; and educates the community about other cultures and international issues through school speakers programs and other events.

314  Boucke Building

University Park, PA 16802

Web Site: www.gc-cc.org

E Mail: mhm137@psu.edu

Tel: 863-3927

Marc McCann, Executive Director
The House of Care

Provides personal care housing and services to individuals with limited life expectancy at an affordable cost. The agency collaborates with many human service agencies, hospices, medical facilities, and home health care agencies. From these collaborations, the agency can provide direct services to residents and also make referrals for appropriate levels of care for clients.

515 W Beaver Avenue

State College, PA 16801

Web Site: www.thehouseofcare.org

Tel: 237-5517

Fax: 237-8165

Audrey Smith, Administrator

E mail: houseofcare5@gmail.com

Karen McCulley, Board President

E Mail: kas5@psu.edu
Housing Transitions,Inc

Assists families and individuals who are homeless or near-homeless achieve a more independent lifestyle by providing an array of effective services and housing alternatives. Programs include the Centre House emergency homeless shelter located in State College.

217 E Nittany Avenue

P.O. Box 1391

State College, PA 16804

Web Site: www.housingtransitions.com

Tel: 237-4863

Fax: 237-7480

Ron Quinn, Executive Director

E Mail: rquinn@housingtransitions.com
Interfaith Human Services

Our mission through our member congregations is helping neighbors in need by providing emergency financial assistance to low income residents of Centre County. We help provide emergency rental, mortgage, utility, heating assistance, free furniture distribution and in depth money management services.

2100 E. College Avenue, Suite C

State College PA 16801

Office Hours: 9 – 4

Web Site: http://ihs-centrecounty.org

E Mail: ihs.centrecounty@gmail.com

Tel: 234-7731

Fax: 234-7411

Ruth M. Donahue, Executive Director

E Mail: interfaithmission1@juno.com
Local Help & Transient Fund

The Local Help Fund provides assistance to individuals and families who find themselves in need of financial assistance. We offer help with rent, heating, utilities. Those in need of Local Help are referred to The FaithCentre. The Transient Fund provides emergency overnight lodging, dinner and breakfast for transients experiencing a variety of situations. These must contact a local Pastor.

P.O. Box 541

Bellefonte, PA 16823

Tel: 355-5834

Donna Brooks, Representative

E Mail: dbrooks48@comcast.net
MidPenn Legal Services

Makes free legal services available to low income people in a variety of civil matters including, but not limited to: family, consumer, housing, public benefits and domestic abuse cases. Provides community education programming and materials to the public and client populations in order to prevent the need for direct representation in a variety of civil matters. Network with local private bar associations to promote pro bono referrals for various civil matters.

3500 E. College Ave Ste 1295

State College, PA 16801

Office Hours: 8:30 – 4:30

Web Site: www.midpenn.org

Tel: 238-4958 x 1132

Fax: 238-9504

Brent Frank, Regional Manager

E-mail: bfrank@midpenn.org

Cell: 571-2919
Mid-State Literacy Council

Trains volunteers to tutor adults and young adults who read and write below a fifth grade level. Non-English speaking persons are also tutored through a one-on-one reading program.

248 Calder Way, Suite 307

State College, PA 16801

Office Hours: 10 – 6

Web Site: www.mid-stateliteracycouncil.org

Tel: 238-1809

Fax: 238-7492

Amy Wilson, Director

E Mail: awilson@mid-stateliteracycouncil.org
Park Forest Day Nursery Preschool

A tuition-free preschool for children from low income families, many of whom are at risk. The comprehensive program includes education, social skills and developmental motor skills taught by qualified teachers in a safe environment. Nutritious breakfast and lunch are provided/planned by a dietician.

1833 Park Forest Avenue

State College PA 16803

Office hours: 8-1pm

Tel: 231-8492

website: http://www.pfdn-preschool.org/

Barbara Geist, Director

E Mail: barbara.geist@verizon.net

Blueprint for Success – a summer youth career development program which enables youth to make career decisions, plan for the future and transition successfully to the workplace.

2595-1 Clyde Avenue

State College PA 16801

Hours: 8:30 – 5

Web Site: www.piccc.org

Tel: 237-8998

Fax: 237-9171

Cheryl M. Johnson, Executive Director

E Mail: cjohnson@piccc.org
The Sight Loss Support Group of Central PA, Inc.

Offers support and referral services to those coping with any stage of sight loss at any age, children through adult. Program consists of self-help, emotional support, peer counseling, community education and advocacy.

111 Sowers Street, Suite 310

State College, PA 16801

Office Hours: 10-2

Web Site: www.slsg.org

E Mail: slsg1@verizon.net

Tel: 238-0132

Fax: 238-4545 (Call First)

Josie Smith, Co-founder and Director
Skills of Central PA, Inc.

Provides community-based homes, jobs and long-term support services for persons with disabilities. “Skills is committed to creating opportunities, providing choice and support, and promoting recovery to enhance all aspects of people’s lives.”

341 Science Park Road, Suite 6

State College, PA 16803

Office Hours: 8 – 4pm

Tel: 238-3245 x304

Fax: 238-5117

Web: www.skillsofcentralpa.org

Dr. Wendy Pardee, President and Chief Executive Officer

E Mail: wpardee@skillsgroup.org
Strawberry Fields, Inc.

Provides Early Intervention Services for children birth to 3. Casework services for children and adults with Mental Illness and adults with Developmental Disabilities. Operates 8 residential programs for adults with development disabilities and a residential program for adults with mental illness.

3054 Enterprise Drive

State College, PA 16801

Office Hours: 8 – 4pm

Web Site: www.sfionline.org

E Mail: sfields@sfionline.org

Tel: 234-6023

Fax: 234-1439

Cindy Pasquinelli, Executive Director

E mail: ckpasq@aol.com
Tides – A Grieving Program for Children, Teens and Families

A peer support group that serves children pre-school to eighteen and their loved ones who are grieving from a death of a loved one. The Tides outreach and education program includes health professionals, schools, local organizations, businesses and higher educational institutions to provide counseling to these young individuals on how to cope with their loss. The program aims to raise awareness and also provide resources to these children and their families.

PO Box 1251

State College, PA 16804

Web Site: www.tidesprogram.org

Tel: 692-2233

Fax: Same as Phone

Suzanne Thompson, Executive Director

Email: suzanne.thompson44@gmail.com

R. Clair Miller, Financial Administrator
YMCA of Centre County

The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of youth and teens, improves our community’s health and well-being and provides opportunities to give back and support our neighbors. The YMCA offers programs and opportunities at various locations throughout the county, at facilities located in Bellefonte, Philipsburg and State College.
Corporate Office:

125 W. High St.

Bellefonte, PA 16823

Web Site: www.ymcaofcentrecounty.org

Tel: 355-5551


Howard Long, CEO


Theresa Mast, Development Director


Bellefonte Branch

125 W. High St, Bellefonte, PA 16823

Liz Toukonen, Branch Director

Tel: 355-5551
Moshannon Valley Branch

113 N. 14th St., Philipsburg, PA 16866

Mel Curtis, Branch Director

Tel: 342-0889
State College Branch

677 W. Whitehall Rd, State College, PA 16081

Scott Mitchell, Branch Director

Tel: 237-7717
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