Skip to main content

Partner Agencies

Please see the “Downloads” page for a PDF version of the 2017 Partner Agency Directory.

CENTRE COUNTY UNITED WAY PARTNER AGENCIES

 

 

 

 

**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

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 Valley 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/

Dennis Fetzer, Executive Director
E Mail: 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://www.catholiccharitiesaj.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=featured&Itemid=101
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.

215 Robin Alley
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 Housing and Land Trust

Aims to better serve the housing needs of low to moderate income households in Centre County by focusing on development and oversight of affordable housing, providing budget and pre/post purchase homeownership counseling, working with for-profit developers and with local municipalities on affordable housing issues and implementing their affordable housing policies.

1900 South Atherton St, Suite 101
State College, PA 16801

Office Hours: M,W - 10a - 3p
Tel: 571-1179
Web Site: cchlt.org

Rachel Fawcett, Executive Director
E-Mail: director@cchlt.org

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 Fisher, 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: bjb7hr@gmail.com

Centre Helps

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.centrehelps.org
E Mail: info@centrehelps.org
Help Line: 800-494-2500

Bonnie Tatterson, Executive Director
Tel: 272-1542
E Mail: BonnieT@ccentrehelps.org

Centre Homecare

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
Web:  www.vnachi.com
E Mail: centrehomecare@hotmail.com

Steph Probert, Director
E Mail: sprobert@vnahs.com

Enola Weaver, Medical Secretary
E Mail: chi@vnahs.com

CentrePeace

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

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

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

Jessica Confer, Child Development Center Director
E Mail: jconfer@eastersealswcpenna.org

CEO: Larry Rager
E Mail: lrager@eastersealscentralpa.org

Food Bank of State College Area

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://www.scfoodbank.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

Diane Whitaker
Donna Peters, Board President
Office: (570)962-2547

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

Katie Garland
Development Coordinator
E Mail: kgarland@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

Sharon Xiangyou Shen, Ph.D, Executive Director

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

Phil Jones, Administrator
E mail: houseofcare5@gmail.com

Karen McCulley, Board President
E Mail: kas5@psu.edu

Housing Transitions

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

Morgan Wasikonis, Executive Director
E Mail: mwasikonis@gmail.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.

251 Easterly Parkway, Suite 200
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

Wendy Vinhage, Executive Director
E Mail: wvinhage@ihs-centrecounty.org

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
Fax: 238-9504

Brent Frank, Regional Manager
E-mail: bfrank@midpenn.org

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 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

PICCC

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

Skills of Central PA

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

Becky Aungst, CEO
E Mail: baungst@skillsgroup.org

State College Community Land Trust (SCCLT)

The SCCLT helps income-qualified individuals and families purchase a home in the Borough of State College. SCCLT helps to reduce the cost of buying a home by “splitting” the ownership of the property between the SCCLT and the individual homeowner. SCCLT hold the land permanently in trust, which allows the prospective homeowner to apply for a mortgage based only on the cost of the house.

1315 S. Allen St, Suite 306
State College, PA 16801
Office Hours: 10am-2pm and by appointment
Web Site: scclandtrust.org
Tel: 867-0656

Colleen Ritter, Executive Director
E-Mail: director@scclandtrust.org

Strawberry Fields

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

The Arc of Centre County PA

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

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
Fax:355-6556

Howard Long, CEO
hlong@ymcaofcentrecounty.org

Theresa Mast, Development Director
tmast@ymcaofcentrecounty.org

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