Indiana County Human Services
Resource Directory
06/29/17


Foreword

The Indiana County Department of Human Services is an office within county government. The Department’s mission includes:

  1. the administration of human service funds for the county;   
  2. the provision and direction for activities focused toward improving the coordination and collaboration of planning, managing, and delivering human services; and,
  3. the assessment of residents human services needs in order to provide service; and,
  4. direct provision of the Medical Assistance Transportation Program, Volunteer Center services, and Information and Referral services.

The Department manages, on behalf of the County, the following program funds:

  • Human Services Development Fund
  • Homeless Assistance Programs (Bridge Housing, Emergency Shelter,   Homeless Case Management, and Rental Assistance)
  • Subsidized Child Day Care
  • Early Care and Education
  • Welfare to Work Transportation
Not sure where to turn for help?
The Department's Information and Referral Specialist has access to local, state, and national resources and can provide the necessary information for requests by telephone, email, or office visits.


Table Of Contents

Number of Search Results: 194

accessAbilities, Inc.
Adagio Health - Indiana Office, Family Planning/Prenatal/Cancer Screening
Adagio Health - Indiana Office, Women, Infants, Children Program
Adelphoi Village
Adelphoi Village Academy in Indiana
Aging Services, Inc.
Alice Paul House
Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy
Alzheimer's Association, Greater Pennsylvania Chapter
American Cancer Society
American Diabetes Association
American Heart Association, Indiana Divison
American Lung Association in Pennsylvania
American Red Cross of Chestnut Ridge
Anew Home Health Agency, Inc.
ARC Manor Addiction Recovery Center
ARIN Intermediate Unit #28, Center for Education
ARIN Intermediate Unit 28
ARIN Intermediate Unit 28, Elect Fatherhood Initiative
ARIN Intermediate Unit 28, Family Focus Program
ARIN Intermediate Unit 28, Parent-Child Home Program
ARIN Intermediate Unit 28, Pregnant And Parenting Teen Program
ARIN Intermediate Unit 28, Underage User's Group
AristaCare @ Hillsdale Park
Armstrong-Indiana Behavioral and Developmental Health Program
Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commmission
Arthritis Foundation Western Pennsylvania
Autism Connection of PA
BAYADA Pediatrics
Beacon Ridge, A Choice Community, Nursing Home
Better Business Bureau of Western Pennsylvania
Big Hearts Little Hands
Blairsville Public Library
Boy Scouts Of America / Laurel Highlands Council
Breathe Pennsylvania
Bureau of Workforce Development Partnership
Burrell Township Library
Camp Orenda
Career T.R.A.C.K., Inc., Indiana County
Catholic Charities of the Diocese Of Greensburg,PA
Center For Independent Living Of South Central Pennsylvania
Centers and Institutes at IUP
Chevy Chase Community Center
Child Care Information Services of Armstrong/Indiana Counties
Christian Counseling Service of Indiana
Christos Clothes Closet
Citizens' Ambulance Service
Communities At Indian Haven, Nursing Home
Community Guidance Center
Community Kitchen
Community Living & Learning, Inc.
Community Psychiatric Centers
Conemaugh Community Care Management
Conemaugh Home Health
Conemaugh Regional Hospice
Conewago Indiana Adult Drug & Alcohol Inpatient Treatment Program
Consumer Credit Counseling Service Of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.
Creekside Area Food Pantry
Crooked Fence Farm
Empower3 Center for Health
Epilepsy Foundation Western / Central Pennsylvania
Evergreen Boys & Girls Clubs of Indiana County
Excela Health Home Care and Hospice
Family A.C.T.S., Inc
Family Behavioral Resources - BHRS
Family Behavioral Resources-Outpatient Clinic
Family Hospice And Palliative Care Of Indiana County
Family Promise of Indiana County
Family Psychological Associates
Farm Service Agency, Indiana
Fayette Resources, Inc.
First United Methodist Church of Marion Center Clothing Closet
Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania
Glade Run Lutheran Services
Goodwill Industries Thrift Shop, Blairsville Location
Goodwills Industries Thrift Shop, Indiana Location
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
Habitat For Humanity
Helpmates, Inc. Home Care Agency
Heritage Home Health Agency
Highmark
Highmark Caring Place
Home Care Advantage Inc.
Home Nursing Agency - Home Health and Hospice
Homer Center Public Library
Hopeful Hearts
Housing Authority Of Indiana County
I & A Residential Services, Inc.
ICW Vocational Services, Inc.
Indiana County - Dept of Human Services and Volunteer Center
Indiana County Assistance Office
Indiana County Child Day Care Program, Inc.
Indiana County Community Action Program, Inc.
Indiana County Emergency Management
Indiana County Government, Children And Youth Services, Indiana County
Indiana County Government, Domestic Relations
Indiana County Government, Indiana County Commissioners
Indiana County Government, Veterans Affairs
Indiana County Head Start, Inc.
Indiana County Office of Planning & Development
Indiana County Technology Center
Indiana County Transit Authority / IndiGO
Indiana County VA Outpatient Clinic
Indiana Free Library
Indiana Regional Medical Center Institute for Healthy Living
Indiana Regional Medical Center's The Primary Care Resource Center
Indiana Regional Medical Center, Behavioral Health Services
Indiana Regional Medical Center, Case Management
Indiana Regional Medical Center, OB GYN Care Center
Indiana University Of Pennsylvania, Center For Applied Psychology
Indiana University Of Pennsylvania, Child Study Center
Indiana University Of Pennsylvania, Department Of Adult And Community Education
Indiana University Of Pennsylvania, Office of Distance Learning and Continuing Education
Indiana University Of Pennsylvania, Office of Service Learning
Indiana University Of Pennsylvania, Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic
Indiana University Of Pennsylvania, The Literacy Center
Interim HealthCare of Western PA
Jacksonville Presbyterian Church Clothing Closet
Job Center, Indiana (now known as Bureau of Workforce Development Partnership)
JusticeWorks YouthCare
Katie's Closet
Laurel Legal Services, Inc.
League Of Women Voters Of Indiana County
Life-Way Pregnancy Center
Lifesteps, Inc.
Lupus Foundation Of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Branch
March Of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
Meals on Wheels of Homer City/Center Township
Meals On Wheels, Indiana Area
Medi Home Health & Hospice
Muscular Dystrophy Association
My Best Friend's Closet
My Choice Medical Clinic
Myasthenia Gravis Association Of Western Pennsylvania
National Kidney Foundation Serving the Alleghenies
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
New Beginnings Drop in Center
New Choices Career Development Center
New Horizons Foundation, Inc. And Retreat Center
New Story ( previously Milestones Community Healthcare, Inc.)
NHS Human Services - Pittsburgh Region
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
PA CareerLink, Indiana County
PA Careerlink®, Indiana County : Tri County Workforce Investment Board, Inc., Welfare Initiative Program
PA Careerlink®, Indiana County: Bureau Of Workforce Development Partnership
PathStone
Peerstar, LLC
PENN HIGHLANDS DUBOIS HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE
Penn State Cooperative Extension in Indiana County
Pennsylvania Association for the Blind, Indiana County Office
Pennsylvania Department Of Health/Indiana County State Health Center
Pennsylvania Elks Major Projects
Pennsylvania Farmworker Project
Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
Pennsylvania Mountain Service Corps / AmeriCorps
Personal Ponies
PFLAG of Indiana Pa
Professional Elder Care Services, Inc.
Real Alternatives
S.I.D.S. (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) of Pennsylvania
Scenery Hill Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility
Senior Corps-RSVP
Senior LIFE
Social Security Administration
Soldier On Veterans Outreach Support Services for Veterans Families Program
Special Olympics, Pennsylvania
Spina Bifida Association Of Western Pennsylvania
St. Andrew's Village, Continuing Care Retirement Community
St. Thomas More University Parish
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store
Test organization
The Arc of Indiana County
The CARE Center of Indiana County
The Caring Heart, Inc.
The Gladney Center for Adoption
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Open Door Of Indiana, PA
The Saint Vincent de Paul Conference
The Salvation Army
Torrance State Hospital
Unemployment Compensation Call Center, Indiana
United Way Of Indiana County
USDA Rural Development
V.A. Outpatient Clinic, James E. Vanzandt
VA Medical Center, James E. Van Zandt
Variety the Children's Charity
Veterans Leadership Program Of Western Pa, Inc./Veteran Community Initiatives
Visiting Nurse Association Of Indiana County
VNA Extended Home Care
VNA Family Hospice And Palliative Care
WCCC-Indiana County Education Center
Women's Institute For Family Health - Pa Sids Center
Women, Infants, Children Program/Adagio Health
YMCA Of Indiana County

accessAbilities, Inc.


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Lifesteps, Inc.

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Our Vision: Improve the quality of life for members of our communities. Our Mission: Providing services that empower people to achieve greater independence and enhanced quality of life.

History of Organization
Celebrating our 60th Anniversary in 2014, accessAbilities has been providing quality services to empower people with unique abilities to live life to its fullest. The agency traces its roots back to 1954, when four families founded the Pennsylvania Cerebral Palsy Institute, later to become UCP of Western PA. Over time, the agency began to offer services to people with all types of disabilities, not just Cerebral Palsy. In 2004, the agency changed its name to accessAbilities, Inc. This new name better reflects the wide scope of services provided by the agency in its effort to enable people with disabilities to live independently.

Accreditations and Licenses
- Home Care Licensure through the Pennsylvania Department of Health

Affiliations
accessAbilities Foundation, Inc.

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation

Funding Sources
Aging Services, Inc.; Armstrong-Indiana Behavioral and Developmental Health Program; Armstrong-Indiana Intermediate Unit; Department of Public Welfare; Fayette County Behavioral Health Administration; Westmoreland County Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; United Way of Indiana County; United Way of Westmoreland County; Various Grants; Fundraising Efforts; General Contributions


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Deborah Venditti - Executive Director
724-465-6042
724-832-8272
724-837-8278
dvenditti@accessAbilities.org

Contact Person(s)
Barbara Christner - Director of Development and Marketing

Debra Forsha - Program Operations Director
724-465-6042
724-832-8272
724-837-8278
dforsha@accessAbilities.org

Mark Sarver - Personal Assistance Services Director
724-465-6042
724-832-8272
724-837-8278
msarver@accessAbilities.org

Jocelyn Debick - First Steps Early Intervention Director
724-465-6042
724-832-8272
724-837-8278
jkdebick@accessAbilities.org

Contact Number(s)
724.465.6042 - Indiana County Office
724.837.8278 - Agency Fax
724.832.8272 - Westmoreland County Office

E-mail(s)
development@accessAbilities.org- General Agency Email

Web Addresses
www.accessAbilities.org

Primary Addresses
2900 Seminary Drive, Building B
Greensburg, PA 15601
Click here for a Map of this Location.

Additional Addresses
Canterbury Office Suites
2273 Philadelphia Street
Indiana, PA 15701
Click here for a Map of this Location.


Service Information

Service Area
accessAbilities provides services in Armstrong, Cambria, Fayette, Indiana, and Westmoreland counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The agency has been approved to provide services in additional counties, as needs from residents arise.

Service Description
PERSONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES - PERSONAL CARE & ASSISTANCE These services may include help with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, grooming, food preparation, eating, and non-medical health care such as wound and catheter care. Qualified individuals may also be eligible for laundry and housekeeping assistance

PERSONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES - INDEPENDENT LIVING/COMMUNITY INTEGRATION SKILLS accessAbilities will help individuals develop independent living skills and enable them to fulfill physical and social integration goals. Areas addressed may include socialization and decision-making skills, basic banking and budgeting, meal preparation, and health tips.

PERSONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES - RESPITE CARE accessAbilities services also include short-term, temporary support for family caregivers so that they can have time for themselves while knowing that their family member has the support and services they need.

PERSONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES - HOMEMAKER SERVICES FOR SENIORS (Indiana County Only) The Indiana County Home Support Program, in collaboration with Aging Services of Indiana County, provides assistance to eligible residents in Indiana County who are age 60 or older. The services include laundry, house cleaning, and errands. [This project is funded, in part, under a contract with the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and Aging Services, Inc.]

PERSONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES - COMPANION SERVICES These services focus on the health and safety of the individual. accessAbilities will provide companion services to allow the individual independence to participate in community and home activities.

PERSONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES - VETERANS SERVICES In collaboration with the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center in Altoona, PA, provides assistance to eligible veterans. Service options include homemaker services, home health aide services, and respite care.

PERSONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES - HOME & COMMUNITY HABILITATION This service supports individuals to acquire, maintain, or improve the skills necessary to live in the community, to live more independently, or to be more productive and participatory in community life. Supports may include instruction in using transportation or services to assist in shopping or other necessary activities of community life.

FIRST STEPS EARLY INTERVENTION - PHYSICAL THERAPY Physical therapists focus on large muscle development in order to help the child to roll over, sit, crawl, or walk.

FIRST STEPS EARLY INTERVENTION - OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Occupational therapists focus on small muscle development, helping the child to reach, grasp toys, and play in a purposeful way.

FIRST STEPS EARLY INTERVENTION - SPEECH THERAPY Speech language pathologists help to build an early foundation for language development and communication. Feeding and swallowing therapies can also be provided.

FIRST STEPS EARLY INTERVENTION - SPECIAL INSTRUCTION The experienced team of early childhood teachers can provide strategies to assist the child with problem solving and social skills, and to promote the child’s comprehension and use of language.

FIRST STEPS EARLY INTERVENTION - NUTRITION THERAPY Registered dieticians address feeding issues, dietary intake, and offer consultations with parents regarding special dietary needs.

FIRST STEPS EARLY INTERVENTION - VISION THERAPY Certified teachers of the visually impaired are available to help children work toward independence.

FIRST STEPS EARLY INTERVENTION - TOY LENDING LIBRARY The agency offers a lending library including toys and assistive technology for families to borrow and reinforce skills.

Available Hours
8:30 am - 4:30 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
Many services are free to participants or covered under waiver funds. Please call for additional information.

Eligibility Requirements
Varies depending upon program or service. Please call for details.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Contact accessAbilities at 724-465-6042 or 724-832-8272.


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
Volunteers are needed to assist with special events and projects, including health fair booths, special event publicity, event committees and more. In addition, volunteers may assist with office administration tasks, such as filing, preparing mailings, word processing, or database entry.


Adagio Health - Indiana Office, Family Planning/Prenatal/Cancer Screening


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Adagio Health promotes the reproductive health and overall well-being of women of all ages, their families, and their communities by providing health care services and educational programs that are responsive and creative.

History of Organization
Adagio Health has touched approximately three million lives in more than three decades of service. Each year we serve more than 100,000 people throughout western Pennsylvania with medical care, education, and outreach. The health and well-being of women and their families are at the center of all we do. We are a private, non-profit agency supported by state and federal grants, patient and insurance fees, United Way contributor choice, and tax-deductible contributions from businesses, foundations and individuals.

Funding Sources
We are a private, non-profit agency supported by state and federal grants, patient and insurance fees, United Way contributor choice, and tax-deductible contributions from businesses, foundations and individuals.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Michele McCracken - Office Manager

Rick L. Baird, Jr. - President & CEO

Contact Person(s)
Michele McCracken

Contact Number(s)
724.349.8735 - FAX
724.349.2022

E-mail(s)
mmccracken@adagiohealth.org

Web Addresses
www.adagiohealth.org

Primary Addresses
1097 Oak Street
Corner of Oak & 11th Streets, Lower Level
Indiana, PA 15701
Click here for a Map of this Location.


Service Information

Service Area
Indiana and surrounding communities

Service Description
STD (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) Testing and Treatment (males & females)

Routine OB/GYNE Care

Options Counselling/Adoption

Contraception

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings

We also do colposcopies and cryosurgery

Available Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm / Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday- 11:00am - 7:00pm Monday

Fees/Cost for Services
Varies depending on procedures and services. Most insurances accepted, sliding fee scale.

Eligibility Requirements
Varies per service requested.


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes.

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Adagio Health - Indiana Office, Women, Infants, Children Program
WIC


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Adagio Health

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Mission Statement: Adagio Health promotes the reproductive health and overall well-being of women of all ages, their families, and their communities by providing health care services and educational programs that are responsive and creative.

History of Organization
Adagio Health has touched approximately three million lives in more than three decades of service. Each year we serve more than 100,000 people throughout western Pennsylvania with medical care, education, and outreach. The health and well-being of women and their families are at the center of all we do. We are a private, non-profit agency supported by state and federal grants, patient and insurance fees, United Way contributor choice, and tax-deductible contributions from businesses, foundations and individuals.

Funding Sources
We are a private, non-profit agency supported by state and federal grants, patient and insurance fees, United Way contributor choice, and tax-deductible contributions from businesses, foundations and individuals.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Richard L. Baird, Jr. - President/CEO

Contact Number(s)
1-866-942-2778 - WIC Appt

E-mail(s)
indianawic@adagiohealth.org

Web Addresses
www.adagiohealth.org

Primary Addresses
1099 Oak Street
Indiana, PA 15701
Click here for a Map of this Location.


Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County - rural areas of the county are served by satellite locations. Call for appointment date, time and location.

Service Description
WIC provides food vouchers, nutrition education and health care referrals to pregnant women, breastfeeding and postpartum mothers as well as to children under the age of five. Foods that can be purchased with WIC vouchers include infant formula, milk, eggs, cheese, juice, cereal and peanut butter.Participation in the WIC program is based on income and nutritional risk as determined by a WIC nutritionist.

Available Hours
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri- 8am-4pm; Wed- 11am-7pm; evening and Saturday appts available.

Fees/Cost for Services
None

Eligibility Requirements
Live in Pennsylvania, meet income guidelines, and be at nutritional or medical risk.

Required Documentation
Proof of residency and income. Other items may be necessary.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call the 1-866-942-2778 to schedule appointments.


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Adelphoi Village



Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Dr. Blair Kucinski - CEO

Contact Person(s)
Dr. Glenn Smartschan

Contact Number(s)
724.520.1111

E-mail(s)
glenns@adelphoivillage.org

Web Addresses
www.AdelphoiVillage.org

Primary Addresses
1119 Village Way
Latrobe, PA 15650
Click here for a Map of this Location.


Service Information

Service Area
Pennsylvania

Service Description
Adelphoi Village offers alternative education, day treatment facilities, foster care, shelter care, supervised apartment living, and residential care.

Group homes are designed to meet a youth's specific needs: Community-based, Achievement Through Counseling and Education, Special Needs, Intensive Supervision, Substance Abuse, and Sexual Offense and Secure Care.

Fees/Cost for Services
Funded by county and state governments

Eligibility Requirements
Court order (13-18 years old)


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Adelphoi Village Academy in Indiana
Previously known as Adelphoi Village, Indiana Day Treatment


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Adelphoi USA

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Our mission is to assist children, youth and families to overcome social, emotional and behavioral difficulties. Adelphoi Education will work collaboratively with home, school and community to provide a safe, nurturing, supportive school environment. Our schools use outcome-based treatment and high quality differentiated instruction in order for at-risk/ disruptive students to gain academically, behaviorally and socially to become contributing members of society.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Renee Taladay - Regional Education Program Director
724-448-9578

Contact Person(s)
Mike Arone - Dean of Students
(724) 463-1456
mike.arone@adelphoivillage.org

Contact Number(s)
724-463-1456

E-mail(s)
reneeta@adelphoivillage.org

Web Addresses
www.AdelphoiVillage.org

Primary Addresses
220 N. 5th Street
Indiana, PA 15701
Click here for a Map of this Location.


Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County

Service Description


Day Treatment: Education for dependent and delinquent teenagers Alternative Education: Alternative school placement for youth ages 12 and up. Y.E.S.Program (Your Educational Success): An accelerataed credit recovery program (drop-out prevention) Community Service Program: Indiana Area School District and Adelphoi Village provide this program for students to work off community service hours

Available Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
County and State ( County CYS or JPO and School District Referrals)

Eligibility Requirements
Court Order; Referrals made by school districts.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Aging Services, Inc.
ASI


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Vision: "Promoting and Preserving Independence and Healthy Living for Older Adults Today - Tomorrow - Always" Mission: Aging Services, Inc. is a vital organization, comprised of a compassionate staff, dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of older adults in Indiana County by providing opportunities to enhance their social, physical and mental skills utilizing our various programs.

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Jim McQuown - Executive Director

Contact Person(s)
Janine Maust - Deputy Director

Contact Number(s)
724-349-4500
1-800-442-8016

E-mail(s)
jmcquown@agingservicesinc.com
janinemaust@agingservicesinc.com

Web Addresses
www.agingservicesinc.com

Primary Addresses
1055 Oak Street
PO Box 519
Indiana, PA 15701
Click here for a Map of this Location.


Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County

Service Description
Volunteer opportunities

Placement Services - Personal Care Home (age 60+) - Domiciliary Care (age 18 up)

Telephone Reassurance

Congregate meal sites - Armagh/Tuesday and Aultman/Wednesday, Homer City/Thursday.

Outreach Services

Information and Referral

Home and Community Based Services: Caremanagement home delivered meals, home support, transportation, personal assistance service, and adult day care.

Family Caregiver Support Program

Ombudsman Services and Volunteer Ombudsman Program

Caregiver Support Group

Options Program

Apprise Program - assists with PACE/PACEnet, Tax and Rent Rebate, Medicare, Medicaid, and other health insurances

Protective Services (24 hour availability) - 724-349-6190/dial 911 after hours

5 full-time social centers Monday through Friday in Blairsville, Marchand (RD# Punxsutawney), Indiana, Saltsburg, Clymer. Evening sites: Monday: Blairsville & Indiana & Wednesday evening: Saltsburg. Congregate meals, socialization, computer classes, craft classes, and exercise classes.

Aging Waiver

Medication Dispensers, Personal Emergency Response Systems, Licensed Practical Nurses for Medication Management

Available Hours
8:30 am - 4:30 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
Cost sharing applies to all home and community based services.

Eligibility Requirements
Must be 60 years of age or older, except as noted. Service provision is based on a determination of need.

Required Documentation
Proof of income is needed for cost sharing services.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call the agency or stop by during business hours


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
Volunteers needed in the Social Centers, Adult Day Care, and Community Center


Alice Paul House
APH


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The mission of the Alice Paul House is to promote awareness of domestic violence, sexual assault, and victimization in our community through primary prevention and educational programs; to assist and empower all victims of crime; and to provide safety to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Audia Boyles - Executive Director (as of March 18, 2013)

Contact Number(s)
800.435.7249 - Hotline
724.349.5744 - Administration
724.349.4444 - Hotline

E-mail(s)
info@alicepaulhouse.org

Web Addresses
www.alicepaulhouse.org

Primary Addresses
P.O. Box 417
Indiana, PA 15701
Click here for a Map of this Location.

Additional Addresses
P.O. Box 417
Indiana, PA 15701
Click here for a Map of this Location.


Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County

Service Description
Provides services to victims/significant others of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Other Crimes, and Victims of Juvenile Offenders

24-hour Crisis Hotline Assistance

Emergency Shelter

Primary Prevention, Awareness Education, and Training Programs

Protection From Abuse Order Assistance

Legal Advocacy

Individual and Group Counseling

Crime Victims Compensation Assistance

Medical Advocacy

Crisis Intervention Volunteer Training

Available Hours
24-hours a day assistance 365 days a year

Fees/Cost for Services
All services are free and confidential

Eligibility Requirements
Any victim of domestic violence, sexual assault,other crime and victims of juvenile offenders.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
Volunteers are used to provide crisis intervention through our 24-hour crisis hotline as well as in person contact


Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy
AUCP


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
To assist children, youth and adults with disabilities in meeting their basic needs, enhancing their quality of life and promoting their independence while also allowing them to be active participants in the decision-making and direction of service.

History of Organization
We have been helping to enhance the quality of life of individuals with any physical disability�not just cerebral palsy, while promoting their independence by allowing them to be active participants in decision-making and the direction of services, and offering a variety of community support services for over 55 years.

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Tammy Rhoades - Executive Director
814-262-9600
814-262-7174 FAX
trhoades@alucp.org

Contact Person(s)
Krista Marino - Office Manager
814-262-9600
814-262-7174

Contact Number(s)
814-262-9600
1-877-371-1110
814-262-7174 - fax

E-mail(s)
info@scalucp.org

Web Addresses
scalucp.org


Service Information

Service Area
47 counties

Service Description
Case Management: The goal of case management is to assist individuals to locate community resources that will enhance and enrich your quality of life. Services include: •Bill paying •Establishing or managing services •In home assessment •Financial: Private Pay Assistive Technologies: Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy provides informational resources that can assist consumers in obtaining various assistive technology devices and services. Assistive Technology or adaptive equipment can be used to alleviate the barriers that prevent individuals from living independently in the community of their choice. We are an informational resource which can assist individuals with disabilities to connect to the local and state funding resources available to Pennsylvania residents. Home Modifications/ Durable Medical Equipment: Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy provides informational resources that can assist consumers in making their homes more accessible. We are an informational resource which can assist individuals with disabilities to connect to the local and state funding resources available for Pennsylvania residents.

Available Hours
8:00-4:30 Mon-Fri

Fees/Cost for Services
Waiver funded

Eligibility Requirements
must meet waiver eligibility

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
call 1-877-371-1110or 814-262-9600, website-scalucp.org, email info@scalucp.org


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
yes

Languages Spoken or Available
English

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
No


Alzheimer's Association, Greater Pennsylvania Chapter


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research and to enhance quality care and support for individuals, their families and care partners.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Angela Grimm - Vice President of Fund Development

Bob LeRoy - President, CEO
412-261-5040

Contact Person(s)


Lois Lutz - Education and Outreach Coordinator , ext. 106

Contact Number(s)
800.272.3900 - Toll-free
412.261.5040
412.325-1684 - FAX

E-mail(s)
Lois.lutz@alz.org- Education and Outreach Coordinator


Web Addresses
www.alz.org/pa

Primary Addresses
1100 Liberty Avenue
Suite E201
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Click here for a Map of this Location.


Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County, Pennsylvania

Service Description
Research

Resource Center

Family Support Groups

Medic Alert+Safe Return identification program for potential wanderers

Public awareness and advocacy

Telephone Hotline for caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's Disease or other dementia

Professional Education

Family and Community Education

Available Hours
8:30 am - 4:30 pm / Monday through Friday,Evenings as scheduled

Fees/Cost for Services
None, except for professional caregiver

Eligibility Requirements
None


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes


American Cancer Society
ACS


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based volunteer health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through reasearch, education, advocacy and service.


Contact Information

Contact Number(s)
1-800-227-2345

Web Addresses
www.cancer.org

Primary Addresses
East Central Division
320 Bilmar Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Click here for a Map of this Location.


Service Information

Service Area
Western Pennsylvania

Service Description
Transportation Assistance

Cancer Information

Support Program for Patients

Wigs

Community Resources

Available Hours
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Fees/Cost for Services
None

Eligibility Requirements
intake specialist will assist with requirements

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call 1-800-227-2345


Miscellaneous Information

Languages Spoken or Available
Spanish

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
Local drivers are needed for the Road To Recovery program that assists cancer patients to and from appointments and treatments.


American Diabetes Association
ADA


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
To prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Julie Heverly - Executive Director
412-824-1181 x 4605
412-824-1181 x 4605
412-471-12315
jheverly@diabetes.org

Contact Person(s)
Julie Heverly
412-824-1181, ext 4605
JHeverly@diabetes.org

Contact Number(s)
800.342.2383 - National Hotline
888.342.2383 - Toll-free
412-824-1181
412-471-1315 - FAX

E-mail(s)
JHeverly@diabetes.org

Web Addresses
www.diabetes.org

Primary Addresses
100 W Station Square Dr
Landmarks Building
Suite 1900
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Service Information

Service Area
Southwestern Pennsylvania

Service Description
Diabetes Expo

Information for people with diabetes in Indiana County

Public and patient education resources

The Association reaches millions of people annually through its information activities and awareness efforts, such as American Diabetes Alert; Diabetes Month; Wizdom Youth Zone for kids; 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383), the Associations toll-free National Call Center; the Association's Web site, diabetes.org; a monthly consumer magazine, Diabetes Forecast; outreach to communities most at risk for diabetes; and programs to help children with diabetes and their families. Advocacy The Association fights on behalf of the diabetes community to increase federal funding for diabetes research and programs, improve comprehensive health care and insurance coverage, and end discrimination against people with diabetes. Founded in 1940, the Association has been funding innovative diabetes research since 1955. Through our Nationwide Research Program, we are working to find the cure for diabetes and prevent its many health problems.

ADA Diabetes Camp is held at Camp Soles owned by the YMCA located in Rockwood, PA. Camp Soles is accredited by the American Camp Association. Camp Soles is a 263 acre YMCA resident camp in the Laurel Highland Mountains of southwestern Pennsylvania. Rockwood, PA is about 65 miles south of Pittsburgh. The Camp has an 18 acre manmade lake, Lake Tris, ideal for swimming, canoeing, kayaking and sailing. The Camp grounds have camper cabins, staff lodging, Shaw Lodge, rustic dining hall, recreational hall, climbing wall, ball fields, basketball and volleyball courts, arts & crafts center, and nature hike paths. Medical staff and counselors strive to make the �home away from home� camp experience one which teaches techniques for managing nutrition, exercise and medications. This camp experience is complimented by the YMCA�s values of instilling caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. The recreational activities, food service, and some camper supervision support for the American Diabetes Association�s Diabetes Camp program are provided under contract by Camp Soles owned by the YMCA. Contact Patti Kopko at PKopko@diabetes.org or at 412-824-1181, ext. 4607

Available Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
None. Yearly membership fee entitles you to monthly Diabetes Forecast Magazine and other mailings from the association.

Eligibility Requirements
None


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
Looking for volunteers for special events, office work, and other opportunities.


American Heart Association, Indiana Divison
AHA


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
National non-profit health organization with focus on improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans while reducing death and disability from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Kelly Mullen - Division Director, Westmoreland & Indiana Counties
412-208.3572
Kelly.Mullen@heart.org

Contact Person(s)
Kelly Mullen
kelly.mullen@heart.org

Dawn O'Connor - Administrative Assistant
412.208.3579
412.208.3579-FAX
dawn.oconnor@heart.org

Contact Number(s)
877.AHA.4CPR - locate CPR or AED training in your community
888.4ST.ROKE - Toll free - brochures on stroke
800.AHA.USA1 - Toll-free - literature, health tips
814-836-9213 - Fax Number
412-208-3550 - Pittsburgh Office
412-208-3601 - Pittsburgh Office Fax

E-mail(s)
Kelly.Mullen@heart.org

Web Addresses
www.heart.org

Primary Addresses
Four Gateway Center
444 Liberty Ave. Suite 1300
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County

Service Description
Free educational programming to groups upon request (includes speakers and films)

Volunteer program

Referrals are made for CPR classes

Referrals are provided for anyone in need of heart and stroke related information

Information about defects and/or heart related problems

Pamphlets on heart and related subjects and smoking (charge for large quantities)

Available Hours
8:30 am - 4:30 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
Only for large quantities of literature

Eligibility Requirements
None


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


American Lung Association in Pennsylvania
ALA


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
American Lung Association of Mid-Atlantic

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The mission of the American Lung Association is to prevent lung disease and promote lung health.

History of Organization
For 100 years the American Lung Association has been fighting for the lung health of all Americans. We started in 1904 when the National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis, the first nationwide, voluntary health organization aimed at conquering a specific disease, was founded. 1907 Dr. Joseph Wales, realizing that the small sanatorium on the Brandywine River in Delaware where he worked was down to its last dollar, wrote to his cousin, Emily Bissell, asking for help in raising the $300 he and his fellow physicians needed to keep the sanatorium open. In response, Emily Bissell designed the first American Christmas Seal and borrowed $40 to have 50,000 of them printed. Before the Christmas season was over she had raised not the $300 she had for but $3000. 1920 The National Association embarked on a research program that was to become truly significant in its scope and influence. Representative of the myriad of scientific refinements and improvements were those affecting the X-ray and tuberculin test. 1930 to 1940s The tuberculin test and the X-ray became twin tools of diagnosis. The tuberculosis associations, joined with health departments and the U.S. Public Health Services, bought and took them to where people were in order to conduct testing and education. 1956 The National Tuberculosis Association, finding it increasingly difficult to concentrate on the eradication of tuberculosis without paying attention to such related illnesses as asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema and many other respiratory diseases, expanded its education and program goals to include all lung disease and the elimination of the causes of these diseases. 1960 The National Association Board of Directors issued a warning on smoking as a policy statement: "Cigarette smoking is a major cause of lung cancer." The National Association funded six pilot projects in mass pulmonary function screening to determine whether lung disease could be detected early. 1963 to 1964 The National Association launched its Respiratory Disease Campaign to educate the public, especially those over 40, about symptoms of chronic respiratory disease. The National Associaiton and it affiliates encouraged the establishment of "Action for Clean Air Committees" and supported proposed Congressional action to improve control. 1968 The name of the organization is changed to National Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease. The board strengthened 1960 smoking statement and urged local associations " to develop and sponsor an active program to prevent young people from becoming smokers, and to convince smokers that they should stop smoking." 1973 The National Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Association changed its name to the American Lung Association (ALA). 1975 ALA established nonsmoker's rights as a major program priority. 1977 ALA became a smoke-free organization. 1987 ALA led the successful campaign for the landmark law banning smoking on all U.S. domestic airline flights lasting 2 hours or less. 1990 ALA played a key role in adoption of the significant Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990*the first air pollution law passed in more than 10 years. 1997 ALA was the first and foremost national voluntary health agency to speak out against special legal protections for the tobacco industry and against the 1997 deal between the Attorneys General and the tobacco industry.

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Meaghan Gabreski - Program Specialist
412-321-4029
x224
888-613-5757
mgabreski@lunginfo.org

Maggie Fromm - Development Associate
412-321-4029
x222
888-316-5757
mfromm@lunginfo.org

Marissa Mysliwiec - Development Director
412-321-4029
x226
888-613-5757
mmysliwiec@lunginfo.org

Contact Person(s)
Marissa Mysliwiec - Development Director
412-321-4029
888-613-5757

Contact Number(s)
800.LUNG.USA - Toll-free
800.586.4872 - Toll-free
412-321-4029 - Telephone

E-mail(s)
mmysliwiec@lunginfo.org- Development Director
mgabreski@lunginfo.org- Program Specialist

Web Addresses
www.lunginfo.org - State Site
www.lungusa.org - National Site
www.lunginfo.org - National Webpage

Primary Addresses
American Lung Association in PA
810 River Avenue
Suite 140
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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Service Information

Service Area
10 counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania, including Indiana County

Service Description
Camp and health education opportunities for children and families with asthma.

Teens Against Tobacco Use - Help teens remain tobacco free, by educating and developing older teens with skills to teach younger children about tobacco use and become advocates for a tobacco free community.

Tools for Schools, a common-sense guide designed to help schools prevent and solve the majority of indoor problems with minimal cost and involvement

Sesame Street A is for Asthma, an asthma awareness video and accompanying materials designed for children ages 3-6 and their caregivers

Smoking Cessation Programs - Freedom From Smoking (adult clinic), Freedom From Smoking Online, Not On Tobacco (youth clinic)

Open Airways for Schools, an asthma education program for children ages 8-11

Maintain a lending library of videos

Provide information on numerous types of lung disease, including asthma, tobacco, lung cancer, flu, radon and other indoor air quality issues

Available Hours
8 am - 4 pm / Monday through Friday Answering machine available

Fees/Cost for Services
Usually none, may be fees for educational trainings and large quantities of materials

Eligibility Requirements
None


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes


American Red Cross of Chestnut Ridge


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
American National Red Cross

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Mission:The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Vision Statement: The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that... ...all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope; ...our communities are ready and prepared for disasters; ...everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products; ...all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and ...in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.

History of Organization
As one of the nation's premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. We depend on the many generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs. Clara Barton and a circle of her acquaintances founded the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C. on May 21, 1881. Barton first heard of the Swiss-inspired global Red Cross network while visiting Europe following the Civil War. Returning home, she campaigned for an American Red Cross and for ratification of the Geneva Convention protecting the war-injured, which the United States ratified in 1882. Barton led the Red Cross for 23 years, during which time we conducted our first domestic and overseas disaster relief efforts, aided the United States military during the Spanish-American War, and campaigned successfully for the inclusion of peacetime relief work as part of the global Red Cross network, the so-called �American Amendment, that initially met with some resistance in Europe. The Red Cross received our first congressional charter in 1900 and a second in 1905, the year after Barton resigned from the organization. This charter,which remains in effect today, sets forth the purposes of the organization which include giving relief to and serving as a medium of communication between members of the American armed forces and their families and providing national and international disaster relief and mitigation. Prior to the First World War, the Red Cross introduced its first aid, water safety, and public health nursing programs. With the outbreak of war, the organization experienced phenomenal growth. The number of local chapters jumped from 107 in 1914 to 3,864 in 1918 and membership grew from 17,000 to over 20 million adult and 11 million Junior Red Cross members. The public contributed $400 million in funds and material to support Red Cross programs, including those for American and Allied forces and civilian refugees. The Red Cross staffed hospitals and ambulance companies and recruited 20,000 registered nurses to serve the military. Additional Red Cross nurses came forward to combat the worldwide influenza epidemic of 1918. After the war, the Red Cross focused on service to veterans and enhanced our programs in safety training, accident prevention, home care for the sick, and nutrition education. We also provided relief for victims of such major disasters as the Mississippi River floods in 1927 and severe drought and the Depression during the 1930s. The Second World War called upon the Red Cross to provide extensive services once again to the U.S. military, Allies, and civilian war victims. We enrolled more than 104,000 nurses for military service, prepared 27 million packages for American and Allied prisoners of war, and shipped over 300,000 tons of supplies overseas. At the military's request, the Red Cross also initiated a national blood program that collected 13.3 million pints of blood for use by the armed forces. After World War II, the Red Cross introduced the first nationwide civilian blood program that now supplies more than 40 percent of the blood and blood products in this country. During the 1990s, we engineered a massive modernization of our blood services operations to improve the safety of our blood products. We continued to provide services to members of the armed forces and their families, including during the Korean, Vietnam, and Gulf wars. The Red Cross also expanded our services into such fields as civil defense, CPR/AED training, HIV/AIDS education, and the provision of emotional care and support in the wake of disasters. Since 2006, the Red Cross and FEMA have worked together helping government agencies and community organizations plan, coordinate and provide feeding, sheltering and family reunification services for people affected by disasters. Today, the supporters, volunteers and employees of the American Red Cross provide compassionate care in five critical areas: People affected by disasters in America Support for members of the military and their families Blood collection, processing and distribution Health and safety education and training International relief and development

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Dana M. Bauer, LSW - Executive Director
724-771-5356
724-834-6510
724-261-3677
dana.bauer@redcross.org

Contact Person(s)
Tessie Amaranto - Executive Coordinator
724-261-3686
724-834-6510
724-261-3677
tessie.amaranto@redcross.org

Contact Number(s)
724-465-5678 - Office
724-834-6510

E-mail(s)

tessie.amaranto@redcross.org- Executive Coordinator

Web Addresses
http://www.redcross.org/local/pennsylvania/western-pennsylvania/locations/chestnut-ridge

Primary Addresses
610 Kolter Drive
Indiana, PA 15701
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Additional Addresses
351 Harvey Avenue
Suite B
Greensburg, PA 15601
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana, Westmoreland, Armstrong and Fayette Counties

Service Description
DISASTER SERVICES provides assistance to individuals and families affected by a natural disaster: sheltering, feeding, physical or mental health are provided to those seeking refuge from a fire, hurricane or flood - -or in the wake of a tornado, earthquake or hazardous materials incident. Dial 1-800-RedCross, option 5.

ARMED FORCES EMERGENCY SERVICES assists active military personnel, their families and dependents in times of crisis or family emergency situations by providing 24 hour communication as well as problem solving support. Dial 1-800-RedCross, option 1.

VOLUNTEER SERVICES coordinates the many aspects of volunteer development, including recruitment, interviewing, placement, orientation, and training. Dial 1-800-RedCross, option 6.

HEALTH and SAFETY Division provides classes on First Aid; Adult, Child and Infant CPR; Babysitting; Life guarding and other related topics. Dial 1-800-RedCross, option 3.

SAFE and WELL program provides a resource for persons looking for loved ones during a disaster. Search online for www.safeandwell.org

BLOOD PROGRAM SERVICES

INTERNATIONAL SERVICES

Available Hours
8:00 am - 4:30 pm / Monday through Friday; 24 Hour Emergency Call for disaster and military emergencies

Fees/Cost for Services
No Fee for disaster assistance

Eligibility Requirements
None

Required Documentation
verification of disaster address

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
call 24 hours a day for emergency


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
yes

Languages Spoken or Available
English

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes


Anew Home Health Agency, Inc.
A provider of Home Health Services


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
N/A

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Our mission is to provide you with high-quality outpatient programs in your place of residence. Working with your physician, we can limit the need for hospitalization.

History of Organization
Established in September, 2001.

Accreditations and Licenses
Licensed through the PA Department of Health Certified through CMS

Affiliations
Member of the PA Better Business Bureau, Indiana County Chamber of Commerce, Indiana County Health Care Careers Consortium, Human Services of Indiana County, Indiana County Tourist Bureau, PA Homecare Association

Legal Structure
For-profit entity


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Kelly L. Howells - RN/President
7244659224
7244659228
kelly@anewnursing.com

Contact Person(s)


Kelly Howells - RN/President
724-465-9224
724-465-6217
724-465-9228, Fax Number
kelly@anewnursing.com

Contact Number(s)
724-465-9224
724-465-9228 - Fax Number

E-mail(s)
kelly@anewnursing.com- RN/President

Web Addresses
www.anewnursing.com

Primary Addresses
9344 Route 286
Clymer, PA 15728
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County & surrounding counties

Service Description
Comprehensive program of Registered Nursing, Home Health Aides, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Mental Health RN, Pediatric Nursing, Mom-Baby Well Visits and Medical Social Services.

Services include vital signs, wound care, nutrition counseling, pain management, rehabilitation nursing, ostomy - continence nursing, Venipunctures and IV therapy.

RN's are certified with the use of the KCI Wound V.A.C. and the Speech Therapists are certified in VitalStim Therapy.

Available Hours
24 hours per day, 7 days per week - including holidays

Fees/Cost for Services
Medicare, Medicaid, Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurances, UPMC, Tricare, UMWA, Unison, Medical Assistance/Access Plus, Gateway/Medicare Assured, Aetna and commercial insurances cover the cost of home care visits. Call us for more information!

Eligibility Requirements
Individuals must be essentially homebound, requiring skilled care and under a physicians care.

Required Documentation
Physician's order for a home health evaluation.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call 724-465-9224, e-mail, or utilize our website @ www.anewnursing.com


Miscellaneous Information

Languages Spoken or Available
Interpreter available

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


ARC Manor Addiction Recovery Center


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
ARC Manor is a non-profit agency committed to prevention, education, intervention and treatment of abuse and addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Our mission is to provide affordable, high quality, timely services that enhance the quality of life for individuals, families and the community.

Accreditations and Licenses
ARC Manor is licensed by the Department of Community Program Standards, Division of Drug and Alcohol Licensing, Pennsylvania Department of Health, and is funded by the Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission, the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Armstrong County United Way, the Armstrong County Commissioners through a grant from the Human Services Development Fund, private grants, fees, private insurances and community donations.

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Cynthia C. McCrea - Executive Director

Contact Person(s)
Cynthia C. McCrea - Executive Director

Contact Number(s)
724.548.7607
800.323.1333 - Toll-free
724.545.7999 - FAX

E-mail(s)
recover@arcmanor.org- e-mail update

Web Addresses
www.arcmanor.org

Primary Addresses
ARC Manor Addiction Recovery Center
200 Oak Avenue
Kittanning, PA 16201
Click here for a Map of this Location.

Additional Addresses
116 Main Street
Leechburg Primary Care Center
Leechburg, PA 15656
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30 Pinnacle Dr Suite 204
Clarion, PA 16214
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Service Information

Service Area
Armstrong, Indiana & Clarion Counties as well as Western PA

Service Description
This service is a variable length inpatient program for adults with alcohol and other drug problems. The program consists of individual and group therapy, medical and nutritional services, life skills training, relapse prevention, and twelve step recovery meetings.

24 hour crisis intervention program by phone or drop-in

Variable length, up to 28 days, residential program for persons with a drug or alcohol problem

Outpatient Individual and Group Services for substance use treatment

Partial hospitalization program for drug and alcohol abusers

Intensive Outpatient program for substance abusers

Counseling for Problem Gambling

Nurse Navigator and Certified Recovery Specialist Outreach Program, a collaboration between the Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug & Alcohol Commission, ARC Manor, and the Armstrong County Memorial Hospital and is intended to enhance rural physical and behavioral health care service delivery. Objectives are to improve client's perception of their overall health & wellness; improve client's coping strategies and symptom management; improve communication with their physicians and treatment providers; and reduce the number of emergency room visits and hospitalization.

Available Hours
24 hour service availability

Fees/Cost for Services
All fees are on a sliding fee scale based on ability to pay

Eligibility Requirements
Residential - Anyone who is 18 years or older and has a drug or alcohol problem. Partial Hospitalization Program - Anyone who is 18 years or older and has a drug or alcohol problem. Intensive Outpatient Program - anyone 18 or older with a drug or alcohol problem. Out-patient Program - Anyone with a drug or alcohol problem and their family members. Gambling addiction treatment--for anyone with a gambling problem. Anyone may use the crisis intervention program.

Required Documentation
Financial information Insurance Information

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call the Admissions Department at 800-323-1333


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


ARIN Intermediate Unit #28, Center for Education
ARIN Center for Ed.


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
ARIN Intermediate Unit #28

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
ARIN IU#28 Center for Education provides a variety of educational services for adults and families in Armstrong and Indiana Counties. Offerings include: Adult Basic Education (ABE), GED Test Preparation,GED Testing Center, English as a Second Language (ESL), one-to-one tutoring and workforce education. ARIN Center for Education is an integral part of ARIN IU #28, dedicated to providing quality educational services to learners of all ages.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Mr. James Wagner - ARIN IU # 28 Executive Director
724-463-5300

Contact Number(s)
724.463.5300, ext. 2307

Web Addresses
http://iu28.org/domain/77 - ARIN Center for Education (Armstrong\Indiana Counties)

Primary Addresses
ARIN Center for Education
PA Career Link, Indiana County
300 Indian Springs Road
Indiana, PA 15701
Click here for a Map of this Location.


Service Information

Service Area
Armstrong and Indiana Counties

Service Description
Adult Basic Education (ABE): For adults who are interested in improving their basic skills in reading, writing, or math.

Literacy Program: Trains volunteer tutors and matches them with adults who need basic education, GED preparation, or ESL instruction.

Literacy Corps: A collaborative effort between ARIN and IUP. Students trained to become Literacy Tutors.

English as a Second Language (ESL): For adults learning the English language.

GED Test Preparation: For adults who are interested in preparing for GED Exam.

Available Hours
8:00 am - 4:15 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
None/nominal

Eligibility Requirements
Varies depending upon program or service.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call 724-463-5300, ext. 2307 for information about any of the programs offered by the ARIN Center for Education


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes. Meets ADA Requirements.

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
Literacy Corps IUP student volunteers One-on-one literacy volunteers


ARIN Intermediate Unit 28
ARIN Intermediate Unit 28


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
We will provide innovative educational programs, training and support services through partnerships and visionary leadership in Armstrong and Indiana Counties.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
James J. Wagner - Executive Director

Contact Person(s)
Danielle Patterson - Executive/Board Secretary

Contact Number(s)
724-463-5300 - Telephone
724-463-5315 - Fax

E-mail(s)
info@iu28.org

Web Addresses
www.iu28.org

Primary Addresses
2895 West Pike
Indiana, PA 15701-9769
Click here for a Map of this Location.

Additional Addresses
PA CareerLink, Indiana County
300 Indian Springs Road
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Armstrong and Indiana Counties

Service Description


Special Education programs and services for pupils with disabilities and/or those who demonstrate giftedness

Psychological Services for consultation, assessment, and crisis intervention in school districts

Transportation services for pupils with disabilities

Technical assistance in procedural safeguards, positive behavior support, literacy, least restrictive envionment, transition, and interagency coordination

Educational technology including computer training, assistance, assessment, and planning

Curriculum development and technical assistance

Drug and Alcohol Education training for transportation providers in the private and public sectors

Health-related services for eligible pupils with disabilities

Training and staff development for faculties of all educational levels and administrators in educational settings, and agencies and businesses

Preschool and school-age special education programs and services

Adult Education, GED Prep, ESL, and Family Literacy

Specialized Programs: Early Intervention, Homeless Education, Minority Youth, Parent-Child Home Program, Teen Parenting, Drug and Alcohol Education, Even Start, Family Literacy

Available Hours
8:00 am - 4:15 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
None/nominal

Eligibility Requirements
Varies depending upon program or service.


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


ARIN Intermediate Unit 28, Elect Fatherhood Initiative
EFI



Contact Information

Contact Person(s)
Kathy Monko, Program Coordinator - Extension 1219, E-Mail: kmonko@iu28.org

Contact Number(s)
724.463.5300

E-mail(s)
kmonko@iu28.org

Web Addresses
www.iu28.org

Primary Addresses
2895 West Pike
Indiana, PA 15701
Click here for a Map of this Location.

Additional Addresses
2895 West Pike
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Armstrong and Indiana Counties

Service Description
The role of the father

Anger management/conflict resolution

Mentoring

Parent Education

Child Development

Home Visits

Available Hours
8:00 am - 4:15 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
None/nominal

Eligibility Requirements
Varies depending upon program or service.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


ARIN Intermediate Unit 28, Family Focus Program



Contact Information

Contact Person(s)
Kathy Monko, Program Coordinator - Extension 1219, E-Mail: kmonko@iu28.org

Contact Number(s)
724.463.5300

E-mail(s)
kmonko@iu28.org

Web Addresses
www.iu28.org

Primary Addresses
2895 West Pike
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Armstrong and Indiana Counties

Service Description
The Family Focus Program is a free early learning program available to pregnant moms and children birth to age five.

Parents/guardians of young children birth through age five receive child development and parenting education in their home.

The Family Educator works with families to help their children learn and grow through the use of toys, books and homemade games and activities.

Visit times are flexible so that all families can participate.

Available Hours
8:00 am - 4:15 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
None

Eligibility Requirements
None


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


ARIN Intermediate Unit 28, Parent-Child Home Program
PCHP



Contact Information

Contact Person(s)
Kathy Monko, Program Coordinator - Extension 1219, E-Mail: kmonko@iu28.org

Contact Number(s)
724.463.5300

E-mail(s)
kmonko@iu28.org

Web Addresses
www.iu28.org

Primary Addresses
2895 West Pike
Indiana, PA 15701
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Additional Addresses
2895 West Pike
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Armstrong and Indiana Counties

Service Description
Families with a two or three year old may be eligible to participate. Participating families are visited twice weekly for twenty-three weeks per year for two years.

The goal is to strengthen families and prepare children to succeed in school by increasing parent-child interaction using books and toys.

Available Hours
8:00 am � 4:15 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
None/nominal

Eligibility Requirements
Varies depending upon program or service.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


ARIN Intermediate Unit 28, Pregnant And Parenting Teen Program
PPT



Contact Information

Contact Person(s)
Kathy Monko, Program Coordinator - Extension 1219, E-Mail: kmonko@iu28.org

Contact Number(s)
724.463.5300

E-mail(s)
kmonko@iu28.org

Web Addresses
www.iu28.org

Primary Addresses
2895 West Pike
Indiana, PA 15701
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Additional Addresses
2895 West Pike
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Armstrong and Indiana Counties

Service Description
Parenting education

Child development education

Prenatal and postnatal education/information

Individual and group counseling

Vocational counseling

Coordination with community services

Home visits

Intensive Case Management

Available Hours
8:00 am – 4:15 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
None/nominal

Eligibility Requirements
Varies depending upon program or service.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


ARIN Intermediate Unit 28, Underage User's Group



Contact Information

Contact Person(s)
Kathy Monko, Program Coordinator - Extension 1219, E-Mail: kmonko@iu28.org

Contact Number(s)
724.463.5300

E-mail(s)
kmonko@iu28.org

Web Addresses
www.iu28.org

Primary Addresses
2895 West Pike
Indiana, PA 15701
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Additional Addresses
2895 West Pike
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Armstrong and Indiana Counties

Service Description
Resource materials available for community members, schools, and agencies

Complete source of information for tobacco, alcohol, and other drug information - videos, books, brochures

Underage User's Group

Education: Underage Users

Available Hours
8:00 am - 4:15 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
None/nominal

Eligibility Requirements
Varies depending upon program or service.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


AristaCare @ Hillsdale Park
Hillsdale Park


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
AristaCare

Accreditations and Licenses
We are state and federally certified through the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Kim Thacker, RN - Director of Nursing
814-743-6613
814-743-5556
kthacker@hillsdalerehab.com

Becky Nesbit - Administrator
814-743-6613
814-743-5556
bnesbit@hillsdalerehab.com

Contact Person(s)
Becky Nesbit - Administrator

Kim Neff - Admissions/Marketing Director
814-743-6613
814-577-1334
814-743-5556
kneff@hillsdalerehab.com

Contact Number(s)
814-743-6613 - Telephone

E-mail(s)
kneff@hillsdalerehab.com- Admissions/Marketing Director

Web Addresses
www.hillsdalenursingandrehab.com
www.hillsdalerehab.com - local office
www.aristacare.com

Primary Addresses
383 Mountain View Drive
Hillsdale, PA 15746
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Additional Addresses
383 Mountain View Drive
Hillsdale, PA 15746
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana, Punxsutawney, Mahaffey, Northern Cambria, Cherry Tree, Hastings, DuBois, & Clymer

Service Description
We specialize in Short Term Rehabilitation, Long Term Care, Respite Care and many other medical services

Available Hours
8-4:30pm

Fees/Cost for Services
Daily Rate $274.00

Eligibility Requirements
Eligbility limited to adults, 18 years of age and older.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call 814-743-6613 for more information.


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Fully handicapped accessible.

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
We are always looking for caring individuals who are willing to volunteer their time for the elderly. Please contact us at: 814-743-6613 for more information.


Armstrong-Indiana Behavioral and Developmental Health Program
BDHP


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The Armstrong-Indiana Behavioral and Developmental Health Program dedicates its efforts to the initiation, development and maintenance of a broad and comprehensive spectrum of quality community oriented behavioral and developmental health services and supports that are readily accessible, efficiently managed and provided without discrimination in a recovery and resiliency based environment."


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Tammy L. Calderone - Administrator
724-548-3451
724-548-3454
tlcalder@aimhmr.net

Contact Person(s)
Shari Montgomery - Intellectual Disabilities Coordinator
724-548-3451
724-548-3454
smontgomery@aimhmr.net

Missi Williams - Early Intervention Coordinator
724-548-3451
724548-3454

Karen Semetkoskey - Children's MH Services Coordinator
724-349-3350
724-548-3341
kwinning@aimhmr.net

Joe Bujdos - Mental Health Director
724-349-3350
724-349-3341
jbujdos@aimhmr.net

Contact Number(s)
724.465.3805 - TDD
724-548-3451 - Armsdale Administration Building
724.349.3341- Indiana Office FAX; 724-548-3454-Armsdale Adminstration Building Office FAX
724.349.3350 - Indiana Office
1-877-333-2470 - The Open Door.; 24-Hour Crisis Line

E-mail(s)
mhmr@aimhmr.net

Web Addresses
www.aibdhp.org

Primary Addresses
Armsdale Administration Building
124 Armsdale Road
Suite 105
Kittanning, PA 16201
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Additional Addresses
Indiana Office
1430 Route 286 East
Suite 1
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Armstrong and Indiana Counties

Service Description
AIBDHP contracts with multiple provider agencies to provide a broad and comprehensive spectrum of services for mentally disabled citizens of Armstrong and Indiana Counties.

AIBDHP maintains a 24 hour, 7 days a week coverage for emergency commitments of persons who are mentally ill and dangerous to themselves or others as a result of their mental illness. The office also coordinates all civil court commitments.

ADULT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES - Adult Outpatient Treatment Services; Adult Inpatient Services; Adult Recovery Oriented Services; and Adult Residential Services

ADULT INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES SERVICES - Home and Community Services; Employment Services (Competitive Employment); Specialized Therapies and Related Clinical Services; Respite Services; Transportation Services; Other Community Services; Supports Coordination Services; Financial Management Services; Vendor Services; and Base-Funded Services

CHILD SERVICES - Outpatient Services; Case Management; Partial Hospitalization Program; Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services; Strength Based Treatment; Family Based Services; Multisystemic Therapy; Community Residential Rehabilitation; and Residential Treatment Facility

The Open Door - Telephone and Mobile Crisis Services for Armstrong and Indiana Counties; 24 hour/7 days a week (1-877-333-2470); provides phone intervention, assessment, counseling, screening, and referral services for anyone experiencing a crisis or an overwhelming situation.

Available Hours
8:30 am - 4:30 pm Office; Emergency Psychiatric Commitment Services 24 hours, 7 days per week; Evening hours at Community Guidance Center and Family Counseling Center of Armstrong County

Fees/Cost for Services
Based on ability to pay. Liability determination based on formula established by the State

Eligibility Requirements
Must be a resident of Armstrong or Indiana County


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commmission
AICDAC


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The mission of the Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission is to address the abuse and destructive effects of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs through prevention, intervention, treatment, case management, and recovery services. The vision of the Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission is to maximize resources that empower change to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and the community impacted by the abuse and destructive effects of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

History of Organization
The Commission is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and is classified as an Independent Executive Commission that contracts directly with the PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs. The Commission is also responsible for assessing needs, planning, developing, and coordinating programming to meet service needs, and then monitoring and reviewing the outcomes.

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation

Funding Sources
PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs PA Department of Human Services, Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency PA Department of Health, Department of Tobacco Control Armstrong and Indiana Counties HSDF and DUI Funds SAMHSA


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Kami Anderson - Executive Director
724-354-2746
724-354-3132
kanderson@aicdac.org

Nicole Salvo - Case Management Supervisor
724-354-2746
724-354-3132
nsalvo@aicdac.org

Carrie Bence - Deputy Director
724-354-2746
724-354-3132
cbence@aicdac.org

Amanda Schroeder - Chief Fiscal Officer

Mike Krafick - Certified Recovery Support Supervisor
724-354-2746
724-354-3132

Contact Person(s)


Steve Olish, Indiana County Case Manager

Amanda Cochran, Student Assistance Program Liaison

Barb Miklos, Armstrong County Case Manager

Courtney Hankinson, Prevention Specialist - Prevention Specialist

Jennifer McCroskey - Prevention Specialist
724-354-2746
724-354-2746
724-354-3132
jmccroskey@aicdac.org

Lisa Prebish, Criminal Justice Case Manager

Susan Graham, Indiana County Case Manager - MAT Case Manager

Contact Number(s)
724.354.2746
724.354.3132 - FAX
814-226-6350

E-mail(s)
kanderson@aicdac.org
cbence@aicdac.org- Deputy Director
nsalvo@aicdac.org- Case Manager Supervisor
aschroeder@aicdac.org- Chief Fiscal Officer
mkrafick@aicdac.org- Certified Recovery Support Supervisor

Web Addresses
www.aidac.org

Primary Addresses
10829 U. S. Route 422
PO Box 238
Shelocta, PA 15774
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Additional Addresses
Clarion Office
1350 E. Main Street
Suite 30
Clarion, PA 16214
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Service Information

Service Area
Armstrong, Indiana, and Clarion Counties

Service Description
The designated Single County Authority (SCA) for planning, reviewing, coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating drug and alcohol treatment, intervention and prevention services.

PCCD grant funds level 3 and 4 offenders for treatment and case management.

Monitors and evaluates services.

Determines funding to provide drug and alcohol services.

Case management staff assesses, places, and provides supportive and follow-up services to all SCA clients.

Provides information and technical assistance to the funded agencies.

Tobacco Control Program - Prevention and Cessation.

SAP (Student Assistance Program) case manager acts as a liaison for SAP teams to drug and alcohol treatment.

Evidence-Based Prevention Programming, Too Good for Drugs, implemented in grades K through 12.

Alcohol and Driving Program implemented in grades 9 or 10

Teen Scene - progam for parents and care-givers on the signs, symptoms, and trends of drug use/abuse and how youth can hide their use.

Reality Tour - A drug awareness program for those ages 10 and above to attend with their parents or care-givers to start the conversation about substance abuse and peer pressure.

Recovery Support Services

Certified Application Counselors for the Health Insurance Marketplance

Available Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
Services are provided on a sliding fee scale based on income.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Case management services for residents of Indiana County can be accessed by calling the Case Manager at 724-463-7860 or the Commission office at 724-354-2746.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
Volunteers are needed for the monthly productions of the Indiana County Reality Tour. The tours are held the first Wednesday of each month at the Indiana County Jail.


Arthritis Foundation Western Pennsylvania


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Arthritis Foundation Great Lakes Region

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The mission of the Arthritis Foundation is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases.

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Beth Brown - Vice President
412-250-3341
bbrown@arthritis.org

Contact Person(s)
Debbie Waksmunski - Office Manager
412-250-3345
dwaksmunski@arthritis.org

Contact Number(s)
412-566-1645

E-mail(s)
dwaksmunski@arthritis.org

Web Addresses
www.arthritis.org/western-pennsylvania

Primary Addresses
790 Holiday Drive
Foster Plaza 11
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
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Service Information

Service Area
19 counties in Western PA, including Fayette, Indiana, Somerset and Westmoreland Counties

Service Description
Professional Education and Training

Research: National Level, Chapter Level - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Arthritis "helpline"

Public Education: Educational Materials, Physician's referral list,Speaker's Bureau, Arthritis Today magazine ($20 membership)

Available Hours
8:30 am - 5:00 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
As indicated

Eligibility Requirements
Open to all people with arthritis, their families and the general public.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
We could use volunteers who are willing and able to answer the phones, do mailings, filing, and data entry. We welcome volunteers who are interested in taking leader classes and lead our aquatic, exercise, and self-help programs, as well as volunteers for our speakers bureau to give presentations on arthritis in our chapter territory.


Autism Connection of PA


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Our mission is to achieve the maximum social, educational, and vocational potential of Pennsylvania children, adolescents, and adults with autism. Its core objectives are to provide families with: personal and tailored information, training and assistance to quickly navigate the systems towards receiving the required services, advocacy help and educational conferences and seminars.

History of Organization
Since its founding as a 501 C (3) advocacy organization in 1996, the need for support from ABOARD has continued to grow as rapidly as the rate of diagnosis. ABOARD receives and responds to thousands of requests, from families and professionals alike, for information and guidance relating to diagnosis, treatment, educational and vocational needs, medical assistance and family support.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Marie Mambuca - Family Support Director
412.781.4116
412.781.4122
support@AutismOfPA.org

Luciana Randall - Executive Director
412.781.4116
412.781.4122
lu@autismofpa.org

Luciana Randall - Executive Director
412.781.4116
412.781.4122
lu@autismofpa.org

E-mail(s)
support@AutismOfPA.org

Web Addresses
www.autism-support.org

Primary Addresses
35 Wilson St. #100
Pittsburgh, PA 15223
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Service Information

Service Area
Western Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, America

Service Description
Free Information Packet catered to meet families or professionals needs.

advocacy support groups free lending library phone consultation with parents

Available Hours
9am-3pm


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


BAYADA Pediatrics
BAYADA


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
BAYADA Home Health Care

History of Organization
Since 1975, BAYADA has been at the forefront of the home health care movement-working to give people greater access to high-quality care that helps them live safely at home.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Kristie Voyda - Director

Contact Person(s)
Kristie Voyda - Director
kvoyda@bayada.com

Contact Number(s)
724-459-0000 - Telephone
724-459-0100 - FAX

E-mail(s)
kvoyda@bayada.com- Director

Web Addresses
www.bayada.com

Primary Addresses
175 Cornell Road
Suite 13
Blairsville, PA 15717
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Service Information

Service Area
Cambria, Indiana and Somerset Counties

Service Description
BAYADA Pediatrics specializes in providing a broad range of family-centered home health care services for children from newborn through adolescence in the comfort and safety of their own homes. The nurses manage diverse diagnoses and high-tech equipment, while the home health aides provide self-care assistance and support services

Nursing services ranging from short term recovery care to ongoing nursing and high-tech care.

Home Health Aides who assist with non-medical activities of daily living like bathing, dressing, exercises, and meal preparation.

Provide care in the child's classroom, during transporation to and from school, and on school trips.

Work with the school to support and individualized education program (IEP).

Home health care may be appropriate for: Critical, unstable airway requiring intervention and monitoring; assistance with eating; Management of bowel or bladder conditions; medical needs; and special needs such as limited mobility or paralysis, assistance with activities of daily living, developmental delays, safety issues, etc.

Fees/Cost for Services
BAYADA services are typically covered by Medicaid, a variety of insurances, or other government programs.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call the Blairsville office number or the Monroeville office at 412-374-0110


Beacon Ridge, A Choice Community, Nursing Home
BEACON RIDGE


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
SENIOR CHOICE, INC

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
HEALING, HELPING, CARING

Funding Sources
NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Kelly Pidgeon - Administrator
724-349-5300
724-349-5300
724-349-5379
kpidgeon@beaconridge.net

Contact Person(s)
Patty Drew - Director of Admissions

Contact Number(s)
724.349.5300

E-mail(s)
mail@beaconridge.net
pdrew@beaconridge.net- director of admissions/marketing

Web Addresses
www.beaconridge.net

Primary Addresses
1515 Wayne Avenue
Indiana, PA 15701
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Additional Addresses
1515 Wayne Avenue
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Description
Skilled nursing and rehabiliation services

Fees/Cost for Services
Accepting Medicare, HMO, Medicaid and Commercial insurances


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Fully handicap accessible facility

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
Various - please contact Activity Director for availability


Better Business Bureau of Western Pennsylvania
BBB


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
BBB is the resource to turn to for objective, unbiased information on businesses. Our network of national and local BBB operations allows us to monitor and take action on thousands of business issues affecting consumers at any given time. We are a private, non-profit organization supported largely by accreditation dues paid by business and professional groups in our service area. Our Vision: An ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers can trust each other. Our Mission: BBB's mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust.

History of Organization
The first Better Business Bureau was founded in 1912. In 1931 the business community of Western Pennsylvania established a nonprofit organization called the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to promote ethical standards of business practices through voluntary self-regulation.

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Warren King - President
877-267-5222 X129
412-922-8656

Contact Person(s)
Caitlin Driscoll - Public Relations Director
877-267-5222 x110
412-922-8656
cdriscoll@pittsburgh.bbb.org

Contact Number(s)
877-267-5222

E-mail(s)
info@pittsburgh.bbb.org- General email address

Web Addresses
www.bbb.org

Primary Addresses
400 Holiday Drive
Suite 220
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
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Additional Addresses
1001 State Street
Suite 1400
Erie, PA 16501
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Service Information

Service Area
The Better Business Bureau serves all of Western Pennsylvania, including Indiana County and the other 27 counties. Access to the rest of North America can be found at our website or by calling 877-267-5222.

Service Description
The BBB provides reports on businesses that will be helpful to consumers before making a purchase decision. The BBB system responds to millions of inquiries each year about businesses, provides information about charitable organizations, helps resolve disputes with consumers and businesses through conciliation, mediation and arbitration, and promotes ethical business standards and voluntary self-regulation of business practices.

The services provided by BBB can make you a better informed and more satisfied consumer. Your BBB helps consumers by: "Providing information about a company (non-accredited & accredited) before doing business with it. "Helping to resolve a complaint you might have against a firm. "Providing consumer information so that you can make educated buying decisions. "Fostering ethical advertising and selling practices. "Alerting consumers to questionable business and advertising practices when the business in question will not cooperate with the BBB to eliminate abuse. "Disseminating consumer information through newspapers, radio, television, and printed literature. "Cooperating with law enforcement and regulatory agencies to deal with businesses not responding to self-regulation. "Providing speakers to civic groups and business organizations. "Providing the media with public information materials on consumer subjects. Most consumer contacts with the BBB are pre-purchase inquiries (checking out a company) BEFORE dealing with an unknown company. Such inquiries reduce the possibility of complaints arising. Information given to consumers is based upon the BBB's record on a company. The BBB business review is a summary of the actual performance record and complaint history of the business as reflected in the BBB files.

Available Hours
Monday thru Friday our office hours are 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM. Operators are available between 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM with all services available 24/7 on the website.

Fees/Cost for Services
No Fee


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
yes

Languages Spoken or Available
English

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes


Big Hearts Little Hands
BHLH


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
YMCA of Indiana County

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The mission of the BHLH program is to foster confidence and self esteem through cultural, emotional, social and educational support for children at risk for drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, truancy and academic failure.

History of Organization
Big Hearts Little Hands is a mentoring program of the YMCA of Indiana County established July 1 2007. BHLH is a partner agency of the United Way of Indiana County.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
George Nace - Director

Contact Person(s)
George Nace - Director
bhlh@icymca.org

Contact Number(s)
724-463-9622

E-mail(s)
bhlh@icymca.org

Web Addresses
http://icymca.org/bhlh.html - Big Hearts Little Hands

Primary Addresses
60 North Ben Franklin Road
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County

Service Description
Big Hearts Little Hands seeks to establish ongoing group activities and programs to provide additional services to these children as well as those on the waiting list and in alternative programs.

This support is primarily a one-to-one relationship between a child and the adult volunteer through frequent and regular interactions with the child.

Big Hearts Little Hands offers services to foster caring, competence, and confidence through emotional, social, cultural, and educational support for children between six and sixteen years of age.

BHLH is collaborating with Highmark to offer KidShape, a national recognized family based weight management program. The nine week program is for families with overweight children ages 6 to 14. The program helps children and their families through better nutrition, increased physical activity, and improved self esteem.

Available Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm / Monday through FridayAnswering machine available

Fees/Cost for Services
None

Eligibility Requirements
The child must be between the ages of six and sixteen, reside in Indiana County, and be in need of additional support from a mentor and able to benefit from a one-to-one relationship with a caring adult volunteer.A volunteer must be 18 or older and a resident of Indiana County. Volunteers must attend Big Brothers Big Sisters training and secure Act 33 and Act 34 clearances.

Required Documentation
Volunteeers to work with children must be able to aquire ACT 31 ACT 32 clearances for child abuse and criminal record.Proof of residence in PA. Provide three professional references. Volunteers to work in the office are also accepted.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
To access services call Big Hearts Little Hands office at 724-463-9622


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
We are handicap accessible

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
IF you would like to make a difference to kids in your community BHLH has more than one way to help. Help out at special events,offer hands on technical assistance, encourage your place of business to contribute dollars or goods, and of course the first and most important become a mentor.


Blairsville Public Library



Contact Information

Contact Person(s)
Carol Kuhns - Director

Contact Number(s)
724.459.6097 - FAX
724.459.6077

E-mail(s)
blpub@comcast.net

Web Addresses
http://blairsvillepubliclibrary.org - Blairsville Public Library

Primary Addresses
113 North Walnut Street
Blairsville, PA 15717
Click here for a Map of this Location.


Service Information

Service Description
Interlibrary loans

Summer Reading Club Please contact library for dates.

Computers for public use with Internet access

Adult programming

Adult Book Club meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00p.m.

Craft Club meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30p.m.

PreSchool Story Times Mondays at 6:30p.m. and Wednesday at 1:30p.m. during school months and Wednesday at 10:30a.m. during the summer. Ages 3-5.

Lending of Books, DVDs, Magazines and Books on CD. Call the library for information on downloading eBooks and audio eBooks.

Copy Machine - .20 per page Computer print pages - .10 per black & white page .25 per color page

Available Hours
Monday & Thursday / 1:30 - 8:30 pm /Tuesday & Friday /1:30p.m.-5:00p.m./Wednesday & Saturday / 10:00 am - 5:00 pm /Saturday - July - Labor Day / 12 noon - 4:00 pm

Fees/Cost for Services
Membership free to Blairsville Borough residents; non-resident fee - $10/year per family.


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Wheelchair accessible.

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes


Boy Scouts Of America / Laurel Highlands Council
LHC-BSA


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
It is the mission of the Laurel Highalands Council BSA to make available the resources of the Boy Scouts of America to the greatest number of youth. We will work with Chartered Partners, community resources, and dedicated volunteers to enable youth to participate fully in quality Scouting programs. Through this participation we will develop confident citizens with positive life skills, unity of purpose, foster parental involvement with their children, and develop adult leadership. We will strengthen Charter Partner responsibility (ownership of units) to help ensure all youth have access to quality Scouting programs.

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Michael Morrell - Field Director
814-471-1090
814-471-1094

Daniel Stover - Program Executive
814-471-1090 x110
814-471-1094
daniel.stover@scouting.org

Contact Person(s)
Steve Deemer - District Commissioner

Contact Number(s)
814-471-1090

E-mail(s)
sharon.jackson@scouting.org

Web Addresses
www.lhc-bsa.org - Laurel Highlands Council, Boy Scouts of America
www.beAscout.org - Information on Scouting & local Scout units

Primary Addresses
201 West High Street, Ste. 1
Ebensburg, PA 15931
Click here for a Map of this Location.

Additional Addresses
Camp Seph Mack
1966 S. Harmony Road
Penn Run, PA 15765
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Flag Plaza
1275 Bedford Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana, Blair, Bedford, Somerset, Cambria, parts of Armstrong, Huntingdon and Westmoreland Counties

Service Description
Youth development and character education

Camping program and facilities

Activities for local troops

Training volunteer leaders

District committee meetings held monthly

Promoting Scouting in the community

Commissioner service to visit units

Cub and Boy Scout leader round-table program held monthly

High adventure programs for young men and young women ages 14-20

Teen mentoring programs - co-ed

Service Description List Learning for Life Program - curriculum supplement for schools for students in grades K-12

Available Hours
8:30 am - 4:30 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
$15 membership registration fee

Eligibility Requirements
BOYS: Tiger Cubs - 1st Grade, Cub Scouts - grades 2-5, Boy Scouts - grades 6-12. CO-ED Programs: Venturing - ages 14-20, Career Exploring - ages 14-20, Learning for Life in School Program - grades K-12.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Contact your local Scout service center. for information on Scouting: www.beAscout.org


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
Volunteer opportunities vary. We have opportunities to fit every generation and your availability to serve. Volunteers help us deliver Scouting programs to local youth in your community. Some help us maintain our camps and some experienced volunteers help coach and guide other Scouting volunteers in a myriad of responsibilities. Volunteerism in the Boy Scouts of America requires approval by local decision makers, but welcomes anyone with an interest to apply. For more information on volunteer opportunities within the Boy Scouts of America, visit www.beAscout.org or call us at 814-471-1090.


Breathe Pennsylvania


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Breathe Pennsylvania has been dedicated to the prevention and control of lung disease in western Pennsylvania since 1904. Through our programs and services, we help local residents who suffer from respiratory ailments such as asthma or COPD, provide information and resources to health care professionals, and offer preventative lung health and smoking cessation resources.

History of Organization
Breathe Pennsylvania has established a rich history of promoting lung health in the community. From our early days as an organization that helped fight tuberculosis in the region, to our evolution into an organization that offers programs to people with asthma, chronic lung disease, or who may be looking to quit smoking, Breathe Pennsylvania has the ability to assist anyone wishing to learn more about their lungs and how to keep them healthy.

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
John P. Rupp - Executive Director

John P. Rupp - Executive Director
724-7721750
724-772-1180
jrupp@breathepa.org

Contact Number(s)
724-772-1750 - 800-220-1990
800-220-1990 - Toll free

E-mail(s)


Web Addresses
www.breathepa.org

Primary Addresses
Cranberry Professional Park
201 Smith Drive, Suite E
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
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Additional Addresses
Cranberry Professional Park
201 Smith Drive, Suite E
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
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Service Information

Service Area
Western Pennsylvania

Service Description
Information on radon and indoor air quality

School Asthma Initiative - program on asthma for school personnel and students

COPD patient services

Information on tuberculosis and all other lung diseases for the general public and professionals

Camp Huff-N-Puff - four day camp for children with asthma, age 8-13

Smoking programs for those who wish to quit

Talks, films, and educational pamphlets are available for schools, clubs, general public, etc.

Available Hours
8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes, at organization's office. Depends on program venues. Call for information.

Languages Spoken or Available
English

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
Different opportunities for volunteering exist. Please call office for information.


Bureau of Workforce Development Partnership
Formerly Job Center and Bureau of Employment and Career Services


Primary Addresses
See PA CareerLink of Indiana County
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Additional Addresses
See Career Link of Indiana County

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Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Burrell Township Library
BTL


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The Burrell Township Library's mission is to become the heart of the community where families can come to fill all their educational, technical and entertainment needs with the most up to date technology and materials in a caring and relaxed setting.

History of Organization
The Burrell Township Library was founded in 1977 by the Community Development Corporation. It began as a reading room and later was admitted to the State System. In 2007, the library joined Access PA and in 2008 library operations were automated. Directors for the Library: Helen Lichtenfels (Pres.),Bonnie Adair (Vice Pres.), Jane Kokolis (Treas/Sec.) Richard Bozich, Pauline Cloutier, Evelyn DeMarines,Kate Abner (Library Director).

Accreditations and Licenses
ACCESS PA; Pennsylvania Library Association

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation

Funding Sources
Donations, State funding, & township affiliations


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Kate Abner - Library Director
724-248-7122
724-248-7122 FAX
burrelltownshiplibrary@gmail.com

Contact Person(s)
Kate Abner - Library Director
724-248-7122
724-248-7122 FAX
burrelltownshiplibrary@gmail.com

Contact Number(s)
724.248.7122
724-248-1803 - Fax

E-mail(s)
burrelltownshiplibrary@gmail.com- Library Email

Web Addresses
www.burrelltownshiplibrary.org - Library

Primary Addresses
190 Park Drive
P.O. Box 424
Black Lick, PA 15716
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Service Information

Service Area
Burrell Township and surrounding areas

Service Description
Pre-school story time, Wednesday at 10:30; Elementary story time, Wednesday at 4:30

Volunteer Opportunities

Public access computers

Lending of books, magazines, and audio books.

Adult/youth programs/classes

Summer Reading Program

Inter-library loan service

Movies on DVD

Available Hours
Tues. 10am-6pm, Wed.11am-5pm, Thurs. 1pm-7pm, Fri. 1pm-5pm, Sat. 9am-3pm

Fees/Cost for Services
Membership free to residents of Burrell Township; there are nominal non-resident membership fees. Everyone is welcome to use the library materials/computers, in the library, free of charge.

Required Documentation
Picture ID, proof of residence


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
we have a ramp leading into the library and we are located on one floor

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
Volunteers needed for: planning and implementing programs and classes, publicity, fundraising, cleaning, re-shelving books.


Camp Orenda


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Indiana Lions Club & 14 J Lions

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Camp Orenda is a residential summer health camp for people with disabilities. Accommodating 25-30 individuals with disabilities for each of it's 3 sessions, Camp Orenda offers a fun-filled week that challenges it's campers physically, emotionally and socially. It's a home away from home and a time that is treasured and anticipated throughout the year!

History of Organization
Camp Orenda was founded in 1968 by Dr. Mary McGruder as a health camp for underpriviledged children. Throughout the years, with great devotion by P.D.G. Lion Glenn Brant it has remained an integrated part of Indiana County as a health camp for people with disabilities. Many of our current campers are as old as the camp itself and would be more than happy to share their stories and memories with you.

Funding Sources
Indiana Lions Club and the Lions Clubs of District 14-J (clubs located in service area), United Way and Caring businesses and people like you!


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Mariann McGee - Coordinator
724-465-7732
724-397-9719
mmcgee@wcbainpa.org

Contact Person(s)
Christa Haire - Executive Director
724-465-7732
724-840-7863
mycamporenda@gmail.com

Contact Number(s)
724.840.7863 - Christa Haire

E-mail(s)
mycamporenda@gmail.com- Director

Primary Addresses
1278 Lions Health Camp Run Road
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana, Cambria, Jefferson, Clearfield, Elk and Cameron Counties.

Service Description
All camp-type activities are offered - arts and crafts, swimming, fishing, boating, games, etc.

Three sessions are offered for all age groups.

Fees/Cost for Services
$300/session for all campers. Call Christa Haire (formally Harper) concerning sponsors.

Eligibility Requirements
Open to any person with physical/mental disabilities.

Required Documentation
Must fill out Camper Application, including physical no more than 1 year old.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
E-mail Christa Haire-Executive Director at mycamporenda@gmail.com


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
Assists counselors in entertaining campers. Play games, socialization, help out with activities/crafts. Camp Cook may also request help with dishes, etc.


Career T.R.A.C.K., Inc., Indiana County



Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Bill Clevenger - Vice President of Operations

Contact Number(s)
724.471.7220
888.573-5733 - Toll-free
724-471-7221 - TTY
724.471.7250 - FAX

E-mail(s)
bclevenger@tricountyct.com

Web Addresses
www.tricountyct.com

Primary Addresses
300 Indian Springs Road
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County

Service Description
Hire youth (ages 16-21) for temporary summer work

On-the-job training program

Classroom training for economically disadvantaged individuals

Classroom training for dislocated workers

Work Certified Program

Available Hours
8:30 am – 4:30 pm / Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 am – 2:30 pm / Wednesday Call for appointment

Fees/Cost for Services
None

Eligibility Requirements
Must be an Indiana County resident, meet federal low income guidelines, or be a dislocated worker.


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Catholic Charities of the Diocese Of Greensburg,PA
Catholic Charities


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Diocese of Greensburg

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The mission of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg, PA is to serve the human needs of individuals and families, regardless of their religious affiliation, and to provide leadership in building collaborative efforts with parishes and communities in addressing these needs.

Accreditations and Licenses
PANO Standards of Excellence, Hague Accreditation, Licensed by the PA Department of Welfare to provide Adoption, Foster Care and Children and Family Services

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation

Funding Sources
Diocese of Greensburg, United Ways Fayette, Indiana and Westmoreland Counties, Grants and Individual Contributions, Fund Raising Events


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Rev. Msgr. Raymond E. Riffle - Managing Director
724-837-1840 x1501
724-837-4077
rriffle@dioceseofgreensburg.org

Contact Person(s)
Judith M. Modecki, MPPM, Director of Coordinated Services and Development, E-mail: jmodecki@dioceseofgreensburg.org

Donna Hagan - Supervisor of Information & Referral Services
724-837-1840
724-837-4077
dhagan@dioceseofgreensburg.org

Contact Number(s)
724.837.4077 - FAX
1-866-409-6455 - HelpLine
724.463.8806

E-mail(s)
jmodecki@dioceseofgreensburg.org

Web Addresses
www.ccharitiesgreensburg.org

Primary Addresses
711 E Pittsburgh Street
Greensburg, PA 15601
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Additional Addresses
1200 Oakland Avenue
Indiana, Pa 15701
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548 N. Water St
Kittanning, PA 16201
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Service Information

Service Area
Diocese of Greensburg, which includes Indiana, Armstrong, Westmoreland and Fayette Counties

Service Description
Counseling services including individual, marriage, family, and gambling.

Licensed Adoption Agency - pre and post-adoption counseling, adoption search

Foster Care

Programs are available that are designed for specific family life issues:, Adults experiencing separation and divorce, Children whose parents are experiencing separation and divorce, Adoption support, and Bereavement support.

Comprehensive Information and Referral

Direct Emergency Material Assistance

Helpline operates 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, for basic life necessities such as food and shelter - 1-866-409-6455 (toll-free)

Pregnancy Support Services

Anger Management for Men

Available Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm / Monday through Friday-evening appointments available

Fees/Cost for Services
Variable fee scale

Eligibility Requirements
Any resident of Armstrong, Indiana, Fayette or Westmoreland Counties

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
Volunteers are needed to make a one year commitment to staffing the Catholic Charities Diocese of Greensburg HelpLine for one day each week. HelpLine volunteers receive training at the Greensburg office and then use cell phones, which are supplied by our agency, to receive calls from clients in need. Volunteers then gather information and turn it in to the agency the next day. You can become a Catholic Charities HelpLine Volunteer!


Center For Independent Living Of South Central Pennsylvania
CILSCPA


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The mission of the Center for Independent Living of South Central Pennsylvania is to empower people with disabilities to lead independent lives in their communities.

History of Organization
Began in 1988 under the auspices of Three Rivers Center for Independent Living in Pittsburgh, PA through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to serve the counties of Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, Indiana and Somerset. CILSCPA became a free-standing entity in 1989.

Affiliations
Member of the Pennsylvania Council on Independent Living and the National Council on Independent Living.

Funding Sources
The U. S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, Title VII, Chapter I, Part C.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
George A. Palmer III - Executive Director
814-949-1905
814-949-1909
gapalmerIII.cilscpa@gmail.com

Contact Person(s)
David A. Brown - Director of IL Services & Programs
814-949-1905
814-949-1909
dbrown@cilscpa.org

Lisa A. Cullen - Brain Injury Outreach Project Coordinator
1-800-237-9009
814-949-1905
814-949-1909
LCullen@cilscpa.org

Jody R. Kris - Independent Living Skills Trainer
814-949-1905
814-949-1909

Leslie A. Kelly - Deaf & Hard of Hearing Specialist
814-949-1909
lkelly@cilscpa.org

Contact Number(s)
814.949.1909 - FAX
800.237.9009 - Toll-free
814.949.1905 - Voice/TTY
814.949.1912 - TDD

E-mail(s)
cilscpa@cilscpa.org

Web Addresses
www.cilscpa.org

Primary Addresses
1019 Logan Boulevard
Altoona, PA 16602-4027
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Additional Addresses
1019 Logan Blvd.
Altoona, PA 16602
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Service Information

Service Area
Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Hungtingdon, Indiana, and Somerset Counties

Service Description
Equipment Training Program-allows individuals to borrow assistive technology and receive training on its use. Equipment available for all areas of daily living: working in the kitchen, eating, household activites, communications and more.

Accessibility consultation/technical assistance

Housing data and referral

Deaf Action Awareness Program

Information and referral concerning disability and community services.

Peer Counseling

Advocacy: Self Advocacy, Representative Advocacy, and Systems Advocacy

Service Coordination - assists the individual in obtaining community resources and services in the areas of housing, legal, personal care, finance, medical care, and nutrition.

Transitioning

Independent Living Skills Training - to improve the daily living skills of people with disabilities, CILSCPA's Indepednent Living Specialist provides individual & group skills training sessions. Examples of skills Development: Meal preparation Organization Financial Management Adaptive Equipment Training

Brain Injury Outreach and Support Program - individual and family support for people with brain injury.

Available Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm / Monday through Friday.

Fees/Cost for Services
None

Eligibility Requirements
Must have a disability and live within the seven county area that we service.

Required Documentation
Self-declared disability and intake information.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
You may call the office for an appointment. Send an email to cilscpa@cilscpa.org requesting services.


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Office is located within a fully accessible, smoke-free building and on a major bus route.

Languages Spoken or Available
English and ASL.

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
Help with bulk mailings, light clerical duties and fundraisers.


Centers and Institutes at IUP



Contact Information

Contact Person(s)


Contact Number(s)
724.357.2439
724.357.2715 - FAX

E-mail(s)
JSERIO@iup.edu- Jean Serio
grad-research@iup.edu

Web Addresses
www.iup.edu/research/centers - Online Directory of Centers & Institutes at IUP

Primary Addresses
Centers and Institutes
122 Stright Hall
210 South 10th Street
Indiana, PA 15705
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Service Information

Service Area
No restrictions

Service Description
As a primary link to IUP resources and expertise, the School of Graduate Studies and Research strives to provide services and programs to meet the community need and effort, developing partnerships between the community and university where possible. As well, the School of Graduate Studies and Research provides a variety of technical assistance, consultation, and research related services.

Available Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
Depending on service provided

Eligibility Requirements
None


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Chevy Chase Community Center


Organizational Information

History of Organization
In September 1969, a community of concerned citizens who wanted to combat poverty and assist Indiana County residents in need established the Chevy Chase Community Action Council, Inc. After the CCCAC was incorporated as a tax-exempt non-profit organization, the group launched a fundraiser to build a community center. Their vision soon became a reality, when in 1971 the Chevy Chase Community Center was constructed with assistance from the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Since that time, the CCCAC vision has never wavered in its commitment as members of the greater Indiana community come together always striving to provide services in response to the needs of the community as they arise. In 2000, the Center was renovated and rededicated to the community with a grant from the Indiana County Commissioners. Today, CCCAC continues to be a place where the residents of Indiana County come together to make life better for all.

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Beverly Stiffler - Executive Director
724-463-0674
bjrmatt@gmail.com

Contact Person(s)
Beverly Stiffler - Executive Director
724-463-0674
bjrmatt@gmail.com

Contact Number(s)
724-463-0674

E-mail(s)
chevychasecommunitycenter640@gmail.com

Web Addresses
www.indiana-cccac.org

Primary Addresses
640 North 5th Street
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County

Service Description
Emergency Food Pantry

Clothing Bank

The Center is also available for rental; meetings, dinners, programs, etc. (Fee plus security deposit for private individuals).

Soup Kitchen Meal Service providing hot meals Monday through Thursday from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Provides New Story school with daily lunches throughout the school year.

Available Hours
9:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday through Thursday

Fees/Cost for Services
None

Eligibility Requirements
Varies depending on program or service.


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes


Child Care Information Services of Armstrong/Indiana Counties
CCIS of Armstrong/Indiana Counties


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Armstrong County Community Action Agency

Funding Sources
Department of Public Welfare


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Betsy Crytzer - Director - Wendy Sturiale - Assistant Director
Armstrong CCIS Office - 724-548-5700
Indiana CCIS Office - 724-349-8830

Primary Addresses
Armstrong County CCIS Office
705 Butler Road
Kittanning, PA 16201
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Additional Addresses
155 N. Clymer Ave
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Armstrong and Indiana Counties

Service Description
Helps parents locate child day care facilities through information and referral.

Determines eligibility for subsidized child day care; assists eligible families in paying child care costs.



Available Hours
8:30 am - 5:00 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
Dependent on income and family size

Eligibility Requirements
Parents must be employed for a minimum of 20 hours per week or a combination of work and training to equal 20 hours per week; children may be newborn through age 12.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Christian Counseling Service of Indiana
CCSI


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The mission of CCSI is to provide Christian counseling support to individuals and families facing life challenges. Counseling support is offered free of charge to persons unable to make a donation to the agency.

History of Organization
CCSI has been serving the Indiana area community for more than 25 years. More than thirty-five volunteers/staff are involved in the non-denominational counseling ministry.

Accreditations and Licenses
Our executive director is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. She has administrative experience in universities in the USA and in Brazil. She has a PhD from Wayne State University and post-doctoral experience at the University of Pennsylvania.

Affiliations
Non-denominational Christian ministry.

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation

Funding Sources
Churches and private donors.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Betty McCoy - Supervisor of Counselors
724-465-5440

Dr. Ruiess Van Fossen Bravo - Executive Director

Contact Person(s)
Dr. Ruiess Van Fossen Bravo

Betty McCoy - Supervisor of Counselors

Contact Number(s)
724.465.5440

E-mail(s)
ccsi.counsel@gmail.com

Web Addresses
www.ccsicounsel.wix.com/indiana

Primary Addresses
637 Philadelphia Street
Indiana Theatre Bldg., Suite 301
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County and surrounding counties

Service Description
Individual, family and marriage counseling

Available Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm / Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday; Evening hours on Monday and Tuesday, by appointment only.

Fees/Cost for Services
Donation

Eligibility Requirements
None

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call 724-465-5440 during the hours listed above


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Christos Clothes Closet


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Homer City United Presbyterian Church


Contact Information

Contact Number(s)
(724) 479 - 2695 - Homer City United Presbyterian Church

E-mail(s)

hcupc@verizon.net

Primary Addresses
40 E. Elm Street
Homer City, PA 15748
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Service Information

Service Description
Free clothing to those in need. A large selection of adult and children's clothing is available.

Available Hours
2016 Dates: August 20, September 17, November 12, 10:00 AM - Noon

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Patrons have been asked to use the red door behind the Dollar Store. Please contact the church office to arrange assistance for emergency clothing needs.


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Door leads straight into floor with Clothes Closet

Languages Spoken or Available
english

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Citizens' Ambulance Service
CAS


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Ambulance Service Management Corporation

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
To respond to all legitimate requests for care without regard to race, color, creed, national origin or ability to pay. To make safety a watchword while providing expeditious medical care and transport to all individuals. Each patient will be treated with compassion, respect and dignity. To donate service to individuals who demonstrate an inability to pay.

History of Organization
Citizens' Ambulance Service was established in 1964 as a non-profit corporation. It began operations in January of 1965 with only one ambulance, a 1964 Cadillac. The 12 member Executive Board is responsible for the operation of Citizens' Ambulance on behalf of its' 8,400 members. A 57 member advisory board meets annually and serves on committees. The present service area had two periods of expansion. In 1969, the boundaries were expanded from 10 to 15 miles In 1975, Indiana Hospital donated $75,000 to help expand the ambulance services further to a countywide service with the help of matching funds from a Highway Safety grant program. In 1984, S.W. Jack raised enough funds to build what now houses Citizens' biggest station and office. Today, Indiana County is the only county in PA with a single emergency ambulance service covering the entire county. Plumville station was built in 1978, Hillsdale in 1979, Armagh operation were housed in the local fire department building until 2005, when they were moved to a building build by the Clyde fire department in Wheatfield. The Elderton station was completed in April, 1999. There are a total of 6 stations with 12 ambulances. Mr. Jerry Esposito was the first manager for CAS. He developed a membership service for the ambulance company with the help of the Junior Women's Civic Club going door to door for solicitations. Cittzens'Ambulance first operated out of the home of Hazel Burnsworth on Wayne Avenue. She acted as a mother to the drivers and technicians. She and her son, Gary, answered most of the phone calls for the new company. Citizens' was one of the first ambulance companies to require certication for Emergency Medical Technicians, added direct radio communications between ambulances and the hospital emergency room, and set up working relationships with helicopter and other ambulance services. These dedicated college students were paid $2 each ambulance trip. The cost of the ambulances ran about $15000 compared to the current cost of $130,000. Citizens' was the first U.S A service to use vehicles that met the U.S. Department of Transportation proposed standards of vehicle design. Citizens' was the first PA service to successfully defibrillate a person in clinical death from a heart attack, and one of the first to dispatch a paramedic with every emergency call. In 1972, Citizens' was the first in the U.S. to start the Immediate Response Personnel program using trained volunteers to perform routine life-saving measures in the locality of the emergency. Citizens' was also involved with Dr. Nancy Caroline in developing training curriculum and standards for the crews. With Dr. Peter Safar, Mr. Esposito redesigned the ambulance to the shape and function that is known today.CAS service area is about 1000 square miles, with Advanced Life Support in all but one unit which functions as a Basic LIfe Support transport unit. There is a Transport Van Service with 8 vans. Citizen's Ambulance Service employs approximately 174 full and part time personnel.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
B. J. Pino - Chief Operating Officer

Contact Person(s)
Randy Thomas; E-Mail: rthomas@asmgt.com

Medical Transport Service Contact Person - Brian Palesch - 724-349-5527

Contact Number(s)
724.349.3480 - FAX
724.349.5527 - Medical Transport Service
800.655.2343 - Toll-free
877-349-5527 - Medical Transportation Service After Hours Page
724.349.5511

E-mail(s)
rthomas@asmgt.com

Web Addresses
www.citizensambulance.org

Primary Addresses
805 Hospital Road
P.O. Box 237
Indiana, PA 15701
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Additional Addresses
805 Hospital Road
P.O. Box 237
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County and portions of surrounding counties

Service Description
24-Hour emergency medical services

Ambulance tours, emergency preparedness programs

Speakers for civic groups and schools

Medical Transport Service (rates for members and non-members; phone 724-349-5527)

Available Hours
Emergency personnel respond to medical emergencies 24 hours/day Business Office: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm / Monday through Friday Medical Transportation Service: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm / Monday through Friday (and anytime by appointment) After hours page - 877-349-5529

Fees/Cost for Services
Annual Ambulance Membership: Individual - $50, Family - $55, Senior Citizen Individual - $48, Senior Citizen Family - $53, Medical Transport Service - call 724-349-5527 for information

Eligibility Requirements
Need doctor referral for a medical ambulance transport (non-emergency)


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
Membership assistance with mailings, special eventsi.e. 5k race, golf tournament, fairs and presentations at schools


Communities At Indian Haven, Nursing Home


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
County of Indiana

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Providing for Your Life---- Your Way

History of Organization
Current facility was built in 1993 to serve the Senior population of Indiana and surrounding counties

Accreditations and Licenses
Licensed by the PA Department of Health Division of Nursing Care Facilities

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation

Funding Sources
Medicare, Medicaid, Managed Care Plans, AARP and Private


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Kimberly Cobaugh - Administrator

Contact Person(s)
John Bradley - Admissions and Marketing Director

Contact Number(s)
724.465.3900
724.465.2013 - FAX

E-mail(s)
kimcobaugh@comcast.net- Administrator

Web Addresses
www.indianhaven.com

Primary Addresses
1675 Saltsburg Avenue
Indaina, PA 15701
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Additional Addresses
1675 Saltsburg Avenue
Indaina, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Rehabilitative , Alzheimer's Special Care, Long Term care

Service Description
Volunteers needed to assist with patient activities at the facility.

Available Hours
Admissions 24 hours per day for short and long term stays


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
Volunteers are needed to assist with transportation of Resident 's in house and activities in the community. Reading, crafts, music , religious groups welcome.


Community Guidance Center
CGC


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
. The Mission of the Community Guidance Center is to provide high quality, comprehensive Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services, empowering individuals and families residing in the communities to improve the quality of their life.

History of Organization
Providing mental health services to Indiana County since 1959

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation

Funding Sources
Fee for Service County funding Self Pay Grant Funding


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Ann Williams, PhD, CPA - CEO
7244655576
7244656379
annwilliams@thecgc.com

Contact Person(s)
Michelle Barnhart - Director of Base Service Unit
724-465-5576
724-463-3263
mbarnhart@thecgc.com

Ann Williams, PhD, CPA - CEO
7244655576
7244656379
annwilliams@thecgc.com

Contact Number(s)
724.465.5576 - Indiana Office
814-938-4444 - Punxsutawney Office
888.686.1991 - Toll-free
724.463.3262 - Indiana Office FAX
724-465-5576 - Indiana Office
814-938-3313 - Punxsutawney Office FAX

E-mail(s)
mbarnhart@thecgc.com- Intake

Web Addresses
www.thecgc.com

Primary Addresses
793 Old Route 119 Highway North
Indiana, PA 15701
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Additional Addresses
100 Caldwell Drive
Dubois, PA 15801
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214 S. 7th Ave
Clarion, PA 16244
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600 Leonard Street
Clearfield, PA 16830
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200 Prushnok Drive
Suite 103
Punxsutawney, PA 15767
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana, Armstrong, Clearfield, Jefferson, and Clarion counties

Service Description
Outpatient Mental Health Treatment Services: provides psycho-therapeutic and psychological assessment services, including individual and group therapy, to adults, children and families.

School-Based Outpatient Mental Health Treatment Services: psycho-therapeutic treatment services, including individual, group, and telepsychiatric services provided on-site

Psychiatric Services Department: Nursing staff and licensed psychiatrists provide Outpatient Psychiatric evaluation and medication management services.

Intensive Outpatient Mental Health Treatment Program: This is a primarily group delivered treatment service that aims to increase stability, decrease symptomatology, and improves functioning to reduce the need for more intensive levels of care,

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program: Designed to assist persons, 18 years of age and older, with serious psychiatric disabilities to increase one's overall quality of living. The program is a non-clinical treatment program, offered on-site and in the community

Family Based Mental Health Services: Provides intensive family therapy and service management to families in the home.

Developmental Disabilities Unit: �� Support Coordinators assist individuals with intellectual disabilities to obtain services that are needed to help meet basic needs and enhance independence.

Child & Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program (ALPHA): short term comprehensive psychological and scholastic treatment and intervention for individuals grades K through 12.

Adult Partial Hospitalization Services: Intensive treatment for clients with major mental disorders in a supportive environment through two levels of care: Acute and sub-acute.

Mental Health Case Management Services: Blended Case Management and Resource Coordination Services are voluntary programs designed to assist mental health consumers in gaining access to psychiatric, medical, social, educational, and other needed or desired services.

Base Service Unit (BSU): The Base Service Unit/Intake Department serves as the point of entry for mental health and developmental disability services. The Base Service Unit provides a comprehensive plan for needed services for each client entering the Center. Individuals seeking services may be seen in the Base Service Unit on either a walk-in basis, during available hours, or may call to schedule an appointment for an intake.

Available Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm / Monday through Thursday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm / Friday; Intake Dept hours: Walk-in: Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm; Afternoon and evening hours by Appointment only; Friday-by appointment only

Fees/Cost for Services
Sliding fee scale may be used to determine payment. Medical assistance and other major forms of insurance are accepted.

Eligibility Requirements
Varies depending upon program or service.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call or walk-in


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
Various


Community Kitchen



Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Cindy Briggs - Director
724-397-9498
724-254-1930
cindybriggs1046@gmail.com

Contact Person(s)
Cindy Briggs, 575 Pfeiffer Road, Marion Center, PA 15759, E-Mail: cindybriggs1046@gmail.com

Contact Number(s)
724.397.9498
724.254.1930 - Church Office

E-mail(s)
cindybriggs1046@gmail.com

Primary Addresses
Dixonville Wesleyan Methodist Church
P.O. Box 236
Dixonville, PA 15734
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Additional Addresses
Dixonville Wesleyan Methodist Church
P.O. Box 236
Dixonville, PA 15734
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County not limited to any community or township

Service Description
Meals are provided in a friendly Christian atmosphere where everyone can enjoy a hot meal and relax with a friend.

No one will be turned away.

Some foods and beverages for special dietary needs are available.

People are welcome to come to one or all sites.

Hot evening meal, open door policy

Available Hours
Dixonville Wesleyan Methodist Ministry Center, Corner of Balsa and Purchase Line Roads, Dixonville - 1st Thursday of each month, 4-6:00 pm; Church of the Resurrection, Administration Center Cafeteria, 349 Morris Street, Clymer - 2nd Thursday of each month, 4-6:00; Penn Run Christian Outreach Center -3rd Thursday of each month, 4-6:00 p.m.

Fees/Cost for Services
None (donations are appreciated to help with expenses)

Eligibility Requirements
None no registration or sign up required.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes


Community Living & Learning, Inc.


Organizational Information

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Nathaniel Haggerty

Nathaniel Haggerty - Executive Director
724-349-1420
724-349-6552

Contact Person(s)
Rita Vicini - Assitant Director
724-349-1420

Contact Number(s)
724.349.1420 - MAIN OFFICE
724.349.6552 - FAX

E-mail(s)
clnlnathaniel@gmail.com

Web Addresses
communitylivingandlearning.org

Primary Addresses
1430 Rt. 286 East
Suite 2
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana and Armstrong Counties

Service Description
Adult Training Facility: Day Program -- individuals are given the opportunity to participate in community outings, community volunteer sites, vocational and recreational activities.

Residential Program: Lifesharing - a supportive living relationship matching contracted provider(s) and individuals with similar lifestyles and interests; individual(s) live in the provider's home as a member of the family.

Residential Program: Community Homes - for three to four individuals who learn to manage their home together with support and/or physical assistance from staff.

Residential/Home & Community Habitation and Independent Living Program- for individuals who need assistance or support to maintain independence in the community

Available Hours
Office Hours are 8:30 am - 4:00 pm / Monday through FridayHomes have 24 hour supervision. Adult Training Facility Day Programs runs Monday through Friday 9 AM to 2:30 PM

Fees/Cost for Services
Residential clients are charged a room and board amount monthly. All other fees are covered by government funding.

Eligibility Requirements
Individuals diagnosed as having an intellectual disability. All referrals come through the Developmental Disabilities Department of the Community Guidance Center or Armstrong County Family Counseling Center.


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
All programs are handicap accessible

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Community Psychiatric Centers
C.P.C.


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
None

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
To provide the highest level of care for children and teens with behavioral, emotional, and/or developmental disorders.

History of Organization
Founded by Dr. Robert A. Lowenstein, M.D. and Dr. John E. Carosso, Psy.D., two mental health practitioners with over fify years experience between them.

Accreditations and Licenses
Dr. Robert A. Lowenstein, M.D. is a Board Certified Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist and Dr. John Carosso is a Licensed Psychologist and Certified School Psychologist.

Affiliations
Dr. Lowenstein has worked as Medical Director of many local hospitals and behavioral health clinics and Dr. Carosso provides services, including evaluations, for a myriad of agencies in the area.

Legal Structure
For-profit entity

Funding Sources
Predominately Medical Assistance clients but we accept almost all insurances.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Dr. John Carosso - Psychologist
724-850-7200
724-733-7670
jcarosso@cpcwecare.com

Robert Lowenstein MD - Medical Director
4127212399
4126814530
r4lowe@gmail.com

Primary Addresses
9 West Market Street
Blairsville, PA 157177
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Service Information

Service Area
C.P.C. has offices in Indiana, Westmoreland, Allegheny, Greene, Fayette, and Armstrong Counties

Service Description
C.P.C. provides services to children and teenagers with developmental disorders including within the autistic spectrum.

C.P.C. provides services to children and teenagers with behavioral disorder including defiance and oppositionalism.

C.P.C. provides services to children and teens with emotional difficulties including depression, anxiety, and Bipolar Disorder.

C.P.C. offers psychological, psychiatric, and educational evaluations; outpatient counseling, wraparound services, and medication management.

Available Hours
Appt available upon request

Fees/Cost for Services
Billed to insurance company

Eligibility Requirements
3-21 years of age or parent of child receiving services through C.P.C.

Required Documentation
Insurance is welcomed

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call toll free at 1-877-899-6500 or 724-850-7200 or 412-681-4530


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes

Languages Spoken or Available
English

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Conemaugh Community Care Management
Community Care Management- Rural AIDS Program


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Memorial Medical Center member of Conemaugh Health System

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Community Care Management is dedicated to providing medical case management and support services to eligible individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS.

Affiliations
Southwestern Pennsylvania AIDS Planning Coalition

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation

Funding Sources
CCM is a department in Conemaugh Hospital and is supported by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and the Southwestern Pennsylvania AIDS Planning Coalition.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Wenche Bonini- Coordinator - Beth Yeskey- Medical Case Manager
814-534-6732
814-534-7535
814-534-6791
ccminfo@conemaugh.org

Wenche Bonini- Coordinator
814-534-6732
814-534-6791
ccminfo@conemaugh.org

Contact Person(s)
Wenche Bonini - Coordinator
814-534-6732
814-534-6791
wbonini@conemaugh.org

Contact Number(s)
814.534.6732
814.534.6791 - FAX
866.429.1583 Toll Free

E-mail(s)
wbonini@conemaugh.org- Program Coordinator
ccminfo@conemaugh.org

Primary Addresses
Lee Campus, Room B111
320 Main Street
Johnstown, PA 15901
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Service Information

Service Area
Cambria, Indiana, Somerset, and part of Westmoreland Counties

Service Description
Support for individual diagnosed with HIV.

Available Hours
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; must call for an appointment; answering machine available

Fees/Cost for Services
none

Eligibility Requirements
Clients must be HIV positive and meet federal guidelines.

Required Documentation
Need medical documentation and financial information

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call 814-534-6732 or 1-866-429-1583 ccminfo@conemaugh.org


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes


Conemaugh Home Health
A provider of Home Health Services


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Memorial Medical Center

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Conemaugh Home Health is the Laurel Highlands leader of high-quality, low-cost home and community care services that are customer-focused, accessible and holistic.

Accreditations and Licenses
Pennsylvania Department of Health and Joint Commission Certified

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Dennis J. Munko - Executive Director

Contact Person(s)
Stephanie Box - Administrative Assistant

Dennis J. Munko, Executive Director, 814-534-9150, E-Mail: dmunko@conemaugh.org

Eileen Sube - Manager of Regulatory Compliance
814-534-3834
814-534-3150
esube@conemaugh.org

Contact Number(s)
814 534 7501 - FAX
800.587.5875 - Toll-free - Emergency/After Hours
814.534.7500

E-mail(s)
dmunko@conemaugh.org

Web Addresses
www.conemaugh.org

Additional Addresses
130 W. Osborne Street
Johnstown, PA 15905
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315 Locust Street
First Floor Suite
Johnstown, PA 15901
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Service Information

Service Area
Bedford, Blair, Cambria and Somerset Counties, and parts of Clearfield, Huntingdon, Fulton, Indiana, and Westmoreland Counties

Service Description
We offer a number of services including: nursing; physical, occupational and speech therapies;counseling; Nurse Aide care; and a host of other care modalities, all of which are designed to help the patient stay in the home.

Available Hours
8:00 am - 4:30 pm / Monday through Friday Weekend and after hours services availableOn call 24 hours a day to the Conemaugh Nurse Connection

Fees/Cost for Services
Fees vary per service. Most services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross and/or private insurance or public assistance. Services are not denied for inability to pay.

Eligibility Requirements
Must be referred by attending physician.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
During normal business hours call 814-534-2990 or after hours call 1-800-587-5875


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Conemaugh Regional Hospice


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Memorial Medical Center

Accreditations and Licenses
State Licensed

Affiliations
NHPCO, PHN

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Donna Russian - Director

Contact Person(s)
Donna Russian - Director

Contact Number(s)
888.553.5503 - Toll Free
814.534.6100

E-mail(s)
leereghospice@floodcity.net

Web Addresses
www.conemaughreghospice.com

Primary Addresses
315 Locust Street
Suite 5E
Johnstown, PA 15901
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Service Information

Service Area
Bedford, Cambria, parts of Indiana, Somerset, Westmoreland, and Blair Counties

Service Description
Hospice Care- Health professionals providing pain and symptom control to patients with life limiting illnesses, in the setting they call home. Psychosocial support for family and caregivers. Patient remains with own physician.

Available Hours
Services-24 hours per day; Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m./ Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
Patients are admitted regardless of ability to pay. Medical insurance is billed for services. Certified by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances. JCAHO accredited.

Eligibility Requirements
Admission criteria includes a six month prognosis as determined by the attending physician.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
814-534-6100 or toll free 1-888-553-5503


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes


Conewago Indiana Adult Drug & Alcohol Inpatient Treatment Program


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Firetree, Ltd

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Conewago Indiana is a part of the Firetree, Ltd. family of services. The facility provides short, moderate and long term non-hospital residential drug treatment for adults who are experiencing problems with chemical dependency.

History of Organization
Firetree, Ltd has been delivering services since 1992. The clients receive care provided by professional staff. Firetree looks at individual needs as well as family needs and work on their behalf to help them succeed.

Accreditations and Licenses
PA Department of Health licensed

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Joe Duffey - Facility Director
724-471-3037, ext. 2300
724-471-7105
jduffey@firetree.com

Contact Person(s)
Joe Duffey - Facility Director
724-471-3037, ext. 2300
724-471-7105
jduffey@firetree.com

Contact Number(s)
724-471-3037, ext 2300 - Facility Director
724-471-7105 - Fax
1-888-347-3873 - Admissions

E-mail(s)
jduffey@firetree.com- Facility Director
conewagoindiana@firetree.com

Web Addresses
www.firetree.com

Primary Addresses
2275 Warren Road
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Description
Individualized motivational enhancement therapy sessions coupled with specialized groups such as cognitive restructuring

An evidence based cognitive/behavioral approach to treatment rooted in a 12-step recovery model.

The program includes community participation, individual, group, and family therapy sessions to address the client's awareness of addiction, acceptance, motivation for after care planning.

Conewago Indiana utilizes a modified therapeutic community approach which focuses on making clients ultimately responsible for their own recovery. The community method philosophy addresses peer support and emphasizes the value of working together to achieve long term success.

Fees/Cost for Services
call for information

Eligibility Requirements
call for information

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call for an assessment at 1-888-347-3873


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Consumer Credit Counseling Service Of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Advantage Credit Counseling Service, Inc.

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
As a nonprofit organization, the Agency provides professional, meaningful and confidential consumer education and budget/credit counseling and develops effective debt reduction programs for all segments of the community that we serve. The Agency educates consumers about wise money management and the responsible use of credit.

History of Organization
In business since 1968

Accreditations and Licenses
COA (Council on Accreditation)

Affiliations
Better Business Bureau National Foundation Credit Counseling

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Gary Vollmer - Vice President Operation

Mary Loftus - Vice President Counseling Services

Stephen Piotrowski - President

Contact Number(s)
412-390-1336 - Pittsburgh Office FAX
724-836-4174 - Greensburg Office FAX
888-511-2227 - Main Number

E-mail(s)
info@advantageccs.org- General Information mailbox

Web Addresses
www.cccspa.org
www.advantageccs.org
www.debtmonkey.org

Primary Addresses
2403 Sidney Street
Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
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Additional Addresses
1 Northgate Square
Greensburg, PA 15601
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2403 Sidney Street
Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
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Service Information

Service Area
No restriction

Service Description
Family budgeting advice

Debt management help

Housing counseling for first time homebuyers, homeowners in default on mortgages, and for homeowners over age 62 interested in reverse mortgage loans

Telephone Counseling Unit: 1-888-511-2227 - available as follows: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm / Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm / Friday, 8:00 am - 2:00 p.m. / Saturday

Credit Counseling

Bankruptcy Counseling

Bankruptcy Education

Pre-Purchase Housing Counseling

Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling

Reverse Mortgage Counseling

Community Education Programs and Classes

Available Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm / Monday through Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm / Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Saturday

Fees/Cost for Services
Counseling services are free. Clients that utilize the agency's debt management services are asked to help cover the cost of establishing the program and maintaining it monthly. The initial setup reimbursement is $45.00. The monthly reimbursement ranges between $5.00 and $35.00 depending on the number of creditors included in the program. Reimbursements are not intended to cause an undue hardship and, depending upon circumstances, may be waived.

Eligibility Requirements
None


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes

Languages Spoken or Available
English

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Creekside Area Food Pantry


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Creekside United Methodist Church


Contact Information

Contact Number(s)
724-463-0580 - Church Number

Web Addresses
www.creeksideumc.com - Church Website

Primary Addresses
P.O. Box 187
444 Indiana Road
Creekside, PA 15732
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Service Information

Service Area
For residents of Creekside, Ernest, and Washington Township

Service Description
In conjunction with the Indiana County Community Action Program, Creekside UMC is the site of the monthly food distribution for Creekside and Ernest boroughs and Washington Township. We distribute food to about 90 local families on the second Thursday of each month. We also give out various second-hand items and clothing. The local emergency food pantry is also housed at Creekside UMC. It is stocked to help local families in need on a minute's notice.

Available Hours
Call for more information/appointment for emergency supplies


Crooked Fence Farm
The Therapeutic Horse Riding Center


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Offering custom tailored riding programs for Physically Challenged Individuals, and Emotionally Challenged Individuals. New this year is a comprehensive program for the autistic child. Through experience and trial we request to build a team around the individual. Input from your therapist/doctor/psychologist/psychiatrist/case manager/volunteers & parents will help us achieve our Primary Objective: to alleviate as much as possible the disability of the rider through a prescribed riding program. Cost is $50 per hour. Most insurances will pay if you have a perscription from your childs physician. Check with your insurance company. Feel free to call and make arrangements to come out to visit our facility.

History of Organization
Ken Bennett has been involved with the physically impaired for over 40 years, first in Virginia and then in Pennsylvania; first with Gypse Farms and then with Crooked Fence Farm. Wanda Bennett has been a teacher for over 30 years with many years working with exceptional students in Gateway School District in Monroeville, PA.

Accreditations and Licenses
Ken Bennett has been a paramedic for over 20 years and Wanda has a BS and MS in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Program Specialists working with Exceptional Children.

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation

Funding Sources
Speak to your physician, therapist or case worker about applying for a grant for therapy or respite care. We also try to get volunteers to sponsor a child for a few lessons.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Ken & Wanda Bennett - owners and instructors
724-286-3107
gms@nb.net

Contact Person(s)
Ken or Wanda Bennett - owners and instructors
724-286-3107
gms@nb.net

Contact Number(s)
724-286-3107 - telephone

E-mail(s)
gms@nb.net

Web Addresses
gms2.webs.com - Crooked Fence Farm Information

Primary Addresses
PO Box 55
1722 Nashville Road
Rochester Mills, PA 15771
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Service Information

Service Area
The following counties are included in our service area: Indiana, Westmoreland, Armstrong, Cambria. Towns included are Indiana, Kittanning, Puxsutawney, Blairsville, Pittsburgh and surrounding areas.

Service Description
New: Autustic Program

Available Hours
Monday - Friday 10 - 8pm, some availability on Saturday and Sunday depending on our show schedule. Closed during the following months: December - March)

Fees/Cost for Services
$50 per hour. Most insurance companies will cover this cost as long as there is a prescription. Check with your insurance agency.

Required Documentation
Documents will be mailed to you or emailed to you upon request.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call for an appointment or visit at the above numbers.


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Indoor riding arena, mounting blocks, help with mounting.

Languages Spoken or Available
English only

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
Anyone who wants to learn about hypotherapy and work will horses should get intouch with us as soon as possible. Several of our volunteers have gone on to Shef's Center and one has received a $25000 grant for graduate courses at a graduate university for work with us in clincical psychology.


Empower3 Center for Health


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The purpose of the Empower3 Center for Health is to provide low-cost medical care and health insurance program for the "working poor". The program encourages participants to come in for primary medical care as frequently as they feel is necessary--without making co-payments and without the hassle of insurance forms. The new program is also an incentive to draw more people into service as volunteer firefighters.

History of Organization
The name implies a marriage of three important elements to help participants get and stay healthy: Quality medical care,enhanced knowledge to help participants make better behavioral choices affecting their health; and encouragement and support to hlep participants increase their own efforts to stay healthy.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Patrick Reilly - President

Contact Number(s)
1-800-925-0611

Primary Addresses
100 Neal Ave.
Marion Center, PA 15759
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County

Service Description
This program is designed for the working poor, generally those earning less than 200% of the federal poverty level. Those qualifying could be people employed part time or those who work for an employer who does not provide medical coverage, those who earn too little to afford traditional medical insurance coverage and those who earn too much to qualify for government medical assistance programs.

Participants are entitled to primary care visits, emergency care, outpatient laboratory and diagnostics services, inpatient and outpatient surgeries, inpatient stays, behavior health care and assistance with prescriptions through a combination of drug programs that manufacturers offer as well as drug programs offered by area pharmacies. Participants will also receive nutritional guidance and support in making healthy choices for living.

Eligible volunteer firefighters in Indiana County who are participating in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response) program may also participate in the program and have their monthly fees paid by the SAFER grant. The first firefighters covered will be eligible members of the fire companies in Marion Center, Indiana, Creekside, Cherry Tree and Plumville. The SAFER program's goal is to help fire companies recruit and retain enough members so their host communities have adequate protection from fire and fire-related hazards 24 hours a day.

Fees/Cost for Services
Monthly individual rates of about $99 or $165.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call 1-800-925-0611 for more information on qualifying or applying for the Empower3 Program.


Epilepsy Foundation Western / Central Pennsylvania
EFWCP


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The Epilepsy Foundation leads the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy.

History of Organization
The EFWCP was founded 1972 by a group of concerned parents and family members seeking to provide assistance to those living with seizures. The EFWCP is an independent 501(c)(3) affiliated with the Epilepsy Foundation National. Today, the EFWCP provides information, education and support in 49 western and central Pennsylvania counties.

Affiliations
Epilepsy Foundation National

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation

Funding Sources
Special events fundraisers, contract with the PA Department of Health, federal and private grants, private and corporate donations.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Judith K. Painter - Executive Director
412-322-5880
800-361-5885
412-322-7885
jpainter@efwp.org

Contact Person(s)
Artyce Thomas
athomas@efwp.org

Peggy Beem-Jelley, Executive Vice President, E-Mail: pbeem@efwp.org

Contact Number(s)
412-322-5880
814-262-7494 - Regional Coordinator - Johnstown Office

E-mail(s)
staff@efwp.org
athomas@efwp.org

Web Addresses
www.efwp.org

Primary Addresses
1001 Broad Street
Suite 240
Johnstown, PA 15906
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Additional Addresses
1501 Reedsdale Street
Suite 3002
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
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Service Information

Service Area
Western Pennsylvania (49 county area)

Service Description
Support group

Employment Assistance



Telephone support line (Parent/Adult)

Video lending library

Advocacy

Emergency prescription drug program



Individual and family support

Information and referral

Patient Eduction - Information on a variety of topics related to the diagnosis, treatment and management of epilepsy and seizures.

Project School Alert - Epilepsy education, seizure recognition and first aid training for teachers, school nurses, administrators, students and community organizations.

High School Scholarships - Six $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually to high school seniors pursuing higher education.

Support Groups - Education based peer support groups for parents of children who have epilepsy or seizure disorders. Groups for adults who have epilepsy/seizure disorders.

Community Education Conferences/Workshops - Local educational events to provide information on issues related to epilepsy and management of seizures.

Camp Frog - A week long, overnight camping experience for children under the age of 18 who have completed third grade and have not yet graduated from high school. Camp Frog is a fully integrated camping experience.

Teen Get-Away Weekend - A weekend overnight educational and recreational program for high school students.

Available Hours
8:30 am - 4:30 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
None

Eligibility Requirements
None


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Evergreen Boys & Girls Clubs of Indiana County
EGBC


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Boys & Girls Club of America

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Our mission: to serve all youth in Indiana County through Evergreen Boys & Girls Clubs of Indiana County core programs: Character & Leadership Development; Education & Career Development; Health & Life Skills; The Arts; and Sports, Fitness & Recreation.

History of Organization
In 2002, the Children's Advisory Commission in conjunction with Indiana County Department of Human Services, conducted the "Indiana County Speaks Up" survey. As a result of the survey data, in 2003, the Children's Advisory Commission of Indiana County (CAC) appointed and charged an ad hoc committee, (Youth Priorities Workgroup) to research viable solutions to meet the rural communities' expressed concerns and needs. By 2004, after an intense, nation-wide search of youth-serving organizations, the committee determined that Boys & Girls Clubs of America programs best met the needs identified by rural Indiana County residents and formed Evergreen Boys & Girls Club (EBGC). To solidify the relationship with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Evergreen Boys & Girls Club formally affiliated with the Pittsburgh-based, Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania. EGBC opened it's doors in the summer of 2005 and to date, has served over 1500 youth in grades 2-12 in Indiana County.

Affiliations
Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation

Funding Sources
PA Department of Education, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and private donations


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Kayla Fuller - Executive Director of Operations
7249106042
7249106042
k_fuller@evergreenbgc.org

Contact Person(s)
Eden Bailey - Office Manager
724-910-1323
lead.uel@evergreenbgc.org

Contact Number(s)
7249106042 - Main Office
724-910-1323 - Main Office

E-mail(s)
evergreenbgc@evergreenbgc.org- general

Web Addresses
www.evergreenbgc.org
http://kabbey-baker.wix.com/ebgckissapig - Kiss-A-Pig Fundraiser

Primary Addresses
799 Old Route 119 Hwy N
Indiana, PA 15701-3550
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Additional Addresses
16559 Rt 286 Hwy E
Commodore, PA 15729
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70 Wildcat Lane
Homer City, PA 15748
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6003 Rt 553 Hwy
Clymer, PA 15728
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10780 Rt 56 Hwy E
Armagh, PA 15920
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102 School Lane
Blairsville, PA 15717
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Saltsburg, PA 15681
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County

Service Description
Evergreen Boys & Girls Clubs of Indiana County provides youth in grades 2 thru 12 after school and summer programs. Programming includes activities in Character & Leadership, Education & Career Development, Health & Life Skills, the Arts, and Sports, Fitness & Recreation.

Available Hours
School Year: 2:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; Summer: typically 3 weeks in June and 3 weeks in July, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 2:30p.m.

Fees/Cost for Services
summer fees for field trips apply

Eligibility Requirements
youth in grades 3-12 during the school year

Required Documentation
none

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Membership applications are availabe at Club offices and online at: www.evergreenbgc.org


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
yes

Languages Spoken or Available
English and Spanish

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
clerical, program staff


Excela Health Home Care and Hospice


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Excela Health

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
To improve the health and well-being of every life we touch.

Funding Sources
Most health care insurances cover part or all of the home care and hospice care costs. We are Medicare certified and participate with most managed care insurances.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Darlene M. Kubas - Director

Contact Person(s)
Darlene M. Kubas - Director

Contact Number(s)
724.689.1800
724.689.1457 - FAX
800.427.1400 - Toll-free

E-mail(s)
DKubas@ExcelaHealth.org- Director of Home Health Services

Primary Addresses
134 Industrial Park Road
Suite 1600
Greensburg, PA 15601
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Service Information

Service Area
Westmoreland County, northern Fayette County,and southern Indiana County.

Service Description
Specialty programs include Palliative Care, a Medicare certified Hospice, Home I.V. Therapy, Maternity/Pediatric care, and Rehabilitation program

Medicare-certified, home health agency providing nursing, physical therapy, social services, speech therapy, occupational therapy and home health aide services. Medicare-certified hospice with the capability of providing care in various personal care and nursing homes in the area, as well as at home. Also providing palliative care to patients with advanced disease or chronic illness who require symptom management.

Available Hours
8:00 am - 4:30 pm / Monday through Friday. Services available 24 hours/day, seven days/week as needed.

Fees/Cost for Services
Please call for information. Most insurance plans have full or partial coverage for eligible patients

Eligibility Requirements
Patients must be homebound and in need of part-time, intermittent, skilled care. Care is provided under the direction of the attending physician.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
To learn more about our services, call our office at 724-689-1800 or toll free 1-800-427-1400. Your physician, as well as a nurse, social worker, social service agency or insurance company can refer to home care services.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
Volunteers who have a desire to work with Hospice patients and their families; volunteers who like to do office work.


Family A.C.T.S., Inc
FACTS


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
To provide affordable, high quality, and timely services that enhance the quality of life for individuals, families and the community through a holistic approach.

History of Organization
Incorporated in 1983 under the name Ministries of Eden and operated as this entity until 1996. In 1996 name was changed to Family A.C.T.S. by acting Board of Directors and began operating under new leadership.

Accreditations and Licenses
Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of Drug and Alcohol, Outpatient Drug-Free, Facility Number: 037021

Affiliations
ATSA-Association for Treatment of Sexual Abuse PSOAB-Pennsylvania Sexual Offenders Assessment Board

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation

Funding Sources
Self-Pay-sliding fee scale Private Insurances State Insurance County Funding


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Mark A. Lamison, M.S. - Executive Director
724-763-7600 x-236
1-800-860-HOPE
724-763-7693
familyacts@yahoo.com

Angela R. Lamison, LPC - Clinical Director/Project Director
724-763-7600 x226
1-800-860-HOPE
724-763-7693
familyacts@yahoo.com

Billie K. Traister - Chief Administrative Officer
724-763-7600 x-224
1-800-860-HOPE
724-763-7693
familyacts@yahoo.com

Contact Person(s)
Billie K. Traister - Chief Administrative Officer
724-763-7600 x-224
1-800-860-HOPE
724-763-7693
familyacts@yahoo.com

Becky Wadding - Secretary, Screening, Intake and Scheduling
724-763-7600 x-221
1-800-860-HOPE
724-763-7693
familyacts@yahoo.com

Contact Number(s)
724-763-7600 - Telephone

E-mail(s)
familyacts@yahoo.com- general

Primary Addresses
837 5th Avenue
Ford City, PA 16226
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Additional Addresses
610 Kolter Drive
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Armstrong, Indiana and Westmoreland County

Service Description
Drug and Alcohol Assessments, Evaluations and Treatment

Anger Management Evaluations and Treatment

Victimization Assessments and Treatment

Psychologiocal Evaluations and Treatment

Medical Necessity Intakes

Assessments for Sexual Interest and Treatment

Co-Parenting

Family Therapy

EMDR Therapy

Grief and Loss Therapy

Retail Theft and Bad Check Writer Classes

Available Hours
Call for appointment, daylight and evening hours available

Fees/Cost for Services
sliding fee scale

Eligibility Requirements
verification of family income

Required Documentation
pay stubs

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call Main Office to schedule appointment


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes

Languages Spoken or Available
English

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Family Behavioral Resources - BHRS
FBR


Primary Addresses
1380 Rt. 286 Hwy E
Suite 526
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Armstrong and Indiana Counties

Available Hours
8 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday; evening and weekends by appointment

Fees/Cost for Services
None

Eligibility Requirements
Children, youth, and young adults - ages 0-21

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Please call our office at 724.463.3600


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
First floor office available

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes


Family Behavioral Resources-Outpatient Clinic
FBR


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
FBR

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
At Family Behavioral Resources, our mission is to provide competent and caring therapeutic services for individuals and their families. Our methods and strategies are consistent with the Child and Adolescent Service System Program (CASSP).

Accreditations and Licenses
CARF

Affiliations
AERI


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Bobie-Jo Balzano - Clinical Director
1-724-465-0369
1-724-465-1081 FAX

Contact Person(s)
Jennifer Bondra - Office Manager
1-724-465-0369
1-724-465-1081FAX
jbondra@familybehavioralresources.com

Contact Number(s)
724-465-0369
724-465-1081 - Fax
1-800-207-8842 - Toll free

E-mail(s)
clinicindiana@familybehavioralresources.com- General clinic email

Web Addresses
www.familybehavioralresources.com

Primary Addresses
1380 Rt. 286 Hwy E
Suite 524
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana and surrounding counties

Service Description
Individual Therapy

Family & Couples Therapy

Group Therapy

Medication Management

Available Hours
Office hours: 8:00 am - 7:00pm Monday and Wednesday, Tuesday and Thursday 8:00-6:00 and Friday 8:00-5:00

Fees/Cost for Services
Medical assistance; Highmark; AETNA, UBH, UPMC, Gateway, MH Net, Tri-Care, Cigna, Humna, Magellon self-pay and Other insurances - please call and ask we will glad to see if we can assist you

Eligibility Requirements
Child, adolescent, adult (all ages)

Required Documentation
Photo Id and insurance Card, Custody order if relevant

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Please call our office number: 724.465.0369


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
First floor office available

Languages Spoken or Available
sign language interpreters available if necessary

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Family Hospice And Palliative Care Of Indiana County


Primary Addresses
See Visiting Nurse Association of Indiana County
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Additional Addresses
See Visiting Nurse Association of Indiana County

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Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Family Promise of Indiana County


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Interfaith Hospitality Network

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Family Promise of Indiana County is a non profit organization committed to helping low-income families achieve lasting independence. Family Promise brings the faith community together to help families regain their independence and their dignity. It offers volunteers of all faiths an opportunity to help reduce homelessness and transforms lives.

History of Organization
HISTORY OF FAMILY PROMISE OF INDIANA COUNTY, INC. According to the 2010 Census, Indiana County, Pennsylvania, has a population of 88,880 and one shelter for homeless individuals. The shelter ("Pathways") is located in the town of Black Lick and has a 14 bed capacity. However, due to space constraints, Pathways can only provide services to one family at a time. In the winter of 2009-2010, it became known that at least 2 families were sleeping in their cars during the winter and one of those families had a new born baby. In response to this need, a series of Community Meetings were held over the summer and fall of 2010. The agenda for the community meetings was to increase awareness of the problem of homelessness in Indiana County and to present the Interfaith Hospitality Network as a way to respond to this problem. At the community meeting on August 17, 2010, Michele Faught the Director at Pathways presented a "Statement of Need", indicating Indiana County was experiencing an increase in people being homeless, especially families. An Interfaith Hospitality Network develops through the leadership and commitment of members in the community. Committees to work on the different aspects of developing a Network began in September 2010. A Host Church Recruiting Committee was formed to recruit thirteen Host Congregations. A Day Center Committee was formed to begin looking for an existing facility that had the resources to house the Day Center. The Fundraising Committee worked on estimating the first year�s expenses, establishing a budget and developing and implementing a fund raising plan. The Transportation Committee explored the most reliable and cost-effective transportation options for transporting families from the Day Center to the Host Congregations. The Core Committee guided the work of the other committees, developed the Network�s governing body, formed the Network into a nonprofit organization, began the search for a Network Director and evolved into the Board of Trustees. In October 2010, the Core Committee adopted the Articles of Incorporation as prepared by Ross & Ross, Attorneys at Law. In addition, Board Officers were elected; President-Mike McElhaney, Vice President-Chad Jestes, Jeff Mack , Treasurer, Donna Overdorff and Doris McAnulty , co-Secretaries. A final Community Meeting was held at Church of the Nazarene in Homer City on November 16, 2010. At this meeting representatives from the National Organization Interfaith Hospitality Network attended and presented the Family Promise model for assisting families to develop sustainable independence. November 2010 the First Covenant Agreement to serve as a Host Congregation was signed and submitted to the Core Committee. This became the springboard for publicity to advertise that churches were committing to this new ministry. In January 2011, the Indiana Gazette publicized the Network�s first article, making reference to the first Covenant Agreement being turned in. In February 2011, the IRS approved Family Promise of Indiana County, Inc. as a 501(c) (3) Tax Exempt entity and issues a certificate. In the winter 2011, components of the network were coming together. The Core Committee that had developed the Network disbanded and a working, decision making Board was formed. Pastor Michael Fischer was elected Vice President of the Board when Chad Jestes moved out of the area. In July of 2011, Family Promise became a Network Affiliate of the Interfaith Hospitality Network. A few more Host Congregations were needed and in August 2011 a lunch meeting with the Board and the clergy of the potential host congregations was held. As a result, fourteen Host Congregations signed Covenants to be part of Family Promise. The first major fund raising event was held in September 2011. Family Promise of Indiana County and Pathways Shelter in Black lick were the beneficiaries of monies raised in the Run for Shelter, a 5K race/walk held on the Hoodlebug Trail. In September of 2011, a Letter of Agreement was signed between Covenant Way Church and Family Promise of Indiana County to house the Day Center on the ground level of Covenant Way Church. Plans were developed to remodel a bathroom into a shower room and to install a laundry area. An agreement was made with the Church of the Resurrection to use their 14-passenger van to transport the Family Promise Guests. In September of 2011, with all other components of the Network in place, the Board began recruiting efforts for the position of Network Director. In November of 2011, Carole Reed was hired as the Network Director. November 19-21, 2011, the Director of the Midwest Region of the Interfaith Hospitality Network, Elizabeth Tore trained the Board, Network Director, Host Coordinators and the initial group of volunteers. The first family (pregnant mother with 3 children) was accepted into Family Promise December 21, 2012 and the first congregation to host was Grace United Methodist Church. Until the Shower Room could be completed, the YMCA gave Family Promise Guests access to the showers at their facility. Families were transported by the Network Director to the Laundromat once a week until the laundry area could be completed. By the Open House on February 19, 2012, the Shower Room and the Laundry area in the Day Center were completed. In the Fall of 2012, we were able to add a Transitional Housing component to our services. Families can move into one of our houses and continue practicing the skills they need for independent living. Families in this program still participate in our case management services.

Affiliations
Family Promise of Indiana County is part of the Interfaith Hospitality Network. IHN currently operates in 41 states plus the District of Columbia. Affiliates are in cities, suburbs and rural counties.

Funding Sources
Family Promise of Indiana County is funded through donations, fundraising and grants.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Carole A. Reed - Network Director
724 464-5220
724 549-7756
ihnindiana@gmail.com

Contact Person(s)
Carole A. Reed - Network Director
724 464-5220
724 549-7756
ihnindiana@gmail.com

Contact Number(s)
724-464-5220 - Director

E-mail(s)
ihnindiana@gmail.com- Director

Web Addresses
http://www.familypromiseindianacounty.com/index.html - Family Promise of Indiana County

Primary Addresses
1292-B Old Route 119 HWY N
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County and surrounding counties

Service Description
The program helps homeless children and their families.

Family Promise of Indiana County provides shelter, hospitality and case management services to their Guests.

Family Promise provides transitional housing for qualified families in Indiana County.

Available Hours
Day Center is open 8:30 am-4:30 pm Monday through Friday. Use the email address (ihnindiana@gmail.com) during other hours.

Fees/Cost for Services
There is no cost for services.

Eligibility Requirements
Guests of Family Promise must have a child 18 or under in their custody.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call to make an appointment.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
There are many opportunities for volunteers from clerical work to interacting with our guests. Please call the Network Director for more information.


Family Psychological Associates


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Family Psychological Associates in conjunction with Kids Count provides the highest quality psychiatric and psychological services to children, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients in a contemporary clinical milieu. As a group of highly trained, multidisciplinary mental health professionals continually striving for excellence, we focus not only on the process and outcome of treatment, but also on providing education and consultation to professional and lay communities and conducting research. Thereby, we enhance knowledge in the fields of Psychiatry and Psychology. As an integral part of the community, we are professionals dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness in a caring and compassionate environment, and to the improvement of the quality of life for individuals an their families.

History of Organization
For over a decade, Family Psychological Associates has been serving the Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Clarion and Indiana counties.

Accreditations and Licenses
We are licensed with the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse (OHMSAS). We are also credentialed with Value Behavioral Health and Community Care Behavioral Health (CCBH). We also accept most commerical insurances.

Legal Structure
For-profit entity


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Carolyn J. Menta, Psy.D. - Site Director
724-349-6320
cmenta@family-psych.org

Terence P. Brown - Executive Director
724-543-1888
724-543-1888
724-543-1899

Shawna Martin, LCSW - Clinical Director

Contact Person(s)
Jennifer Domiano - Administrative Staff
724-349-6320
jdomiano@family-psych.org

Contact Number(s)
724-543-1888
724-349-6320 - Indiana office

E-mail(s)
customerservice@family-psych.org

Web Addresses
kcifpa.com

Primary Addresses
365 Franklin Hill Road
Kittanning, PA 16201
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Additional Addresses
334 North Main Street
Knox, PA 16232
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625 Rustic Lodge Road
Suite C
Indiana, PA 15701
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342 S 5th Ave
Clarion, PA 16214
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200 Renaissance Dr
Suite 301
Butler, PA 16001
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Service Information

Service Area
Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Knox and Indiana Office

Available Hours
Monday - Friday 8-5. Also, two to three nights per week we offer evening hours until 8 pm. We have a 24-hour live voice answering system.

Fees/Cost for Services
We do accept most insurance companies. We also accept fee-for-service, Value Behavioral Health and Community Care Behavorial Health.

Eligibility Requirements
Any consumer in need of mental health services.

Required Documentation
Must present insurance card at time of visit.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Please call our office to schedule an appointment.


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes

Languages Spoken or Available
English

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Farm Service Agency, Indiana
FSA


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
United State Department of Agriculture


Contact Information

Contact Person(s)
Charles R. Glasser, - County Executive Director

Contact Number(s)
724.463.8547
724.463.1939 - FAX

E-mail(s)
charles.glasser@pa.usda.gov

Primary Addresses
1432 Route 286 Hwy E
Indiana, PA 15701-1467
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Additional Addresses
1432 Route 286 Hwy E
Indiana, PA 15701-1467
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County

Service Description
Administers farm commodity, farm credit, and conservation programs for agricultural producers in the county.

Financial Assistance in the way of loans is also available for operating expense, purchase of equipment and livestock, or farm repairs.

Available Hours
8:00 am - 4:30 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
Credit Reporting Fee, except for 1% Loan/Grants for the elderly

Eligibility Requirements
Varies per program - call for specific information.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Fayette Resources, Inc.


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Our Mission at Fayette Resources is to support people with disabilities in the community by providing the highest quality individualized services, which promote independence, choice, growth, acceptance and respect.

History of Organization
Established in 1991, Fayette Resources, Inc. serves adults and children with disabilities using a wide variety of carefully constructed, person-centered services. As a well-respected provider, Fayette Resources' programming includes: • Innovative Residential Services • Adult Training • Behavior Management • Individual Program Planning Consultation • Training for Professional / Support Staff and Families • Employment Training and Technical Assistance

Accreditations and Licenses
Our services are licensed through the state, under the Office of Developmental Programs. We are accredited through the National Association of Dual Diagnosis

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation

Funding Sources
State funded


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Kathryn Susano-Morris - President/CEO
7244376461
7244376461
ksmorris@fayetteresources.org

Contact Person(s)
Bridget Reilly - Regional Director, Indiana County
724-464-5270
breilly@fayetteresources.org

Contact Number(s)
724-464-5270 - Telephone

E-mail(s)
info@fayetteresources.org- general

Web Addresses
www.fayetteresources.org

Primary Addresses
Indiana West Shopping Plaza
Suite 900
Indiana, PA 15701
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Available Hours
Office Hours Monday-Friday 8-4


First United Methodist Church of Marion Center Clothing Closet
FUMC of Marion Center's Clothing Closet


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
First United Methodist Church of Marion Center


Contact Information

Contact Number(s)
724-397-5517 - First United Methodist Church of Marion Center

Primary Addresses
204 Main Street
Marion Center, PA 15759
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Service Information

Service Area
Marion Center PA area

Service Description
Free, gently used clothing

Available Hours
9:00 am to 12:00 pm; Tuesdays

Fees/Cost for Services
Free


Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Patricia Burkart - CEO of Pittsburgh Council

Becky Stiles - Board President

Contact Person(s)
Lori Roberts - Director of Recruitment and Retention
1-800-248-3355, ext. 1114
lroberts@gswpa.org

Contact Number(s)
1-800-248-3355, ext 1114 - Director of Recruitment and Retention

E-mail(s)
lroberts@gswpa.org- Director of Recruitment and Retention

Web Addresses
www.gswpa.org

Primary Addresses
612 Locust Street
Johnstown, PA 15901
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Service Information

Service Area
Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania serves girls in 27 counties.

Service Description
Assists in activities for girls and adults

Organizes Troops and assists in placing girls in Troops

Maintains a lending library of supplemental resources

Support to adult volunteers

Promotes Girl Scouting in the Indiana County area

Available Hours
8:30 am - 12 noon; 1:00 - 4:30 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
$15/ yearly membership; Troop dues

Eligibility Requirements
Girls, grades K-12: Daisy- K -1; Brownie - 2-3; Junior - 4-5; Cadette - 6-8; Senior - 9-10 Ambassador - 11-12.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
Volunteers serve as troop leaders, troop committee members, program volunteers, and board members


Glade Run Lutheran Services
Glade Run


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Mission: Linking Faith and Service Vision: A Bridge to a Brighter Future Through Lifelong Learning

Accreditations and Licenses
DPW; Joint Commission; Sanctuary

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Dr. Charles Lockwood - President and CEO
724-452-4453 ext 1100

Contact Person(s)
April Trieschock - Admissions Coordinator
724-452-4453 x1621
724-452-5824
atrieschock@gladerun.org

Contact Number(s)

877.745.2337 - Toll-free
724.452.4083 - FAX
724.452.4453
724-283-9436 - Butler Office

E-mail(s)
atrieschock@gladerun.org- Admissions Coordinator

Web Addresses
www.gladerun.org

Primary Addresses
P.O. Box 70
West Beaver Road
Zelienople, PA 16063
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Additional Addresses
P.O. Box 70
Beaver Road
Zelienople, PA 16063
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220 S Main Street
Butler, PA 16001
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Service Information

Service Area
Pennsylvania

Service Description
Residential Treatment Facility (JCAHO accredited)

Therapeutic Horticulture Program

Animal Assisted Therapy Program

St. Stephen's Lutheran Academy - offering special education services

Family Foster Care

Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (Wraparound)

Family-Based Mental Health Services

Outpatient Therapy - Offices located in Zelienople, Butler and Pittsburgh

Family Preservation and Reunification

Available Hours
Administrative Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm / Monday through Friday. Program Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Fees/Cost for Services
Fees are delineated by Program

Eligibility Requirements
Requirements are delineated by Program


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
many opportunities from working with the children in various program areas to office tasks


Goodwill Industries Thrift Shop, Blairsville Location
Goodwill


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Goodwill Industries of the Conemaugh Valley, Inc.


Contact Information

Contact Number(s)
724-459-9066 - Blairsville Thrift Shop
814-536-2649 - Corporate Office

Web Addresses
www.gicv.org

Primary Addresses
164 East Market Street
Blairsville, PA 15717
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Available Hours
Monday through Saturday- 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Sunday-Noon to 5:00 pm


Goodwills Industries Thrift Shop, Indiana Location
Goodwill


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Goodwill Industries of Conemaugh Valley, Inc.


Contact Information

Contact Number(s)
724-463-6212 - Goodwill Thrift Shop, Indiana Location
814-536-2649 - Corporate Office

Web Addresses
www.gicv.org

Primary Addresses
Route 286 South
1470 Oakland Ave.
Indiana, PA 15701
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Available Hours
Monday through Saturday- 9:00 am to 9:00 pm; Sunday-12 Noon to 5:00 pm


Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
GPCFB


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
In Indiana County our purpose is to provide one-on-one food stamp/SNAP application assistance in order to make the program more accessible. For Online Referrals: www.pittsburghfoodbank.org/programs/snap GPCFB Mission Our mission is to feed people in need and mobilize our community to eliminate hunger. We are a proud member of Feeding America. GPCFB Vision Our vision is a hunger-free southwestern Pennsylvania.

History of Organization
Please refer to: www.pittsburghfoodbank.org/about/history/

Affiliations
Indiana County Community Action Program

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation

Funding Sources
Foundation Grants, Federal Funding, Local Donations


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Karen Dreyer - Director of Southwestern Pennsylvania Food Security Partnership
(412) 460-3663 X 303
kdreyer@gpcfb.org

Lisa Scales - President & CEO

Contact Person(s)
Amber Book - SNAP Advocate
(724) 219-9618
(412) 460-3663 X 286
abook@gpcfb.org

Web Addresses
www.pittsburghfoodbank.org/programs/snap - Regional Office/Online Referral Form

Primary Addresses
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
1 North Linden Street
Duquesne , PA 15110
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Service Information

Service Area
Focus on Indiana County but Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank serves 11 counties

Service Description
We provide one on one food stamp/SNAP application assistance in order to make the program more accessible.

Available Hours
8AM-4PM

Fees/Cost for Services
none

Eligibility Requirements
none

Required Documentation
none

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call 724-549-8463


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
yes

Languages Spoken or Available
none

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
Outreach to food pantries across Indiana County


Habitat For Humanity


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
To rehab and or build homes for the lower income.

History of Organization
We've been in existence since 1991.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Jim Sisitki - President
724-397-5546
jsisitki@comcast.net

Contact Person(s)
Jim Sisitki - President

Contact Number(s)
800.HFH.LINE - Toll-free
724-397-8943

E-mail(s)
jsisitki@comcast.net- President

Web Addresses
www.habitatforindianacounty.org

Primary Addresses
Box 663
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County

Service Description
Home ownership for low-income families through community volunteer efforts

Applications can be obtained at the ICCAP office or by writing to Habitat at the above address

Support services available for owners of Habitat homes

Available Hours
Monday thru Friday 9am to 5pm

Fees/Cost for Services
None, except mortgage payment if selected as recipient

Eligibility Requirements
Must meet income guidelines to qualify and put in 500 hours of "sweat equity."


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Helpmates, Inc. Home Care Agency
Helpmates, Inc.


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Helpmates, Inc.

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The MISSION of Helpmates, Inc. is to meet the needs of the individual by providing person centered, supportive services in their home or greater community to foster indeprendence,self determination and to meet the demands of everday living with the greatest opportunity for recovery. Therefore, Helpmates, Inc. and its divisons are dedicated to provide safe and cost effective delivery of quality services in the home or community to individuals in need of these services. The VISION of Helpmates, Inc. is to be the chosen provider and employer by offering the highest level of service and quality care. Our PHILOSOPHY: Helpmates, Inc. beleves that services in the home are the most important and beneficial component of the healthcare system. Helpmates, Inc. is dedicated to the idea that when the needs of a consumer can safely and effectively be delivered in the home rather than in an institutional setting, the home is the more proper and appropriate setting.

History of Organization
For over 25 years Helpmates, Inc. has been providing non-medical services in the home to those in need to enable them to age in place in a safe environment.In 1987 a home care aide in Elk Co. by the name of Joy Carlson recognized the need for homemaker and personal care services in the home in order for people in need to live safely and independently. To fulfill this void Joy founded Helpmates, Inc. and was one of the first agencies in PA to provide exclusively non-medical services in the home. The increased need for home based services over the years led to the compnay's expansion of locations and services.Today the company has 20 office locations that serve 40 counties throughout PA. Helpmates, Inc. and its divisions offers skilled nursing services in Clearfield and parts of Centre Co. through Clearfield Community Nurses (CCN). Helpmates Home Nurses, (HHN),provides the same type of services as CCN in Elk, Cameron, and parts of Warren and McKean Counties. Personal Management Services (PMS) is also a division of Helpmates, Inc. that employs guardians who have attained the achievement of national certification as Registered Guardians through the Center for Guardianship Certification. Helpmates, Inc. and its divisions employ a workforce of over 600 individuals.

Accreditations and Licenses
Helpmates, Inc. 20 office locations are individually licensed by the PA Dept. of Health and are certified providers for the PA Dept. of Aging. Helpmates, Inc. is also a provider for the Veterans Administration. The agency is a member of PA Home Care Assoc (PHA). Helpmates, Inc. was recognized as a "Top 100 Business" in the award winning PA Business Central. Both skilled nursing agencies, CCN and HHN, are licensed by the PA Dept. of Health and are certified by Medicare and Medicaid. CCN was recognized as one of PA's top Home Health Agencies in 2013. Personal Management Services(PMS) a division of Helpmates, Inc., has Registered Guardians through the Center for Guardianship Certification.

Affiliations
Helpmates, Inc. is a member of the PA Home Care Assoc.(PHA). The agency is a long standing member of the Greater Dubois Area Chamber of Commerce, Clearfied Chamber of Commerce and the North Central PA Chapter of Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Helpmates, Inc. and its divisions have a working relationships with the AAA's and other networking agencies in the areas we serve including LINK,GIN,Nursing Home Transition commmittee, etc.

Legal Structure
For-profit entity

Funding Sources
Payment for non-medical services is through special funding from local county and state service agencies if consumer financially qualifies for the funding. The Veterans Administration has funding for veterans and spouses if they qualify through the VA. Certain "long term care" insurance policies include payment for custodial or non-medical care and consumers may pay privately.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Dawn Foringer - COO
1-888-772-6850 ext. 8218
1-888-772-6850 ext. 8218
1-800-581-9762
dforinger@helpmatesinc.com

Jill Salter - CFO
1-888-772-6850
1-888-772-6850
1-800-581-9762
jsalter@helpmatesinc.com

Kristan Carlson - Director of Accounting
1-888-772-6850
1-888-772-6850
1-800-581-9762
kcarlson@helpmatesinc.com

Dawn Foringer - COO
1-888-772-6850
1-855-357-4122
1-800-581-9762
dforinger@helpmatesinc.com

Jill Salter - CFO
1-888-772-6850
1-855-357-4122
1-800-581-9762
jsalter@helpmatesinc.com

Kristan Carlson - Director of Accounting
1-888-772-6850
1-855-357-4122
1-800-581-9762
kcarlson@helpmatesinc.com

Contact Person(s)
Angela Craft - Service Manager, Indiana County
1-855-357-4122
1-855-357-4122
1-800-673-9713
acraft@helpmatesinc.com

Contact Number(s)
1-855-357-4122 - Laura Miller,Service Manager, Jefferson / Indiana County

E-mail(s)
indiana@helpmatesinc.com- Indiana Office

Web Addresses
www.helpmatesinc.com - All divisions of services.

Primary Addresses
978 Phiadelphia Street
Indiana, PA 15701
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Additional Addresses
250 West Main St.
Ridgway, PA 15853
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Service Information

Service Area
Serving 40 counties throughout PA including Indiana, Jefferson, Clearfield, Armstrong and Cambria Counties.

Service Description
Personal Care Services

Home Support Services

Respite Care

Companionship Services

Errand Running

Meal preparation and serving.

Transportation Services (not in all areas)

Daily Household Tasks

Available Hours
From one hr. a day to 24 hrs. a day, seven days a week including holidays.

Fees/Cost for Services
Please call local Indiana office for cost of services or corporate office location.

Eligibility Requirements
People of all ages in need of assistance at home.

Required Documentation
Admission packet provided by local service manager in area consumer lives.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call the toll free corporate number or the local county office number.


Heritage Home Health Agency
A Provider of Home Health Services


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
As John Howard Payne wrote in 1822, "Be it ever so humble., there is no place like home." Supporting and encouraging your family and friends, Heritage Home Health Agency can help to make your transition from hospital to home independency, a smooth, comfortable, and emotionally satisfying one. The best in old-fashion care supported by quality practices of current nursing, a "One-Nurse Per Patient" policy that eliminates needless repetitions, more consistent intra-family communications, and dedicated nursing procedures that ensure for fewer errors in treatment.

History of Organization
Established in 2004

Accreditations and Licenses
Licensed: Pennsylvania Department of Health, Medicare and Medicaid Certified

Legal Structure
For-profit entity


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Connie Zagurskie - Agency Administrator

Connie Zagurskie - Administrator/President

Contact Person(s)
Sherry L. Espey - Director of Nursing

Connie Zagurskie - Agency Administrator

Eric Heasley - Medical Director

Contact Number(s)
724.465.0444 - FAX
724.465.0440

E-mail(s)
stace_zag@hotmail.com

Primary Addresses
Heatherbrae Square
1480 Indian Springs Road
Suite 3
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Serving Indiana, Jefferson, Cambria, Westmoreland, Clearfield, and Armstrong counties in Pennsylvania

Service Description
Individual Treatment Plans

Phlebotomy Services

Pain Management

Nutrition Counseling

Wound Therapy Options

Speech Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Physical Therapy,Occupational Therapy, Intravenous Therapy

Home Safety Plans

Diabetes Education

General Nursing Care

Psychiatric Nursing

Medication Assistance and Monitoring

Available Hours
Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; Live message services provided after hours with on-call nursing available 24 hours per day (including holidays).

Fees/Cost for Services
In addition to Medicare and Medicaid, home health services are generally covered by Blue Cross and most other insurance plans and managed care organizations.

Eligibility Requirements
Must have a skilled need. Homebound status.

Required Documentation
Physician's order for skilled services.


Highmark


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Highmark is committed to increase access to high quality, affordable healthcare to all citizens in the 49-county service areas of Western and Central Pennsylvania. With the help of dedicated outreach specialists, Highmark fulfills this commitment through grassroots partnerships and collaborations with individuals and groups who share this vision.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Dr. Ken Meloni - CEO

Contact Number(s)
800.543.7105 - Service/Intake
412.544.1657 - FAX (412) 544-4009
412.544.2644 - Administration

Primary Addresses
120 Fifth Ave. Suite 1224
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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Service Information

Service Area
Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, Westmoreland

Service Description
Highmark also promotes Wellness and Immunization by offering free materials on these topics to families.

Highmark offers free or low-cost health insurance to uninsured children through its mission products: CHIP (children's Health Insurance Program) and the adultBasic program. The benefits for the CHIP program includes: Check-ups, Immunizations, and Doctor Visits; Diagnostic Tests; Emergency Care; Outpatient Surgery; Dental, Vision and Hearing Care; Prescription Drugs; Mental Health Care; and Inpatient Hospital Care, substance abuse and durable medical goods. The benefits for adultbasic includes: doctor office vists, diagnostic tesing, emergency care, hospitalization, maternity, outpatient surgery, rehabilitaiton therapies, home health care and skilled nursing.

Available Hours
Phone answers 24 hours - message recorder

Fees/Cost for Services
Premiums are not required for those eligible for the free programs. A premium is required for the low-cost program - currently $30 a month per one child; $60 a month for two children, and $70. per month for three or more children; Highmark also has a Children's Direct Pay Program for families who meet income eligibility guidelines. The adultBasic program is administered through Highmark for uninsured adults between the ages of 19-through 64. The premium is $33.50 per person a month. There is a wait list for this program, but eligible adults have the option of purchasing adultBasic for the full prices premium as an option for immedate access the to the program. For more information about these health plans, please contact Barb Breitenstein @ (412) 327-7965.

Eligibility Requirements
To qualify, children must be a Pennsylvania resident under the age of 19 not enrolled in any other insurance program and not eligible for public health insurance such as Medical Assistance (ACCESS), Medicaid, Healthy Beginnings, or Gateway.Children must meet age, family size, and income guidelines.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Highmark Caring Place
A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents and Their Families


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Highmark Caring Foundation

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Provide peer support services to children and families after the death of a family member. Provide outreach, education and consultation on supporting grieving children in the community.

History of Organization
The Caring Place is a program of the Caring Foundation.

Affiliations
Highmark Caring Place is a program of Highmark, Inc.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Terese Vorsheck - Program Director

David O'Brien - Executive Director

Contact Person(s)
Andrea Lurier, Program Manager, E-Mail: andrea.lurier@highmark.com

Contact Number(s)
412.544.1686 - FAX
888.224.4673 - Toll-free

E-mail(s)
andrea.lurier@highmark.com- Program Manager

Web Addresses
www.highmarkcaringplace.com

Primary Addresses
620 Stanwix Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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Additional Addresses
620 Stanwix Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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200 Warrendale Village Drive
Warrendale, PA 15086
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Service Information

Service Area
Allegheny and neighboring counties for sessions

Service Description
Children, adolescents and their parents or guardians participate in support groups on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Evenings begin with a meal together. The children then break into age-specific groups where they engage in creative activities and groupdiscussions to facilitate the grieving process. Preschool play groups and infant care are available.

Community outreach and educational programs are available.

The Caring Place is dedicated to children, adolescents and their families who have lost a loved one. The programs are based on peer support. No therapy is available; families who would benefit from therapy are referred to community resources.

It is a safe place with safe people where children and their families can: know they are not alone in their grief; share their feelings, memories and experiences, in an atmosphere of non-judgmental acceptance; see that what they are going through is normal; and, know that hope and healing are possible.

Available Hours
Answering and message machine available 24 hours a day. Administration: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm / Monday through Friday. Intake: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm / Monday through Friday (phone intake). Peer support programming is held in the early evenings.

Fees/Cost for Services
None

Eligibility Requirements
None, self-referral.


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
yes

Languages Spoken or Available
Can provide sign language interpretors

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
No


Home Care Advantage Inc.


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Home Care Advantage, located in Indiana, Pa, has been the regions most respected non-medical home care provider since it's inception in January 2009. Home Care Advantage provides outstanding care for all people, regardless of age or medical condition. Our experienced caregivers provide a wealth of services and are extremely friendly and compassionate. We not only support patients, but we also support families and friends. We educate families, giving them the tools they need to provide the proper level of care for their loved ones. We can provide assessments and care plans, as well. With one call to Home Care Advantage, your care giving worries will disappear. We can alleviate your stress and ensure that your loved one receives an exceptional level of care. Home Care Advantage offers many affordable options and payment plans. We are a for-profit business, and work directly with County Aging Agencies, the Veteran's Administration, Medicaid, as well as private pay clients. At Home Care Advantage, compassion is our focus. Home Care Advantage provides BOTH NON-MEDICAL AND SKILLED CARE services, from bathing to basic housekeeping and wound care to Physical therapy. Home Care Advantage Inc can provide services such as bathing, grooming, assistance with medication, housekeeping, and companionship to non-medical clients. Home Care Advantage Inc can also provide medical/skilled care from blood draws, injections, wound care to physical therapy and/or speech therapy. For a full list of services, visit our Services page. Home Care Advantage is fully licensed, bonded, and insured. Home Care Advantage is committed to providing high-quality, compassionate care. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life for our clients by recognizing that each person is an individual with unique needs and abilities. We are committed to enriching lives by allowing clients to remain in the comfort of their own homes with a helping hand from our caring staff. We support independence, and personal preference for how care is delivered. You tell us how you want it done, and we will create a care plan that will satisfy your every need. Home Care Advantage is proud to offer the following personal care services, each tailored to meet your unique needs, as well as other services the client requires: Assistance with dressing Bowel care Housekeeping Toileting Vital signs monitoring Blood pressure monitoring Exercise and stretching support Shopping Laundry Companionship Incontinence support Respite care Personal Care Attendant Care Personal Care Assistance with mobility Grooming assistance Hygiene support and monitoring Feeding Meal Preperation Denture care Assistance with lifts Assistance with transfers Bathing Turning Compassion-Dignity-Respect

History of Organization
Home Care Advantage Has been serving the Indiana County area since 2009. Which came about for a growing need for adult services.

Accreditations and Licenses
Licensed with with PA Department of Health Contracted with Indiana County Local Area on Aging, as well as Westmoreland, and Armstrong Counties. We are also licensed with various long term insurance agencies, as well as the Veterans Administration.

Affiliations
Better Business Bureau Indiana County Chamber of Commerce Department of Health

Legal Structure
For-profit entity


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Larry Manners - Administrator
724-465-5863
724-471-2999
l.manners@hcadvantageinc.com

Kristi Gehosky - Owner
724-465-5863
724-471-2999
admin@hcadvantageinc.com

Michael Gehosky - Owner
724-465-5863
724-471-2999
admin@hcadvantageinc.com

Rhonda McConnell RN - Director of Nursing
724-465-5863
724-471-2999
r.mcconnell@hcadvantageinc.com

Contact Person(s)
Larry Manners - Administrator
724-465-5863
724-471-2999
l.manners@hcadvantageinc.com

Contact Number(s)
724-465-5863 - Telephone
734-465-5865 - Fax

E-mail(s)
admin@hcadvantageinc.com- Administrator
r.mcconnell@hcadvantageinc.com- Director of Nursing

Web Addresses
http://hcadvantageinc.com/ - Home Care Advantage, Inc

Primary Addresses
1480 Indian Springs Suite 2
Indiana , PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Jefferson, Indiana, Westmoreland, Armstrong and Cambria Counties, We are always expanding, call for actual service area

Service Description
Home Care Advantage is committed to providing high-quality, compassionate care. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life for our clients by recognizing that each person is an individual with unique needs and abilities. We are committed to enriching lives by allowing clients to remain in the comfort of their own homes with a helping hand from our caring staff. We support independence, and personal preference for how care is delivered. You tell us how you want it done, and we will create a care plan that will satisfy your every need. Home Care Advantage is proud to offer the following personal care services, each tailored to meet your unique needs: Assistance with dressing Bowel care Housekeeping Toileting Vital signs monitoring Blood pressure monitoring Exercise and stretching support Shopping Laundry Companionship Incontinence support Respite care Personal Care Attendant Care Personal Care Assistance with mobility Grooming assistance Hygiene support and monitoring Feeding Meal Preperation Denture care Assistance with lifts Assistance with transfers Bathing Turning

Available Hours
Office Hours are 9am - 5 pm Monday thru Friday Client Services are available 24/7 - 365 Phone calls are answered 24/7

Fees/Cost for Services
Fees are based on client needs, call for actual rates

Eligibility Requirements
None

Required Documentation
None

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Please stop by the office or phone to arrange services at your convenience


Miscellaneous Information

Languages Spoken or Available
English

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No

Volunteer Description
If you would like to volunteer please call our office so we can meet your needs


Home Nursing Agency - Home Health and Hospice
HNA


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Since 1968, Home Nursing Agency has been caring for families with the mission of providing the highest quality of customer service with a sense of warmth, kindness and individual pride. Whether it’s at home, school, or at one of our community sites, our employees are committed to ensuring families have the resources to remain at home and in their communities.

History of Organization
An 18th Century French Writer once wrote, "To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." A consortium of local professionals, spearheaded by Dr. Michael Denny, personified those words when they recognized the urgent need for quality healthcare in Blair County and then established a not-for-profit organization - the Blair County Collaborating Home Nursing Agency, now referred to solely as Home Nursing Agency. With great diligence and momentum, this grassroots effort pulled together medical, surgical, and home healthcare groups to provide services on a visiting basis at the residence of individuals who were in need of care. Initially, the Agency employed six nurses, serving residents of Altoona and Hollidaysburg from an office at Valley View Nursing Home. More than 40 years later, the Agency has evolved into a trusted leader in the community health network with 1,000 employees serving more than 30,000 people in thirteen counties. Also, the Agency has maintained its unwavering pledge to deliver uncompromising patient care despite the challenges and adversities on the healthcare front.

Accreditations and Licenses
We are licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and by a national accrediting organization, CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Program), who has also commended the Agency for exceeding requirements.

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Robert Packer - Chief Executive Officer
800-445-6262 Toll Free

Contact Person(s)
Therese Rossman - Administrator
800-445-6262 Toll Free
FAX: 724-254-3503

Aaron Packer - Customer Relations Coordinator
724-254-3500
FAX: 724-254-3503

Carol Polenik - Office Manager
724-254-3500
FAX: 724-254-3503

Glenda Syster - Patient Care Supervisor
724-254-3500
FAX: 724-254-3503

Contact Number(s)
800-445-6262 - To receive care or make a referral
724-254-3503 - FAX
724-254-3500

Web Addresses
www.homenursingagency.com - Our Website

Primary Addresses
320 Franklin Street
Clymer, PA 15728
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Service Information

Service Area
We serve in 14 different counties including Indiana County. Use this link to see all of our covering areas: http://www.homenursingagency.com/About-Us/Service-Areas-And-Locations.aspx

Available Hours
24/7


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes


Homer Center Public Library


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Our mission is to support and enrich our community by providing a welcoming environment that promotes the joy of reading, the opportunity for educational growth, and the literary tools and resources for success.

History of Organization
The Library Board, consisting of six community members, started meeting September 2006 in a local church's Sunday School classroom. In the Spring of 2007, we added a Fundraising Committee, which is made up of three individuals. February 2008 we signed a lease for the building we are located in. On May 17, 2008, we opened our doors to the public. The summer of 2008 we offered a summer reading program for elementary children every Wednesday morning. Some children took part in DR. PET, a dog therapy group. During the Dr. Pet program, the children read to trained dogs.

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation

Funding Sources
Our funds at this time come from donations, fundraising, and company


Contact Information

E-mail(s)
homercenterpubliclibrary@gmail.com

Primary Addresses
6 North Main Street
Homer City, PA 15748
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Service Information

Service Area
Homer City and Center Township

Available Hours
Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Fees/Cost for Services
No cost for Library membership or reading programs


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
We need people to help with "librarian" work from checking out books to shelving books and with the Fundraising Committee.


Hopeful Hearts


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Visiting Nurse Association of Indiana County

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
MISSION: The mission of Hopeful Hearts is to improve the lives of grieving children and their families by providing support in a safe and caring environment, where all are welcome, and where families can grow through the healing process. VISION: �Hopeful Hearts envisions being a premier provider of child and family bereavement support and education.�

History of Organization
The idea of Hopeful Hearts began when Pastor Brad Lauster of Indiana's Grace United Methodist Church presented Diane and Dennis Giever with a $100-bill and challenged them with a Kingdom Assignment: to go out into the community and do something good. The Gievers considered a time in their recent past when their family and community friends had difficulty knowing how to help teenagers who were grieving the suicide deaths of two teenage boys. Having heard of the Highmark Caring Place of Pittsburgh, a small number of people toured the Caring Place and learned about its effective program of peer support for children and their families. Fortunately, Highmark Caring Place offered to work with a steering committee to aid in the planning for such a program in our area, and encouraged the group to submit a grant to the Highmark Foundation for funding. In December of 2008, Hopeful Hearts received a substantial 2-year grant through Highmark Healthy High 5. In early 2009, Janine Petro, executive director and Diane Giever, administrative assistant were hired. In February, Hopeful Hearts' first group of volunteers was trained. In May, the group contracted for clinical services with Dr. Nadene L'Amoreaux and began serving grieving children and families of Indiana County, eastern Armstrong and Westmoreland Counties, and southern Jefferson County. Hopeful Hearts currently has approximately 25 active volunteers who have a heart for companioning children and their families through their grief journeys. Hopeful Hearts will be entering it's seventh year of supporting children and families within the region through small group, peer support, which is offered at no cost to the families. Currently Diane Giever is Program Coordinator, Laura McLaine is Administrative Assistant, and Janice Starry is Bereavement Specialist. Hopeful Hearts is relying upon community financial support to continue and enhance its support of children and families who are grieving the death of someone close to them.

Affiliations
VNA of Indiana County Indiana Chamber of Commerce Suicide Task Force National Alliance for Grieving Children

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation

Funding Sources
Small grants received from groups such as Kiwanis, Rotary and Indiana Junior Women's Civic Club,as well as grants from foundations such as Indiana County Endowment Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, the Moyer Foundation, the Walmart Foundation, and the United Way of Indiana County. Donations also received from individuals in the local communities.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Diane Giever - Program Coordinator
724-463-6340
dgiever@vnaindiana.org

Contact Person(s)
Laura McLaine - Administrative Assistant
724-463-6340
lmclaine@vnaindiana.org

Contact Number(s)
724-463-6340

E-mail(s)
hopefulhearts@vnaindiana.org- General

Web Addresses
hopefulheartspa.org - Local office

Primary Addresses
Medical Arts Building
850 Hospital Road
Suite 3000
Indiana, PA 15701
Click here for a Map of this Location.


Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County, Southern Jefferson County, Eastern Armstrong County, Eastern Westmoreland County

Service Description
Grief support for children, adolescents and their families. Child focused, family based, peer support.

Available Hours
Family Session Nights 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. every other Tuesday (during the school calendar year). Office hours are typically 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays.

Fees/Cost for Services
No cost to families.

Eligibility Requirements
In order to participate as a family, there must be children of 18 years or younger in the family who are grieving the death of someone significant to them. The children need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian during family session nights. Volunteers for Hopeful Hearts need to be at least 19 years of age, provide criminal and child abuse clearances, and successfully complete Hopeful Hearts' volunteer training sessions.

Required Documentation
Families interested in participating in Hopeful Hearts sessions will complete a telephone intake conference with the Hopeful Hearts' bereavement specialist, complete and submit an application, and finally, together with the bereavement specialist, determine that the Hopeful Hearts program of support is a good fit for the children's and family's needs. Those interested in volunteer training must complete and submit an application, including references, as well as the clearances mentioned earlier, must attend an information night, successfully complete volunteer training sessions, and, together along with Hopeful Hearts' Trainers, determine that they are a good fit with Hopeful Hearts as a volunteer.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call or email the Program Coordinator or Administrative Assistant.


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Hopeful Hearts Family Sessions and Volunteer Training are handicap accessible.

Languages Spoken or Available
English

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
Trainings are conducted once per year for persons,ages 19 or older, who have a love for working with children and a desire to help them through their grief journeys. Call for more information.


Housing Authority Of Indiana County
HAIC


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Our mission at the Housing Authority of Indiana County is to help improve the quality of life; to provide a safe, sanitary home and a suitable living environment that is affordable to elderly persons, families and those with special needs consistent with Local, State and Federal statutes

History of Organization
In 1969, the Indiana County Commissioners saw a need in the county to provide safe and affordable housing for individuals, families, the elderly and those with special needs on low to moderate incomes. Conemaugh Terrace, 24 units in Blairsville Borough, was Indiana County's first subsidized housing community. This was the start of our agency, the Housing Authority of Indiana County (HAIC). Morewood Towers in Blairsville quickly followed, offering not only another housing community, but also providing office space on the first floor of the building. As our agency continued to expand, we saw a need to be more centrally located so that our services would be more accessible to all residents of Indiana County. We constructed a new building at 104 Philadelphia Street, Indiana, and moved to our current location in 1992. Four decades later, HAIC now owns, operates or provides rental assistance for more than 760 housing units throughout Indiana County. We manage and maintain 221 units at 10 sites, each offering a secure, pleasant environment where residents can enjoy all the comforts of home in a small town. Rental assistance is provided to 569 households leasing from private landlords through the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program, funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. HAIC is a progressive agency, which established a non-profit affiliate, the Housing Alliance of Indiana County, Inc. (the Alliance) in 1993 to serve as our development arm. The Alliance operates on a regional basis. Through a variety of public/private partnerships, the Alliance has been involved in the development of 21 affordable housing projects located in Allegheny, Armstrong, Mercer, Somerset and of course, Indiana County. HAIC remains committed to addressing the housing needs of Indiana County with quality housing and excellent service.

Legal Structure
Federal Government


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Dr. Bonni S. Dunlap - Executive Director
724-463-4730
724-463-4743
bonnidunlap@haichousing.com

Contact Person(s)
Bonni Dunlap, Ph.D. - Executive Director

Contact Number(s)
724.463.4730 - Voice/TDD
724.463.4743 - FAX

E-mail(s)
bonnidunlap@HAIChousing.com- Executive Director

Web Addresses
www.housingauthority-indianacounty.com

Primary Addresses
104 Philadelphia Street
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County

Service Description
Public Housing, Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers (including VASH - Veterans Assistance Supportive Housing Vouchers), Family Self Sufficiency, Senior Housing

Available Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm / Monday through Friday.

Eligibility Requirements
Varies depending upon program or service. See specific housing programs listed above.


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes


I & A Residential Services, Inc.
I & A


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
I & A's mission is to provide life skills training and safe, decent, affordable housing in the least restrictive environment to adults living with mental health issues in the two counties of Indiana and Armstrong. I & A strives to meet each consumer wherever they are in their continuum of recovery while promoting independent living and to coordinate services with other agencies to help consumers reach their highest, stable level of recovery and quality of life.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Heather Gelles - Executive Director

Contact Person(s)
Heather Gelles, Executive Director

Contact Number(s)
724.463.7830
724.465.6008 - FAX

E-mail(s)
hgelles@1019housing.onmicrosoft.com- Heather Gelles, Executive Director

Web Addresses
http://1019housing-public.sharepoint.com

Primary Addresses
1019 Philadelphia Street
Suite 2
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana and Armstrong Counties

Service Description
Supported Living Program - provides housing/renters skill training and in-home support for mental health consumers. Assists consumers in securing and maintaining affordable housing in the community. Contact person: Tracy Dawson, Program Director

Minimum-Care Community Residential Rehabilitation (CRR) - 20 beds - provides training in independent living and coping skills for mental health consumers. No 24 hour staffing. Services provided are: a. Supervised apartment living, b. Life Skills Training, c. Supportive Counseling, d. Vocational Training and Preparation, e. Social skills development, f. development of leisure time activities, g. Placement and follow-up services, h. Emergency back-up services. Contact Person: Tracy Dawson, Program Director

Maximum Care Community Residential Rehabilitation (CRR/Personal Care Home- 24 Hour supervised setting/14 beds- provides same services as Minimum Care CRR and Personal Care Home Services, 1 bed is available for respite services for MH consumers in the community who are at risk for inpatient hospitalization. Contact Person: Laura Marusa, Program Director

Available Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm / Monday through Friday, Minimum Care CRR; Maximum Care CRR/PCH: 24 hours, 7 days a week; On Call / Pager for Emergency / After Hours; Supported Living: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
Liability based upon percentage of individual's income

Eligibility Requirements
Referral from Community Guidance Center or Family Counseling Center of Armstrong County. Individual must be 18 years or older; have demonstrated over a period of time marginal social adjustment; have difficulties in social or personal adjustment associated with psychiatric disability; and have indicated a willingness to actively participate and cooperate in the program.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


ICW Vocational Services, Inc.



Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Jo Ann Hawk - Executive Director

Contact Person(s)
Jo Ann Hawk, Executive Director

Cassie Eiselman, Assistant Director

Contact Number(s)
724.349.1211 - Workshop
724.349.4143 - Employment Services
724.349.2214 - FAX

E-mail(s)
johawk@icwvocational.com- Jo Ann Hawk, Executive Director

Primary Addresses
155 North 10th Street
Indiana, PA 15701
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Additional Addresses
155 North 10th Street
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Mainly Indiana County; also serve a small population from Westmoreland and Jefferson Counties

Service Description
Workshop Division: Provides work experience, vocational training and sheltered employment for persons with disabilities.

Employment Services Division: Provides on-the-job training and job placement (Supported Employment Services) in the community.

Available Hours
Intake: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm / Monday through Friday (all programs) Program: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm / Monday through Friday (Workshop Division) Administration: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
None

Eligibility Requirements
Workshop: 18 years of age or older, resident of Indiana County, and having a physical or mental disability. Must be referred through the Armstrong-Indiana Behavioral and Developmental Health Program. Employment Services: 16 years of age or older, resident of Indiana County, and having a physical or mental disability. Must be referred through the Armstrong-Indiana Behavioral and Developmental Health Program.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes


Indiana County - Dept of Human Services and Volunteer Center
Human Services


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
County of Indiana

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Please see "About Us" on our main webpage.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Lisa Spencer - Director
724-463-8200, ext 4211
icdhsdir@comcast.net

Contact Person(s)
Lisa Spencer - Director
724-463-8200, ext 4211
icdhsdir@comcast.net

Maureen Pounds - Assistant Director
724-349-0500, ext 4217
info32@comcast.net

Contact Number(s)
724.349.0500, ext 4217 - Information & Referral
888.526.6060, ext 4219 or 4220 - Medical Assistance Transportation Program
724.463.3235, ext 4219 or 4220 - Medical Assistance Transportation Program
724.463.8200
724.465.3159 - FAX
724.465.3805 - TDD

E-mail(s)
icdhsmatp@comcast.net- MATP (Medical Assistance Transportation Program)
icdhsdir@comcast.net- Director, Indiana County Department of Human Services
info32@comcast.net- Information and Referral
icdhsfiscal@comcast.net- Fiscal Clerk, Indiana County Department of Human Services

Web Addresses
www.humanservices-countyofindiana.org - Indiana County Department of Human Services

Primary Addresses
300 Indian Springs Road
Suite 203
Indiana, PA 15701
Click here for a Map of this Location.


Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County

Service Description
The Volunteer Center recruits and refers potential volunteers to requesting human service agencies, provides volunteer management training, and assists in planning events for National Volunteer Week. E-mail: icdhsdir@comcast.net

Human Service Coordination is provided through supportive services to health and human service agencies in Indiana County, networking on human service related projects and concerns, publication of the Human Services Directory, flyers of available resources, and weekly e-news for anyone interested.

Human Services Information and Referral provides a link between requesting individuals or agencies and services that may be of assistance. Updated information is available on area social service agencies, area support groups, national and state-wide organizations, and toll free number listings.

The Indiana County Department of Human Services is a division of the county government that administers human services grants and provides services. The grants administered include Human Services Development Fund (HSDF), Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP), and the Homeless Assistance Programs (HAP).

The Medical Assistance Transportation Program provides non-emergency transportation to county residents who have a valid medical assistance card. The program helps people who need to make trips to and from certified medical providers for the purpose of treatment, examination, or prescription and/or medical equipment purchase. Counselors verify Medical Assistance eligibility, process intakes, determine need and type of transportation (bus tickets, mileage reimbursement, or paratransport). The MATP Transport Vehicles are ADA Accessible.

Available Hours
8:30 am - 4:30 pm / Monday through Friday Answering machine available 24 hours per day/7 days per week for the Department as well as the Medical Assistance Transportation Program.

Fees/Cost for Services
None

Eligibility Requirements
For MATP program. Call 724-463-3235 or 888-526-6060, ext. 4219 or 4220 and talk with the MATP clerks.


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes, building and services are accessible. MATP Transport vehicles are ADA Accessible.

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes


Indiana County Assistance Office
DHS (Previously Indiana CAO)


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
PA Department of Human Services

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for Pennsylvania’s individuals and families. We promote opportunities for independence through services and supports while demonstrating accountability for taxpayer resources.

Legal Structure
State Government


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Robert Hixson - Executive Director
724-357-2900
1-800-742-0679
724-357-2951
C-INDIANA@pa.gov

Contact Person(s)
Alfred Boden - Intake Supervisor
724-357-2900

Contact Number(s)
724-357-2900

E-mail(s)
C-INDIANA@pa.gov- CAO General Mailbox

Web Addresses
www.compass.state.pa.us - Apply for Benefits Online (COMPASS)
www.dhs.pa.gov - Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

Primary Addresses
2750 West Pike Road
Indiana, PA 15701
Click here for a Map of this Location.


Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County

Available Hours
7:00 am - 5:00 pm / Monday through Friday;Expedited Food Stamps: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm; Administration: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fees/Cost for Services
None

Eligibility Requirements
Varies depending upon program or service.

Required Documentation
Varies depending upon program or service.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Online, By phone, or in person.


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
yes

Languages Spoken or Available
Interpreter Services Available

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Indiana County Child Day Care Program, Inc.
IndiKids


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Teaming with families to provide the highest quality education and care services for children 6 weeks to 13 years.

History of Organization
Now in our 45th year of serving area families.

Accreditations and Licenses
University Early Care and Education Center - NAEYC accredited, and Keystone Star 4,acc. Also, Homer-Center School-Age Star 4, Eisenhower School Age Star

Affiliations
United Way of Indiana County NAEYC, Pennsylvania Keystone Stars, PENN SACCA, PACCA, National After-School Association, National Coalition of Campus Childrens Centers, Association of Childhood Education International, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, ARIN IU 28 Indiana County Chamber of Commerce

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation

Funding Sources
Private and subsidized fees, United Way Partner Agency, PA Pre-K Counts Grantee, Keystone Stars and other various small grants, occasional fund raisers.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Stephanie McAdoo - Assistant Director
724-349-1821
724-465-0738
smcadoo@indikids.org

Marti Higgins - Executive Director
724-349-1821
724-349-1822
724-465-0738
martih@indikids.org

Contact Person(s)
Judy Brunner, E-Mail: jbrunner@indikids.org

Nancy Grillo, E-Mail: ngrillo@indikids.org

Contact Number(s)
724.465.0738 - FAX
724.349.1821

E-mail(s)
martih@indikids.org- Director

Web Addresses
www.indikids.org - Indi Kids information on programs,curriculum, fees. and calendar. Includes parents only section.

Primary Addresses
University Early Care and Education Center
IUP Davis Hall-Ground Floor
570 South 11th Street
Indiana, PA 15705
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Additional Addresses
95 Ben Franklin Road South
Indiana, PA 15701
Click here for a Map of this Location.

45 Wildcat Lane
Homer City, PA 15748
Click here for a Map of this Location.

205 South 5th Street
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County and surrounding counties

Service Description
Provides professional development for area early care and education and school-age providers through a NorthWest Regional Key contract.

Serve children 6 weeks to 13 years of age. Year round Infant, Toddler, and Preschool classes at University Early Care and Education Center. Before/after school for Indiana Area School District at Ben Franklin Elementary School, and Horace Mann Elementary School. Also full time summer school age program.

Pa Pre K Counts classes at two locations: University and Homer-Center Elementary School

Available Hours
Office Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm / Monday through Friday (Please call to make an appointment) Childcare Hours: 6:30 am - 5:30 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
Fees vary by type of service required. Subsidized fees accepted. Assistance may be available through Child Care Information Services of Indiana County, or the County Assistance Office. Limited scholarships for preschool, as well as Pa Pre-K Counts preschool- free to qualified families. See our website for specific fee information.

Eligibility Requirements
Any child - 6 weeks through age 13 years.

Required Documentation
For PA Pre K Counts only: Income tax return, child support documentation, one month pay stubs.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Please call Stephanie McAdoo at 724-349-1821, or stop by our main office at Davis Hall on the IUP campus to make an appointment.


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Handicap Accessibility at all sites.

Languages Spoken or Available
Translators may be requested for any language.

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Indiana County Community Action Program, Inc.
ICCAP


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
ICCAP's mission is to serve as the community agency to mobilize services and resources to empower families and individuals to progress towards self-sufficiency.

History of Organization
In August of 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Economic Opportunity Act (EOA) which gave birth to the Community Action. This Act was to eliminate the causes and consequences of poverty in the United States. EOA initially provided for job training, adult education and loans to small businesses to attack the roots of unemployment and poverty. The Act established Community Action Agencies at the local level to implement such programs. Indiana County Community Action Program, Inc. (ICCAP) was designated Indiana County’s Community Action Agency by the county’s commissioners in 1965. ICCAP is one of more than 1000 Community Action Agencies in the United States and one of 43 in the state of Pennsylvania. Partnerships with state and federal Community Action Agency organizations, such as the Community Action Association of Pennsylvania and the National Community Action Foundation, provide advocates and lobbyists for low-income programs. Low-income individuals in Indiana County face many barriers to self-sufficiency due in part to the rural composition of the County and the lack of a comprehensive transportation system. ICCAP provides integrated services that compliment the workforce development and human service systems, create job opportunities, provide emergency services, assist in addressing transportation needs, create homeownership opportunities and involve communities in the design of delivery services. Today, Community Action Agencies across the United States whether they are non-profit, private or community agencies-still have the same missions they did 40 years ago-to eliminate poverty. Community Action Agencies strive to help clients reach goals that include securing and maintaining employment, income management, improving nutrition, securing adequate housing, creating linkages to other community agencies and most importantly, achieving self-sufficiency.

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Michelle Faught - Executive Director (as of Jan 3, 2012)
724-465-2657

Contact Person(s)
Michelle Faught - Executive Director (as of Jan 3, 2012)
724-465-2657

Contact Number(s)
724.248.9555 - (24 Hour) - Pathway Homeless Shelter
724.465.5118 - FAX
724.465.2657

E-mail(s)
mfaught@iccap.net

Web Addresses
www.iccap.net

Primary Addresses
827 Water Street
1st Floor
Indiana, PA 15701
Click here for a Map of this Location.


Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County

Service Description
Energy: Some programs may be available to assist low-income individuals with energy costs.

Pathway Homeless Shelter, located in Black Lick, PA, provides emergency shelter and support services to families and individuals. ICCAP also offers 19 units of affordable permanent housing in Josephine and Blairsville. 724-248-9555 (24 hour)

USDA Rural Development aids low-income families, without adequate housing, in solving their housing needs. Single family housing applications are packaged through USDA Rural Development Section 502 and 504 Programs. The purpose of these direct single family housing programs is to provide ICCAP's clients an opportunity to own adequate, modest, decent, safe, and sanitary homes, or improve existing housing, in rural areas.

Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency's (PHFA) Statewide Counseling Network--Home Buyer Education Seminars for pre-purchase and pre-approved borrowers in the PHFA Keystone Home Loan and Keystone Home Loan Plus programs.

Mortgage Assistance: Homeowner's Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (HEMAP) is for homeowners who face losing their homes to foreclosure. The mortgage must be at least 60 days behind, and the homeowner must have received an Act 91 Notice from their lender (which is an action to foreclose on property) before an application can be filed. An application for mortgage assistance can be filed at ICCAP, and the agency then forwards it to the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency for review. The circumstances that caused the homeowners' financial hardship must have been beyond their control in order to qualify for a HEMAP loan. Up to 24 months of mortgage assistance can be provided. ICCAP can serve homeowners in Indiana, Clearfield, Westmoreland, Jefferson, Armstrong and Cambria counties.

Temporary financial help (rent and/or security deposits) are available to homeless or nearly homeless families and individuals through the Housing Assistance Program.

Case Management/Information/Outreach: All visitors to the ICCAP office see a case manager who assesses household needs, makes appropriate referrals to agencies and programs, then follows up to assure that services were received. Goals are developed between the case manager and household that focus on steps to self sufficiency.

Steppingstone is a Bridge Housing Program that provides low-cost, interim housing, case management and support services to homeless, single-parent families moving toward self-sufficiency.

Project Light (Life Improvement through Goals, Housing, and Transportation) assists homeless individuals and family members achieve housing stability. The project provides assistance by leasing rental units, providing case management, budgeting and providing temporary transportation to participants.

Representative Payee Program: ICCAP provides payee services to mental health comsumers, in Armstrong, Jefferson, Westmoreland and Indiana Counties, who receive Social Security, Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability payments. Referrals to the program come from the Armstrong-Indiana MH/MR Program, the Community Guidance Center, I&A Residential Services, Indiana County Intensive Case Management, Armstrong County Intensive Case Management, and the Family Counseling Center. Program recipients must have a diagnosed mental illness and a willingness to work with the Representative Payee Program Staff.

Work Ready Program: The Work Ready Program is a welfare-to-work program designed to help those who face multiple barriers to employment. Referrals to the program come from the Indiana County Assistance Office. A case manager provides barrier remediation services.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) - provides monthly distributions of food boxes to approximately 456 Indiana County residents. CSFP participants include income-eligible persons 60 or older and income/age-eligible WIC participents. ICCAP determines applicant eligibility, distributes food boxes , and provides nutrition education as well as referrals to other welfare, nutrition and healthcare programs such as food stamps, Medicaid and Medicare.

Food: The Indiana County Community Food Bank is a central warehouse from which community pantries draw food for distribution to lower income families and individuals. 18 ongoing food distrubution programs operate in various locations throughout Indiana County. A box of food is provided regularly to families to help stretch food dollars and provide good nutrition. There is an Emergency Pantry Network to help those individuals not participating in an ongoing food distribution, but in need of food on an emergency basis. Volunteers are needed to help at the pantries.

Project PHD (permanent housing for the disabled) assists homeless disabled individuals locate and maintain housing.

Kiwanis Diaper Project: Indiana County Community Action Program, Inc. is operating the Kiwanis Baby Cupboard Service that provides diapers to qualifying families of Indiana County. This project provides diapers at a reduced cost. When supplies are available. For more information contact Shirley Marshallat (724)465-2657 or email

Weatherization Program being offered now through Community Action, Inc. (Jefferson County Community Action Program). Call 814-938-3302, ext 208 or 1-800-648-3381, ext 208.

Available Hours
8:30 am - 4:30 pm / Monday thru Friday Pathway Shelter open 24 hours daily

Eligibility Requirements
Varies depending upon program or service.

Required Documentation
Varies depending upon program or service.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Visit our website at www.iccap.net or call the ICCAP Office (724) 465-2657


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
Volunteers are needed in many areas, including help at food pantries.


Indiana County Emergency Management
EMA



Contact Information

Contact Person(s)
Linda Artman - 9-1-1 Coordinator

Contact Number(s)
724-349-9300 - Telephone
724-465-3868 - FAX

Web Addresses
www.indianacounty.org

Primary Addresses
85 Haven Drive
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County

Service Description
Coordinates emergency management activities including planning, preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation and serves as the central point of contact for receiving reports of incidents that occur withing their jurisdiction and for disseminating emergency related information.


Indiana County Government, Children And Youth Services, Indiana County
CYS


Organizational Information

Legal Structure
Local Government


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Paula McClure - Executive Director

Contact Person(s)
Paula McClure, Executive Director

Contact Number(s)
800.932.0313 - Childline
911 - Child Abuse or Neglect after 4:00 pm and weekends
724.465.3179 - FAX
724.465.3805 - TDD
888.559.6355 - Toll-free
724.465.3895

Web Addresses
www.countyofindiana.org - Indiana County Government- Departments

Primary Addresses
350 North 4th Street
Indiana, PA 15701
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Additional Addresses
350 North 4th Street
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County

Service Description
Mandated investigations of child abuse when allegations are made of sexual, physical, emotional or serious physical neglect.

Provide services to prevent and resolve problems of neglect, abuse and exploitation of children.

Provide services to families in their own homes which protect children from continued harm.

Help overcome problems which result in dependency.

Provide temporary substitute care for children in need of care out of their homes.

Reunite children and their families if children are placed in substitute care.

Provide court-ordered care or supervision to alleged or adjudicated dependent children.

Provide permanency for children, through the legal system, for those children who cannot be returned home.

Responsible for the recruitment, training and administration of foster care homes within our community.

Available Hours
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm / Monday through Friday; Emergency: Child Abuse or Neglect after 4:00 pm and weekends, call 911 or Childline (1-800-932-0313)

Fees/Cost for Services
None

Eligibility Requirements
Must be a child under 18 years of age.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Indiana County Government, Domestic Relations
DRS



Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Amy Dougherty - Director

Contact Person(s)
Amy Dougherty - Director

Contact Number(s)
724.465.3940
724.465.3805 - TDD
724.463.1639 - FAX

E-mail(s)
amydougherty@pacses.com- Director

Web Addresses
www.childsupport.state.pa.us - For client case information only.

Primary Addresses
The Atrium, Suite 101
665 Philadelphia Street
Indiana, PA 15701
Click here for a Map of this Location.

Additional Addresses
Indiana County Courthouse
2nd Floor
825 Philadelphia Street
Indiana, PA 15701
Click here for a Map of this Location.


Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County, Pennsylvania, Nationwide

Service Description
Attempt to locate defendants through Parent Locator Service and Postal Authorities.

Establish paternity.

Conduct support hearings and enforce support orders.

Process applications for child and spousal support.

Medical coverage for families addressed at support hearing and enforced through Domestic Relations, if available for the family.

Automatically issue income attachments.

All payments must be directed to the Statewide Collections and Disbursement Unit (SCDU) in Harrisburg.

On a statewide computer system which enhances access to other counties in PA.

Intercepts IRS refunds and lottery winnings for delinquent child support.

Available Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
***CASH OR MONEY ORDER ONLY*** CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!!! Complaint Fees: Child Support Only-$35.00, Child Support and Spousal Support- $50.00, Spousal Support Only- $100.00, Alimony Pendente Lite (APL)- $100.00; Yearly Maintenance Fee for APL cases only- $100.00; Petition for Modification- $40.00; Appeal De Novo to PHO- $40.00; Exceptions Filing Fee- $40.00; Contempt Filing Fee- $50.00; Bench Warrant Fee- $75.00; Bench JCP Fee- $10.00; Check Returned for Non-sufficient Funds- $25.00; Copy of Support Guidelines- $10.00; Lien Processing (Per Social Security Number)- $20.00; Arrearage Calculation Beyond the Current Calendar Year & the Previous Calend Year- $50.00; Copies (per page)- $.25; Faxing (per page)- $.25

Eligibility Requirements
An action shall be brought by a person, including a minor spouse, to whom a duty of support is owing. An action shall be brought on behalf of a minor child by a person having custody of the child, without appointment as guardian ad litem. An action shall be brought on behalf of a minor child by a person caring for the child regardless of whether a court order has been issued granting that person custody of the child. An action shall be brought by a public body or public or private agency having an interest in the care maintenance of assistance of a person to whom a duty of support is owing. An action shall be brought by a parent, guardian or public or private agency on behalf of an unemancipated child over eighteen years of age to whom a duty of support is owing.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Appointments for new cases and petition for modification are prefered. Call 724-465-3940 to make an appointment.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Indiana County Government, Indiana County Commissioners



Contact Information

Contact Person(s)
Rodney D. Ruddock, Commissioner

Michael Baker, Commissioner

Sherene Hess, Commissioner

Contact Number(s)
724.465.3805

Web Addresses
www.countyofindiana.org - Indiana County Government

Primary Addresses
Indiana County Courthouse
825 Philadelphia Street
Indiana, PA 15701
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Additional Addresses
Indiana County Courthouse
825 Philadelphia Street
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Indiana County Government, Veterans Affairs



Contact Information

Contact Person(s)
Brenda Stormer, Director

Contact Number(s)
724.465.3815
724.465.3805 - TDD
724.465.3991 - FAX

E-mail(s)
bstormer@countyofindiana.org- Director

Web Addresses
www.countyofindiana.org - Indiana County Government

Primary Addresses
Indiana County Courthouse
825 Philadelphia Street
Indiana, PA 15701
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Additional Addresses
Indiana County Courthouse
2nd Floor
825 Philadelphia Street
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County

Service Description
Assist with completing forms to apply for: pensions,compensation (for war-time veterans), military records, burial benefits (headstone, expense reimbursement, or grave-site in a VA cemetery), disability compensation, vocational rehabilitation/training, clothing allowance (when using prosthetic or orthopedic devices due to service-related injury), survivor's benefits, educational benefits (Montgomery Bill or Veterans Education Assistance Program (VEAP)), life insurance, home loan guarantee (purchase or refinance), adaptive equipment for vehicle (service-related injury), and Emergency Assistance Fund (3 month monetary grant)

Refer veterans to local VA hospitals for medical services - in-patient, out-patient, prescription, drug and alcohol, and mental health

Link to agencies which may assist with housing, food, clothing, etc.

Flags are provided yearly to over 200 county cemeteries for graveside markers for veterans

DAV van is available for transporting veterans to scheduled appointments at Altoona, Johnstown, and Pittsburgh

Available Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
None

Eligibility Requirements
Honorably discharged veteran, spouse or child of an honorably discharged veteran.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes


Indiana County Head Start, Inc.
Indiana County Head Start, Inc.


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Indiana County Head Start, Inc. is a dynamic leader in comprehensive child development services and building family strengths.

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Sue Snyder - Executive Director
724-349-6200
admin@indianacountyheadstart.org

Contact Person(s)
Karen Iman - Office Coordinator
724-349-6200

Contact Number(s)
724.349.6212 - FAX
724.349.6200
877.346.3023 - Toll-free

E-mail(s)
admin@indianacountyheadstart.org

Web Addresses
www.indianacountyheadstart.org

Primary Addresses
528 Gompers Avenue
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County

Service Description
Early Head Start - home visiting program for pregnant women and their children, birth to 3 years of age.

Extended day/part year programming for children 3-5 years of age.

Part day/part year programming for children 3-5 years of age; priority to children 4 years of age.

Available Hours
Office - Intake: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Monday through Friday; During the school year. Pre-School Classes - Sites: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Monday through Friday, September - May (may vary per class, site or program)

Fees/Cost for Services
None

Eligibility Requirements
Families must meet income guideline requirements; 90% of families must be at or below poverty level.


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes


Indiana County Office of Planning & Development
ICOPD


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Indiana County Board of Commissioners

Legal Structure
Local Government


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Byron G. Stauffer, Jr. - Executive Director
724-465-3870
724-465-3150
byronjr@ceo.co.indiana.pa.us

Contact Person(s)
LuAnn Zak - Assistant Director
724-465-3870
724-465-3150
lzak@ceo.co.indiana.pa.us

Christina Coleman - Community Development Analyst
724-465-3872
724-465-3151
tcoleman@ceo.co.indiana.pa.us

Contact Number(s)
724-465-3870 - Telephone

E-mail(s)
byronjr@ceo.co.indiana.pa.us- Executive Director
lzak@ceo.co.indiana.pa.us
dmorrow@ceo.co.indiana.pa.us
tcoleman@ceo.co.indiana.pa.us- Intake

Web Addresses
www.icopd.org
www.icopd.org - Indiana County Office of Planning and Development

Primary Addresses
Indiana County Courthouse Annex
801 Water Street
Indiana, PA 15701-1705
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Additional Addresses
Courthouse Annex Building
801 Water Street
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County. Availability of services DEPENDENT ON FUNDING

Service Description
Building Permits and Code Enforcement - ICOPD, under the statewaide building code, known as the UCC, administers and enforces the code for 32 of the county's 38 municipalities. The code applies to the construction, alteration, repair, movement, equipment, removal, demolition, location, maintenance, occupancy or change of occupancy of every building or structure in these municipalities and all exisiting structures that are not legally occupied. Please contact the office for a map of the municipalities as well as application packets, guidelines, and exemptions.

Countywide Lateral Assistance Program - The program is a grant or deferred loan program for income eligible households to install sewage and/or water laterals from the house to the main service line of the public system. Residents of Indiana County that meet the household income requirements are eligible. Funding for this program is limited.

Housing Accessibility Program of Indiana County- program provides financial assistance to Indiana County residents with permanent physical disabilities and will enable them to maintain their independent living status by modifying their homes to accommodate their disability. Any Indiana County home owner with a physician certified permanent physical disability that meets the income guidelines is eligible.

PREP - Prepared Renter Program Developed by the Regional Housing Coordinators of the Self Determination Housing Project of PA and the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) Free Class - MUST REGISTER for new renters or for those who are returning to renting. Learn how to find your affordability,you will be given information to: prepare a folder of references and household information that will assist in filling out housing applications,understand the basics of budgeting,develop an understanding of the language of a lease, how to be a good renter, understand fair housing, landlord-tenant relationships,dealing with repair issues, moving on, and the eviction process. Please contact the office for more information or to register. Classes are held the 4th Thursday of the month at the Human Services Conference Room, Career Link 300 Indian Springs Rd.

55+HEP (Pilot) for Indiana County homeowners aged 55+ that are current on their property taxes (or have a payment plan established). This program benefits those who have no heat, or a furnace that does not function properly and are in need of a furnace replacement. Due to limited funding, they are not addressing other efficiency issues (insulation, windows, doors) at this time unless they are directly related to the new furnace running efficiently (case by case basis).

Available Hours
8:30 am - 4:30 pm / Monday through Friday; Voice mail 24 hours.

Fees/Cost for Services
There are no fees for the grant/loan programs. Fees for the building permits are based on the type of project. Please call the office for the current fee schedule.

Eligibility Requirements
Varies depending upon program or service.

Required Documentation
Varies depending upon program or service.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Please call 724-465-3870 for Housing Program applications, or 724-465-3879 for Building Permit applications and information. Please call 724-465-3872 to register for the PREP - Prepared Renter Program


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Facility is handicap accessible.

Languages Spoken or Available
Persons with disabilities or non-English speaking persons who wish to attend the public hearing and require special accommodations need to contact the Indiana County Office of Planning and Development at least 72 hours in advance of the scheduled public hearing at 724-465-3870 (Voice) or 724-465-3805 (TDD).

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Indiana County Technology Center
ICTC


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Educating for a Competitive Edge!

Accreditations and Licenses
Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).

Legal Structure
School District


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Eric Palmer - Administrative Director
724-349-6700

Rachel Hrabovsky - Adult Education Coordinator
724-349-6700 x131
855-428-2338
rhrabovsky@ictc.edu

Contact Person(s)
Gina DelFavero - Adult Education Secretary
724-349-6700 x131
855-428-2338
admissions@ictc.edu

Eric D. Palmer - Administrative Director
724-349-6700
epalmer@ictc.edu

Diana Rupert - Practical Nursing Administrator
724-357-6700 x217
drupert@ictc.edu

Rachel Hrabovsky - Adult Education Coordinator
724-349-6700 x131
855-428-2338
rhrabovsky@ictc.edu

Contact Number(s)
724-349-6700 - Telephone
724-349-6700

E-mail(s)
epalmer@ictc.edu- Adult Education Coordinator
admissions@ictc.edu- Admissions Inquiries

Web Addresses
www.ictc.edu

Primary Addresses
441 Hamill Road
Indiana, PA 15701
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Additional Addresses
441 Hamill Road
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County and surrounding area

Service Description
Trade & Industrial- Welding Technology, Machining Technology, Electrical Occupations, Carpentry, Automotive Technology, Masonry, Collision Repair Technology

Computer Applications, Computer Systems Technology

Allied Health - Practical Nursing, Medical Assistant

Safety Training

General Cosmetology, Cosmetology Educator

Commercial Drivers Training (CDL)

Available Hours
Secondary Program and Administration: Monday through Friday 7:45 am - 3:45 pm Adult Education Department: Monday thru Thursday 9:00am-9:00pm; Friday 9:00am-3:30pm

Fees/Cost for Services
Tuition and fees based on program or classes chosen. Financial Aid available for eligible students. Payment plans available.

Eligibility Requirements
Programs are for adults age 16 and older. Must have high school diploma or GED for most programs. Some Industry Training and other short courses do not require a high school diploma or GED.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Indiana County Transit Authority / IndiGO
IndiGO


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
To positively affect the quality of life for all citizens of Indiana County by providing safe, affordable and comfortable transportation services with dignity. Everyone at IndiGO will strive to be sensitive to customers' need and stewards of public resources."

History of Organization
Incorporated in July, 1979, IndiGO has grown from a tiny organization in a rented facility with two leased school buses serving 1800 riders in the first year to a flourishing, well funded and vital public transportation provider.

Legal Structure
Local Government

Funding Sources
Federal State and local funds as well as third party contracts


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
John Kanyan - Executive Director
724-465-2140
724-465-1933
jkanyan@indigobus.com

Contact Person(s)
Vickie Kanyan - Administrator
7244652140
vkanyan@indigobus.com

Contact Number(s)
800.442.6928 - Toll-free
724.465.2140
724.465.1933 - FAX

E-mail(s)
jkanyan@indigobus.com
vkanyan@indigobus.com
info@indigobus.com

Web Addresses
www.indigobus.com
www.indigobus.com

Primary Addresses
1657 Saltsburg Avenue
Indiana, PA 15701
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Additional Addresses
1657 Saltsburg Avenue
P.O. Box 869
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County

Service Description
PwD Program - Persons with Disabilities Program - Provides reduced fare Shared Ride Service to persons with a disability who are between ages of 18-64 years old. Eligibility requirements apply. Please call for details.

Accessible Transit Services including Fixed Route and Complementary Paratransit Services

Transportation services available to Pittsburgh each Tuesday and Thursday. Call office for information.

Bus schedules available for each route

Call-a-Bus available in rural areas (Limited hours)

Public transportation for the general public: between Saltsburg and Indiana, between Blairsville and Indiana, Indiana Borough and White Township

Available Hours
Office: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Transportation: 4:30 am - 3:00am - Public Service

Fees/Cost for Services
.75 - $2.85 depending on route; call for Pittsburgh route fees

Eligibility Requirements
None


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Indiana County VA Outpatient Clinic



Contact Information

Contact Number(s)
724-349-8900

Primary Addresses
1570 Oakland Ave.
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Description
The clinic provides primary care and care management, mental health services, routing laboratory and electrocardiogram, prescriptions, immunizations (i.e. flu shots), pneumonia, and tetanus, and women's health care.


Indiana Free Library


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Mission: To serve and strengthen our community through literacy and lifelong learning. Vision: IFL - A premier library and cornerstone for community life.

History of Organization
In 1901 a women's civic organization was formed from a group of 25 women who had a high literary interest. This civic group was and is still today known as the New Century Club. In 1904 they established a Reading Room above Graff's Market on North 6th Street in Indiana. This room consisted of one book shelf made of packing boxes from the H.C. Christy Shoe Store. In 1908 the reading room needed more space and moved across the street to the Wissell building. The growth of the reading room proved a need for a trained librarian. On February 13, 1908 the NCC sponsored a book social to acquaint the community with the idea for a library to be established in the community center. But it wasn't until 1926 that the reading room was reorganized and became known as the Indiana Free Library. The NCC was the library's main support in those days and continued to be until 1914 when the school district started to donate money. From the minutes of the NCC secretary's book, "If the reading room makes one boy or girl refrain from foolishness and awakens a taste for something worthwhile, the expenditure has not been in vain." In 1930 the Indiana Free Library moved to the McCartney Homestead of SE Corner of North 8th and Water Streets in Indiana and in this year the Indiana Borough began to fund the library. Finally in 1934 the Indiana Free Library moved to the community center which is its present location. White Township began contributing financial support to the library in 1972. The Indiana School District contributed funds in the beginning of the library's history in 1914 and recommitted funding to the library in 1989. These funds entitle every resident of Indiana Borough, White Township, Armstrong Township and Shelocta Borough the opportunity to secure a free membership card for access to all facilities and services. Today, the Indiana Free Library has approximately 88,000 holdings and services 32,924 patrons. The library currently offers children and adult programming on a regular basis. Also, the library offers free public access to the Internet. The current Library Board consists of seventeen (17) members who represent White Township, Indiana Borough, and Indiana School District and the community at-large. The Library Board meets monthly with the exception of July.

Accreditations and Licenses
The Indiana Free Library is one of three Independent state-aided libraries in Indiana County with a service area of 32,924 within the Indiana School District. Licensed to show poplar movies and enjoy small games of chance.

Affiliations
The Indiana Free Library is an independent library affiliated with the Johnstown District of state-aided libaries. It is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization under the supervision of a Board of Trustees composed of members of the community with representatives from both White Township and the Indiana Borough who support the library with funding.

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation

Funding Sources
Indiana Free Library is State-aided recieving local support from Indiana Borough, White Township and Indiana School District. Local support is also solicited through fundraising, grants and local giving.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Kate Geiger - Director

Contact Person(s)
Kate Geiger - Director

Contact Number(s)
724.465.9902 - FAX
724.465.8841

E-mail(s)
director@indianafreelibrary.org
director@indianafreelibrary.org- Director

Web Addresses
www.indianafreelibrary.org

Primary Addresses
845 Philadelphia Street
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana School District

Service Description
The library website at www.indianafreelibrary.org has services available such as renewing and reserving books online, streaming independent movies, downloadable ebooks and audiobooks, online reference and book clubs all for area residents.

A strong fiction collection with designated and endowed mystery collection, science fiction, westerns, paperbacks and graphic novels is available of the second floor of the library.

A non-fiction collection is available on the first floor with biographies, local history, craft and cookbooks, self-help literature, and career or workforce development resources on the second floor of the library.

A very lively Children's Department with children's computers, interactive games, craft spaces, puppets, story time area, friendly staff and inviting displays are available for area children. Please check the website or Saturday Gazette column for event times.

The AV area of the library at the back of the first floor houses the extensive DVD collection of cinema and informational videos, music CD's and quality audiobooks as well as seating for smaller groups, studying or tutoring.

The journal area at the entrance of the library contains more than a hundred current issues of popular journals and newspapers which can be read in a quiet seating area, with two years of previous issues available for circulation.

Board games are avialable tp play in the library and can be checked out and returned from the Children's Department.

For registered book clubs, Book Club Kits of 15-20 copies of a title and discussion questions can be borrowed by special arrangement from the Johnstown District Center. Please ask a Reference Librarian for details.

FREE Internet computers are available to the public with half hour time limits. Pin Numbers available at the Front Desk.

Interlibrary Loan is used for materials not available at the library. Ask about acquiring titles you do not find in the collection.

For the visually-impaired, Large Print books, audiobooks in CD or downloadable formats are available. There is an enlarger in the journal area for on-site reading. Ask for an application to services for the visually-impaired for in-home use from the Carnegie Center in Pittsburgh.

Refeernce books are available in-house or in online formats from the library website with user card.

A collection of parenting books and materials on child care issues is available in the Children's Department.

FREE programs are offered for public education on many topics such as local history, book discussions, music performances, technology classes and more. Please check the website under EVENTS for a complete and updated listing. The library follows PA Forward initiatives supporting Basic Literacy, Information Literacy, Health Literacy, Financial Literacy and Civic and Social Literacy to improve our world.

A designated Teen Space has an extensive Young Adult collection, two teen-only computers, a gaming area and study or tutoring spaces.

A meeting room , complete with kitchen, wireless connections and presentation space may be rented for two-hour time slots for $40., with a possible extension of $5. per each additional half hour. Reservations may be made by calling the Front Desk of the library to schedule. A returnable $20. cash deposit is required on the day of your event.

Fax service, mail pick-up, photocopying, Internet printing and disc cleaning are available from the Front Desk or Circulation area. Copies and prints .10 cents for B & W, color are .25 cents.

Available Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm Monday and Wednesday / 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Tuesday and Thursday / 12:00 noon - 5:00 pm Friday / 10:00 am - 5:00 pm / Saturday/ Closed Sunday

Fees/Cost for Services
Any resident of Indiana Borough, White Township, Shelocta or Armstrong Township is eligible for a free library card. Other people can use the library materials while in the library, but to borrow materials must pay a fee of $25.00/year per family. The library will honor Access PA cards with a valid home library card. Fee attached to some other programs, details available at the library.

Eligibility Requirements
Resident within service area.

Required Documentation
Proof of current address

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Contact the Front Desk or Circulation Desk of the library.


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Library is wheelchair accessible through the entrance to the Jimmy Stewart Museum and elevator. External bookdrop available on ground level at Museum entrance.

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
Volunteers needed for book shelving and event staffing. Act 34 Clearances are required as well as initial training in library procedures.Volunteers also needed for special events.


Indiana Regional Medical Center Institute for Healthy Living



Contact Information

Contact Person(s)
Nancy J. Smith, R.N., Director, E-Mail: nsmith@indianarmc.org, 724-357-7497, FAX: 724-357-6958

Contact Number(s)
724.357.7497
724.357.6958 - FAX

E-mail(s)
nsmith@indianarmc.org- Director of Community Services

Web Addresses
www.indianarmc.org

Primary Addresses
835 Hospital Road
Indiana, PA 15701
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Additional Addresses
835 Hospital Road
P.O. Box 788
Indiana, PA 15701
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Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Indiana Regional Medical Center's The Primary Care Resource Center


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Indiana Regional Medical Center

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The Primary Care Resource Center was developed to support the community of Indiana County by providing services to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, and acute myocardial infarction (heart attack) to keep them well.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Donna Hoare Scanlon
724-427-2761

Contact Person(s)
Donna Hoare Scanlon
724-427-2761

Contact Number(s)
724-427-2761 - Telephone

E-mail(s)
dscanlon@indianarmc.org

Primary Addresses
879 Hospital Road
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County and surrounding areas

Service Description
Services for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), heart failure or acute myocardial Infarctions (Heart Attack)

Pharmacist Consultation (comprehensive medication review and patient education)

Disease Specific Education: including instructions for cardiovascular risk factor modification.

Respiratory Therapy Evaluation: "Better Breathing" education, including inhaler usage training.

Smoking Cessation

Nutrition Counseling

Diabetes Education

Fees/Cost for Services
No charge for care management or pharmacist services; other services provided may or may not have a co-payment, if required by your insurance company.


Indiana Regional Medical Center, Behavioral Health Services
IRMC-BHS


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Mission: To provide access to quality behavioral health care for adults, age fifty-five and older, in a courteous, competent, compassionate, and responsible manner.Values: We value people, health and exceptional performance.

History of Organization
The unit opened in June 1998, and started as a 14 bed unit, which has increased to a sixteen bed unit.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
JoAnn Graham - Director

Kelly Jo Stover, RN - Clinical Nurse Supervisor

Contact Number(s)
724.357.7471 - FAX
724.357.7404

Web Addresses
www.indianarmc.org
kstover@indianarmc.org

Primary Addresses
835 Hospital Road
Indiana, PA 15701
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Additional Addresses
835 Hospital Road
P.O. Box 788
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Armstrong, Cambria, Clearfield, Indiana, Jefferson, Venango, Westmoreland and All Surrounding Counties...

Service Description
A specialized inpatient treatment program for persons 55 years of age and older. A multidisciplinary team of health care professionals (primary care physician, psychiatrist, psychologist, psychiatric nurses, therapists, social workers, etc.) treat the emotional and medical needs of older adults.

Available Hours
24 hours per day / 7 days per week

Fees/Cost for Services
Most insurances honored dependent on plan stipulations

Eligibility Requirements
55 Years Old (or Older) with Dementia, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, or Any Other Primary Psychiatric Diagnosis...


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Indiana Regional Medical Center, Case Management



Contact Information

Contact Person(s)
Holly D'Amico

Contact Number(s)
724.357.7074
724.357.7221 - FAX

Web Addresses
www.indianarmc.org

Primary Addresses
835 Hospital Road
Indiana, PA 15701
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Additional Addresses
835 Hospital Road
P.O. Box 788
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana Regional Medical Center patients

Service Description
Assist patients and families with insurance issues relating to hospital stay and follow-up service

Supportive counseling, discharge planning, coordination

Multi-disciplinary collaboration within the hospital and with staff of human services agencies

Available Hours
7:30 am - 4:00 pm / Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm / Saturday

Fees/Cost for Services
None

Eligibility Requirements
Any hospitalized patient.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Indiana Regional Medical Center, OB GYN Care Center


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Indiana Regional Medical Center


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Rhonda Stever, CRNP

Contact Number(s)
724.357.8198 - Telephone
724.357.8202 - Fax

Primary Addresses
Overlook Building
835 Hospital Road
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Description
Pregnancy Testing

Comprehensive Obstetric Care

Annual Gynecological Exams

Adoption Services

STD Testing & Treatment

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call for an appointment.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Indiana University Of Pennsylvania, Center For Applied Psychology
IUP CAP


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
We provide psychological services for the community at reduced rates. Psychological services include, but are not limited to, individual therapy, marital therapy/couples counseling, family therapy, and psychological assessments.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Derek Hatfield, Ph.D. - Director
724-357-4527
724-357-6228
724-357-7817
hatfield@iup.edu

Contact Number(s)
724.357.6228
724.357.7817 - FAX

Web Addresses
www.iup.edu/psychology/CAP/INDEX.html

Primary Addresses
Uhler Hall, Room 210
1020 Oakland Ave.
Indiana, PA 15705-6228
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Additional Addresses
221 Uhler Hall
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA 15705
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Uhler Hall, Room 210
1020 Oakland Avenue
Indiana, PA 15705-6228
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County and surrounding counties

Service Description
Psychological assessment and treatment provided to children, couples, families and individuals. The Center also provides consultation and educational services to school and community agencies.

Available Hours
By appointment only Office Hours: 8:00 am - 12 noon; 1-4:30 pm / Monday through Friday Summer Hours: 8:00 am - 12 noon; 12:30-4:00 pm / Monday through Friday Clinic Hours: 2:00 - 9:00 pm

Fees/Cost for Services
Sliding fee scale

Eligibility Requirements
None

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Phone 724-357-6228 to access services


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes, elevator to second floor

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Indiana University Of Pennsylvania, Child Study Center
IUP CSC



Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Mark McGowan, PhD, NCSP - Director
724-357-2445
724-357-6946
childstudycenter@iup.edu

Contact Number(s)
724.357.2445
724.357.6946 - FAX
724.357.3783 - Administration

E-mail(s)
childstudycenter@iup.edu

Web Addresses
http://www.iup.edu/schoolpsychology/csc/default.aspx

Primary Addresses
Department of Educational and School Psychology
243 Stouffer Hall, IUP
Indiana, PA 15705
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Additional Addresses
Department of Educational and School Psychology
243 Stouffer Hall – IUP
Indiana, PA 15705
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Service Information

Service Description
Psychoeducational evaluation and recommendations for treatment for children and adolescents with learning and behavior problems.

Short term counseling and parent training

In-Service Training

Services for families of exceptional children

Available Hours
Appointments made 9:00 am - 4:00 pm / Monday through Thursday Clinic services for January through May: Fridays from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Saturday from 8:00 am - 12 noon Clinic services for June through July: Tuesday through Thursday morning during IUP Summer Sessions I & II

Fees/Cost for Services
$75 fee, can be waived if family meets income guidelines; school districts as contracted

Eligibility Requirements
Limited to children, adolescents, and their families; and school districts and agencies who service children and families.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes


Indiana University Of Pennsylvania, Department Of Adult And Community Education



Contact Information

Contact Person(s)
Dr. Trenton Ferro, Chair, Coordinator (ACE), E-Mail: trferro@iup.edu

Dr. Gary J. Dean, Coordinator (AECT), E-Mail: gjdean@iup.edu

Contact Number(s)
724.357.2470
724.357.7821 - FAX

E-mail(s)
gjdean@iup.edu- Coordinator

Web Addresses
www.coe.iup.edu/ace

Primary Addresses
104 Davis Hall – IUP
570 South 11th Street
Indiana, PA 15705
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Additional Addresses
104 Davis Hall – IUP
570 South 11th Street
Indiana, PA 15705
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Service Information

Service Area
Regional, although students do matriculate from other states and foreign countries

Service Description
The master's level program in Adult and Community Education (ACE) prepares educators, trainers, and program planners for work in community, social, religious, and civic agencies; business and industry; healthcare providers; educational institutions; government agencies; and other settings that provide programming, education, and training for adults.

The master's level program in Adult Education and Communications Technology (AECT)prepares educators, trainers, and program planners for career opportunities in human resources, public relations, training and instruction, conference and meeting planning, employee relations, distance education, educational systems and technology, vocational education, continuing education, and other settings requiring skills in both education of adults and the use of technology. Qualified students who meet appropriate requirements may opt to apply for PA Department of Education Certification as an Instructional Technology Specialist.

Available Hours
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm / Monday through Friday Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm / M-F, Summer months Class Hours: All classes are scheduled during evenings and sometimes on Saturdays

Fees/Cost for Services
Contact the IUP School of Graduate Studies and Research at 724-357-2222

Eligibility Requirements
Participants must hold a bachelor's degree and complete Graduate School application.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Indiana University Of Pennsylvania, Office of Distance Learning and Continuing Education



Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Michael H. Husenits - Director of Admissions
724-357-2292
mhusenit@iup.edu

Contact Person(s)
Michael H. Husenits - Director of Admissions
724-357-2230

Susan Snyder - Fiscal Assistant
724-357-2292
724-357-2227
724-357-7597
ce-info@iup.edu

Contact Number(s)
724.357.2227 - 724-357-2292
724.357.7597 - FAX

E-mail(s)
ce-info@iup.edu

Web Addresses
www.iup.edu/continuing - Continuing Education

Primary Addresses
Keith Hall, Suite 100
390 Pratt Drive
Indiana, PA 15705
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Additional Addresses
Keith Hall, Suite 100
390 Pratt Drive
Indiana, PA 15705
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Service Information

Service Area
Pennsylvania

Service Description
Contract training for business and technology

Vocational personnel preparation

Criminal justice training

Education enrichment programs for children

Programming and facilitating of non-credit activities for all age groups

Available Hours
8:00 am - 4:30 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
Dependent on courses or service provided

Eligibility Requirements
None


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Indiana University Of Pennsylvania, Office of Service Learning


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Career and Professional Development Center

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The mission of Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Office of Service Learning is to promote excellence in professional and personal character development through experiential learning opportunities that bridge the curriculum with community service.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Diane Stipcak, Coordinator, Office of Service Learning - Tammy Manko, Director, Career Development Center
724.357.2235
724.357.4079
dstipcak@iup.edu

Contact Person(s)
Diane Stipcak - Coordinator

Contact Number(s)
724.357.2235

E-mail(s)
service-learning@iup.edu
dstipcak@iup.edu- Coordinator

Web Addresses
www.iup.edu/servicelearning

Primary Addresses
302 Pratt Hall - IUP
201 Pratt Drive
Indiana, PA 15705
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Additional Addresses
302 Pratt Hall - IUP
201 Pratt Drive
Indiana, PA 15705
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Service Information

Service Area
Primarily the IUP community and Indiana County, as well as the two branch campuses and their host communities

Service Description
To act as a resource to students, faculty, and administrators who are seeking service and leadership opportunities

Assist in the coordination of on-campus blood drives

Organize the Community Serve Study Federal Work-Study program in which IUP students are placed in local human service agencies to perform service work in positions which enhance their educational experience. Students are paid through their federal work study award.

Organize service projects for the IUP and Indiana community, including Into the Streets, End-of-Semester Clothing Drives and the Community Involvement Fair.

Assist human service agencies in identifying volunteers within the campus community

Available Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
None

Eligibility Requirements
None

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Contact the Office of Service Learning at 724-357-2235.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes


Indiana University Of Pennsylvania, Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic



Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Karen Goltz Stein - Director

Contact Person(s)
Celia Barber, Clinic Secretary

Contact Number(s)
724.357.2451

E-mail(s)
Speech-clinic@iup.edu

Web Addresses
http://www.iup.edu/speech/

Primary Addresses
263 Davis Hall - IUP
Corner of Maple and 11th Streets
Indiana, PA 15705
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Additional Addresses
263 Davis Hall - IUP
Corner of Maple and 11th Streets
Indiana, PA 15705
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana and surrounding counties

Service Description
Provides speech and language evaluations, speech and language therapy, and hearing screenings to the community. Also provides a preschool language group, for preschool children with language problems, which meets twice per week.

Available Hours
Clinic open Monday through Friday. Morning and afternoon hours available as well as some late afternoon, 3:00-5:00pm, appointments.

Fees/Cost for Services
Minimal fee is charged to cover the clinic's expenses. Fee is based upon the client's ability to pay.

Eligibility Requirements
Must be willing to drive and park at IUP.


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
We are accessible and can provide handicap parking spaces

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Indiana University Of Pennsylvania, The Literacy Center



Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Anne Creany

Contact Person(s)
Anne Creany - 724-357-3293, E-Mail: acreany@iup.edu

Contact Number(s)
724.357.2400
724.357.2961 - FAX

E-mail(s)
acreany@iup.edu

Web Addresses
www.iup.edu/graduate/assets/index.htm? or www.iup.edu/graduate/assets/cidirectory_lc.htm

Primary Addresses
Professional Studies in Education
Indiana, PA 15705
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Additional Addresses
Professional Studies in Education
B-5 Davis Hall – IUP
Indiana, PA 15705
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana and surrounding counties

Service Description
The Literacy Center provides assessment and instruction for children and adolescents needing assistance with reading and writing. Services include testing, individual tutoring, and group reading/writing programs.

Graduate students earning a Master's Degree in Literacy with a Reading Specialist Certification provide these services. Undergraduate students may assist with the instruction also. Reading and literacy faculty in the Department of Professional Studies in Education supervise the center.

Services are offered during Summer Session II, approximately July 15 through August 15, with daily activities. A small fee is charged for services.

The Literacy Center sponsors professional development for schools, workshops for parents and families, training for graduate students, and research projects. The Center also has literacy resources available and offers consulting for agencies.

Available Hours
By appointment

Fees/Cost for Services
$50

Eligibility Requirements
Children and adolescents


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Interim HealthCare of Western PA


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Vision We improve people's lives is firmly rooted in its long tradition of helping people maintain their safety, independence and dignity in an environment of mutual respect and compassion. Mission Interim Services Inc. is a premier organization, unique in its ability to provide a broad range of employment and consulting services to thousands of clients each day. The company strives to work in a mutually profitable relationship with our customers and employees. We are highly responsive. We care. We know our leadership is earned through hard work, innovation, and creativity. In each business segment we operate, we are compelled to provide the highest degree of service. Purpose We work with families and physicians to provide the best quality of health care to individuals in the home care setting.

History of Organization
Interim HealthCare Inc. was founded in 1966.

Accreditations and Licenses
State licensed, Medicare Certified.

Legal Structure
For-profit entity

Funding Sources
Medicare Medicaid Private Insurances Private Pay


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Bernie Knarr - Manager
1-800-321-9615
814-375-1362
bknarr@interimhealthcare.com

Primary Addresses
127 North Brady Street
Suite B
DuBois, PA 15801
Click here for a Map of this Location.


Service Information

Service Area
Armstrong, Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, Indiana, McKean, Venango

Available Hours
Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm except holidays. Oncall during off hours and weekends.

Fees/Cost for Services
Varies depending upon skill level.

Eligibility Requirements
Under the care of a Physician


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Handicap accessible first floor. No handicap accessibility to the second floor.

Languages Spoken or Available
English

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Jacksonville Presbyterian Church Clothing Closet


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Jacksonville Presbyterian Church


Contact Information

Contact Number(s)
724-726-8895
724-479-8237

Primary Addresses
127 Mills Street
Kent, PA 15752
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Service Information

Service Area
Kent, PA area

Service Description
Free, gently used clothing

Available Hours
Call for time; last Saturday of the month (weather permitting in February and March)

Fees/Cost for Services
Free


Job Center, Indiana (now known as Bureau of Workforce Development Partnership)


Primary Addresses
See PA CareerLink of Indiana County- Bureau of Workforce Development Partnership
Click here for a Map of this Location.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


JusticeWorks YouthCare
JWYC


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Our Mission is to fill in the missing links in existing service systems; to improve outcomes for troubled youth and their families; to maximize public resources and to improve communities quality of life.

History of Organization
JusticeWorks YouthCare has provided innovative solutions for Juvenile Courts and Child Welfare Agencies since 1999.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Lisa Snyder - Director of Indiana Branch
724-672-0878
724-464-2253, FAX
lsnyder@justiceworksyouthcare.com

Contact Person(s)
Lisa Snyder - Director of Indiana Branch
724-672-0878
724-464-2253, FAX
lisasnyder@justiceworksyouthcare.com

Contact Number(s)
724-672-0878 - Office

Web Addresses
www.justiceworksyouthcare.com

Primary Addresses
1618 Warren Road
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Armstrong, Indiana, Westmoreland, Jefferson, Clarion, Fayette, Washington, Greene

Service Description
Service Description List JusticeWorks provides a variety of in-home services including STOPP (Short-term Therapeutic Outreach to Prevent Placements) JustCare, Family Group Decision Making, Truancy Remediation, Nurturing Parenting, Violation Initiative Program, and Independent Living services to youth and families in Indiana County.

Available Hours
24/7

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call for more information.


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes


Katie's Closet


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Zion Lutheran Church

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Katie's Closet is a mission of Zion Lutheran Church, to provide free gently used clothing to those in need in the Indiana Community.

History of Organization
Katie's Closet was started in March of 2006

Funding Sources
Katie's Closet is supported by members of Zion Lutheran Church and friends in the community.


Contact Information

Contact Number(s)
724.465.5597 - Zion Lutheran Church number

E-mail(s)
zion.lutheran@comcast.net

Web Addresses
www.zionlutherans.com

Primary Addresses
S. 6th and Church Streets
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County

Service Description
Gently used clothing available for those in need free of charge. Clothing for infants to adults, along with some outerwear, shoes and accessories. Katie's Closet is open most Mondays from 9-11 am and 5-7 pm. Closed Holidays.

Available Hours
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Every Monday each month (not held on Christmas Eve or Christmas if they fall on Monday or major national holidays)

Fees/Cost for Services
Free of charge

Eligibility Requirements
No income requirements.


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
No. Closet is located on 3rd floor of Church building.


Laurel Legal Services, Inc.



Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Renee Elizabeth Williams - Executive Director

Contact Number(s)
724.349.3440
800.660.1753 - Toll-free
724.349.9774 - FAX

Primary Addresses
460 North 4th Street
BiLo Plaza
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County

Service Description
Protection From Abuse (no income guidelines)

Emergency child custody cases

Eviction, mortgage foreclosure, tax sale

Utility shut-off

Loss of income (denial or discontinuation of Social Security, Welfare, or Unemployment Compensation)

Others - as time permits

Available Hours
8:30 am - 12 noon; 1-5:00 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
None for service, clients must pay court fees and expenses

Eligibility Requirements
Household income below 125% of poverty level, adjusted for family size, or current recipient of SSI or welfare. Protection From Abuse cases accepted without regard to income.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes


League Of Women Voters Of Indiana County
LWVIC


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
League of Women Voters United States

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Neither supporting nor opposing any political party or candidate, League of Women Voters encourages all citizens to register to vote, to learn about economic, social, natural resources, and civic issues affecting their communities, and to learn where candidates stand on those concerns and opportunities. Healthy communities result when their citizens become informed and exercise their right to vote every election, local, state, and national.

History of Organization
An outgrowth of the women's suffrage movemement, League of Women Voters began in 1920 to educate women about their newly won right to partipcate in the democratic process of electing individuals to represent them in their government. Under the leadership of Carrie Chapman Catt, LWV United States worked then and continues to work to ensure that all voices are heard by elected leaders.

Affiliations
League of Women Voters United States League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Sherene Hess - President
724-762-4162
lwvic@verizon.net

Tina Zins - Secretary

Contact Person(s)
Dr. Pepita Jimenez-Jacobs
724-463-3683
pepitajimenezjacobs3@gmail.com

Contact Number(s)
800.692.7281 - Toll-free - State Government and Legislation
724.465.5056
724-762-4162 - Cell phone

E-mail(s)
lwvic@verizon.net- President email

Web Addresses
www.palwv.org/indiana
palwv.org/Indiana

Primary Addresses
c/o Sherene Hess
234 Geesey Road
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County and surrounding areas

Service Description
In addition, the League helps with citizenship education in the schools and with voter registration (in schools and other officially designated sites when requested), and assists with absentee ballots in nursing homes; monitors government agencies, legislators, and the media; and sponsors or co-sponsors candidates' nights prior to important elections and helps provide moderator training.

Advocacy of those issues (for example: equity in public education funding, quality day care, health care, environmental, tax reform, etc.) in cooperation with other agencies

Conducting public forums to inform the community of the pros and cons of issues

Careful study of issues before deciding on an official position

Nonpartisan voter registration Research based information on local, state and national community issues Voter education (candidates nights, candidates' voter guides, voter identfication assistance)

Voter registration and issue study and advocacy

Available Hours
Local - Call for arrangement

Fees/Cost for Services
$55 membership dues (gains membership in local, state, and national leagues), $25 student membership rate

Eligibility Requirements
Membership is open citizens, both men and women 18 or older.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
www.palwv.org/indiana


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
research issues, gather and assemble data related to issues; assist in communications with the membership; participate in local government observer corps.


Life-Way Pregnancy Center


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Life-Way Pregnancy Center

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
To provide life affirming alternatives, pregnancy and parenting support and social/community referrals

History of Organization
Established in 1989 in Latrobe, PA. Opened second office in Indiana PA in 2000. Offer services on campuses of Saint Vincent College and Seton Hill University.

Affiliations
Heartbeat International, Inc. National Institute of Family and Life Advocates

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation

Funding Sources
Private donations, fund-raising, grants/foundations


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Jane Ball - Director of Client Services
724-349-5307
724-539-2002
724-539-2001
jane.lifeway@yahoo.com

Fay Wood - Client Consulatant
1-866-549-6636
724-359-5307
724-539-2201
fay.lifeway@yahoo.com

Contact Person(s)
Cristal Evans - Executive Director
Cristal.lifeway@yahoo.com

Jane Ball - Director of Client Services
866-549-6636
724-349-5307
724-539-2201
jane.lifeway@yahoo.com

Fay Wood - Support Specialist
866-549-6636
724-349-5307
724-539-2201
fay.lifeway@yahoo.com

Contact Number(s)
724.349.5307 - Administration
866.54WOMEN - Intake/Scheduling/Emergency/After Hours
724.539.2201 - FAX

E-mail(s)
lifewaypregnancy@yahoo.com- general email
Cristal.lifeway@yahoo.com- Director email
jane.lifeway@yahoo.com- client services email

Web Addresses
decisionsforlife.org - client services information
encouraginglife.org - donor, volunteer, general information

Primary Addresses
1176 Grant Street, Suite 1160
University Square Plaza
Indiana, PA 15701
Click here for a Map of this Location.

Additional Addresses

Click here for a Map of this Location.

1516 Ligonier Street
Latrobe, PA 15650
Click here for a Map of this Location.


Service Information

Service Area
Indiana and Westmoreland Counties

Service Description
Pregnancy support

Material Help - baby items, maternity clothes

Social Agency Referrals

Abstinence Presentations / STD Presentations - middle and high schools, public and private, college class and dorm presentations

Adoption Referrals

Pregnancy Testing

Parenting Skills Support - for parents of newborn through adolescence; support provided in a one-to-one format; use curriculum titled, "Earn While You Learn"; parents earn points to buy needed nursery supplies while learning from the sessions; they use the points to acquire free items from the Life-Way inventory.

Available Hours
Intake: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday (client hotline): Program 9:00 am - 5:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm on Wednesdays: voicemail/email available after hours

Fees/Cost for Services
None

Eligibility Requirements
None

Required Documentation
None

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call toll free hotline or email to schedule appointment, walk-ins welcome during office hours


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
handicap accessible

Languages Spoken or Available
English

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
direct support persons, hotline support, fund-raising


Lifesteps, Inc.
Lifesteps


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Lifesteps, Inc.

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Vision: To improve the quality of life for members of our communities.Mission: Help individuals and families with life's changing needs by developing programs and providing services which will improve their quality of life.

History of Organization
For more than 90 years, Lifesteps has provided communities in Western Pennsylvania with services for individuals and families with life's changing needs. Lifesteps, a 501(c) 3, helps to improve the quality of life for many by providing services for individuals and families with and without disabilities. For children, Lifesteps offers services like Child Check, free developmental screenings for children birth to age five and free Autism screenings for children up to age three; integrated child care and developmental preschool; Pediatric Independent Evaluation services to provide a home-based assessments; and speech services, to name a few. Lifesteps provides services for families, like Families Forever, a program to help parents learn how to minimize the negative affects that divorce or separation can have on children; and to help the children identify and explore their feelings about the changing family. For adults who are mentally and physically challenged, Lifesteps provides residential homes, Family Living and Adult Training Facilities. Lifesteps also provides a medically-monitored day care for older adults who have daily assistance needs but do not need full-time nursing care. Lifesteps believes that stronger families build stronger communities and is dedicated to fulfilling its mission of- Helping Individuals and Families with Life's Changing Needs. Lifesteps began serving individuals with disabilities in 1923 as the Easter Seal Society. As community needs increased and evolved, the agency's Board of Directors made the decision to become an independent agency in the 1990s. The agency has grown to offer a diverse range of programs and services in a 10-county area, including Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Washington and Westmoreland Counties. The Indiana Easter Seal Society, serving the community since the 1950s, merged with what is today known as Lifesteps in 1988. Currently, Lifesteps of Indiana County serves individuals with special needs and recently relocated to 1455 Church Street to help accommodate growing services. The Agency offers community-based services such as Child Check; the Family Care Mobile Library (a mobile resource library that travels throughout the county); Pediatric Independent Evaluations and information and referral. The Church Street location houses an Adult Training Facility, for adults with developmental disabilities, known as the Indiana Community OutReach program. Lifesteps also provides six residential Community Homes for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Accreditations and Licenses
Lifesteps is licensed to provide services and has met all requirements of the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Department of Public Welfare's Office of Mental Retardation, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Area Agency on Aging, and Child Care Information Services (Subsidized Child Care). All programs are subject to regular internal and external evaluations to insure the quality of Lifesteps programs and services.

Funding Sources
Various state and federal grants, the Indiana County United Way and Private Foundations.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Karen Sue Owens - President and Chief Executive Officer
724-283-1010
724-283-1010
724-283-4599
kowens@lifesteps.net

Contact Person(s)
Fran Kilgore, Senior Director, Center Based Services

Christina Perry - Supervisor, Indiana Community Outreach

Nikki VanDyke - Community Relations Representative
(724) 349-1122 ext. 101
(724) 465-6276
nvandyke@lifesteps.net

Emma Sechrist - Recruiter
(724) 496-1960
esechrist@lifesteps.net

Contact Number(s)
800.225.2010 - Toll-free - Child Check Appointments or Lifestep's Central Office
724.465.6276- Community OutReach Center FAX
724.349.1122 - Community Relations and Community OutReach Center

E-mail(s)
info@lifesteps.net
fkilgore@lifesteps.net- Fran Kilgore, Senior Director, Center Based Services
cperry@lifesteps.net- Supervisor, Indiana Community OutReach

Web Addresses
www.lifesteps.net

Primary Addresses
383 New Castle Road
Butler, PA 16001
Click here for a Map of this Location.

Additional Addresses
1455 Church Street
Indiana, PA 15701
Click here for a Map of this Location.


Service Information

Service Area
Lifesteps of Indiana County is a branch of Lifesteps, Inc. which serves Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties.

Service Description
Family Care Mobile Library- The Lifesteps' Family Care Mobile Library is a traveling library program designed to build stronger families by strengthening and empowering them with the resources they need to face challenges in their lives. This free program will travel to the families in the Indiana County area and meet their needs in a comfortable and accessible setting.

Community OutReach Program (COR) provides support for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families by teaching ways to positively change one's behavior to foster functional community living and increase independence in their home or residential facility. COR is an alternative to a workshop program for people who lack interest in vocational skills, or who exhibit behavioral deficiencies or inappropriateness that limits their chance for success in a less restrictive setting. Individuals are provided vocational and socialization training to enhance communication and basic life skills. The community-based program operates Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Residential Living Program or Community Homes helps individuals receiving services to become more self-sufficient in daily living activities which will enable then to function in a less-restrictive environment. The program provides support for both the individual and their families by teaching ways to positively change one's behavior, to foster functional community living and increase independence in their home or residential facility. A dedicated team of Direct Care Professionals work with each individual to help them develop self-sufficiency in daily living skills, socialization and leisure skills through community relationships.

Pediatric Independent Evaluations- Lifesteps provides certified staff to provide a home-based assessment service. The staff assesses learning skills in areas such as physical development, speech, personal and social skills through a comprehensive standardized home-based test.

Child Check - A FREE developmental screening for children from birth to age 5 that checks a child's development in playing, talking, hearing, moving and thinking. Autism screenings are also available for children up to age 3. Appointments recommended by calling 1-800-225-2010.

Available Hours
Programs have different hours. The Indiana County Program Center located at 1455 Church Street, Indiana PA, is open weekdays from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Fees/Cost for Services
Fees, if applicable are specific to each service. For more information, contact Lifesteps at (724) 349-1122.

Eligibility Requirements
Community OutReach Program and Community Homes Must have a primary diagnosis of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and an open case with a county Base Service Unit.

Required Documentation
Documentation required is specific to services. For more information, contact Lifesteps at (724) 349-1122.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call Lifesteps at (724) 349-1122 or 1-800-225-2010


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Indiana Community OutReach Center is handicap accessible.

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes


Lupus Foundation Of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Branch
LFP


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Lupus Research Institute Coalition


Contact Information

Contact Number(s)
412.261.5365 - FAX
412.261.5886
800.800.5776 - Toll-free

E-mail(s)
info@lupuspa.org

Web Addresses
www.lupuspa.org

Primary Addresses
Landmarks Building,
100 West Station Square Drive
Suite 1920
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Additional Addresses
Landmarks Building, One Station Square
100 West Station Square Drive
Suite 575

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Service Information

Service Area
Western PA (Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties)

Service Description
Fundraising/Awareness Events

Support groups in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence, and Washington Counties

24-hour phone number - provides resources for specific problems, professional referrals, and individual lay support and counsel

Lending library

General and specific education information

Public education and awareness

Newsletter, "PA Lupus News"

Education seminars

Educational orientation program for recently diagnosed patients

Available Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
$30/individual; $50/family (courtesy memberships available)

Eligibility Requirements
None


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
No


March Of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation


Organizational Information

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Patti Holmes - Executive Director

Contact Person(s)
Patti Holmes, Executive Director

Contact Number(s)
1-800-4BABIES - Toll-Free
412-391-3193 - Pittsburgh Local
412-642-9257 - Fax

E-mail(s)
PA437@marchofdimes.com

Web Addresses
www.marchofdimes.com/pennsylvania

Primary Addresses
650 Smithfield Street
Suite 1180
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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Additional Addresses
650 Smithfield Street
Suite 1180
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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Service Information

Service Area
Western Pennsylvania

Service Description
Free literature on birth defects prevention and specific birth defects

Free film library

Workshops and conferences for general public and professionals

Referrals

Scientific Research

Advocacy services in maternal/child issues

Maternal/child health statistics and local perinatal needs assessment

Prematurity Issues

Available Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
None

Eligibility Requirements
None


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes


Meals on Wheels of Homer City/Center Township



Contact Information

Contact Number(s)
724-463-7676


Service Information

Service Area
Homer City Borough or within a five mile radius of Homer City

Service Description
To provide a hot nutritious meal, five days a week, including holidays, to elderly or shut-in persons who for some reason are unable to cook for themselves

Fees/Cost for Services
$5.00 per day/$25.00 per week; payable on Friday

Eligibility Requirements
Inability to cook, prepare or shop for meals, with no age or income requirements.


Meals On Wheels, Indiana Area



Contact Information

Contact Person(s)
Marty Yachisko, Supervisor

Susan Delaney, President

Contact Number(s)
724.463.7676
724.463.8112 - Emergency/After Hours

Primary Addresses
R. 534 Philadelphia Street
Indiana, PA 15701
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Additional Addresses
R. 534 Philadelphia Street
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana Borough and White Township; 5 mile radius of Homer City

Service Description
To provide a hot nutritious meal, five days a week, including holidays, to elderly or shut-in persons who for some reason are unable to cook for themselves.

Available Hours
8:00 am - 12:30 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
$5.00 / day - $25 per week, payable on Friday

Eligibility Requirements
Inability to cook, prepare or shop for meals, with no age or income requirements.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes


Medi Home Health & Hospice


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Medical Services of America

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Mission Statement The mission of Medical Services of America, Inc. is: " to be the Leader in the evolution of the health care industry; " to Embrace change while sustaining the highest level of care to patients; " to provide Appropriate care and professional support to the community " to be Financially secure; L. E. A. F.

History of Organization
Medical Services of America, Inc., with headquarters in Columbia, South Carolina, began providing home health services in 1973. Since that time, the company has grown into an international corporation with more than 200 offices throughout the East, Midwest, and Southeast as well as in the Philippines. Medical Services of America, Inc., began with a unique concept, "total home health care," and its expansion has been guided with that concept in mind. Every area of service is managed and staffed by qualified professionals, trained and experienced in their respective fields. All offices are company owned, not franchised, to ensure the highest quality of home care services. Today, MSA is a comprehensive home health care provider with services which include medical/surgical/I.V. nursing, pediatric nursing, psychiatric nursing, physical/occupational speech therapy, pharmacy, medical equipment (rental, sales), cardiodiagnostics, rehabilitation, case management and other specialty services.

Accreditations and Licenses
JACHO Accredited


Contact Information

Contact Person(s)
Liza West - Account Executive

Liza H. West - Account Executive

Contact Number(s)
800.560.6334 - Toll Free
724.238.8454

E-mail(s)
lizahwest@hotmail.com

Web Addresses
www.msa-corp.com


Service Information

Service Area
Indiana, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Somerset, Washington, Westmoreland, and Venango Counties

Service Description
Skilled medical/surgical nursing, Psychiatric Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Medical Social Work, Home Health Aides, Respiratory Therapy, Infusion Therapy, Wound care/Wound VAC, Diabetic Management, Palliative Care, and Hospice

Patient and Family Edcuation and Counseling, MedXpress Pharmacy Services, Nutrition Supplements

Available Hours
Patient Referral: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.- Call Central Intake 866-273-6334(MEDI)

Fees/Cost for Services
Insurance Providers: Medicare, Unison Advantage, Gateway Assured, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Keystone Health Plan West, Select Blue, Security Blue, Preferred Blue, Community Blue, United Mine Workers of America, Many commercial insurances and workmen's compensation


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Muscular Dystrophy Association



Contact Information

Contact Person(s)
Lisa Gill - Program Coordinator

Contact Number(s)
800.572.1717 - Toll-free - National Information
724.742.1710

E-mail(s)
cranberry@mdausa.org

Web Addresses
www.mdausa.org

Primary Addresses
5500 Brooktree Rd., Suite #103
Wexford, PA 15090
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Service Information

Service Area
Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Clarion, Clearfield, Indiana, Jefferson, and Lawrence Counties

Service Description
Research allocations

Diagnosis and follow-up care at MDA supported clinics which include: Lee Hospital, Johnstown - Paul R. Hyman, M.D., Director, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh - Henry B. Wessel, M.D., Director, and UPMC Clinic of Pittsburgh - David Lacomis, M.D., Director.

Genetic counseling is provided to families of those who have any of the inherited neuromuscular diseases

Flu Inoculations

When medically prescribed by the local MDA clinic physician, MDA assists with the purchase and reasonable repair of wheelchairs and leg braces

Summer Camp - for young people ages 6-21; Camp Lutherlyn, Butler, PA 16001

Support Groups and Health Care Services - Contact: Jenessa Ressler, Health Care Services Coordinator, Muscular Dystrophy Association, 400 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 524, Pittsburgh, PA, 15325 Phone: 412-823-3094 FAX: 412-823-3206

Information and Referral

Available Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
None

Eligibility Requirements
A written recommendation of a physician in whose judgment a person may have one of the neuromuscular diseases covered by the MDA medical services program.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes


My Best Friend's Closet
Saltsburg United Methodist Church's Clothing Closet


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Saltsburg United Methodist Church


Contact Information

Contact Number(s)
724-639-9454 - Church number

Web Addresses
www.saltsburgumc.org - Church Website

Primary Addresses
813 Salt Street
Saltsburg, PA 15681
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Service Information

Service Area
Saltsburg PA area

Service Description
Free, gently used clothing

Available Hours
9:00 am to 12:00 pm; second Saturday of the month, every other month (2013-Feb, April, June, Aug, Oct, Dec)


My Choice Medical Clinic


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
A non-profit organization, offering compassionate care to anyone facing an unplanned pregnancy or the after-effects of abortion.They are committed to giving accurate information. They want each person to be free to discuss their options and sexual health without feeling judged or coerced.

History of Organization
My Choice has been serving women and men in Armstrong, Butler and Indiana Counties since 1984.

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Traci Fiaretti - Director of Client Services
724-545-2824

Contact Person(s)
Traci Fiaretti - Director of Client Services
724-545-2824

Contact Number(s)
1-877-223-7558

E-mail(s)
help@pregnantnowwhat.com

Web Addresses
www.pregnantnowwhat.com

Primary Addresses
13633 State Route 422, Suite B
Kittanning, PA 16201
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Additional Addresses
1205 Maple Street, Suite A
India, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Armstrong, Butler and Indiana Counties

Service Description
Indiana Clinic: Pregnancy Testing, Options Counseling, Abortion Education, and ultrasounds to determine viable intra-uterine pregnancy; 24 hour toll free helpline. Other services in other counties: medical pregnancy verification, ultrasounds, abortion education, community referrals, prenatal and parenting education, material resources, post-abortion support, sexual health and relationship education, male/fatherhood consultations, 24 hour helpline.


Myasthenia Gravis Association Of Western Pennsylvania
MGA's Treatment and Advocacy Center


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
n/a

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
To address the medical, social and emotional needs of all persons affected by Myasthenia Gravis and to disseminate educational information to patients, their families, the medical community and the general public.

History of Organization
MGA of WPA was founded in 1955, and is one of the oldest and largest organizations in the country serving people with MG.

Affiliations
Allegheny Health Network/Allegheny General Hospital

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation

Funding Sources
donations and grants


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Maree Gallagher - Executive Director
412-566-1545
412-566-1550
mgallagher@mgawpa.org

Contact Person(s)
Maree Gallagher - Executive Director
412-566-1545
412-566-1550
mgallagher@mgawpa.org

Contact Number(s)
412.566.1545

E-mail(s)
mgaoffice@mgawpa.org

Web Addresses
www.mgawpa.org

Primary Addresses
490 East North Avenue
Suite 410
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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Service Information

Service Area
Western Pennsylvania Region (26 counties)and parts of Maryland, Ohio , West Virginia and New York.

Service Description
Social Services program that provides individual, group, and family counseling, patient advocacy information and referral to other sources of help

Education and Outreach service

Regional Treatment Center staffed by physicians, registered nurses and support personnel

MGA provides expert and unmatched diagnosis and treatment, up-to-date information, advocacy and support to people with Myasthenia Gravis, and their families. This includes a weekly treatment clinic, a monthly support group and virtual support on facebook.

Available Hours
8am to 4pm/ Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
Fees for medical services, insurance accepted. All other services FREE of charge.

Eligibility Requirements
Diagnosis of myasthenia gravis, or family member or significant other of a person with myasthenia gravis; physician or self referral.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call 412-566-1545


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Fully Accessible

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


National Kidney Foundation Serving the Alleghenies
NKF or NKFALL


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
National Kidney Foundation, Inc.

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The National Kidney Foundation, Inc., a major voluntary health organization, seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation. The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is the leading organization in the United States dedicated to the AWARENESS, PREVENTION and TREATMENT of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of people at risk. NKF develops and implements a full range of educational resources for health care professionals, patients, and the general public, including individuals at risk for kidney disease. We also provide valuable ongoing services to patients, transplant recipients, living donors and donor families.

History of Organization
The NKF Serving the Alleghenies was founded in 1978 by a group of concerned people who wanted to increase awareness of kidney and urinary tract diseases and work toward finding a cure. Today, we are a division of the National Kidney Foundation. We are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of patients and their families, business leaders, community activists, physicians, nurses, and others who are committed to working towards our common mission, which is to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation. The territory of the NKF Serving the Alleghenies includes 33 counties in western Pennsylvania from Erie to the southern state line and east to DuBois. We also serve 47 counties West Virginia. Over 100 dialysis clinics and nearly 6,000 patients depend on us each year for information, services, and support. Additionally, the NKF Serving the Alleghenies is a leader in educating individuals about kidney disease through health fairs, professional education, school programs, and special events. All programs and services offered by the NKF Serving the Alleghenies are made possible through the generous support of individuals, companies, and foundations who are interested in & Taking Kidney and Urinary Diseases From Treatment to Cure!


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Erin Tuladzieck - Executive Director
800-261-4115
412-261-4115
412-261-1405
erin.tuladzieck@kidney.org

Contact Person(s)
Cherie Peters - Program Manager
800-261-4115
412-261-4115
412-261-1405
cherie.peters@kidney.org

Contact Number(s)
412.261.1405 - FAX
800.261.4115 - Toll-free
412.261.4115

E-mail(s)
cherie.peters@kidney.org
erin.tuladzieck@kidney.org- Executive Director

Web Addresses
www.kidneyall.org

Primary Addresses
2403 Sidney Street
Suite 230
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
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Service Information

Service Area
Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia

Service Description
KEEP Healthy - Do you need a kidney health check? Come to the National Kidney Foundation's new KEEP Healthy program and find out. One in three Americans is at risk for developing kidney disease. KEEP Healthy will help you learn if you're the one. KEEP Healthy is the National Kidney Foundation's community-based initiative to educate about the kidneys, risk factors for kidney disease, and steps to take to keep kidneys healthy and reduce risk. The KEEP Healthy check-up includes a risk survey, blood pressure and BMI measurements, free educational materials, and the opportunity to speak with a health care professional.

Your Kidneys & You - The National Kidney Foundation's Your Kidneys & You program was developed to raise awareness among the general public and individuals at risk for kidney disease by educating them about kidneys, risk factors for kidney disease, and what can be done to protect kidneys.

Professional Education - NKF's Continuing Medical Education Program aims to provide all members of the kidney health care community with current, state-of-the-art scientific information on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease in order to improve the care of individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD). NKF offers the following professional learning opportunities that you can recommend to your local clinicians in multiple disciplines/specialties. All of NKF's professional education opportunities are created by NKF's Kidney Learning Solutions (KLS)®, which is dedicated to creating accurate, unbiased, and scientifically sound educational tools related to kidney disease, its risk factors, complications, comorbidities, treatment and therapies.

NKF Cares - NKF's patient hotline offers support for people affected by kidney disease, organ donation or transplantation. It's dedicated to patients, family members, and caregivers who are able to speak with a trained professional ready to answer questions and address concerns. The toll-free phone number is 1-855-NKF-Cares (653-2273).

PEERS Lending Support - PEERS is a national, telephone-based peer support program from the National Kidney Foundation that connects people who want support with someone who has been there before. This program is designed to help people adjust to living with chronic kidney disease, kidney failure, or a kidney transplant. The toll-free phone number is 1-855-NKF-PEER (653-7337).

Transportation - Pennsylvania residents who meet eligibility requirements are reimbursed for a portion of the transportation costs associated with traveling to and from dialysis treatment at a clinic three times a week. This program is run in collaboration with, and within the guidelines of, the Pennsylvania State Renal Disease Program.

Available Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Answering machine on 24 hours

Fees/Cost for Services
None

Eligibility Requirements
Social worker or physician referral for special programs: Medical Alert Jewelry and Transportation Assistance.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes


National Multiple Sclerosis Society


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Our Mission is to help a person affected by MS so they can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restorewhat has been lost and end MS forever.


Contact Information

Contact Person(s)
Sharon O'Keiff -Fusco-Duncansville Office - Branch Manager

Contact Number(s)
800.344.4867 - Toll-free - National Hotline
814.696.1017-Duncansville Office
814.696.1069-Duncansville Office FAX;

E-mail(s)
sharon.okeiff@pax.nmss.org

Web Addresses
www.nmss.org

Primary Addresses
503 3rd Avenue
Duncansville, PA 16635
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Additional Addresses
P.O. Box 1229
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Primarily Indiana County

Service Description
Sponsor aquatic program

Provide information and referral

Sponsor self-help groups

Provide durable medical equipment assistance

Provide educational literature/seminars

Fees/Cost for Services
None

Eligibility Requirements
Registration with National Multiple Sclerosis Society.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


New Beginnings Drop in Center


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Goodwill Industries of the Conemaugh Valley, Inc

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
To provide a recovery oriented, consumer run environment where people with mental illness have the opportunity for community integration, socialization, peer support, empowerment and self-advocacy. New Beginnings will achieve this goal by providing structured, consumer chosen activities, groups and projects identified by the membership that will assist them in their recovery journey.

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Kendra Cruz - Program Supervisor

Contact Person(s)
Kendra Cruz - Program Supervisor

Contact Number(s)
724-465-6510

E-mail(s)
kcruz@goodwilljohnstown.org- Program Supervisor

Primary Addresses
638 Old Route 119 N
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County

Service Description
New Beginnings provides a recovery oriented, consumer run environment where people with mental illness have the opportunity for community integration, socialization, peer support, empowerment and self-advocacy. New Beginnings will achieve this goal by providing structured, consumer chosen activities, groups and projects identified by the membership that will assist them in their recovery journey.

Available Hours
Monday,Wednesday,Friday 10:30 am to 4:00 pm; Tuesday, Thursday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Fees/Cost for Services
none

Eligibility Requirements
People must be 18 yrs of age or older, reside in Indiana County and is a self-identified person who utilizes Mental Health and/or Substanse abuse services.

Required Documentation
none

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Just "drop in"


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes


New Choices Career Development Center
NCCD


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Lenape Tech

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
To empower individuals in transition to participate fully in planning and achieving their career, educational, and personal goals. This program provides an environment that preserves dignity, respects diversity, and supports personal choice.

Affiliations
We are affiliated with Lenape through the Adult Education Program.

Funding Sources
We are funded through the PA Department of Labor and Industry.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Lisa Brochetti - Adult Education Coordinator
724-763-5915
724-763-3037
broclis@lenape.k12.pa.us

Contact Person(s)
Lisa Brochetti - Adult Education Coordinator
724-763-5915
724-763-3037
broclis@lenape.k12.pa.us

Contact Number(s)
724-763-5915 - Phone Number
724-763-3037 - Fax number

E-mail(s)
broclis@lenape.k12.pa.us- Adult Education Coordinator

Web Addresses
www.lenapetech.net

Primary Addresses
New Choices Career Development Services
c/o Lenape Tech
2215 Chaplin Avenue
Ford City, PA 16226
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Service Information

Service Area
Armstrong, Butler and Indiana Counties

Service Description
New Choices: Vocational Guidance Workshops offered in a five-week series to assist in the transition from home to work. The series emphasizes personal and peer counseling, career assessment, career exploration, job search and survival skills, personal development, financial management, stress management, time management, communication skills, and community awareness. We also offer a minimum of 16 hours of basic computer training.

Personal interviews to assess needs and determine an individual plan of action

All clients will be eligible for: Individual vocational counseling, Linkages with educational/vocational/technical institutions in the area, Tuition or financial aid for short term educational/vocational/technical programs, Referrals to community based agencies, Follow-up services - resume revisions, additional cover letters, interview preparation, and mini-workshops of special interest.

Available Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm / 3 days per week (days vary) Voice mail available

Fees/Cost for Services
None, free to those eligible by definition

Eligibility Requirements
Single parents (male and female with custody of children)/displaced homemakers (widowed, separated, divorced, those in threat of divorce, unemployed or underemployed, and those with a disability, unemployed or underemployed spouse), who need assistance to enter the competitive labor market are all eligible. Single pregnant women, nineteen and over, and out-of-school single teen parents are also eligible. Those seeking non-traditional careers or wishing to change careers.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Log onto the website or call the office


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
We are Handicap Accessible.

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


New Horizons Foundation, Inc. And Retreat Center


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
New Horizons Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization which was founded in 1989 as a private operating foundation. Our principal functional purpose is operating and maintaining a 60-acre retreat center with meeting, lodging and camping facilities for the use of charitable non-profit groups.

History of Organization
Since 1993, New Horizons Retreat Center has been operating as an extension of area churches, as well as providing a retreat facility for non-profit groups including human service agencies. Our board members consist of Christian husband and wife couples from the community.

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Rick and Amy Lewis - Managers/Directors
724-254-1522
lewisnhf@verizon.net

Contact Person(s)
Rick or Amy Lewis - Manager/Director
724-254-1522
lewisnhf@verizon.net

Contact Number(s)
724.254.1522

E-mail(s)
lewisnhf@verizon.net- new email address

Web Addresses
www.newhorizonsretreatcenter.org

Primary Addresses
145 New Horizons Drive
Clymer, PA 15728-7928
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County and its surroundings

Service Description
Retreat Center with meeting, lodging and camping facilities. Main Hall has 160-seat dining room, fully equipped kitchen, chapel/meeting room, stone fireplace, bunkrooms and showers, outdoor fire-ring. Heated cabins sleep 15 each in bunks with bathhouse nearby. Other camping options include full hookup RV Sites, tenting sites. Overnight (max. 100) and Day (max. 160) usages available January through November.

Picnic Pavilion with seating for 80, water, electric, restrooms, paddle-boats, fishing, volleyball, ball field, horseshoes, campfire site, playground and nature trails. Rents separately, or together with retreat center.

Fees/Cost for Services
Nominal rates determined by number of participants, facility usage and group resources

Eligibility Requirements
Specifically for programs of non-profit, charitable organizations and church groups.

Required Documentation
Authorization from sponsoring organization; certificate of liability insurance

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Please look at our calendar of available dates on our website. We can be reached by phone or email.


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


New Story ( previously Milestones Community Healthcare, Inc.)


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Salisbury Behavioral Health

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
New Story helps children and their families write new stories of hope and success in response to serious and complex challenges.

History of Organization
Founder and owner Paul Volosov, Ph.D. founded the parent company in 1978. The organization has grown to a multi-service health care services organization for children and adults throughout Pennsylvania and in Ohio. New Story Schools and Services has 13 schools and numerous clinical programs.

Accreditations and Licenses
Pennsylvania Licensed Private School

Legal Structure
For-profit entity

Funding Sources
School services are provided through referrals and funding from home school districts who place high need students in our educational environment. Clinical services are funded through managed care agencies


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Tracy Hockenberry, MA, NCC, BCBA, LPC - Operations Director
(724) 463-5390 ext. 228
thockenberry@salisburymgt.com

Susan Griffith, M.Ed - Regional Education Director
724 463-5390 x233
724 463-5393
sgriffith@newstory.com

Dana M. Monroe, D.Ed, NCC, LPC - CEO, New Story
724 463-5390 x222
724 463-5393
dmonroe@salisburymgt.com

Contact Person(s)
Laura Vossen-Weyant - Office Manager
724 463-5390 x223
724 463-5393
lvossen@newstory.com

Contact Number(s)
FAX 724-463-5393 - Administration FAX
724.463.5390 - Voice/TDD; Administrative Office
Susan Griffith - Regional Education Director

E-mail(s)
lvossen@newstory.com- Office Manager
sgriffith@newstory.com- Regional Education Director

Web Addresses
www.newstory.com
www.newstory.com

Primary Addresses
9 N.7th St.
2nd Floor, Suite 202
Indiana, PA 15701
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Additional Addresses
334 Philadelphia Street
Indiana, P 15701
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460 Jeffers Street
DuBois, PA 15801
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715 Bilberry Road
Monroeville, PA 15146
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana, Armstrong, Westmoreland, Clearfield, Jefferson, Clarion, Elk/Cameron, Allegheny

Service Description
Intense Short Term Therapy and Counseling

Short Term Interventions - to increase quality of life, and goal focused for symptom reduction. Interventions are provided to children in their homes, day care centers, schools, and other child centered environments.

New Story School - Private licensed school for children with special needs. New Story specializes with educational instruction for both children with an autism spectrum disorder and children with social and emotional needs who have a behavioral diagnosis. New Story school works with children ages 5-21 and offers Applied Behavioral Analysis Services (ABA), individual, group, and career counseling, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy as needed based on IEP goals/recommendations.

Family Bases services working with children and families providing structural family based therapy utilizing a team approach with 1 Master's level and 1 Bachelor's level clinician.

Available Hours
8:00 am to 4:30 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
Placement of students in schools must be made through a referral from the home school district. Clinical services are coordinated through managed care agencies.

Eligibility Requirements
Children and youth from ages 5 to 21 years of age

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Contact us at 724 463-5390


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes

Languages Spoken or Available
English

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


NHS Human Services - Pittsburgh Region


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
NHS Human Services

Legal Structure
Unknown


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Heather Hulings-Shirley

Lori Grimes-Harvey - County Director

Contact Person(s)
Heather Hulings-Shirley

Contact Number(s)
724-349-1682 - Fax
724-349-2451 - Phone- for IDD In-Home Waivers, Family Living, and other Indiana/Armstrong IDD Services
724-600-0120 - Phone- For Therapeutic Foster Care/Foster Care Plus
724-600-0659 - Fax-For Therapeutic Foster Care/Foster Care Plus

E-mail(s)
contact@nhsonline.org
hhulingsshirley@nhsonline.org

Web Addresses
www.nhsonline.org/

Primary Addresses
705 Gompers Ave.
Suite 207
Indiana, PA 15701
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Additional Addresses
531 South Main Street
Greensburg, PA 15601
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Service Information

Service Area
Armstrong, Fayette, Green, Indiana, Washington, Westmoreland Counties

Service Description
Permanency Services through the Statewide Adoption Network (SWAN)

Foster Care Plus

Family Living for clients with MR.

Therapeutic Family Care (foster care)

Therapeutic Programming for children with a diagnosis of Autism and other Developmental Disabilities

Available Hours
Voice mail and emergency number available 24 hours. Intake: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm / Monday through Friday and by appointment. Program: Determined by individual needs of the client and family. Administration: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
Medical Assistance, Value Behavioral Health, private insurance or private pay

Eligibility Requirements
Vary depending on services requested.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
OVR


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
MISSION: To assist Pennsylvanians with disabilities to secure and maintain employment and independence. OVR provides services to eligible individuals with disabilities, both directly and through a network of approved vendors. Services are provided on an individualized basis.


Contact Information

Contact Person(s)
Tammy Burke - District Administrator
814-255-6771
814-255-1185
taburke@pa,gov

Web Addresses
www.dli.state.pa.us - PA Department of Labor & Industry

Primary Addresses
727 Goucher Street
Section 10
Johnstown, PA 15905
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana, Cambria, Somerset, and Westmoreland Counties

Service Description
OVR provides individualized vocational rehabilitation services to help eligible persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain, or maintain employment. OVR services include: Diagnostic, Vocational Evaluation, Counseling & Guidance, Training, Physical Restoration, Assistive Technology, Vocational Rehabilitation, Support Services, etc.

Available Hours
8:00 am - 4:30 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
Except for SSI recipients/SSDI beneficiaries who are receiving benefits based on their own disabilities, a Financial Needs Test is applied in all cases in which the provision of cost services is being considered.

Eligibility Requirements
In order for an individual to receive services from our agency, eligibility must first be established. The following factors are considered in determining eligibility: individual has a disability that results in a substantial impediment to employment, individual can benefit in terms of an employment outcome from services provided, and individual needs vocational rehabilitation services to obtain/maintain employment.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


PA CareerLink, Indiana County



Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Kevin Lazor - Site Administrator

Contact Number(s)
724-471-7233
724-471-7220
724-471-7221 - TTY

E-mail(s)
klazor@pa.gov

Web Addresses
www.jobgateway.pa.gov

Primary Addresses
300 Indian Springs Road
Indiana, PA 15701
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Additional Addresses

Click here for a Map of this Location.


Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County, PA

Service Description
The PA CareerLink is a One-Stop center providing an array of career and workforce development services to employers and jobseekers by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. The PA CareerLink site for Indiana County is located at 300 Indian Springs Road, Indiana. It is operated as a joint venture by the PA Bureau of Workforce Development Partnership, Indiana County Career T.R.A.C.K., and the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation under the auspices of the Tri-County Workforce Investment Board. PA CareerLink services are available on the internet at www.pacareerlink.state.pa.us. Our Mission To provide jobseekers in Indiana County with access to the workforce development system tailored to local market needs and the support of economic development. Our Vision Is that the local area will be a destination of choice for jobseekers, where existing and new businesses thrive and offer a quality of life to our workforce. Our Goal Is to integrate the Commonwealth Workforce Development System with local employers to provide and enhance the level of available services. Services are universally accessible to all jobseekers.  Talk to an expert personally at our professionally-staffed center  Computerized job listings  Career Resource Center providing information to help you make decisions about career choices, education, and training  Information and referrals to other services in our community  Free workshops  On-site recruitments and interview opportunities  Resume and cover letter assistance  Labor market information  Information on unemployment compensation  Veteran services  Youth services  On-the-Job Training  Online self-assessments  Job Fairs  Adult education  GED  Employment training Remove

Available Hours
M,T,TH,F 8:30AM to 4:00 PM; W 8:30AM to 2:30PM

Fees/Cost for Services
No fees or additional costs.

Eligibility Requirements
Based on individual service provider

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call or Stop in PA CAREERLINK INDIANA COUNTY 300 Indian Springs Road Indiana, PA 15701 Phone: 724-471-7220 Toll Free: 1-888-573-5733 Fax: 724-471-7225 TTY: 724-471-7221


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes

Languages Spoken or Available
Avialable with 72 hour Notice

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
No


PA Careerlink®, Indiana County : Tri County Workforce Investment Board, Inc., Welfare Initiative Program
WIP



Contact Information

Contact Person(s)
Nellie Lewandowski - Case Manager

Contact Number(s)
724.471.7220 - Career Link Site
888.573-5733- Toll Free Career Link Site; 800-742-0679- Assistance Office Satellite Office
724.471.7250 - FAX

Web Addresses
www.pacareerlink.state.pa.us

Primary Addresses
300 Indian Springs Road
Indiana, PA 15701
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Additional Addresses
300 Indian Springs Road
Indiana, PA 15701
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Indiana County Assistance Office
2750 West Pike
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana, Armstrong, and Butler Counties.

Service Description
The Welfare Initiative Programs (WIP) are designed to provide intensive case management and job placement services utilizing the combined resources of Tri-County Workforce Investment Board (WIB), the County Assistance Office, and Career Link of Indiana County. The goal of the WIP is to break the cycle of dependency on the welfare system and train, educate, and place clients into unsubsidized gainful employment.

Available Hours
8:30 am - 4:30 pm / Mon., Tues., Thus., Fri; 8:30 am - 2:30 pm / Wednesday

Fees/Cost for Services
None

Eligibility Requirements
TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) referral required from the County Assistance Office.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


PA Careerlink®, Indiana County: Bureau Of Workforce Development Partnership
BWDP



Contact Information

Contact Number(s)
724.471.7220
888.573.5733 - Toll-free
724.471.7225 - FAX
724-471-7221 - TTY

Web Addresses
www.jobgateway.state.pa.us

Primary Addresses
300 Indian Springs Road
Indiana, PA 15701
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Additional Addresses
300 Indian Springs Road
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County, Pennsylvania

Service Description
BWDP - helps people find jobs, referrals to employers

CareerLink of Indiana County which has been established to provide one-stop access to array of employment, training, rehabilitation, and other support services as listed: Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training (BAT), Job Corps, Workforce Investment Act, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR), Tri-County Workforce Investment Board, Inc, (WIC), Aging Services, Inc., and Indiana County Workshop.

Internet Connection - improve BWDP's ability to serve customers-employers and applicants. Pennsylvania has a home page for job orders on the internet. The PA CareerLink® home page site, developed in cooperation with America's Job Bank (AJB) System, will enable all PA job orders to be accessible on the Internet. The CareerLink of Indiana County also links to other state employment service sites and America's Job Bank to enable users to locate jobs in other states and nationwide.

America's Job Bank: www.ajb.org/pa - The main job search features are: Menu Search - self-directed, but provides categories of occupations for the user to select, Keyword Search - free form feature provides users the choice to find job titles by matching word phrases against databases

Available Hours
8:00 am - 4:30 pm / Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00 am - 2:30 pm / Wednesday

Fees/Cost for Services
none

Eligibility Requirements
For Job Service - legally able to work in the United States.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


PathStone
SCSEP/Senior Community Service Employment Prog.


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
PathStone, Rochester, N.Y.

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
PathStone serves persons who are low income and age 55 or older by placing them in part-time community service positions where they can gain skills and work experience to transition to employment. The program has 3 main goals: 1. upgrade job skills to help obtain job placement; 2. get involved in the community; and 3. added income.

History of Organization
Formerly known as ROI (Rural Outreach, Inc.), the progam began in 1969. PathStone is a private nonprofit community development and human services organization providing services throughout New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, Indiana, Vermont, Virginia, and Puerto Rico. It has successfully operated a wide array of programs funded by federal, state, local faith-based and private services.

Legal Structure
Federal Government

Funding Sources
Dept. of Labor National Council on Aging


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Susan Heberer - Participant Assistant Trainee
724-465-4171
sheberer@pathstone.org

Contact Person(s)
Susan Heberer - Participant Assistant Trainee
724-465-4171
sheberer@pathstone.org

Contact Number(s)
724-465-4171

E-mail(s)
sheberer@Pathstone.org

Primary Addresses
827 Water Street
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana, Jefferson, Clarion

Service Description
Serves persons who are low income and age 55 or older by placing them in part-time community service positions where they can gain skills and work experience to transition to employment.

Available Hours
9 AM to 2 PM Monday thru Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
FREE

Eligibility Requirements
Income Guidelines apply. Please contact office for further information.

Required Documentation
Income Verification required. Contact office for further information.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call to speak with Participant Assistant Trainee


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes


Peerstar, LLC
Peerstar


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The largest provider by geographic area of certified peer support services in Pennsylvania, offering guidance, support and hope to individuals recovering from mental illnesses and/or co-occurring substance abuse disorders. They provide specialized forensic peer support services in prisons and communities to individuals involved with the criminal justice system who suffer from mental illnesses and/or substance abuse disorders, working closely with law enforcement, corrections, probation and parole and the judiciary.

History of Organization
Peerstar began in 2009 as a free-standing Peer Support Program. Peerstar was also one of the first programs in PA to start a Forensic Peer Support Program with Yale University and a fully-implemented program in Delaware County. Peerstar also operates Forensic Programming in six county jails and in the community within 23 counties.

Accreditations and Licenses
Licensed as a Free-Standing Peer Support Program in Pennsylvania.

Legal Structure
For-profit entity

Funding Sources
Medicaid VA Self-Pay Behavioral Health MCOs Other


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Larry J. Nulton, Ph.D. - CEO/President
888-733-7781
814-262-0025
814-266-6166
ljnphd@peerstarllc.com

Contact Person(s)
Elissa Gies - VP of Operations
888-733-7781
814-201-2322
egies@peerstarllc.com

Contact Number(s)
814-515-2699 - Altoona Office
814-201-2322 - FAX: Altoona Office
814-262-0025 - Johnstown Office
814-262-6166 - FAX: Johnstown Office
724-471-2581 - Indiana Office
888-733-7781 - Toll Free

E-mail(s)
egies@pperstarllc.com- Elisa Gies, BA, Vice President of Operations and Forensic Programs
ljnphd@peerstarllc.com- Larry J. Nulton, Ph.D., President
Info@peerstarllc.com- Intake

Web Addresses
www.peerstarllc.com

Primary Addresses
2900 Old Route 220 North
Altoona, PA 16601
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Additional Addresses
214 College Park Plaza
Johnstown, PA 15904
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300 Indian Springs Road
Suite 122
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Statewide

Service Description
Peerstar provides certified peer support services and forensic peer support services to individuals in PA. Peerstar partners with other peer support providers in PA and nationwide, providing complete management solutions and expertise to help them increase their clinical/regulatory integrity, efficiency and revenue while decreasing administrative burdens.

Mental Health Peer Support Services: provides recovery-based certified peer support services to individuals recovering from mental illnesses and/or substance abuse disorders who are eligible to receive Medical Assistance (Medicaid) from the PA Department of Public Welfare

Forensic Peer Support Services: provides specialized forensic peer support services in prisons and in the community to individuals involved with the criminal justice system who are suffering from mental illnesses and/or substance abuse disorders. Their in-jail program includes re-entry planning and evidence-based Citizenship Group classes to assist individuals in returning to the community and breaking the cycle of re-incarceration. They work closely with law enforcement, corrections, probation and parole and the judiciary.

Management/Partnership Solutions for Peer Support Providers: Peerstar successfully operates, manages, and grows peer support programs. They offer peer-professional partnership model and forensic peer support program to other peer support providers in PA and nationwide. They partner with peer support providers both small and large to increase the clinical integrity and recovery outcomes, revenue, operational efficiency and regulatory compliance while decreasing administrative overhead and burdens. For more info contact Larry J. Nulton, Ph.D., President (ljnphd@peerstarllc.com or 814-262-0025)

Available Hours
24/7

Fees/Cost for Services
Medicaid, Contract, VA Vendor, Managed Care Organizations

Eligibility Requirements
Adult Priority Group or by contract

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call 888-733-7781


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes


PENN HIGHLANDS DUBOIS HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
PENN HIGHLANDS DUBOIS

History of Organization
Home Health since 1986 Hospice since 1990

Accreditations and Licenses
Medicare Certified and Medicaid Certified for Home Health and Hospice PA State License and Joint Commission accreditation

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation

Funding Sources
Medicare, Medicaid and most insurnaces


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Kristen Genevro - Home Health and Hospice Director
814-375-3300
814-375-3396
kmgenevro@drmc.org

Contact Person(s)
Chris Truitt - Intake Coordinator
814-375-3300
814-375-3396
cytruitt@drmc.org

Kristi Fait - Home Health and Hospice Director/Brookville
814-375-3300
814-375-3396
kdfait@drmc.org

ROSE PETRILLO - CLINICAL SUPERVISOR
814 375 3300

Contact Number(s)
814.375.3396 - FAX
814.375.3300

E-mail(s)
kmgenevro@drmc.org- manager's e-mail address
kdfait@drmc.org

Web Addresses
www.phhealthcare.org

Primary Addresses
100 Hospital Avenue
P.O. Box447
DuBois, PA 15801
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Service Information

Service Area
Clearfield, Jefferson and parts of Elk and Indiana Counties

Service Description
Skilled nursing, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, medical social services, and home health aides.

DRMC Home Health and DRMC Hospice are licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and accredited by the Joint Commission.

The hospice program also includes pastoral care and volunteers. Specialty services include psychiatric nursing, nutritional counseling,pediatric and maternal/child care.

Available Hours
Office/Administration: 7:30 AM TO 6:00 PM/Intake/Services: 7 days a week, 24 hours a day

Fees/Cost for Services
Medicare, Medicaid, Highmark, Geisinger, UPMC and other commercial insurances are accepted.

Eligibility Requirements
Must be under care of a physician; can be referred by family, friend, physician or facility.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Anyone may call to schedule an evaluation visit.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
Hospice volunteers needed for patient care, office help and fund raising activities


Penn State Cooperative Extension in Indiana County


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
The Pennsylvania State University and USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
to extend nonformal outreach educational opportunities to individuals, families, businesses, and communities throughout Pennsylvania. To enable the Commonwealth to maintain a competitive and environmentally sound food and fiber system and prepare youth, adults and families to enhance the quality of their lives and participate more fully in community decisions.

History of Organization
Cooperative Extension is a key component of the largest educational delivery system in the world, the Land Grant University system. The Cooperative Extension Service system was created by the U.S. Congress because of concern for the education of the average citizen. In 1862 Congress passed the Morrill Act, which provided for a university in each state to provide education to citizens in agricultural and mechanical fields. These colleges are known today as "Land-Grant Universities." Congress soon realized that to be effective, the educational function of land-grant universities needed to be supplemented with research capabilities. The Hatch Act was passed in 1887 to provide for the establishment of research farms where universities could conduct research into agricultural, mechanical, and related problems faced by rural citizens. Congress passed the Smith Lever Act in 1914. This act provided for the establishment of the Cooperative Extension Service. As a result of the Smith Lever Act, there are now Extension offices in every county in Pennsylvania which serve to "extend" information which has been developed on campus and research stations across the state. Over the last century, extension has adapted to changing times and landscapes, and it continues to address a wide range of human, plant, and animal needs in both urban and rural areas. Regardless of the program, extension expertise meets public needs at the local level. Although the number of local extension offices has declined over the years, and some county offices have consolidated into regional extension centers, there remain approximately 2,900 extension offices nationwide. Increasingly, extension serves a growing, increasingly diverse constituency with fewer and fewer resources.

Funding Sources
Federal, State, County government; grants, donations, gifts, endowment, fund raising.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Gary Sheppard - District Director
724-465-3880
724-465-3888
gls4@psu.edu

Contact Person(s)
Robert Pollock - Extension Educator-Horticulture
724-465-3880
724-465-3888
rcp3@psu.edu

Dori Campbell - Educator-Health, Food Safety, Nutrition
724-837-1402
724-837-7613
dld156@psu.edu

Dustin Heeter - Educator-Livestock
724-837-1402
724-837-7613
ddh7@psu.edu

Edward Johnstonbaugh - Educator-Energy Savings and Renewables
724-837-1402
724-837-7613
exj11@psu.edu

Dana Rizzo - Educator-Water Quality and Resources
724-837-1402
724-837-7613
def18@psu.edu

Alicia Spangler - Educator-Field Crops
724-548-3447
724-545-3602
ajs5201@psu.edu

Carol Schurman as of July 3, 2017 contact will be Stacie Domer Hritz - Extension Educator-Youth/4-H
724-465-3880
724-465-3888
cjs4@psu.edu

Contact Number(s)
724.465.3880 - Telephone
724.465.3888 - FAX

E-mail(s)
indianaext@psu.edu

Web Addresses
http://extension.psu.edu/indiana

Primary Addresses
827 Water Street
2nd Floor
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County

Service Description
We provide research based knowledge to all Indiana County citizens on important current and emerging issues pertaining to agricultural, food and fiber system; natural resources and the environment; children, youth, and families; and economic and community development. As part of The Pennsylvania State University College of Agricultural Sciences, our goals are to: " empower the agricultural system with knowledge that will improve competitiveness in domestic production, processing, and marketing; " ensure an adequate food and fiber supply and food safety through improved science based detection, surveillance, prevention, and education; " enable people to make health-promoting choices through research and education on nutrition and development of more nutritious foods; " enhance the quality of the environment through better understanding of and building on agriculture's and forestry's complex links with soil, water, air, and biotic resources; " empower people and communities to address the economic and social challenges facing our youth, families and communities.

Service Description List Educational methods used include personal consultations, meetings, demonstrations, tours, publications, media and webinars to deliver educational programs on such topics as: 4-H and other Youth programs, Agriculture Production / Marketing, Food Safety, Gardening, Master Gardener Program, Water Quality, Integrated pest management(IPM).

Available Hours
8:30 am - 4:00 pm / Monday through Friday; Answering machine 24 hours

Fees/Cost for Services
None, except for some publications, meetings, $15/4-H member educational materials fee

Eligibility Requirements
Age requirements to be a 4-H member


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes

Languages Spoken or Available
English

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes


Pennsylvania Association for the Blind, Indiana County Office



Contact Information

Contact Person(s)
Mariann McGee - Caseworker

Contact Number(s)
724-397-4054 - Phone Number

E-mail(s)
mmcgee@wcbainpa.org

Primary Addresses
P.O. Box 209
Home, PA 15747
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Additional Addresses
555 Gettysburg Pike
Suite A300
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County

Service Description
Prevention Education - to aid in the preservation and improvement of sight by instilling a commitment to eye safety. Also, by emphasizing the importance of periodic eye care in the early detection of specific, undiagnosed problems which could result in unnecessary visual impairment.

Consultation and Education - to disperse information through speaking engagements, inservice training and multi-media educational alerts.

Employment Guidance - to assist eligible visually impaired individuals with finding resources.

Casework (Case Management/Service Planning) - to ensure the provision of service selected by the client on a comprehensive and coordinated basis.

Vision Screenings

Fees/Cost for Services
None

Eligibility Requirements
Casework services: Must meet guidelines for legal blindness. Financial assistance: For eye exams and/or eyeglasses only. Must need glasses for activities of daily living, no insurance for vision care and low income. Vision Screening and educational programs: Available to general public. guidelines.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Please call 724-397-4054to arrange an appointment or email us at: mmcgeeindiana@pablind.org


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
Volunteers are always needed to assist with vision screening and fundraising activities.


Pennsylvania Department Of Health/Indiana County State Health Center
Department of Health



Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Maureen N. Barron, RN, MSN - Department of Health Supervisor
mbarron@state.pa.us

Contact Person(s)
Joan Reidel

Contact Number(s)
412.565.5101 - Emergency/After Hours
724.357.1949 - FAX
724.357.2995

Web Addresses
www.health.state.pa.us

Primary Addresses
75 North 2nd Street
Indiana, PA 15701
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Additional Addresses
75 North 2nd Street
Indiana`, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County

Service Description
Health Education

Community health nursing services in the area of communicable diseases, maternal and child health services, and chronic disease control.

Clinics are held for the following service areas: Children's Immunizations; Limited Adult Immunizations; Select patient tuberculosis clinic; Linkage Services: services for children with disabilities; HIV for adolescents/adults; animal bite investigation, Lead Poisoning follow-up; and metabolic disorders

Available Hours
8:00 am - 4:30 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
None except for immunizations ($0 or $5 per visit) Linkage billing by Children's Hospital

Eligibility Requirements
Must be a Pennsylvania resident.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Telephone call or walk-in


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes

Languages Spoken or Available
Telephone language line available

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Pennsylvania Elks Major Projects
PA Elks Home Service Program


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
To support and promote the independence of individuals with developmental disabilities, by providing advocacy services in their home environment.

History of Organization
Since 1963, the PA Elks Home Service Program has been helping to improve the quality of life for thousands of children and adults throughout Pennsylvania.

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Patricia O'Connor, RN - Program Director
814-781-7860

Ricki Hood, RN - Special Projects Director
814-475-2554
rhood@paelkshomeservice.org

Contact Person(s)
Becky Williams, RN - Elks Home Service Nurse
724-868-4021
bwilliams@paelkshomeservice.org

Contact Number(s)
724-868-4021 - Telephone
1-800-986-4550 - Toll free

E-mail(s)
rhood@paelkshomeservice.org- Director

Web Addresses
www.paelkshomeservice.org

Primary Addresses
P.O. Box 1255
Somerset, PA 15501
Click here for a Map of this Location.


Service Information

Service Area
Statewide

Service Description
Provides in-home medical care coordination services. Advocate for individual's legal and human rights. Provide information regarding resources and services available. Assess needs and help to access equipment. Advocate for appropriate educational services. Assist with finding activities within the community. Offer instruction regarding home care. Provide emotional support. Help with vocational goals. Assist with residential options. Provide referrals to appropriate agencies in the community. Interpret clinical findings and act as a liaison between health care providers.

Fees/Cost for Services
No charge

Eligibility Requirements
An individual of any age who has a developmental disability. This is a disability that is manifested before a person reaches 22 years of age. It may result in physical or intellectual delays or in a combination of both. Services can continue throughout a person's lifetime, if needed.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Referrals are made through Health Care Professionals, School Personnel, Community Agencies, Family Members, Friends or concerned Elks. *** Permission must first be obtained from the individual or family. For cildren under 21 call 1-800-986-4550. For adults call the Nurse for that area.


Pennsylvania Farmworker Project
PFP


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Philadelphia Legal Assistance

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The Pennsylvania Farmworker Project (PFP) is a legal services program that provides legal assistance to low-income migrant and seasonal farmworkers throughout the state of Pennsylvania.

History of Organization
PFP is a legal services program founded by Philadelphia Legal Assistance in 1996 and funded by the Legal Services Corporation (LSC).

Affiliations
Philadelphia Legal Assistance

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation

Funding Sources
Legal Services Corporation


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Iris Coloma-Gaines - Supervising Attorney
888-541-1544
215-981-3850

Contact Person(s)
Sarah Bechdel - Paralegal
888-541-1544
215-981-3850

Contact Number(s)
888-541-1544 - Toll free

Web Addresses
www.philalegal.org/pfp - Pennsylvania Farmworker Project

Primary Addresses
Philadelphia Legal Assistance
718 Arch Street
Suite 300N
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Service Information

Service Area
Statewide

Service Description
Legal services for farmworkers

Minimum wage and/or wage payment violations against farmworkers

Government benefits for farmworkers

H-2A employment issues

Employment discrimination

Unsafe working conditions

Available Hours
9 AM - 5 PM Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
N/A

Eligibility Requirements
125% of federal poverty guidelines. Contact us for more information.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call 1-888-541-1544


Miscellaneous Information

Languages Spoken or Available
Spanish, others available upon request

Speaker Available
Yes


Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
PHFA


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency was created in 1972 to help enhance the availability of high quality, affordable homes and apartments for Commonwealth citizens. It does this by providing mortgage capital to homebuyers and to sponsors of rental housing for older adults, persons with disabilities, or families with modest incomes. PHFA operates programs in three broad categories: multifamily rental housing development; single family homeownership; and foreclosure prevention through the Homeowners' Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program. So if you need help finding an affordable apartment, or if you are thinking of buying a home and want a mortgage that fits your budget, please contact PHFA at the phone numbers provided, or explore the many housing resources available on our website.


Contact Information

Contact Number(s)
(800) 822-1174 - toll-free
(412) 429-2842

Web Addresses
www.phfa.org/hsgresources/brochures.aspx - Program Brochures

Primary Addresses
2275 Swallow Hill Road
Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
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Service Information

Service Area
statewide


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Pennsylvania Mountain Service Corps / AmeriCorps
PMSC


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The Pennsylvania Mountain Service Corps, through a strong ethic of community service and regional partnerships, commits to educating and mentoring children, youth and adults; strengthening families and communities; restoring and conserving the environment; and engaging citizens in the spirit of community service, across our Western Pennsylvania.

History of Organization
Tradition of Service The AmeriCorps program was created in the spirit of Community Service, which has been a traditional and integral part of our American history. In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt organized the Civilian Conservation Corps, which is responsible for having built many of our nation’s parks and conservation areas. Following WWII, the GI Bill was created and military service to our country was awarded with educational benefits. In 1960, President John F. Kennedy sought to relieve international distress and poverty by citizen service abroad, through the creation of the Peace Corps. In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson was instrumental in the creation of the VISTA program as a domestic Peace Corps to address community issues here at home. Experimental youth and senior service programs sprang up all over the country during the 1970’s and 1980’s, depending primarily on the political climate. With this movement, the private and nonprofit sectors began to play a substantial role in both advocacy for, and the development of, volunteer and citizen service. In 1990, President George H. Bush developed the Commission on National and Community Service to engage U.S. citizens in community programs designed to combat illiteracy and poverty, and to address environmental issues. Further expansion of national service took place in 1993 with the signing of the National Community Service Trust Act by President William J. Clinton. This law created a national headquarters that would administer the funds set aside to support community service programs including VISTA, The Senior Corps, Learn and Serve, and a newly created AmeriCorps. In 1994, community leaders met to propose the submission of a grant that would allow this rural region of Pennsylvania to receive some of the federal funds set aside for community service. As a result of that initial meeting, The Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 became the administering agency for the regional AmeriCorps initiative and The Pennsylvania Mountain Service Corps was created. The PMSC began with a 40 member Corps and two staff persons. They partnered with non-profit and governmental organizations across 10 Pennsylvania Counties, and addressed all four major AmeriCorps initiatives: education, human needs, public safety, and environment. Then, in 2001, following the September 11 tragedies, President George W. Bush asked all Americans to give at least two years or 4,000 hours over their lifetime, and on July 3, 2003, President Bush signed the Strengthen AmeriCorps Program Act, which nearly doubled the number of AmeriCorps members. In 2009, the Serve America Act was passed under President Barack H.Obama continuing the legacy of expanding national service opportunities. PMSC continues to grow, with over 150 members addressing critical community needs in over 85 agencies. Since the inception of the PMSC AmeriCorps program, thousands of students have been tutored in math and reading, thousands of seniors and families provided with services that would have otherwise gone undone, hundreds of after-school and educational activities presented to at-risk youth, hundreds of miles of water tested and cleaned up, thousands of volunteer hours generated, and a unique collaborative effort of community organizations formed.

Affiliations
Corporation For National And Community Service AmeriCorps PennSERVE


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Carol Overly - Program Manager
814-472-7690
814-472-5033
pmsc@pmsc.org

Contact Person(s)
Carol Overly - Program Manager

Heather Kennedy - Regional Coordinator
heather@pmsc.org

Contact Number(s)
814-472-7690 - Telephone

E-mail(s)
pmsc@pmsc.org
heather@pmsc.org- Regional Coordinator

Web Addresses
www.pmsc.org

Primary Addresses
c/o Appalachia Intermediate Unit 08
119 Park Street
Ebensburg, PA 15931
Click here for a Map of this Location.

Additional Addresses
c/o Appalachia Unit 08
119 Park Street
Ebensburg, PA 15931
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Service Information

Service Area
Allegheny, Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Cambria,Centre,Clearfield, Fayette, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Somerset, Westmoreland and Washington Counties

Service Description
The Pennsylvania Mountain Service Corps (PMSC), likened to a domestice Peace Corps, is the regional initiative of the national AmeriCorps program. PMSC accepts full-time and part-time corspmembers, who perform direct service at nonprofit agencies within a twelve county region. Members report to their specific service site on a daily basis. PMSC is a program that provides service in all AmeriCorps priority areas including: Education, Environment, Human Needs, and Public Safety. PMSC corpsmembers provide service, addressing the needs of diverse people and communities in the region. Examples of a few member positions include: mentoring teens, renovating low income housing, teaching adults to read, counseling victims of violent crimes, tutoring challenged youth, teaching parenting skills, sampling water for pollutants, developing historical trails, encouraging tourism, educating the community on various issues, etc. AmeriCorps members "Get Things Done!"

Available Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
None to Corpsmember. Sponsoring organization -- cash match and in-kind contributions.

Eligibility Requirements
Corpsmember Requirements: Must be at least 17 years of age; Must have a high school diploma or GED; Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident alien; Must commit to 1700 or 900 hours of service. Community Partner Requirements: Must apply each year for corpsmember placement slots; Be a non-profit organization; Supply cash match and in-kind contributions; Meet criteria for corpsmember service description; Provide member support.

Required Documentation
Multiple Documents required for Member Enrollment. Sponsor sites see application. Available www.pmsc.org


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Personal Ponies


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Simple Blessings Therapy Farm

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
A unique non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the physical,social,emotional,behavioral,& cognitive functioning of children & adults by providing animal assisted therapy & activities, as well as attending numerous community events. We also raise, train & place tiny shetlands as companions to people with special needs.

History of Organization
The national non-profit Personal Ponies, Ltd. was established in 1987 by Marianne Alexander. Personal Ponies now has programs in all 50 states, Canada and has recently expanded overseas. Simple Blessings Farm has been offering services locally since 2001.

Accreditations and Licenses
Our director, Nancy, attended IUP, majoring in Speech Pathology/Audiology & Education of Exceptional Students. She is also a Licensed Practical Nurse & received certification in Animal Assisted Therapy Practice from University of Michigan School of Nursing. Community Director of Personal Ponies,Ltd. Southwestern Pennsylvania

Affiliations
Personal Ponies,Ltd. National Non-Profit

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation

Funding Sources
Local Funding comes strictly from Private Donations


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Nancy Patterson-Uhron - Director
724-762-8159
724-801-6211
simpleblessingsfarm77@yahoo.com

Contact Person(s)
Nancy Patterson-Uhron - Director
724-762-8159
724-801-6211
psychicpony77@yahoo.com

Contact Number(s)
724-762-8159 - Telephone

E-mail(s)
psychicpony77@yahoo.com
simpleblessingsfarm77@yahoo.com

Web Addresses
www.personalponies.org - national non-profit

Primary Addresses
248 South Lytle Road
Shelocta, PA 15774
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana,Armstrong,Westmoreland Counties

Service Description
Animal Assisted Therapy

Autistic Services

Behavioral Support

Elder Services

Training Seminars in Animal Assisted Therapy

Bereavement Support

Available Hours
Hours by Appt.

Fees/Cost for Services
contact for information-scholarships available...fees vary based on services provided.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Contact the Director


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
yes

Languages Spoken or Available
English, Spanish

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
training ponies, grooming animals, assisting on community outings such as parades & nursing home/school/farm visitations, website development, fundraising, animal rescue & rehabilitation, student mentors, volunteer animal handlers during therapy sessions, developing new & innovative programs


PFLAG of Indiana Pa


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
PFLAG national organization

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays exist to promote the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, and transgendered persons and their families and friends through support,education, and advocacy. PFLAG works for a society which has respect, dignity and equality for all.

History of Organization
National organization for over 40 years. Local organization was formed in November, 2005.

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation

Funding Sources
Memberships and donations


Contact Information

E-mail(s)
pflagindiana@comcast.net

Primary Addresses
P O Box 272
20 Shady Drive
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County, and ajacent area

Available Hours
anytime

Fees/Cost for Services
free

Eligibility Requirements
none

Required Documentation
none

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
via e-mail, mail, or telephone


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
yes

Languages Spoken or Available
English, Spanish

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes


Professional Elder Care Services, Inc.


Organizational Information

History of Organization
Founded in 2013 to provide a comprehensive agency that can provide a broad range of service to help any elderly individual. It was founded to provide seniors and their family with a resource that was not currently available in Western PA.

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Kevin Deyarmin - President
814-487-6278
814-487-6195
Kevin@ProfessionalElderCare.org

Contact Person(s)
Kevin Deyarmin - President
814-487-6278
814-487-6195
Kevin@ProfessionalElderCare.org

Contact Number(s)
814-487-6278 - Telephone
814-487-6195 - FAX

E-mail(s)
Kevin@ProfessionalElderCare.org- President

Web Addresses
www.ProfessionalElderCare.org

Primary Addresses
872 Forest Hills Dr.
Suite 2
Sidman, PA 15955
Click here for a Map of this Location.


Service Information

Service Area
Armstrong, Cambria, Indiana and Westmoreland Counties

Service Description
Geriatric Case Management: a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults or disabled persons. Helps families evaluate and select appropriate level of housing; determines the types of home care services that are right for the client; medical management-attending doctor and specialist appointments, facilitating communication between doctors, patient, and family, then helping to develop a plan of care to meet the client needs; Financial: may include reviewing or overseeing bill paying, consulting with accountant or clients Power of Attorney. Develop a financial plan of care that includes financial planning for the future. Also can help with Medical Assistance (Medicaid) applications; Entitlements: providing information on federal, state and local social programs that may be available to the client.Also connecting families with local programs. Safety and Security: monitoring client at home; recommending technologies and durable medical equipment to add safety and security at home. Also observing changes and potential risks of exploitation and abuse.

Guardianships: Also referred to as conservatorship, is a court appointed process, utilized when a person can no longer make or communicate safe or sound decisions about his/her person and/or property or has become susceptible to fraud or undue influence.

Power of Attorneys: As a Power of Attorney, Professional Elder Care Services can make medical and financial decisions for an individual. To become Power of Attorney, the individual must be competent. The Power of Attorney would only be utilized if the individual cannot make a decision, or the decision may be in consultation with Professional Elder Care Services.

Representative Payee: For individuals who cannot manage his or her money. The main responsibilities of a payee are to use the benefits to pay for the current and foreseeable needs of the beneficiary and properly save any benefits not needed to meet current needs.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call to schedule a free consultation or for more information


Real Alternatives


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The mission of Real Alternatives is to provide life-affirming alternative to abortion services to assist women faced with crisis pregnancies. We accomplish this Mission by: (1) administering a statewide government-funded alternative to abortion services program that funds pro-life social service agencies, pregnancy support centers, maternity homes, and adoption agencies, that provide counseling and material assistance; and (2) educating other pro-life organizations throughout the country about government-funded alternative to abortion services programs. By accomplishing this Mission, we seek to ensure that women facing crisis pregnancies receive support, achieve improved reproductive health, develop improved parenting skills, and receive adoption education, all of which will empower them to choose childbirth rather than abortion.

Accreditations and Licenses
PANO Member

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation

Funding Sources
Department of Public Welfare


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Kevin I. Bagatta, Esq. - President and CEO

Thomas A. Lang, Esq. - Vice President

Contact Person(s)
Susan Lawruk - Outreach Coordinator

Contact Number(s)
1-888-LIFE AID - Toll-free - Service/Intake
717.541.9713 - FAX
717.541.1112 - Administration

Web Addresses
www.RealAlternatives.org

Primary Addresses
7810 Allentown Boulevard
Suite 304
Harrisburg, PA 17112
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Additional Addresses
7810 Allentown Boulevard
Suite 304
Harrisburg, PA 17112
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Service Information

Service Area
Pennsylvania

Service Description
Information and referral

Temporary shelter

Maternity and baby clothing, food and diapers

Comprehensive, alternatives-to-abortion services to pregnant women and assistance to parents with infants, through a statewide network of pregnancy centers, adoption agencies and maternity homes

Chastity education

Assistance with education and career decisions

Counseling

Adoption information

Pregnancy, childbirth and parenting classes



Pregnancy tests

Medical referrals

Free pregnancy and parenting support to those in unplanned pregnancies or who are parenting infants under the age of 12 months. Alternative to abortion services program statewide in PA.

Available Hours
8:30 am - 4:30pm / Monday through Friday(answering machine during off hours and weekends)

Fees/Cost for Services
None

Eligibility Requirements
None

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
1-888-LIFE AID


Miscellaneous Information

Languages Spoken or Available
Spanish

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


S.I.D.S. (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) of Pennsylvania



Contact Information

Contact Person(s)
Judith A. Bannon, Executive Director

Contact Number(s)
800.721.7437 - Toll-free
412.322.5680
800.PA1.SIDS - Toll-free

Web Addresses
www.sids-pa.org

Primary Addresses
Suite 250 Riverfront Place
810 River Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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Service Information

Service Area
Pennsylvania

Service Description
Affiliate serves as liaison between SIDS parents, coroner and public health officials. Services are also available for parents who lose babies to causes other than SIDS including stillbirth and miscarriage. SIDS support group meetings, educational programs, films, newsletter and literature available.

Available Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm / Weekdays 24 hour answering service

Fees/Cost for Services
None

Eligibility Requirements
SIDS parents, families of SIDS victims, parents and families of infants who are victims of other infant mortality, miscarriage or stillbirth; also any interested individuals or group.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Scenery Hill Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Guardian LTC Mangaement, Inc.

History of Organization
56 bed Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility has been providing quality service to Indiana and surrounding areas since 1967. Newly remodeled with well trained professional staff consisting of RNs, LPNs, and Certified Nurse aides, along with Licensed Physical, Occupational and Speech therapists.Our mission is to assist each resident in achieving and maintaining the highest possible quality of life, while preserving their dignity and independence.


Contact Information

Contact Number(s)
724.463.8705

Primary Addresses
680 Lions' Health Camp Road
Indiana, PA 15701
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Additional Addresses
680 Lions' Health Camp Road
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Description
Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Services -Physical Therapy - Ultrasound TX - E-Stim TX -Occupational Therapy -Speech Therapy - V-Stim TX -24 Hour Professional Nursing Bariatric Care Wound Care Trach Care Enteral Feedings TPN Respite Care Waiver Program Participant IV Therapy Hospice/Palliative Care

Available Hours
24 Hour/day - 7 days /week

Eligibility Requirements
Medicare/Medicaid approved facility. We accept most managed care insurances

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Contact facility or stop in for a tour


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
Assist with activity programs, read to residents, assist with outings, church services, etc.


Senior Corps-RSVP
RSVP


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Corporation for National and Community Service

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The Senior Corps-RSVP is one of the largest volunteer efforts in the nation. The local project serves, Clarion, Indiana,and Jefferson Counties. The Senior Corps-RSVP recruits and engages people age 55 and older in a diverse range of volunteer activities assisting local non-profit organizations meet their goals.

History of Organization
Spnosored by Clarion-Jefferson Community Action, Inc. since 1971.

Affiliations
Corporation for National and Community Service

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation

Funding Sources
Corporation for National and Community Service


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Samantha Schrecengost - Program Director

Contact Person(s)
Samantha Schrecengost - Program Director
sschrecengost@jccap.org

Contact Number(s)
814.938.3302 ext. 236

E-mail(s)
sschrecengost@jccap.org- Program Director

Web Addresses
seniorcorps.org
cns.gov
www.jccap.org
seniorcorpsofpa.org

Primary Addresses
Community Action, Inc
105 Grace Way
Punxsutawney, PA 15767-1209
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Additional Addresses
Community Action, Inc
105 Grace Way
Punxsutawney, PA 15767-1209
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Service Information

Service Area
Clarion, Indiana, and Jefferson Counties

Service Description
Volunteer opportunities for individuals over the age of 55.

Available Hours
8:30 am - 4:30 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
None

Eligibility Requirements
Fifty-five years of age or older.

Required Documentation
Birthdate, Drivers license # for insurance eligibilty.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes


Senior LIFE
Senior CARE


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
PA LIFE Program

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Senior LIFE is an option that allows the elderly to live independently on their own while receiving services and supports that meet the health and personal needs of the individual. The LIFE Program is funded through Medicare and Medicaid for qualifying seniors. Living Independence for the Elderly (LIFE) is a managed care program that provides a comprehensive all-inclusive package of medical and supportive services. The program is known nationally as the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). All of the PACE providers in Pennsylvania have the name ‘LIFE’ in their name. The first programs were implemented in Pennsylvania in 1998. To be eligible for LIFE, you must: Be age 55 or older Meet the level of care needs for a skilled nursing facility or a special rehabilitation facility Meet the financial requirements as determined by your local County Assistance Office or be able to privately pay Reside in an area served by a LIFE provider Be able to be safely served in the community as determined by a LIFE provider Services available to you under the LIFE provider include: Adult Day Health Services Audiology Services Dental Services Emergency Care End of Life Services Hospital and Nursing Facility Services In-home Supportive Care Lab and X-ray Services Meals Medical and Non-medical Transportation Medical Specialists Optometry Services and Eyeglasses Nursing and Medical Coverage 24/7 Nursing Care Personal Care Pharmaceuticals Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapies Primary Medical Care Recreational and Socialization Activities Social Services Specialized Medical Equipment

History of Organization
Senior LIFE is the sole LIFE Program Provider in Indiana County.

Accreditations and Licenses
Senior LIFE is accredited by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid and the Pennsylvania DPW.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Jamie Harper - Senior CARE Indiana Director
1-724-464-CARE (2273)
724 349-5747
jharper@seniorcareindiana.com

Tyler Torchia - Executive Director
814 472-6060
814 472-1293
ttorchia@seniorlifeebensburg.com

Primary Addresses
1220 Wayne Avenue
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County, Cambria County, Blair County

Service Description
Comprehensive Health, Medical and Personal Care Services Adult Day Health Services Audiology Services Dental Services Emergency Care End of Life Services Hospital and Nursing Facility Services In-home Supportive Care Lab and X-ray Services Meals Medical and Non-medical Transportation Medical Specialists Optometry Services and Eyeglasses Nursing and Medical Coverage 24/7 Nursing Care Personal Care Pharmaceuticals Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapies Primary Medical Care Recreational and Socialization Activities Social Services Specialized Medical Equipment

Available Hours
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 P.M.

Fees/Cost for Services
NO cost for medically and financially qualified seniors

Eligibility Requirements
Financial and Medical Qualifications

Required Documentation
Assessment

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call 1-724-464-CARE (2273)


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
YES

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes


Social Security Administration
SSA



Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Wayne Peffer - District Manager
877-405-7679
724-463-9817, FAX

Contact Person(s)
Jennifer Flanigan - Operations Supervisor

Contact Number(s)
800.772.1213 - Toll-free - National - Voice
724.463.9817 - FAX
877-405-7679 - Indiana County Office

Web Addresses
www.socialsecurity.gov
www.ssa.gov/kids/

Primary Addresses
1265 Wayne Avenue
Suite 310
Indiana, PA 15701
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Additional Addresses
1265 Wayne Avenue
Suite 310
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County

Service Description
Applications for Social Security numbers

Applications for various benefits: a. Social Security - income for retirees or survivors (widows, widowers, and dependent children), b. Social Security Disability - income maintenance for temporarily disabled workers, c. Supplemental Security Income - income maintenance for aged, blind, and disabled, d. Federal Black Lung program

Available Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
None

Eligibility Requirements
Vary, depending on program.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Soldier On Veterans Outreach Support Services for Veterans Families Program


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Their mission is to offer a continuum of care that includes immediate and long-term housing with services delivered where they live. Soldier On’s ultimate goal is to provide formerly homeless veterans with permanent, supportive, sustainable housing – assisting them in their transition from homelessness to homeownership.

History of Organization
Soldier On is a private nonprofit organization committed to ending veteran homelessness. Since 1994, the organization has been providing homeless veterans with transitional housing and supportive services. In 2010, Soldier On opened the first Gordon H. Mansfield Veterans Community, a permanent housing cooperative that provides formerly homeless veterans with safe, sustainable, affordable housing – transitioning them from homelessness to homeownership. They work in partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs and other agencies to provide veterans with shelter and support in an environment that offers dignity, integrity, and, most importantly, hope.

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
John Downing - President/Chief Executive Officer
(413) 584-4040 ext. 2277

Contact Person(s)
Mike Rosell - SSVF Case Manager
1-413-320-1007
mrosell@wesoldieron.org

Contact Number(s)
1-413-320-1007 - SSVF Case Manager
1-866-406-8449

E-mail(s)
mrosell@wesoldieron.org- SSVF Case Manager

Web Addresses
www.wesoldieron.org

Primary Addresses
421 North Main Street
Bldg 6
Leeds, MA 01053
Click here for a Map of this Location.


Service Information

Service Area
Western PA, New York and New Jersey

Service Description
1. Case Management & Referral Services: Health Care, Daily Living Activities, Financial Planning, Transportation, Income Support, Legal Assistance, Rep Payee/Fiduciary

2. Temporary Financial Assistance: Rental Assistance, Utility Fees, Security Deposits, Utility Deposits, Moving Costs, Emergency Supplies, Child Care, and Transportation

3. They also offer emergency shelter and transitional housing for homeless veterans, in-home services for veterans facing eviction or foreclosure, peer support, counseling, financial support, training, education and employment services and more.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call 1-866-406-8449


Special Olympics, Pennsylvania
SOPA A/I


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
TO PROVIDE YEAR ROUND SPORTSTRAINING AND COMPETITION IN A VARIETY OF Olympic-TYPE SPORTS FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES, GIVING THEWM CONTINUING OPPORTUNITIES TO DEVELOP PHYISICAL FITNESS,DEMONSTRATRATE COURGE, EXPERIENCE JOY, AND PARTICIPATE IN A SHARING OF GIFTS, SKILLS,, AND FRIENDSHIP WITH THEIR FAMILIES,OTHER SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETES AND THE COMMUNITY.

Accreditations and Licenses
SPECIAL OLYMPICS PA

Affiliations
SPECIAL OLYMPICS PENNSYLVANIA

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
JIM BINZ - WESTERN FIELD DIRECTOR
800-233-5161

Contact Person(s)
MATTHEW SLEE - PROGRAM MANAGER
724*-763-1521
mjslee2002@windstream.net

Contact Number(s)

800.233-5156, ext. 242 - Toll-free

E-mail(s)
mjslee2002@windstream.net

Web Addresses
www.specialolympicspa.org

Primary Addresses
CEDAR RIDGE BUSINESS PARL
200 CEDAR RIDGE PARK
SUITE 2
PITTSBURGH, PA 15205
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Additional Addresses
P.O. Box 274
Leechburg, PA 15656
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Service Information

Service Area
Western Pennsylvania - The office above will refer callers to the nearest local chapter

Service Description
Special Olympics Pennsylvania, a chapter of Special Olympics International, provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all individuals with intellectual disabilities by providing them with continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness skills, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Available Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm / Monday through Friday Answering machine available 24 hours

Fees/Cost for Services
None

Eligibility Requirements
The program is open to children and adults with intellectual disabilities who may or may not have a physical handicap. Participants must be at least eight years of age.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
Volunteers are always welcome. Special Olympics Pennsylvania and the local program have numerous volunteer opportunities available. Contact Special Olympics for more information.


Spina Bifida Association Of Western Pennsylvania
SBAWP


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The Spina Bifida Association of Western Pennsylvania is committed to improving the quality of life for people with Spina Bifida and their families by providing a continuum of support services, education and advocacy

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Adele L. Duffy - Executive Director
724-934-9600
724-934-9610
aduffy@sbawp.org

Contact Person(s)
Kelly Mayer - Administrative Assistant
724-934-9600
724-934-9610
kmayer@sbawp.org

Adele L. Duffy - Executive Director

Contact Number(s)
724.934.9600
800.243.5787 - Toll-free
724.934.9610 - FAX

E-mail(s)
info@sbawp.org
aduffy@sbawp.org- Executive Director
kmayer@sbawp.org

Web Addresses
www.sbawp.org

Primary Addresses
1158 Dutilh Road
Mars, PA 16046
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Service Information

Service Area
Western Pennsylvania

Service Description
Family-School Partnership Program - a program that provides information and consultation to parents to help them advocate for their children in school

The Gatehouse Life Skills & Pre-Vocational Training Program - a residential center for adults with disabilities to assist with the transition from home to greater self-sufficiency and community integration. Participants attend college or vocational school, are employed or volunteer while residing at The Gatehouse

BluePrints Program The BluePrints Program provides parents the opportunity to learn and network and children the opportunity to play in a safe and nurturing environment!

Wellness Program - Spina Bifida Association of Western Pennsylvania Wellness Coordinators teach members important self-care techniques and help them navigate through a complex health care system.

Weekend Retreat programs at the Family Retreat Center - held year-round during the camp's off season, the program focuses on socialization, leadership, and a continuation of life skills training and personal self-care.

Summer Developmental Programs at the Family Retreat Center -a therapeutic, residential camping program held in July for individuals ages 6-adult

Available Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm / Monday through Friday Answering machine available 24 hours

Fees/Cost for Services
Varies depending on the program. Limited scholarships available for summer developmental camping programs.

Eligibility Requirements
Individuals of any age with spina bifida, hydrocephalus or related neural tube defects.


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
Individuals ages 16 and older may volunteer for weekend retreats and summer camp to assist participants with disabilities or perform support services. Volunteer opportunities are also available for job coaching, study hall assistance, and clerical assistance.


St. Andrew's Village, Continuing Care Retirement Community
SAV and Grace Manor


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Presbyterian Senior Living

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The mission of Presbyterian Senior Living is to offer Christian understanding, compassion and a sense of belonging to promote wholeness of body, mind and spirit. St. Andrew's Village, Indiana County's only continuing care retirement community (CCRC), with Independent Living Apartments, Personal Care, Short-Term Nursing and Rehabilitative Care, Memory Support Care, Long-Term Nursing Care and Home Care services. We are a not-profit community providing over 1.5 million dollars of charitable care to individuals from Indiana and surrounding counties annually.

History of Organization
St. Andrew's Village opened in 1982 as a not-for-profit nursing home and over the past 30+ years has grown to be a CCRC. The Bristol Court, independent living apartments, were added to the campus in 1988; and the personal care community, The Village House, was added in 1999. In 2008, Grace Manor rental apartments located on North Ninth Street in Indiana was added to the continuum. These patio apartments offer affordable independent living options for individuals 55 and older.

Accreditations and Licenses
Continuing Care Accrediation Commission and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabiliation Facilities (CARF/CCAC), licensed by the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Public Welfare (DPW)

Affiliations
Presbyterian Senior Living

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation

Funding Sources
Medicare, Managed Care, Medical Assistance, Private Pay and most insurance providers.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Melissa Townsend-Fisher - Human Resources Manager
724-464-1614

Brian Parks - Executive Director
724-464-1612
724-349-6473
bparks@psl.org

Eric Roadman - Director of Independent Living Services
724-464-1623
724-349-6473
eroadman@psl.org

Audra Palmo - Nursing Home Administrator
724-464-1604
apalmo@psl.org

Alissa Ball - Director of Nursing
724.464.1602
aball@psl.org

Lindsay Ruffner - Assistant Director of Nursing/Staff Development
724.464.1621
lruffner@psl.org

Wendy Vennard - Personal Care Manager
724.464.1637
wvennard@psl.org

Penny Perman - Sales/Marketing - Independent Living and Personal Care
724.464.1640
pperman@psl.org

Nikki Blystone - Admissions Director
724-464-1608
nblystone@psl.org

Contact Number(s)
724-464-1600

Web Addresses
www.standrewsvillage.org

Primary Addresses
1155 Indian Springs Road
Indiana, PA 15701
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Additional Addresses
580 North Ninth Street
Indiana, PA 15701
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1155 Indian Springs Road
Indiana, , PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Western Pennsylvania

Service Description
Personal Care

Home Care Services (within 10 mile radius)

Rehabilitation and Short Term Nursing Care

Independent Living Apartments (Continuing Care Retirment Community)

Independent Living Apartments (Rental)

Memory Support Nursing Care (Secure Alzheimer's/Dementia Unit)

Long-Term/Residential Nursing Care

Catering Services

Available Hours
24/7

Fees/Cost for Services
Medicare, Medical Assistance, Security Blue, Blue Cross, private pay and other insurance accepted for the healthcare center. For independent and personal care residents, fees depend on level of care.

Eligibility Requirements
Age of 55 and older for Bristol Court and Grace Manor. Referrals may be made from physicians, hospitals, families, home health agencies, other facilities, human service agencies and churches.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Healthcare Center Admissions - Stephanie Rosenberger,Admission Director Personal Care - Penny Perman, Sales/Marketing Director Independent Living Apartments at Bristol Court and Grace Manor - Penny Perman, Sales/Marketing Director


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes

Languages Spoken or Available
As needed

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
We always welcome caring volunteers to assist the residents throughout our campus in any way that you may be comfortable. We are blessed to be able to work with over 300 individuals and volunteer groups to provide an additional 30,000 hours of volunteer service annually to better serve our residents. If interested, please contact Eric Roadman at 724-464-1623 or by email at eroadman@psl.org.


St. Thomas More University Parish
St Thomas More, Newman Center,



Contact Information

Contact Number(s)
724-463-2277

Primary Addresses
1200 Oakland Ave.
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County

Service Description
Provides emergency food assistance to low income residents of Indiana County.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call the church.


St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store
St. Vincent de Paul


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
St. Vincent de Paul Conference

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The purpose of the Thrift Store, is an effort to generate more funds to assist the needy through the St. Vincent de Paul Conference. The purpose of this venture is to receive donations of gently-used clothing and household items from the community, and sell them at a very low price. the items are affordable to low income families, while at the same time are of sufficient quality to be attractive to those of better means.

History of Organization
Opened it's door on February 1, 2011


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Nicholas Kolb - President

Contact Number(s)
724-465-2440 - Thrift Store Number
724-471-2210 - St. Vincent DePaul Conference Helpline

Primary Addresses
410 North 4th Street
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County

Service Description
See purpose listed above. The store is open 6 days per week and is staffed by volunteers primarily from four parishes in the county (St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Our Lady of the Assumption, Church of the Resurrection, and St. Thomas More University Parish).

Available Hours
10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Thursday; 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Friday; and 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Satuday


Miscellaneous Information

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
Needed: volunteers to help work at the Thrift Store; call 724-465-2440


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Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Sue Smith

Bob Jones - President


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


The Arc of Indiana County


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
The Arc-U.S. and The Arc-PA

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Our mission is to work to include all children and adults with intellectual/developmental or other disabilities in every community by identifying barriers and best practices, building partnerships, and realizing solutions.

History of Organization
The Arc of Indiana County was established in 1973 aa a non-profit organization.

Affiliations
The Arc of Indiana County is affiliated with the Arc of United States and the Arc of Pennsylvania


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Barbara Telthorster - Executive Director
724-349-8230
724-801-8549
btelth@arcindiana.org

Contact Person(s)
Barbara Telthorster - Executive Director
724-349-8230
724-801-8549
btelth@arcindiana.org

Contact Number(s)
724.349.8230
724.801.8549 - FAX
724-349-8230

E-mail(s)
btelth@arcindiana.org- Director
info@arcindiana.org- General

Web Addresses
www.arcindiana.org

Primary Addresses
120 North 5th Street
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County

Service Description
Provides information regarding disability issues

Provides information on legislation regarding disability issues

Provide support and disability related information to people with disabilities, their families, and community members in Indiana County

Provides information to people with disabilities, their families, agencies, providers and community members

Available Hours
8:30 am - 4:00 pm / Monday through Friday/answering machine available after hours

Fees/Cost for Services
None

Eligibility Requirements
Persons with disabilities, their families, support persons and community members


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
yes

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes


The CARE Center of Indiana County
CARE-Child Advocacy and Relationship Enhancing


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The CARE Center of Indiana County is a non-profit corporation dedicated to improving the lives of abused, neglected and at-risk children and their families through multidisciplinary efforts that support the identification, prevention, and intervention of child abuse and neglect. They promote healthy families through Family Preservation Services, Nurturing Parent Groups, Supervised Visitation and Community Outreach and Education. They provide a safe and child friendly environment for children who may have been sexually abused to tell their story in order to promote their healing by ending the abuse and by helping to stop the perpetrator from abusing other children.

Accreditations and Licenses
National Children's Alliance Accredited Member

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Jessica Clark - Director
jclark@carecenterofindianaco.org

Contact Person(s)
Jessica Clark - Director
jclark@carecenterofindianaco.org

Contact Number(s)
724-463-8598 - FAX
724-463-8595

E-mail(s)
info@carecenterofindianaco.org- general
jclark@carecenterofindianaco.org

Web Addresses
www.carecenterofindianaco.org

Primary Addresses
125 North 5th Street
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County (other counties as contracted)

Service Description
Mutual Support Groups- are provided throughout the county to the general parenting populations, and to specialized groups of parents facing similar parenting issues.

Supervised Visitation- court ordered, custody induced visitation between non-custodial parents and children are held at the Center offices or other community location, under the supervision of a parent educator; provides opportunity for safe child access in vulnerable custody situations.

Community Education- workshops, seminars, training, and other services to educate the public on issues of parenting, child abuse and neglect, prevention measures, and a wide range of other topics. Staff will speak to PTA groups, university classes, civic organizations, church groups, adolescent groups, elementary school classes, and other interested organizations.

Nurturing Program- using a parent education curriculum, classes are structured, build upon previous topics, and culminate in a closing activity after 8-12 weeks. Topics include discipline, nurturing, appropriate child expectations, and other such topics. Classes are two hours in length, with the final 30 minutes devoted to mutual support.

Family Preservation Services- a home visitation program which assists parents in the development of skills needed to ensure safe and healthy care of their children; designed to be a "hands-on" training method, with one-to-one affirming support for "at risk" families.

Child Advocacy Program- ** Collaboration with community agencies/services-The Alice Paul House helps the young abuse victims prepare for court. They take the child to visit the courtroom to see what it's like, and will coach them how to speak loudly. The IRMC will provide the medical analysis needed for many child abuse cases. ** Interviews alleged victimized children in a comfortable environment. The child provides a statement and answers questions prosed by a trained forensic interviewer. The child is interviewed behind a one-way mirror that is utilized for observing the alleged child abuse victim. Representatives on the other side of the mirror may include: representatives of the District Attorney's Office, law enforcement and Children and Youth Services. The non-offender family members who have accompanied the child meet with family advocates and representatives from the Alice Paul Houe, a local agency which assists victims of domestic violence. This process is intended to make the interviewing process easier on the victimized child as he or she will be telling their story one time, to one person.

Available Hours
General Business hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm; Monday through Friday; Services by appointment

Fees/Cost for Services
No fees for families referred through Children and Youth Services. All court ordered supervised visits are subject to fees for service.

Eligibility Requirements
All Indiana County residents are eligible for services

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call for an appointment


The Caring Heart, Inc.



Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
E. Joewan Brubaker, RN - Administrator

Contact Person(s)
E. Joewan Brubaker, RN - Administrator

Contact Number(s)
724.479.3992
724.479.2469 - FAX

E-mail(s)
caringheartinc@gmail.com

Primary Addresses
88 1/2 Juniper Street
Homer City, PA 15748
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana, Westmoreland, and Cambria counties

Service Description
Registered Nurse

Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy

Social Services

Private Duty

Psychiatric Nurse

Specialty services include: wound care, venipunctures (blood work), blood pressure, heart rate, and lung sounds, rehabilitative nursing, education on medication, diabetes, oxygen, pre-op, nutrition, wound care catheter and colostomy care and disease process.

Available Hours
Administration: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m; Intake: 7 days per week, 24 hours per day

Fees/Cost for Services
Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield and other insurances

Eligibility Requirements
Referral required from physicians/hospitals


The Gladney Center for Adoption



Contact Information

Contact Person(s)
Kathryn Joos Tomkowski, M.Ed., MSW, LSW

Cheryl Parkhill, BSW, MA; Juel Ormsby, LSW - PA Regional Adoption Caseworkers

Contact Number(s)
412.288.2130
- FAX 412-281-8268
800.422.2971 - Toll-free

E-mail(s)
cheryl.parkhill@gladney.org; juel.ormsby@gladney.org

Web Addresses
www.gladneycenter.org

Primary Addresses
960 Penn Avenue
Suite 1002
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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Additional Addresses
960 Penn Avenue
Suite 600
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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Service Information

Service Area
Western Pennsylvania

Service Description
Family Adoption Center (FAC) is dedicated to providing caring and confidential services to birthparents, adoptive families, children and the community. We offer domestic infant adoptions as well as special needs adoptions. Services for adoptive parents include pre-adoptive screening (priority given to infertile families), pre-placement services, adoption classes and group support, preparation for placement, home study services and post-placement visits/placement support. Infants are placed with families directly from the hospital. An experienced Licensed Social Worker is available 24 hours a day to provide non-directive, supportive options counseling for anyone with an unplanned pregnancy.

The Gladney Center for Adoption is dedicated to providing caring and confidential services to birthparents, adoptive families, children and the community. We offer domestic infant adoption as well as special needs and international adoptions. Services for adoptive parents include pre-adoptive screening, pre-placement services, adoption classes and group support, preparation for placement, home study services and post-placement visits/placement supporrt. Experienced Social Workers are avalable 24 hours a day to provide non-directive, supportive options counseling for everyone with an unplanned pregnancy at cell phone # 412-638-6210 or 412-398-2849.

Available Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm / Monday through Friday. Social workers on call 24 hours per day at cell phones listed above.. Clients served at a location that is convenient for them

Fees/Cost for Services
Services are provided to birthparents at no cost. The standard fee for placement includes interviews, adoption classes, supportive counseling, home study, three post-placement visits, preparation of all legal documents and court testimony.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligibility based on PA law.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
LLS


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
To cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma and to improve the quality of life for patients and families.

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Tina Massari - Executive Director
412-395-2872
800-726-2873
412-395-2888

Contact Person(s)
Ilana Benyosef - Senior Manager Patient Access
610-276-3199
ilana.benyosef@lls.org

Contact Number(s)
800.726.2873
412.395.2873
412.395.2888 - FAX
1-800-955-4572 - For services

E-mail(s)
Ilana.Benyosef@lls.org- Senior Manager Patient Education and Access

Web Addresses
www.lls.org
lls.org
lls.org/wpa

Primary Addresses
Riverwalk Corporate Center
333 East Carson Street, Suite 441
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Service Information

Service Area
Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia

Service Description
First Connection Program - links a newly diagnosed patient and/or a patient in treatment with a cancer survivor with a similar disease

Special events to fund Patient Aid and for blood cancer research.

Family Support Group - meets monthly

Information on blood cancers and services available (Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin's Disease and Myeloma).

Back to School program helps parents, teachers and other school personnel deal with issues relating to school re-entry issues when a child is diagnosed with cancer.

Website serves as a helpful resource for the latest information on blood cancers

Patient Education programs offer help and guidance to those dealing with a blood cancer

Available Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm M-F

Fees/Cost for Services
None

Eligibility Requirements
For Copay assistance - must fill out Application online at www.lls.org/copay

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
1-800-955-4572


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes


The Open Door Of Indiana, PA
Alcohol and other Drugs


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
It is The Open Door's mission to provide for the people of Indiana County and surrounding areas, respect, education, treatment and a place of confidential sanctuary when our citizens are addressing issues of substance abuse, addiction and/or chemical dependency.

History of Organization
Since 1972, The Open Door has served the Indiana County community growing from a United Ministry Volunteer Task Force offering crisis intervention services to a licensed outpatient facility providing alcohol and other drug treatment, prevention, crisis hotline services, and the PA Highway Safety Program. In 1996, The Open Door joined with Indiana Regional Medical Center in a affiliation to meet Indiana County's alcohol and other drug treatment needs with increased access for county residents.

Accreditations and Licenses
Dept. of Drug and Alcohol Programs; PA Department of Health

Affiliations
Indiana Regional Medical Center, Armstrong-Indiana Behavioral Developmental Health Program

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation

Funding Sources
Armstrong-Indiana Drug and Alcohol Commission Armstrong-Indiana Behavioral Developmental Health Program United Way of Indiana County Indiana County Department of Human Services Private Grants Donations


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Vince Mercuri - Executive Director
vmercuri@theopendoor.org

Contact Person(s)
Vince Mercuri, Executive Director, E-Mail: vmercuri@theopendoor.org

Contact Number(s)
724-465-2605 - The Open Door Treatment
724-465-2610 - Fax
1-877-585-3667 - Toll Free
1-877-333-2470 - Mental Health Crisis Intervention

E-mail(s)
opendoor26@hotmail.com

Web Addresses
www.theopendoor.org

Primary Addresses
665 Philadelphia Street
2nd Floor, Suite 202
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana and Armstrong Counties

Service Description
Professional Counseling Services for individuals and families experiencing drug, alcohol, dual diagnosis, gambling and related problems

PA Alcohol Highway Safety Program

24 Hour Hotline - Individual or group counseling hours by appointment only

24 hour crisis intervention services

Information and referral services

24-hour crisis hotline is available to all Indiana County residents seeking help for any type of problem/crisis

Drug/Alcohol Family Education Group: Free 8 week educational program about addiction, current trends, recovery, co-dependency- meets every Thursday, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Open enrollment

Gambling Treatment Services: Gambling Addiction assessment, counseling and family counseling for individuals suffering with compulsive gambling.

Adolescent Services varying in intensity from weekly individual outpatient sessions provided on-site (or,in school districts through their School-Based Program), on-site outpatient groups 1-5 hours per week including Children of Alcoholics (COA) programming, or on-site intensive outpatient groups 6-10 hours per week.Individual sessions are offered and encouraged in addition to group services to support progress toward individual recovery goals, address co-occurring mental health concerns, and to address issues of a more sensitive nature (e.g., trauma, LGBTQI, ETC.)if they should present.

Available Hours
Administration: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm / Monday through Friday Program: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm / Monday through Thursday Crisis Walk-In: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm / Monday through Friday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm / Weekends and holidays Crisis hotline: 24/7/365

Fees/Cost for Services
Sliding fee scale based on income for Indiana County residents

Eligibility Requirements
Indiana County residents with alcohol or other drug related concerns.

Required Documentation
Call The Open Door M-F 8AM - 4:30PM to schedule an appointment.


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
The facility meets ADA regulations

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


The Saint Vincent de Paul Conference
St. Vincent de Paul


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
To assist needy families in Indiana County.

History of Organization
The St. Vincent de Paul Conference has been in existence to assist needy families in Indiana County since the 1940's. It originated at St. Bernard of Clairvaux, but now includes the parishes of Our Lady of the Assumption, Church of the Resurrection, and St. Thomas More University Parish. Through monetary donations from the community as well as income generated by the Thrift Store, the Conference assists an increasing number of Indiana County families each year.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Nicholas Kolb - President

Contact Person(s)
Nicholas Kolb - President
724-465-2210

Contact Number(s)
Help Line: 724-471-2210


Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County

Service Description
Individuals are instructed to call the Help Line to arrange for an appointment with a volunteer interviewer associated with the Conference. Needs involve payments for rent, mortgage, fuel for heating, electricity, water, telephone, and medical bills. Other examples include eyeglasses, automobile repair, gasoline, burial costs, and food. The Interviewer submits a recommendation to the board regarding funding.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call the Help Line at 724-471-2210


Miscellaneous Information

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
The caseload for the interviewers has increased sustantially in recent years. There is a critical need for more volunteers to interview families. Call 724-471-2210 or 724-465-2210 for more info.


The Salvation Army


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation

Funding Sources
Majority of funding is from public donations with additional funding from United Way of Indiana County, FEMA and earnings


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Captain Geoffrey Swires - Captain
Geoffrey.Swires@USE.SalvationArmy.Org

Captain Marisabel Swires - Captain
Marisabel.Swires@USE.SalvationArmy.Org

Contact Person(s)
Captain Geoffrey Swires - Captain
Geoffrey.Swires@USE.SalvationArmy.Org

Captain Marisabel Swires - Captain
Marisabel.Swires@USE.SalvationArmy.Org

Contact Number(s)
724.465.2530
724.465.9222 - FAX

E-mail(s)
Marisabel.Swires@USE.SalvationArmy.Org
Geoffrey.Swires@USE.SalvationArmy.Org- Captain

Web Addresses
www.salvationarmy-wpa.org

Primary Addresses
635 Water Street
Indiana, PA 15701
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Additional Addresses
635 Water Street
Indiana, PA 15701
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PO Box 525
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County

Service Description
Sunday School and Worship Services

Bible Study

Tutorial Program

Counseling (Spiritual, Moral, and Financial)

Seasonal Support: Treasures for Children Christmas Program (formerly the Angel Tree Program); Coats for Kids; Thanksgiving

Referral services

Emergency food, shelter services, and other emergency assistance

Disaster services

Youth Programs for ages 6 - 18

Ladies' and Men's Programs

Volunteer Opportunities available

Day camp/Overnight camp

Senior Citizens Program

Available Hours
10:00 am - 12 noon; 1-4:00 pm / Monday through Friday; Emergency/After Hours: contact Indiana Police

Fees/Cost for Services
no fees are asked

Eligibility Requirements
Identification and verified needs.

Required Documentation
Photo ID is requirement for all services. Services such as financial assistance will require proof of income and expenses.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Please call 724-465-2530 to schedule an appointment


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Hanicapped accessible; Ramp and elevator available

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
Volunteers are used for tutoring program (generally IUP Students, must obtain criminal and child abuse clearances), feeding programs, disaster services and seasonal assistance


Torrance State Hospital
TSH


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Pa. Dept of Human Services

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Torrance State Hospital, in collaboration with patients, families, friends, community providers and other state agencies, will provide comprehensive in-patient mental health and substance abuse services that assist consumers to develop the skills, resources and supports needed for community integration. Our vision is to be a key partner in a comprehensive continuum of mental health services to assure every patient will receive appropriate psychiatric treatment focusing on recovery and a return to community living by utilizing community support program principles in accordance with our mission.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
BRAD SNYDER - CEO
724-459-4511

Contact Person(s)
Angela Harris - Chief Social Rehabilitation Executive

Stacey Keilman - Director of Social Services
724-459-4444

Donnalee Fleming - Volunteer Resource Coordinator
724-459-4464
724-459-1211
donfleming@pa.gov

Contact Number(s)
724-459-8000 - General Information

Primary Addresses
State Route 1014
P.O. BOX 111
Torrance, PA 15779-0111
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Additional Addresses
PO Box 111
Torrance, PA 15779
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Service Information

Service Area
Westmoreland, Indiana, Butler, Blair, Lawrence, Allegheny, Washington, Fayette, Armstrong, Somerset, Cambria and Bedford Counties


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
Volunteers needed to tutor, assist patients with activities, shop for patients, performers, library aides, assist with special events & fundraisers, etc. Flexible hours to suit your schedule. Only requires a giving heart!


Unemployment Compensation Call Center, Indiana
Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry



Contact Information

Contact Number(s)
724.599.1056 - Administration
724.599.1068 - FAX
888.313.7284 - Toll-free - Initial Claims
888.334.4046 - Toll-free - Initital Claims - TTY
888.255.4728 - Toll-free - Continued Claims
724.599.1004 - Continued Claims
888.411.4728 - Toll-free - Continued Claims - TTY
724.599.1250 - Initial Claims

Web Addresses
www.dli.state.pa.us

Additional Addresses
630 Kolter Drive
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Pennsylvania

Service Description
The Unemployment Compensation Call Center is a closed facility. The purpose of the Call Center is to file unemployment claims via telephone.

Available Hours
UC staff answer phones from 8:00 am - 3:45 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
None

Eligibility Requirements
To file a new claim or reopen a claim you must have worked during the past 18 months, and be unemployed or have had your hours reduced.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


United Way Of Indiana County
United Way


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The mission of the United Way of Indiana County is to meet critical needs and improve the quality of life throughout Indiana County by inspiring and uniting its residents.

History of Organization
Founded in 1931 as the Indiana County Community Chest.

Affiliations
United Way of Pennsylvania United Way World Wide

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Jane Lockard - Executive Director

Contact Person(s)
Carolyn Hainaut - Office Manager
724-463-0277
724-463-0278
uwhainaut@uwindianacounty.org

Contact Number(s)
724.463.0278 - FAX
724.463.0277 - Telephone

E-mail(s)
uwindiana@uwindianacounty.org

Web Addresses
www.uwindianacounty.org
http://www.uwindianacounty.org/ - United Way of Indiana County

Primary Addresses
655 Church Street
Suite 114
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County

Service Description
Leader for Community Impact Initiatives

Community Resource Agency

Fundraiser for Community Impact Initiatives

Available Hours
8:30 am - 4:30 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
None

Eligibility Requirements
Partnership approved through application. Summer Grant Program.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
Volunteers are in high demand from August through December. Please contact the United Way to volunteer in the office or at a fundraising event.


USDA Rural Development
USDA - RD


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
USDA Rural Development 504 Grant program to very low income aged 62 or older and a 504 1% loan program to repair or improve a home, making it safe and sanitary by removing health and safety hazards. USDA Rural Development's Direct Homeownership Loan program offers home loans to lower income individuals who are unable to obtain credit elsewhere, with interest rates as low as 1% and no down payment. Loans are made for the purchase or building a home.

Funding Sources
Federal money


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
James P. Rhea - Team Leader
724-482-4800 x 118
724-482-9033

Contact Person(s)
Mathew Mcknight - Area Technician
724-482-4800 x 111

E-mail(s)
mathew.mcknight@pa.usda.gov

Web Addresses
www.rurdev.usda.gov/pa

Primary Addresses
625 Evans City Road
Suite 101
Butler, PA 16001
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Additional Addresses
625 Evans City Road
Butler, PA 16001
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Service Information

Service Area
Alleghey,Armstrong,Beaver,Butler,Greene,Indiana and Washington Counties

Service Description
Loans to community facilities, water, waste disposal, municipalities, health care facilities and non-profit corporations. Contact Butler area office at 724-482-4800 for further information

Water and waste facility loans are available for rural communities (new/repair/replace community sewage treatment plants, etc.). Contact Butler area office at 724-482-4800 for more information

504 1% loans up to $20,000.00 for very low income applicants located in an eligible area. Loans are made for 20 years

Home Ownership Direct Program to purchase/build for income eligible applicants. No down payment required. Loans are made for 33 or 38 years. The Interest Rate for Direct housing loans are set by USDA Rural Development and are based on your current income.

Available Hours
8:00 am - 4:30 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
Credit Reporting Fee, except for 1% Loan/Grants for the elderly. Additional fees are dependent on the program

Eligibility Requirements
Dependent on the program


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes

Languages Spoken or Available
English

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


V.A. Outpatient Clinic, James E. Vanzandt



Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Leilani A. Callis-Keiser - CBOC Coordinator

Contact Person(s)
Laura Litzinger, RN

Contact Number(s)
814.266.9382 - FAX
866.277.1578 - Toll-free
814.266.8696

Web Addresses
www.altoona.va.gov

Primary Addresses
1425 Scalp Avenue
Suite 29
Johnstown, PA 15904
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Additional Addresses
1425 Scalp Avenue
Suite 29
Johnstown, PA 15904
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Service Information

Service Area
Bedford, Cambria, Indiana, and Somerset Counties.

Service Description
The Johnstown Clinic is operated by the V.A. Medical Center of Altoona. The clinic provides primary care medical services to eligible veterans and serves as a source of pre and post-hospital care for patients. The clinic is designed to increase accessibility of VA Health Care to veterans living in the greater Johnstown area. Social Service, laboratory, nutrition, and eye services are offered at the clinic.

Veterans Benefits Counselor - Available Wednesday from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm to advise veterans and their dependents on all benefits administered by VA, such as: education, compensation, pension, insurance, and guaranteed home loans.

Available Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
None

Eligibility Requirements
To determine eligibility, call 814-943-8164, Ext. 7084, or call the clinic and ask to speak with the patient services assistant.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


VA Medical Center, James E. Van Zandt
VAMC


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The medical center exists to serve the Veteran through the delivery of timely quality care. They embrace the VHA Mission to honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well being. VAMC is a leader in quality patient care, positive customer service, and excellent employment opportunities. They strive to be a patient-centered health care organization for Veterans, providing excellence in health care; being an organization where people choose to work; and serving as a community partner and back-up for national emergencies.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
John Grove - Social Work Chief
1-877-626-2500
john.grove@va.gov

Contact Person(s)
Ginny Vayda - Homeless Programs Supervisor
1-877-626-2500
ginny.vayda@va.gov

Eileen Woods - Homeless Coordinator
1-877-626-2500

Karen Vislosky - Homeless Coordinator
1-877-626-2500
karen.vislosky@va.gov

Samantha Gibson - Homeless Coordinator
1-877-626-2500
samantha.Gibson@va.gov

Tom Pipak - HUD-VASH Case Manager
1-877-626-2500, ext 8710
tom.pipak@va.gov

Adana Hooten - HUD-VASH Case Manager
1-877-626-2500, ext 4123
adana.hooten@va.gov

Bill Pounds - Vocational Counselor
1-877-626-2500, ext. 8526
bill.pounds@va.gov

Bonnie Clark - Veteran Justice Outreach Coordinator
1-877-626-2500, ext. 4201
bonnie.clark@va.gov

Contact Number(s)
1-877-626-2500 - Toll Free
814-940-6603 - FAX

E-mail(s)
john.grove@va.gov- social Work Chief

Web Addresses
www.altoona.va.gov - James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center

Primary Addresses
2907 Pleasant Valley Blvd
Altoona, , PA 16602-4377
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Service Information

Service Area
14 county catchment area: Elk, Cameron, Clinton, Jefferson, Clearfield, Centre, Juniata, Mifflin, Huntingdon, Blair, Cambria, Indiana, Somerset, and Bedford counties

Service Description
Acute Care program provides inpatient care to veterans in 28 total operating beds; four are dedicated to providing intensive care.

Behavioral Health program provides consultation, evaluation, and treatment for a variety of issues that can impact emotional well-being

Diagnostic Services-The medical center's ancillary services, such as pathology/laboratory medicine and radiology, are available on a continuous basis. In addition to diagnostic radiographic studies, the Radiology Service provides fluoroscopic, ultrasound, computerized tomography (CT) scans, and dual energy x-ray absortiometry (Dexascan) services

Emergency Care- The medical center maintains a level III Emergency Room, which provides acute medical care for most emergencies 24 hours a day. Trauma patients are provided appropriate care in the emergency departments of nearby hospitals.

Long Term Care program includes: community living center, home based primary care, care coordination/home telehealth, hospice, and respite care

Pharmacy processes more than 2,000 prescriptions daily. Prescriptions may be refilled by mail, by phone, or online.

Primary Care program offers an extensive range of treatments with an emphasis on health care prevention

Social Services are an integral part of health care. The social services staff assists veterans with counseling and community services.

Specialty Care program offers: behavioral health, cardiology, dental, dermatology, ear/nose/throat, surgery, neurology, ophthalmology, optometry, orthopedics, physical medicine and rehabilitation services, podiatry, pulmonary, urology, and women's health/gynecology.

Women's Health program offers gynecological and obstetrics care.

Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV)- The mission of the HCHV Program is to provide services that enable Homeless Veterans to achieve and maintain the highest level of health, social, and independent functioning in the community. Veteran must be homeless, eligible for VA Health Care, discharged from military (honorable or general under honorable conditions), must have psychiatric and medical clearance, be abstinent from drugs and/or alcohol while enrolled in program, must be currently engaged, and in compliance with, treatment of mental health, substance abuse, and/or medical issues; eligible veterans can be referred through a VAMC provider by consultation request, be self-referred, or referred from community agencies. Services include outreach, case management, health care, behavioral health programs, compensated Work Therapy, Housing, Shelters.

Shelter: Family Services of Altoona offers emergency housing for up to 30 days.

Short Term Housing- Tomorrow’s Hope- a residential housing facility in Coalport, Cambria County. This program offers case management, transportation to VA appointments, career counseling, meals and supportive housing

Permanent Housing- Veteran’s Assistance Supportive Housing Vouchers (HUD/VASH) Program-25 Vouchers available in Indiana County; offered through local Housing Authorities for homeless Veterans to secure permanent housing; Veteran must be registered to receive veterans services through local Veterans Affairs office; income eligibility, honorably discharged, must be able to live independently, non-emergency housing option; veteran must be referred to the Homeless Coordinators at the VAMC who will assess eligible veterans for all homeless services and will connect them with HUD VASH Case Managers.

Health Care for Homeless Veterans Substance Use Disorder- this program addresses substance abuse issues among homeless veterans; works with Tomorrow’s Hope and the VA Behavioral Health Staff

Homeless Veterans Supported Employment Program (HVSEP)-a service that helps homeless Veterans find and maintain meaningful jobs in the community. The jobs are competitive, paying at least minimum wage, and are based on the Veteran’s preferences and abilities. The supported employment shifts vocational rehabilitation from a “train and place” to a “place and train” model.

VA Benefits- Homeless Veterans may be eligible for financial benefits to assist with security deposits and prevent evictions

Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) Program- helps all Veterans who are eligible; gives Veterans information on the health care programs available to them in VA Medical Centers and in the local area; provides information to the courts about a Veteran’s participation in treatment-if Veteran signs a release; assists Veterans with VA treatment options to help them to avoid further criminal justice involvement..

Eligibility Requirements
Call for information; must be registered through local County Veterans Affairs Offices

Required Documentation
Call for information

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
yes


Variety the Children's Charity


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Provides mobility equipment, such as wheelchairs, ramps, and adaptive car seats, and recreational programs.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Ms. Charlie LaVallee - CEO
412-747-2680
412-747-2681-FAX

Contact Person(s)
Sandra Thompson - Director of Progams and Community Outreach
412-747-2680
412-747-2681

Contact Number(s)
412-747-2680
412-747-2681-FAX

E-mail(s)
info@varietypittsburgh.org

Web Addresses
www.varietypittsburgh.org

Primary Addresses
Suite 229
Pittsburgh, PA 15276
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Service Information

Service Area
10 county area: Alleghey, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, and Westmoreland

Service Description
Camp Variety for Kids- one week summer day camp for children with disabilities and their siblings. Arts & Crafts, adaptive sports, swimming, music, cooking, etc. A light breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack are provided. Free accessible transportation from four locations within Allegheny County is provided as needed. Camp is for children, ages 6-21 years of age, with disabilities.Application processing fee of $15 -refundable after child's attendance at camp on days scheduled. Camp is FREE for the child with a disability and one sibling. More than 1 sibling will be charged $25/day to attend camp. Call for dates. Camp runs weekdays during the summer, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Woodlands in Bradford Woods. Contact Sandra Thompson, Director of Programs and Community Outreach

My Bike Program-for a child with a disability, riding a bicycle is much more than a recreational activity. The My Bike Program provides adaptive bikes to children with disabilities. Child must reside in the 10 county area; must have a physical, mental, or sensory disability documented by a physician; 21 years of age or younger; Parents need to submit a completed "My Bike" application; Applicant's household income must meet the "My Bike" Program income guidelines. Income verification will be required of all applicants. Contact Sandra Thompson, Director of Programs and Community Outreach.

Variety's Kids on the Go- provides mobility equipment, such as wheelchairs, ramps, and adaptive car seats, and recreational programs. For children with disabilities, under the age of 18, living in southwestern PA.Referral required from child's physician, therapist, or other medical professional. Call the Variety Office for an application, or go to the website. Contact Sandra Thompson, Director of Programs and Community Outreach.

Available Hours
8:00 am to 5:00 pm; 24 hour message recorder

Fees/Cost for Services
See each service description

Eligibility Requirements
See each service description

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call or go to website for applications


Veterans Leadership Program Of Western Pa, Inc./Veteran Community Initiatives


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The mission of the Veterans Leadership Program is to provide essential housing, employment, and other vital supportive services to eligible Veterans, service members, and their families to improve self-sufficiency, sustainability, and quality of life.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Thomas M. Caulfield - Regional Director

Contact Person(s)
Beverly Blough - Administrative Assistant

Contact Number(s)
814.255.7892 - FAX
814.255.7209

E-mail(s)
caulfieldt@vlpwpa.org- Thomas Caulfield
bloughb@vlpwpa.org- Beverly Blough

Web Addresses
www.vlpwpa.org

Primary Addresses
Hiram G. Andrews Center
27 Goucher Street
Johnstown, PA 15905
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Service Information

Service Area
12th Congressional District of Pennsylvania and 9th Congressioal District

Service Description
JOB CLUBS/VET NET - career seminar series

Mentoring Program - one on one assistance throughout job search

Needs Assessment

Follow-up services to maintain employment

Corporate Outplacement Assistance

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program-Participants must be a Veteran or a member of a family in which the head of the household, or the spouse of the head of the household, is a veteran; household income can't exceed 50% of annual median income; participants mus tmeet one of the following categories: residing in permanent housing, homeless and scheduled to become a resident of permanent housing in 90 days, or exited permanent housing within 90 days to seek other housing; possible assistance with rental, utility, child care, transportation, car repairs, etc.

Available Hours
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Fees/Cost for Services
None (for veterans and family members)

Eligibility Requirements
DD-214 showing honorable discharge from U.S. Military.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Visiting Nurse Association Of Indiana County
VNA


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The mission of the Visiting Nurse Association is to provide the full range of compassionate high quality, cost-effective services needed to support those we serve in their homes and communities. The intention is to provide these services on the basis of need,as resources permit.

History of Organization
VNA is a non-profit, community based home health care agency formed in 1970. In the fall of 2015 VNA celebrates 45 years of home health care service, 30 years of hospice care and 20 years of VNA Extended Care.

Accreditations and Licenses
Medicare certified,Licensed by the State of Pennsylvania

Affiliations
Affiliated with Indiana Regional Medical Center, Indiana County United Way,National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Pennsylvania Homecare Associaition.

Funding Sources
Governed by a community volunteer board of directors.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Marion Nugent Cowan BSN, RN - President , CEO
724-463-6340
724-463-3307
mnugent@vnaindianacounty.com

Contact Person(s)
Debbie Bier RN - Director of Home Health
724-463-6340

June Stewart, RN - Community Relations
jstewart@vnaindiana.org

Contact Number(s)
724.463.6340
800.654.5984 - Toll-free - TDD
724.463.8907 - FAX

E-mail(s)
jstewart@vnaindiana.org

Web Addresses
www.vnaindiana.org

Primary Addresses
Medical Arts Building
850 Hospital Road
Suite 3000
Indiana, PA 15701
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Additional Addresses
Medical Arts Building
850 Hospital Road
Suite 3000
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County and surrounding areas

Service Description
Specialty services include: Hospice and Palliative Care, Tele-home monitoring, maternal-child health, rehabilitation nursing, medical-social services, psychiatric nursing, wound-ostomy-continence nursing, IV Therapy, chemotherapy, and parental nutrition.

Comprehensive program of home health and hospice care for residents of Indiana County and surrounding areas. Services include: skilled nursing, physical, occupational, and speech therapies, home health aides, and nutrition counseling.

Available Hours
7:30 am - 9:00 pm / Monday through Sunday 24 Hour telephone on-call,7 days per week

Fees/Cost for Services
The Association is certified by Medicare, Medicaid and accepts most other health insurance plans. For those who have no insurance, fees will be determined using a sliding fee scale. No one will be denied care because of inability to pay.

Eligibility Requirements
Must be essentially homebound, in need of a skilled home care service, and under a physician's care. Must have a doctor visit 90 days prior to or 30 days after the start of home helath care.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Referrals can be made by anyone. Call 724-463-6340.


Miscellaneous Information

Languages Spoken or Available
Persons with speech or hearing disabilities who have text telephones are advised to use the PA Telecommunicationbs Relay system by calling 1-800-654-5984

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
Volunteers are needed for VNA Family Hospice and Palliative Care. Caring volunteers focus on the needs of the patient and family members. They get to know the them and help them to cope with their journey. They listen, keep the patient company, read to them, and provide brief respite for the family/caregiver. Volunteers receive real satisfaction from making a difference in peoples lives. Training time is twenty hours and volunteers have the ongoing support from the hospice team. Call 724-463-8711 for more information.


VNA Extended Home Care


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Visiting Nurse Association of Indiana County

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The mission of VNA Extended Care is to provide high quality customer focused services in a variety of settings utilizing private pay and other available funding sources as appropriate.

History of Organization
VNA Extended Home Care, a not-for-profit agency, is established as a subsidiary of the VNA of Indiana County. In 2015, VNA Extended Care will mark it's 20th year of service to the community.

Accreditations and Licenses
VNA Extended Home Care holds a certificate of Licensure through the PA Dept. of Health.

Affiliations
Indiana County Health Care Careers Consortium; VNA's of Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania HomeCare Association

Funding Sources
Private Pay, Some long term care insurance plans.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Maureen Bonatch MSN, RN - Director of Client Services
724-463-1102

Maureen Bonatch, MSN, RN
724-463-1102
mbonatch@vnaindianacounty.com

Contact Person(s)
Alicia Pearce RN - RN Coordinators

June Stewart, RN - Coordinator of Community Education

Contact Number(s)
724.463.1102
800.654.5984 - Toll-free
724.463.1744 - FAX

E-mail(s)
jstewart@vnaindiana.org

Web Addresses
www.vnaindianacounty.com
www.vnaindianacounty.com

Primary Addresses
Medical Arts Building
850 Hospital Road
Suite 3000
Indiana, PA 15701
Click here for a Map of this Location.

Additional Addresses
Medical Arts Building
850 Hospital Road
Suite 3000
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County and surrounding areas.

Service Description
VNA Extended Home Care, an affiliate of the Visiting Nurse Association of Indiana County, provides a broad range of in-home care and services for clients of any age throughout Indiana County. The emphasis is on personal care assistance and home management in order for individuals in need of assistance-especially the elderly and disabled-to maintain an independent lifestyle. Private duty nursing is also available.

Personal Care Assistance - provided by certified nursing assistants. May include help with bathing, grooming, feeding, dressing and other activities of daily living

Companion - provides companionship and performs tasks which maintain client safety; may provide standby assistance with personal hygiene activities

Homemaker/Housekeeper - includes light housekeeping tasks such as laundry, vacuuming, meal preparation and other services as needed by the client such as grocery shopping, meal planning and errands

In-Home Respite Care - enables the caregiver to leave the home for brief periods of time without leaving the ill or disabled family member unattended

Infant/New Mother Care - provides personal care services to newborns and new mothers; housekeeping services are also available

Care Management - skills services are provided by a registered nurse; services include a physical/functional assessment and home and safety evaluation with care planning and community referrals as necessary

Geriatric Care Management- aimed at helping people maintain an independent lifestyle at home. The system was created to help patients manage their ongoing care.The program identifies and refers clients to services such as long-term health care as well as residential, financial, emotional and social services.

Mom and Baby Club- Help with basic baby care, meal planning, cleaning, laundry, breast-feeding, shopping and errands are some of the services offered. Services are not typically covered by insurance. Mothers may be self-referred, or services may be purchased as a gift, such as for a baby shower.

Nuring Care provided by an RN or LPN. Service is available 24 hours as needed.

Available Hours
Intake: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm / Monday through Friday Program: 24 Hours per day, 7 days per week Administration: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm / Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
Varies depending on the skill level of the service

Eligibility Requirements
Must be in need of assistance to maintain independent lifestyle.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call 724-463-1102


Miscellaneous Information

Languages Spoken or Available
Interpretation services available

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


VNA Family Hospice And Palliative Care
VNA


Organizational Information

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
The mission of the VNA is to provide the full range of compassionate, high quality, cost-effective services needed to support those we serve in their homes and communities. The intention is to provide these services on the basis of need, as resources permit.

History of Organization
VNA has it's origin in 1970 when a group of dotors, nurses and community minded individuals sought to improve care for the homebound. VNA has expanded and developed programs to meet the changing health care needs of our community thorough the years.VNA offers fullrange of home care services. VNA Family Hospice was started in 1985. A coordiated program of medical, spiritual, psychological and social work services are directed at provoiding relief and comfort for as long as life remains.

Accreditations and Licenses
Medicare Certified Licensed by the State of PA

Affiliations
Affiliated with Indiana Regional Medical Center Member of Pennyslvania Home Care Association-PHA Better Business Bureau 2014 HCCAPS Top 25 for Patient Satisfaction

Funding Sources
Services funded by Medicare, Medical Assistance, and private insurance plans.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Kimberly Ondrizek MSN, RN - Director, VNA Family Hospice
724-463-8711

Marion Nugent Cowan - CEO of VNA of Indiana County

Contact Person(s)
Kimberly Ondrizek - Director VNA Family Hospice
724-463-8711
kondrizek@vnaindianacounty.com

June Stewart, RN - Coordinator of Community Education
724-463-6340

Contact Number(s)
724.463.8711
800.654.5984 - Toll-free - TDD

E-mail(s)
kondrizek@vnaindianacounty.com
jstewart@vnaindiana.org

Web Addresses
www.vnaindianacounty.com
www.vnaindianacounty.com

Primary Addresses
Medical Arts Building
850 Hospital Road
Suite 3000
Indiana, PA 15701
Click here for a Map of this Location.

Additional Addresses
602 East Mahoning Street
Punxsutawney, PA 15767
Click here for a Map of this Location.


Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County and surrounding areas, Southern Jefferson and Punxsutawney for Hospice Care.

Service Description
A coordinated program of medical, spiritual, psychological and social work services established to allow the terminally ill to remain in their own home. Services can include: management of pain and symptoms, provides needed medications, equipment and supplies, emotional and psychological support, instruction to patient and family in management of care, spiritual support, respite care services, and follow-up bereavement care and counseling.

Available Hours
7:30 am - 5:00 pm / Monday through Friday24 hours on call; 7 days per week on-call services

Fees/Cost for Services
Family Hospice services are paid for by Medicare and/or the Medicaid Hospice benefit. Many of the hospice services are also covered by other health insurance plans. For those who have no insurance, fees will be determined using a sliding fee scale. No one will be denied care because of inability to pay

Eligibility Requirements
A patient diagnosis of a terminal disease with life expectancy of six months or less; a desire by the patient and family for care that is aimed at providing comfort and quality of life in the home; and the availability of the attending physician.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes


WCCC-Indiana County Education Center
WCCC


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
WESTMORELAND COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
Mission- WCCC improves the quality of life for everyone we touch through education, training, and cultural enrichment.

History of Organization
WCCC was founded in 1970 in Youngwood, PA. The College offers 64 associate degree, 13 diploma, and 49 certificate programs with options that prepare students for careers or transfer to baccalaureate degree programs at four-year institutions.

Accreditations and Licenses
WCCC is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Practical Nursing and Associate Degree Nursing Programs are fully approved by the PA State Board of Nursing and the Associate Degree Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. The Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene programs are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. The Dietetic Technician program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation/Approval for Dietetics Education(CAADE)of the American Dietetic Association. The Baking and Pastry program, Culinary Arts programs and Restaurant/Culinary Management program are accredited by the ACF(American Culinary Federation) Accrediting Commission.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Dr. Tuesday Stanley - President
724-925-4002
stanleyt@wccc.edu

Contact Person(s)
Grace Thachik - WCCC-Indiana County Education Center Coordinator
724-357-1404
724-925-5939 or 1-800-262-2103 Ext. 5939
724-357-1405
thachikg@wccc.edu

E-mail(s)
thachikg@wccc.edu- Coordinator

Web Addresses
www.wccc.edu

Primary Addresses
45 Airport Road
Indiana, PA 15701
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Additional Addresses
Youngwood Campus
145 Pavilion Lane
Youngwood, PA 15697
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45 Airport Road
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Description
Associate Degree Programs in Arts (A.A.) and Applied Science (A.A.S.), diploma and certificate programs, and transfer to 4-year colleges and universities.

Continuing education programs are also available.

Available Hours
8:00 am - 9:30 pm / Monday through Thursday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm / Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
Tuition depending on county of residence

Eligibility Requirements
18 years of age with provision for early enrollment for high school students.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Visit 45 Airport Road, Indiana, PA 15701 Hours of operation Monday - Thursday 8 am - 9:30 pm; Friday 8 am -3 pm. Summer hours - closed on Friday Phone:724-357-1404 and 1-800-262-2103 ext. 5939. Web site: www.wccc.edu


Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility
Yes. Handicapped parking, ramps, and elevator are available.

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Women's Institute For Family Health - Pa Sids Center
Formerly Pennsylvania SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) Center



Contact Information

Contact Person(s)
Laura Roache, Administrator

Contact Number(s)
215.763.3680
215.763.4016 - FAX
800.258.SIDS - Toll-free - 24 hour Emergency Hotline

E-mail(s)
LAURAROACHE@AOL.COM

Primary Addresses
1632 W. Diamond Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121
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Additional Addresses
1632 W. Diamond Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121
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Service Information

Service Area
Pennsylvania

Service Description
Twenty-four hour emergency hotline - 1-800-258-SIDS (7437)

Crisis Intervention

Telephone counseling within 24 hours of a sudden death

Information resource center

Referral of high-risk infants for evaluation of breathing disorders

Referral Center for specialized services

In-home SIDS counselor visits provided by area public health nurses for 1 year following the loss

Education/training of professionals and the public

Peer Support Coordinator - offers support and information on available services

Available Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm weekdays24-Hour Hotline

Fees/Cost for Services
All services are free and available to anyone who has experienced the sudden death of a child 2 years or younger

Eligibility Requirements
SIDS parents and families, medical, health, and human services professionals working with SIDS families, any interested individual or group.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
No


Women, Infants, Children Program/Adagio Health
WIC


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
See Adagio Health


Contact Information

Contact Number(s)
1-866-942-2778


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
No

Volunteer Use
No

Volunteer Need
Yes


YMCA Of Indiana County
YMCA


Organizational Information

Parent Organization
YMCA of the USA

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

History of Organization
For the past 100 years, the YMCA of Indiana County has been a vital part of community life in Indiana. The concept of a center for community activity began when a group of Indiana residents met at the old courthouse in downtown Indiana to discuss building a YMCA. The official incorporation was approved in 1911 and a fund raising campaign was launched to pay for the construction of a new building. Within a year, the funds were raised, land in downtown Indiana was purchased, and construction began. The YMCA was completed in 1912 and formally dedicated in November 1913. Since opening the doors of its first building in 1913, the YMCA has put Christian principles into practice through programs, facilities, and services that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. The Y builds strong kids, strong families, and strong communities. The YMCA of Indiana County received its National Charter in 1971 and, in that same year, completed a campaign to construct a permanent facility at its current site on 14 acres of land in White Township. The current YMCA of Indiana County site was opened in 1973 with a swimming pool and locker rooms. Since its opening, the site has been expanded to include a multi-purpose room, three wellness centers, exercise studio, a gymnasium, 4 ball fields, 2 sand volleyball courts, a half mile walking track and a picnic pavilion area. In early 1993, money was raised to construct the Head Start addition to the YMCA facility. The Head Start program officially moved in and opened its doors in January of 1994.

Affiliations
YMCA of the USA, Miracle League of Indiana County

Legal Structure
Non-profit corporation

Funding Sources
The YMCA is a not-for profit 501C3 organization that primarily generates its revenues through membership and program fees. In addition, the YMCA conducts an Annual Fundraising campaign and special events to raise funds to support the Strong Kids Annual Fund campaign to provide subsudized services for children and families who are unable to afford the programs and services the YMCA has to offer.


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Eric Neal - Chief Executive Officer
724-463-9622
724-465-2655
724-465-2656
ericneal@icymca.org

Jen Villa - Associate Executive Director
724-463-9622
724-465-2655
724-465-2656
jenvilla@icymca.org

Contact Person(s)
Shawn Sebring - Senior Program Director
724-463-9622
724-465-2655
724-465-2656
shawnsebring@icymca.org

Kelsey Doak - Director of Development
724-463-9622
724-465-2566
724-465-2565
kelseydoak@icymca.org

Landon Prutznal - Member Services Coordinator
724-463-9622
724-465-2566
724-465-2565
memberservices@icymca.org

Sherri Jordan - Welcome Center and Marketing Coordinator
724-463-9622
724-465-2566
724-4652565
sherrijordan@icymca.org

Contact Number(s)
724-463-9622 - Main Telephone Line
724-465-2656 - Fax
724-465-2655 - Alternate Telephone Number
724-463-7622 - Mack Park Swimming Pool

E-mail(s)
ericneal@icymca.org- Chief Executive Officer
shawnsebring@icymca.org- Senior Program Director
jenvilla@icymca.org- Associate Executive Director
kelseydoak@icymca.org- Director of Development
memberservices@icymca.org- Member Services Coordinator
sherrijordan@icymca.org- Welcome Center and Marketing Coordinator

Web Addresses
www.icymca.org
www.mloic.org - Mircale League of Indiana County

Primary Addresses
60 North Ben Franklin Road
Indiana, PA 15701
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Service Information

Service Area
Indiana County

Service Description
Programs: Individual and Group Fitness programs (aerobics, Zumba, Yoga, Step Aerobics, etc..), Individual and Group Swimming Lessons, Swim Team, Water Exercise Programs, Youth Sports Instruction, Youth Sports Leagues, Summer Day Camp, Adult Sports Leagues, Mack Park Swimming Pool, Free Childwatch services while you exercise.

Facilities: 6 Lane Heated Swimming Pool, 3 Fitness Centers, Full Size Gymnasium, Group Exercise Studio, Mens/Womens Locker Rooms, Dedicated Childwatch Center, Conference Room, Sauna, Steam Room, 4 Ball Fields, 2 Sand Volleyball Courts, 1/2 Mile Walking Track, Picnic Pavilion, Lots of FREE parking

Available Hours
Monday through Thursday 5:20 am - 9:45 pm; Friday 5:20 am - 8:30 pm; Saturday 7:15 am - 5:45 pm; Sunday 12:45 - 5:00 pm

Fees/Cost for Services
Scholarships are available for membership and programs based on financial need. No one will be turned away due to inability to pay at the YMCA of Indiana County.


Miscellaneous Information

Speaker Available
Yes

Volunteer Use
Yes

Volunteer Need
Yes

Volunteer Description
• Join the Board of Directors and/or get involved with a committee • Raise funds to ensure the Y is accessible to all members of the community • Coach our sports teams and teach many of our classes • Motivate and mentor youth in building the skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors and better health • Extend a hand to help members who want to live healthier lives • Advocate for the Y’s efforts to influences policies and initiatives that positively impact societal issues of importance to the nation, and your community • Participate in opportunities to give back and support neighbors • Become a Big Mentor in our Big Hearts Little Hands Mentoring Program