Resources

Centre County Steps to Success:  A Resource Guide

The Steps to Success Resource Guide is a compilation of services and assistance programs in Centre County. 

Aging Services

  • Centre County Office of Aging - 814-355-6716
  • Bellefonte Senior Resource Center (203 North Spring Street, Bellefonte) - 814-355-6720
  • Centre Hall Senior Resource Center (Centre Hall Fire Hall) - 814-364-9511 
  • Centre Region Senior Center (131 South Fraser Street, State College) - 814-231-3076 
  • Penns Valley Senior Resource Center (102 Leisure Lane, Madisonsburg) - 814-349-8188 
  • Philipsburg Senior Resource Center (300 North Front Street, Philipsburg) - 814-342-6549 
  • Snow Shoe Senior Resource Center (Snow Shoe Medical Center) - 814-387-4086
  • Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (420 Holmes Street, Bellefonte) - 814-355-6816

Children Services

  • Centre County Children and Youth Services -814-355-6755 
  • Centre County Youth Service Bureau - 814-237-5731
  • Child Care Information Services of Centre & Clinton Counties/Child Development and Family Council of Centre County, Inc. (2565 Park Center Blvd. STE 100, State College) - 1-800-654-5984
  • Centre County Early Intervention - 814-355-6768 
  • CenClear Child Services - 1-800-525-5437, ext. 2233
  • Operation Military Child Care - 1-800-793-0324, ext. 341

Clothing

For Employment

  • Bellefonte Community Action (109 West Bishop Street, Bellefonte) - 814-355-7501
  • Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) - 1-800-442-6343 or 814-946-7240 (Contact for qualifications) 

Free Clothing (Qualifications based on age and income/need)

  • Burrowes Street Youth Haven - 814-234-2100
  • Catholic Charities - 814-353-0502 
  • St. Paul’s United Methodist Church – Shoe bank - 814-238-1779 

Thrift Stores 

  • CentrePeace, Inc. (3047 Benner Pike, Bellefonte) - 814-353-9081 
  • FaithCentre (110 East High Street, Bellefonte) - 814-355-2238 
  • Goodwill Industries Store (424 Westerly Parkway, State College) - 814-237-8006 
  • Goodwill Industries Store (220 Front Street, Philipsburg) - 814-342-7492 
  • St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Store (524 Westerly Parkway, State College) - 814-867-3131\

Coats 

  • Buffalo Run United Methodist Church (Intersection of Rt. 550 and Rock Road, Bellefonte) - 814-355-2208 
  • Hearts for Homeless (100 S Fraser Street, State College) - 814-325-9471
  • Salvation Army – Coats for Kids and Adults - 814-861-1785

Education

  • CIU #10 Development Center for Adults (540 North Harrison Rd., Pleasant Gap in CPI building) - 814-359-3069
  • PSU Career Pathways Program (GED, ESL, College & Career Prep) – 814-863-9333
  • Mid State Literacy Council - 814-238-1809

Employment Services

  • Pennsylvania CAREERLink (240 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte) - 814-548-7587 
  • Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) - 1-800-442-6343 or 814-946-7240 
  • Private Industry Council of Centre County (PICCC) - 814-237-8998

Financial Assistance

  • Bestwick Foundation (cancer and health related hardships) – 814-880-6840 
  • Catholic Charities - 814-353-0502 
  • Centre County Assistance Office LIHEAP (2580 Park Center Blvd, State College) - 814-863-6571 
  • Central Pennsylvania Community Action - 1-800-822-2610 
  • Centre Helps - 1800-494-2500
  • Interfaith Human Services - 814-234-7731
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance – VITA - 814-355-6816

Food Assistance

Food 

  • Centre County Assistance Office (2580 Park Center Blvd, State College) - 814-863-6571
  • Centre County Office of Adult Services - 814-355-6768
  • Central Pennsylvania Community Action – 1-800-822-2610
  • Centre Hall/Potter Township Food Pantry - 814-364-1675
  • Common Food (105 South Main St, Port Matilda) - 814-409-8584 
  • Centre Helps – 1-800-494-2500 
  • FaithCentre - 814-355-0880 
  • Fillmore United Methodist Church - 814-355-2208 
  • Housing Transitions, Inc. - 814-237-5508** 
  • Howard Area Food Pantry - 570-962-2407 
  • Mid Penn Legal Services for food stamp denial - 1-800-326-9177 
  • Milesburg Food Bank - 814-355-0890 
  • Pleasant Gap United Methodist Church - 814-359-3011 
  • Snow Shoe/Mountaintop Food Pantry - 814-387-6230 
  • State College Area Food Bank - 814-234-2310 

Meals 

  • Centre County Office of Aging - 814-355-6716 
  • State College Meals on Wheels - 814-237-8135 
  • Hearts for Homeless (100 S Fraser Street, State College) - 814-325-9471 
  • First Presbyterian Church - MWF Lunch (203 North Spring Street, Bellefonte) - 814-355-4202 
  • St. Andrews Episcopal Church – Thursday evening meal (208 W. Foster Avenue, State College) - 814-237-7659 
  • St. Paul’s United Methodist Church – Wednesday Lunch (250 East College Avenue, State College) - 814-237-2163

Health

Mental Health

Physical Health 

  • AIDS Resource (Medical, Dental, RX Coverage, Case Management, HIV testing) - 1-800-773-2437 
  • APPRISE (insurance counseling for Medicare eligible adults) - 814-355-6716 
  • Centre County Assistance Office (2580 Park Center Blvd, State College) - 814-863-6571
  • Centre Volunteers in Medicine (Medical, Dental, RX, & Case Management) - 814-231-4043 
  • Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) - 1-866-621-5235 
  • Mount Nittany Health (1800 East Park Ave, State College) - 814-231-7000 
  • Nurse Family Partnership - 814-942-1903 
  • PA Department of Health/Centre County State Health Center (280 West Hamilton Ave., State College) - 814-865-0932

Housing Services

Emergency Shelter 

  • Centre County Women’s Resource Center - 1-877-234-5050**
  • Centre County Youth Service Bureau - 814-234-2100**
  • Housing Transitions, Inc. - 814-237-5508** 
  • Out of the Cold: Centre County - 814-852-8864** 

Transitional Housing 

  • Bridge of Hope Centre County - 814-237-4673 
  • Centre County Women’s Resource Center - 1-877-234-5050 
  • Centre County Youth Services Bureau - 814-234-2100 
  • Housing Transitions, Inc. - 814-237-5508 Affordable Housing
  • Housing Authority of Centre - 814-355-6750 
  • Housing Transitions, Inc. - 814-237-4863 
  • MidPenn Legal Services – Fair Housing and Rights (3500 East College Avenue, Suite 1295, State College) - 814-238-4958 
  • Veterans Multi-Service Center, Inc. - 717-818-9999 

Rental Assistance 

  • AIDS Resource (Current Client Assistance) - 1-800-773-2437 
  • Catholic Charities - 814-353-0502 
  • Central Pennsylvania Community Action – 1-800-822-2610
  • Centre County Office of Adult Services – 814-355-6768 
  • Centre County Assistance Office (2580 Park Center Blvd, State College) - 814-863-6571
  • Interfaith Human Services - 814-234-7731
  • Salvation Army - 814-861-1785**

Identification

  • Centre County Assistance Office – Medical Assistance (2580 Park Center Blvd, State College) - 814-863-6571 
  • Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (812 West College Avenue, State College) – 1-800-932-4600 
  • Social Security Administration (901 University Drive, State College) - 814-238-5035 
  • Representative Scott Conklin – Birth Certificates (301 South Allen Street, State College) – 814-238-5477, or (209 E Presqueisle Street, Philipsburg) - 814-342-4872 
  • Representative Kerry Benninghoff – Birth Certificates (Bellefonte) - 814-355-1300

Income

  • Centre County Assistance Office (2580 Park Center Blvd, State College) - 814-863-6571
  • Centre County Domestic Relations – Child Support (420 Holmes Street, Room 110, Bellefonte) – 814-355-6742 
  • MidPenn Legal Services – Unemployment and Public Benefits (3500 East College Avenue, Suite 1295, State College) - 814-238-4958 
  • Social Security Administration (901 University Drive, State College) - 814-238-5035

Libraries

  • Centre County Library (200 North Allegheny Street, Bellefonte) - 814-355-1516 
  • Centre Hall Area Branch Library (109 West Beryl Street, Centre Hall) - 814-364-2580 
  • Holt Memorial Library (17 North Front Street, Philipsburg) - 814-342-1987 
  • Schlow Centre Region Library (211 South Allen Street, State College) - 814-237-6236

Parenting & Family Relations

  • Centre County Children & Youth Services - 814-355-6755 
  • Centre County Women’s Resource Center - 1-877-234-5050 
  • Centre County Youth Service Bureau - 814-237-5731 
  • MidPenn Legal Services (3500 East College Avenue, Suite 1295, State College) - 814-238-4958

Pet Care

  • Animal Medical Hospital of State College (1500 N. Atherton Street, State College) – 814-234-0201
  • Centre County PAWS - 814-237-8722 
  • Lyons Kennels - 814-826-1682
  • Pet Food Pantry of Centre County - 814-355-4400 
  • Pets Come First (2451 General Potter Hwy, Centre Hall) - 814-364-1725 
  • Straley Veterinary (1819 Zion Road, Bellefonte) - 814-355-3243

Probation/Parole & Reentry Services

  • Centre County Probation and Parole (102 South Allegheny Street, Courthouse, Bellefonte) – 814-355-6771 
  • CentrePeace, Inc. (3047 Benner Pike, Bellefonte) - 814-353-9081 
  • Center for Alternatives in Community Justice (411 South Burrowes Street, State College) – 814-234-1059 
  • Pennsylvania CAREERLink (240 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte) - 814-548-7587

Substance Abuse

  • Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline – Access to resources and meeting information – 814-237-3757 
  • Centre County Drug and Alcohol – Access to inpatient treatment, case management, information and referrals for Centre County residents – 814-355-6744 
  • Clear Concepts – Outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment services – 814-355-7629 
  • Crossroads Counseling – Outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment services – 814-231-0940
  • Quest Services – Outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment services – Bellefonte - 814-357- 5953, or Philipsburg - 814-342-6740
  • State College Medical – Medical assisted treatment and individualized services – 814-235-6988

Transportation

  • Bellefonte Emergency Medical Services – Non Emergency Only (369 Phoenix Avenue, Bellefonte) - 814-355-2907 
  • Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) (108 East Beaver Avenue, near Schlow Library, State College) - 814-238-2282 
  • Centre County Office of Transportation - 814-355-6807 
  • Centre County Office of Aging (for age 60 and over) - 814-355-6716 
  • Centre County Veterans Affairs Office - 814-355-6812 
  • Centre LifeLink – Non Emergency Only (125 Puddintown Road, State College) - 814-237-8163 
  • Centre Helps - Information & Referral - 1-800-494-2500 
  • Fullington Bus – 1-800-252-3893 
  • Greyhound (152 North Atherton Street, State College) - 814-238-7971 
  • MegaBus - 1-877-462-6342
  • Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (812 West College Avenue, State College) - 1-800- 932-4600

Utility Services

  • AIDS Resource (Current Client Assistance) - 1-800-773-2437 
  • Catholic Charities - 814-353-0502
  • Centre County Assistance Office LIHEAP (2580 Park Center Blvd, State College) - 814-863-6571 
  • Columbia Gas - 1-888-460-4332 
  • Centre Helps - 1-800-494-2500 
  • First Energy - 1-800-686-0021 
  • Interfaith Human Services Fuel Bank - 814-234-7731 
  • MidPenn Legal Services – Utility Termination (3500 East College Avenue, Suite 1295, State College) - 814-238-4958 
  • PPL Electric Utilities - 1-800-342-5775 
  • Salvation Army – Emergency Assistance - 814-861-1785** 
  • UGI Penn Natural Gas - 1-800-276-2722 
  • Water or Sewage – Contact your local office

Veterans & Active Duty Military Services

  • Altoona Veterans Affairs Medical Center (2907 Pleasant Valley Blvd, Altoona) - 1-877-626-2500
  • Centre County Veterans Affairs (420 Holmes Street, Bellefonte) - 814-355-6812, ext. 1 
  • Penn State Extension Military Youth Programs (115 Agricultural Sciences & Industries Bldg, University Park) - 814-865-2264 
  • Veterans Crisis Line - 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 
  • Veterans Multi-Service Center, Inc. - 717-818-9999 
  • Veterans Homeless Hotline 24/7 – 1-877-4AID-VET (877-424-3838)

Victim’s Rights

  • Centre County Women’s Resource Center - 1-877-234-5050 
  • MidPenn Legal Services (3500 East College Avenue, Suite 1295, State College) - 814-238-4958