Blair County Resources

  • Education

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    Altoona Area School District (AASD) - Adult Education Program

    The Altoona Area School District (AASD) Adult Education Program provides free education classes to adults in Blair and Cambria Counties. Classes include HiSET and GED classes, writing, reading, and math classes, assistance with developing study skills, and more. Please note that adult education classes are offered in multiple locations.

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    200 E. Crawford Ave.
    Altoona, PA 16602
    (814) 946-8330

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  • Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

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    Blair County Community Action Agency

    The Blair County Community Action Agency has an Employment and Training Services Program that provides job readiness workshops, referrals to other agencies, job placement services, and job counseling and follow-up. Participants receive individual orientation, screening, testing, and assessment, are screened and assessed to match market demands, and given referrals to area employers. The Blair County Community Action Agency also provides weatherization and utility assistance. Assistance with obtaining housing is available to individuals who are homeless (please note that a referral is required for housing assistance; an outside agency must verify that the individual is homeless).

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    2100 6th Ave
    Altoona, PA 16602
    (814) 946-3651 bccap@blaircap.org

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    CareerLink

    PA CareerLink is a free, one-stop shop with highly trained staff ready to assist you with your job search, whether you're looking for your first job or to advance your career. Their services include: resume workshops, career counseling, job search assistance, interview skills training, skills assessment, job fairs, computer training, free access to a computer lab, and career exploration. Please visit the website to find your local office.

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    Cover Letter Template

    The attached resource is provided to assist in creating a cover letter to gain employment.

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    Resume Template

    The attached resource is provided to assist in creating a resume to gain employment.

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    Society of St. Vincent de Paul Altoona-Johnstown Diocese

    The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Altoona-Johnstown Diocese operates Food For Families consisting of two food banks and two Family Kitchens, as well as five food pantries. The Society runs eight thrift stores filled with used, new, or vintage items, all the proceeds go towards those in need. Although the items are priced in order to meet anyone's pocket book, the Society will make every effort to help those in need with items. Please call or go online to see the various sites throughout the county. To address larger needs, a Home Visitor will go to the home of a needy person make an assessment and authorize assistance to supply furniture, appliances or other large household items. The Society assists with other financial needs such as, rent, utilities, medical expenses, and many other basic needs. There are always volunteer opportunities to staff the thrift stores or community gardens that the Society runs to assist those in need with clothing, household items, and fresh produce. Please call for more information.

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    1215 7th Avenue
    Altoona, PA 16602
    (814) 943-1981

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  • Housing

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    Blair County Community Action Agency

    The Blair County Community Action Agency has an Employment and Training Services Program that provides job readiness workshops, referrals to other agencies, job placement services, and job counseling and follow-up. Participants receive individual orientation, screening, testing, and assessment, are screened and assessed to match market demands, and given referrals to area employers. The Blair County Community Action Agency also provides weatherization and utility assistance. Assistance with obtaining housing is available to individuals who are homeless (please note that a referral is required for housing assistance; an outside agency must verify that the individual is homeless).

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    2100 6th Ave
    Altoona, PA 16602
    (814) 946-3651 bccap@blaircap.org

    Please call ahead to find out about hours of operation.

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS): Homeless Assistance Program

    Pennsylvania DHS's Homeless Assistance Program is a government program which assists individuals who are currently homeless or at risk of eviction. Services include case management, rental assistance, emergency shelter services, and more. Please visit the website to find your local office.

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    Society of St. Vincent de Paul Altoona-Johnstown Diocese

    The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Altoona-Johnstown Diocese operates Food For Families consisting of two food banks and two Family Kitchens, as well as five food pantries. The Society runs eight thrift stores filled with used, new, or vintage items, all the proceeds go towards those in need. Although the items are priced in order to meet anyone's pocket book, the Society will make every effort to help those in need with items. Please call or go online to see the various sites throughout the county. To address larger needs, a Home Visitor will go to the home of a needy person make an assessment and authorize assistance to supply furniture, appliances or other large household items. The Society assists with other financial needs such as, rent, utilities, medical expenses, and many other basic needs. There are always volunteer opportunities to staff the thrift stores or community gardens that the Society runs to assist those in need with clothing, household items, and fresh produce. Please call for more information.

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    1215 7th Avenue
    Altoona, PA 16602
    (814) 943-1981

    Please call ahead to find out about hours of operation.

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  • Voter Registration

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  • Senior Services

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    Blair Senior Services

    Blair Senior Services is a non-profit corporation that aims to meet the needs of older adults in Blair County. This includes: case management, transportation, daily meals, educational and recreational activities at four different senior centers, abuse and abandonment protective services, and legal advocacy (Power of Attorney and guardianship services, wills and, long-term care complaints).

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    1320 12th Ave
    Altoona, PA 16601
    (814) 946-1235

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  • Physical Health

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    Blair Senior Services

    Blair Senior Services is a non-profit corporation that aims to meet the needs of older adults in Blair County. This includes: case management, transportation, daily meals, educational and recreational activities at four different senior centers, abuse and abandonment protective services, and legal advocacy (Power of Attorney and guardianship services, wills and, long-term care complaints).

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    1320 12th Ave
    Altoona, PA 16601
    (814) 946-1235

    Please call ahead to find out about hours of operation.

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    PA Law Project

    The PA Health Law Project works to ensure everyone has access to health care. Outside of advocating for the right to health care, the Law Project provides free legal services to any low-income resident of Pennsylvania having difficulty accessing publicly funded health care, whose health care has been terminated or reduced, or who have been denied Medicare (or similar health care programming). Additionally, the Law Project helps eligible residents apply for Medicare, responds to issues of denial of service (i.e. for prescriptions), and anyone struggling with their health care costs. The only requirement is income related, otherwise, the program is nondiscriminatory - there is a helpline which can be utilized for base information by anyone, regardless of income. If you're in need of assistance, or have a question take advantage of the helpline by dialing: 1-800-274-3258

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  • Food and Clothing

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    Blair Senior Services

    Blair Senior Services is a non-profit corporation that aims to meet the needs of older adults in Blair County. This includes: case management, transportation, daily meals, educational and recreational activities at four different senior centers, abuse and abandonment protective services, and legal advocacy (Power of Attorney and guardianship services, wills and, long-term care complaints).

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    1320 12th Ave
    Altoona, PA 16601
    (814) 946-1235

    Please call ahead to find out about hours of operation.

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    Feeding Pennsylvania

    Feeding Pennsylvania is a partnership among Feeding America food banks across the state. In order to find food banks in your area, please visit the website and use the food bank locator.

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    (717) 724-3194

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    Society of St. Vincent de Paul Altoona-Johnstown Diocese

    The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Altoona-Johnstown Diocese operates Food For Families consisting of two food banks and two Family Kitchens, as well as five food pantries. The Society runs eight thrift stores filled with used, new, or vintage items, all the proceeds go towards those in need. Although the items are priced in order to meet anyone's pocket book, the Society will make every effort to help those in need with items. Please call or go online to see the various sites throughout the county. To address larger needs, a Home Visitor will go to the home of a needy person make an assessment and authorize assistance to supply furniture, appliances or other large household items. The Society assists with other financial needs such as, rent, utilities, medical expenses, and many other basic needs. There are always volunteer opportunities to staff the thrift stores or community gardens that the Society runs to assist those in need with clothing, household items, and fresh produce. Please call for more information.

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    1215 7th Avenue
    Altoona, PA 16602
    (814) 943-1981

    Please call ahead to find out about hours of operation.

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  • Transportation

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    Blair Senior Services

    Blair Senior Services is a non-profit corporation that aims to meet the needs of older adults in Blair County. This includes: case management, transportation, daily meals, educational and recreational activities at four different senior centers, abuse and abandonment protective services, and legal advocacy (Power of Attorney and guardianship services, wills and, long-term care complaints).

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    1320 12th Ave
    Altoona, PA 16601
    (814) 946-1235

    Please call ahead to find out about hours of operation.

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  • Life Skills Training

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    Blair Senior Services

    Blair Senior Services is a non-profit corporation that aims to meet the needs of older adults in Blair County. This includes: case management, transportation, daily meals, educational and recreational activities at four different senior centers, abuse and abandonment protective services, and legal advocacy (Power of Attorney and guardianship services, wills and, long-term care complaints).

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    1320 12th Ave
    Altoona, PA 16601
    (814) 946-1235

    Please call ahead to find out about hours of operation.

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  • Case Management

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    Blair Senior Services

    Blair Senior Services is a non-profit corporation that aims to meet the needs of older adults in Blair County. This includes: case management, transportation, daily meals, educational and recreational activities at four different senior centers, abuse and abandonment protective services, and legal advocacy (Power of Attorney and guardianship services, wills and, long-term care complaints).

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    1320 12th Ave
    Altoona, PA 16601
    (814) 946-1235

    Please call ahead to find out about hours of operation.

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    CenClear - Blair County

    CenClear provides mental health, psychiatric, and drug and alcohol recovery services through case management, group and individual therapy, behavioral health clinics, and medication assisted treatment for those battling addiction. The main location is in Clearfield County, and they have sites in Blair, Jefferson, Clarion, Centre, and Elk Counties.

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    601 Wilson Ave
    Roaring Spring, PA 16673
    (814) 342-5678

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    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS): Homeless Assistance Program

    Pennsylvania DHS's Homeless Assistance Program is a government program which assists individuals who are currently homeless or at risk of eviction. Services include case management, rental assistance, emergency shelter services, and more. Please visit the website to find your local office.

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  • Government Assistance/Public Benefits

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    COMPASS

    COMPASS is an online application for Pennsylvanians to apply for health and human services programs. The application includes Health Care benefits such as Medical Assistance, CHIP, and Medicaid for Former Foster Care Youth. The application also includes Home and Community Based Services Referrals such as Early Intervention Services, Intellectual Disability Services, and Autism Services. Additionally, COMPASS includes Home and Community Based Living Services, Cash Assistance, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), SNAP (food stamps), and other benefits.

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    (800) 451-5886

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    PA Law Project

    The PA Health Law Project works to ensure everyone has access to health care. Outside of advocating for the right to health care, the Law Project provides free legal services to any low-income resident of Pennsylvania having difficulty accessing publicly funded health care, whose health care has been terminated or reduced, or who have been denied Medicare (or similar health care programming). Additionally, the Law Project helps eligible residents apply for Medicare, responds to issues of denial of service (i.e. for prescriptions), and anyone struggling with their health care costs. The only requirement is income related, otherwise, the program is nondiscriminatory - there is a helpline which can be utilized for base information by anyone, regardless of income. If you're in need of assistance, or have a question take advantage of the helpline by dialing: 1-800-274-3258

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  • Behavioral Health

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    CenClear - Blair County

    CenClear provides mental health, psychiatric, and drug and alcohol recovery services through case management, group and individual therapy, behavioral health clinics, and medication assisted treatment for those battling addiction. The main location is in Clearfield County, and they have sites in Blair, Jefferson, Clarion, Centre, and Elk Counties.

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    601 Wilson Ave
    Roaring Spring, PA 16673
    (814) 342-5678

    Please call ahead to find out about hours of operation.

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    Northwestern Human Services

    NHS offers a continuum of care in behavioral health (includes mental health and addictive diseases), integrating services in both community and site based settings. These services provide a wide range of recovery focused treatment, services, and supports, including: residential and housing options, site and clinic-based services, and community-based services. NHS operates throughout Pennsylvania, so please look online or call to find out which office is nearest to you.

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    Peerstar LLC

    Peerstar offers mental health recovery, certified peer support services, and forensic peer support services throughout Pennsylvania. Peerstar's 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. Services are also available post-incarceration. Please look online or call ahead to find out which office location is most convenient.

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    2900 Plank Road, Suite 8
    Altoona, Pennsylvania 16601
    (888) 733-7781

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  • Identification Documents

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    PennDOT Locations Info Center

    If you are looking to obtain a state-issued photo ID, you can use the attached PDF to find the nearest PennDOT location, its hours of operation, and what materials are required in order to obtain photo ID. Please refer to the attached document for more information on how to search PennDOT’s website.

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  • Faith-based

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    Society of St. Vincent de Paul Altoona-Johnstown Diocese

    The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Altoona-Johnstown Diocese operates Food For Families consisting of two food banks and two Family Kitchens, as well as five food pantries. The Society runs eight thrift stores filled with used, new, or vintage items, all the proceeds go towards those in need. Although the items are priced in order to meet anyone's pocket book, the Society will make every effort to help those in need with items. Please call or go online to see the various sites throughout the county. To address larger needs, a Home Visitor will go to the home of a needy person make an assessment and authorize assistance to supply furniture, appliances or other large household items. The Society assists with other financial needs such as, rent, utilities, medical expenses, and many other basic needs. There are always volunteer opportunities to staff the thrift stores or community gardens that the Society runs to assist those in need with clothing, household items, and fresh produce. Please call for more information.

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    1215 7th Avenue
    Altoona, PA 16602
    (814) 943-1981

    Please call ahead to find out about hours of operation.

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