Centre County Resources

  • 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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    Centre County Office of Aging

    The Centre County Office of Aging provides services for seniors at six locations throughout the county. The services include: health insurance counseling for Medicare recipients, home delivered meals, investigations of abuse, neglect, exploitation or abandonment of older adults, long-term care services, nursing home transition services, and casework services. The Office also provides funding to outside organizations for personal care services, transportation, adult day services, and legal assistance for those who qualify.

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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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  • Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

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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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    Central PA Community Action

    Central PA Community Action offers food programs, transportation, clothing services, employment and training programs, utility assistance programs, homeless prevention programs, weatherization programs, home repair programs and other services. The staff at CPCA is trained to help families resolve crisis situations and become more stable by providing ongoing, intensive support. To find out about the individual programs and eligibility requirements, please call the main number.

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    207 E. Cherry St.
    Clearfield, PA 16830
    (814) 765-1551 cpcainc@cpcaa.net

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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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  • Case Management

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    CenClear - Centre 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 Centre County sites are located in Philipsburg and Matilda.

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    1633 Philipsburg Bigler Hwy
    Philipsburg, PA 16866
    (814) 342-5845

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    Centre County Office of Aging

    The Centre County Office of Aging provides services for seniors at six locations throughout the county. The services include: health insurance counseling for Medicare recipients, home delivered meals, investigations of abuse, neglect, exploitation or abandonment of older adults, long-term care services, nursing home transition services, and casework services. The Office also provides funding to outside organizations for personal care services, transportation, adult day services, and legal assistance for those who qualify.

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    Centre Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM)

    Please bring the following documents with you to your eligibility appointment: *Proof of your address (i.e. a current electric or telephone bill) *Photo ID (Driver’s license, passport, other government issued ID) *W – 2 Form for the most recent tax year. *Copy of the last year’s tax return or Letter of Extension. *Proof of household gross income for ALL household members for the recent month (i.e. pay stubs, bank statements, proof of income due to disability, unemployment, child support, etc.)

    Centre Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM) serves and advocates for the medically underserved living or working in Centre County. CVIM provides medical and dental care, case management and necessary medications at no cost to qualified uninsured and under-insured residents of Centre County and those working in Centre County who live in neighboring counties that do not have free clinics or programs to meet their medical needs. To qualify for care with us: *You must be living or working in Centre County for at least 7 days. *You must NOT have insurance for the services for which you are applying (This includes Adult Basic, Access Card/Medicaid, Medicare, Veterans Benefits). *You must meet income guidelines. Residents must have a household income at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level.

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    2520 Green Tech Drive, Suite D
    State College, PA 16803
    (814) 231-4043 info@cvim.net

    Monday-Thursday; 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; Friday; 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

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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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  • Behavioral Health

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    CenClear - Centre 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 Centre County sites are located in Philipsburg and Matilda.

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    1633 Philipsburg Bigler Hwy
    Philipsburg, PA 16866
    (814) 342-5845

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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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  • Housing

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    Central PA Community Action

    Central PA Community Action offers food programs, transportation, clothing services, employment and training programs, utility assistance programs, homeless prevention programs, weatherization programs, home repair programs and other services. The staff at CPCA is trained to help families resolve crisis situations and become more stable by providing ongoing, intensive support. To find out about the individual programs and eligibility requirements, please call the main number.

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    207 E. Cherry St.
    Clearfield, PA 16830
    (814) 765-1551 cpcainc@cpcaa.net

    Please call 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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  • Food and Clothing

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    Central PA Community Action

    Central PA Community Action offers food programs, transportation, clothing services, employment and training programs, utility assistance programs, homeless prevention programs, weatherization programs, home repair programs and other services. The staff at CPCA is trained to help families resolve crisis situations and become more stable by providing ongoing, intensive support. To find out about the individual programs and eligibility requirements, please call the main number.

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    207 E. Cherry St.
    Clearfield, PA 16830
    (814) 765-1551 cpcainc@cpcaa.net

    Please call to find out about hours of operation. 

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    FaithCentre Food Bank

    The FaithCentre Food Bank provides fresh food items to greater Bellefonte area residents. Individuals living in the area who meet the income guidelines can register for a free monthly food distribution of fresh produce (when in season), dairy products, fresh and frozen meat, food for individuals with diabetes, bread and pastries, canned and frozen vegetables, and personal care products like toothpaste and soap. Emergency food distribution is available to anyone, regardless of geographic location, on Monday and Tuesday from 10:00am-12:00pm. Regular food distribution is on Wednesday from 10:00am-2:00pm and Thursday from 1:00pm-5:00pm.

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    131 S. Allegheny St.
    Bellefonte, PA 16823
    (814) 355-4400

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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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  • Life Skills Training

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    Central PA Community Action

    Central PA Community Action offers food programs, transportation, clothing services, employment and training programs, utility assistance programs, homeless prevention programs, weatherization programs, home repair programs and other services. The staff at CPCA is trained to help families resolve crisis situations and become more stable by providing ongoing, intensive support. To find out about the individual programs and eligibility requirements, please call the main number.

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    207 E. Cherry St.
    Clearfield, PA 16830
    (814) 765-1551 cpcainc@cpcaa.net

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  • Transportation

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    Central PA Community Action

    Central PA Community Action offers food programs, transportation, clothing services, employment and training programs, utility assistance programs, homeless prevention programs, weatherization programs, home repair programs and other services. The staff at CPCA is trained to help families resolve crisis situations and become more stable by providing ongoing, intensive support. To find out about the individual programs and eligibility requirements, please call the main number.

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    207 E. Cherry St.
    Clearfield, PA 16830
    (814) 765-1551 cpcainc@cpcaa.net

    Please call to find out about hours of operation. 

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    Centre County Office of Aging

    The Centre County Office of Aging provides services for seniors at six locations throughout the county. The services include: health insurance counseling for Medicare recipients, home delivered meals, investigations of abuse, neglect, exploitation or abandonment of older adults, long-term care services, nursing home transition services, and casework services. The Office also provides funding to outside organizations for personal care services, transportation, adult day services, and legal assistance for those who qualify.

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  • Voter Registration

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    Centre County Elections & Voter Registration

    If you have voted in your precinct before you will not need identification. If it is the first time voting at your precinct you will need some form of identification.

    The Department of Elections and Voter registration is responsible for registering voters and managing elections for Centre County.

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  • Senior Services

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    Centre County Office of Aging

    The Centre County Office of Aging provides services for seniors at six locations throughout the county. The services include: health insurance counseling for Medicare recipients, home delivered meals, investigations of abuse, neglect, exploitation or abandonment of older adults, long-term care services, nursing home transition services, and casework services. The Office also provides funding to outside organizations for personal care services, transportation, adult day services, and legal assistance for those who qualify.

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  • Physical Health

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    Centre Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM)

    Please bring the following documents with you to your eligibility appointment: *Proof of your address (i.e. a current electric or telephone bill) *Photo ID (Driver’s license, passport, other government issued ID) *W – 2 Form for the most recent tax year. *Copy of the last year’s tax return or Letter of Extension. *Proof of household gross income for ALL household members for the recent month (i.e. pay stubs, bank statements, proof of income due to disability, unemployment, child support, etc.)

    Centre Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM) serves and advocates for the medically underserved living or working in Centre County. CVIM provides medical and dental care, case management and necessary medications at no cost to qualified uninsured and under-insured residents of Centre County and those working in Centre County who live in neighboring counties that do not have free clinics or programs to meet their medical needs. To qualify for care with us: *You must be living or working in Centre County for at least 7 days. *You must NOT have insurance for the services for which you are applying (This includes Adult Basic, Access Card/Medicaid, Medicare, Veterans Benefits). *You must meet income guidelines. Residents must have a household income at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level.

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    2520 Green Tech Drive, Suite D
    State College, PA 16803
    (814) 231-4043 info@cvim.net

    Monday-Thursday; 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; Friday; 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

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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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  • Education

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    Development Center for Adults

    The Development Center for Adults offers free Basic Skills Brush-Up; GED Test, LPN Entrance Exam; and PSU Math Placement Exam Preparation classes to teens and adults ages 16 years or older. Please call the main number to learn more about the specifics of the programs and eligibility requirements.

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    60 Decibel Road
    State College, PA 16801
    (814) 359-3069

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  • Faith-based

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    FaithCentre Food Bank

    The FaithCentre Food Bank provides fresh food items to greater Bellefonte area residents. Individuals living in the area who meet the income guidelines can register for a free monthly food distribution of fresh produce (when in season), dairy products, fresh and frozen meat, food for individuals with diabetes, bread and pastries, canned and frozen vegetables, and personal care products like toothpaste and soap. Emergency food distribution is available to anyone, regardless of geographic location, on Monday and Tuesday from 10:00am-12:00pm. Regular food distribution is on Wednesday from 10:00am-2:00pm and Thursday from 1:00pm-5:00pm.

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    131 S. Allegheny St.
    Bellefonte, PA 16823
    (814) 355-4400

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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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