Children & Youth Services

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Mission Statement

Centre County Children and Youth Services is dedicated to the task of assuring a safe home environment, free from abuse, neglect, and exploitation, for all Centre County children who are referred to the agency.

When a child's safety in his/her home cannot be reasonably guaranteed, the agency will provide or make arrangements for the least restrictive living arrangement necessary to meet the child's individual needs. At the time of a child's placement, appropriate services with the child and his/her family will be initiated to achieve the goal of family reunification. When unifying the family is not possible, the agency will pursue the most permanent living arrangement for the child.

In the development and delivery of both in-home and out-of-home services to client children and their families by the agency, the safety and well-being of the child will have the highest priority. Agency staff, while delivering or arranging for necessary services to agency clients, will exhibit the highest standards of professionalism.

Interested in joining our mission?  View our current job postings
Suspect Child Abuse or Neglect or have questions about Mandated Reporting? 

  • Call ChildLine at 1-800-932-0313

  OR  

 Are you a parent or caregiver involved with our services? View our Parent Handbook