HOPE Resources

Community Resources

Centre County Drug and Alcohol 

TAP, The Ambassadors Program -TAP focuses on providing understanding, education, and support to individuals, families, and the community so they can become proactive and more effective with the challenges of addiction. TAP helps to assist with finding treatment services related to alcohol and drug rehab programs, sober living, detoxification, rehabilitation, and recovery. To speak with at TAP representative, call (814) 571-1240 or email tapjohn737@gmail.com.

United Against Heroin Addiction UAHA -seeks to create a model that actively addresses the heroin epidemic in Centre County, with the goal of implementing it in other communities by: direct assistance to addicts; community education and awareness programs; emotional support to affected families and friends; and guiding effective legislation and governmental funding. Contact UAHA at (866) 691-4192 or visit unitedagainstheroinaddiction.com.

PACCT: Parents of Addicted Children Come Together -The Centre Helps’ PACCT program specifically addresses the challenges faced by parents of children with substance abuse issues. Guided by Centre Helps’ trained facilitators, group members help each other problem solve and find ways to potentially intervene and break the cycle of addiction. The group meets one day a week for two hours during the four-week program period. Call (814) 234-8222.

Grandfamilies Support Group Support - group for grandparents or other relatives caring for the children of someone impacted by the opioids crisis. The group meets on the 2nd Friday of each month from 11:00 am to 12 noon as well as the 4th Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Bellefonte. Call (814) 880-7454, or email amymitchell1031@gmail.com.

PALS Program - Parents of Addicted Loved-ones is a support group for parents helping parents. They meet every week to offer education and support, at no cost, for parents and family members who are dealing with a son, daughter or friend battling addiction. PALs can also help spouses who feel they have to parent a partner with addiction issues. They meet at Christ Community Church, 200 Ellis Place, State College. Mondays from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Dome adjacent to the church, classroom 2 in the atrium. No cost or pre-registration required. For more information, please call Judi at (814) 404-5828

Additional meeting location - Calvary Penns Valley, 117 Penn Street, Millheim. Thursdays from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. For questions please contact LoriM757@gmail.com (814) 359-6221.

Centre County Treatment Providers –

  • Clear Concepts Counseling: 814-355-7629
  • Crossroads Counseling: 814-231-0940
  • Quest Services: 814-357-5953 or 814-342-1515

If you think you need more intensive help or are unsure of where to start, please call Centre County Drug and Alcohol. A case manager will discuss options available to you and arrange for an assessment to determine the services that will best meet your needs. 

Recovery Resources If you’d like to talk with someone who is fortunate enough to be in recovery, and who is likely to understand what you are going through, please call:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline: 814-237-3757
  • Recovery Support Services at Crossroads Counseling: 814-231-0940

Prevention Resources 

PSU Evidence-based Prevention and Intervention Support Center (EPISCenter) The EPISCenter represents a collaborative partnership between the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), and the Prevention Research Center, College of Health and Human Development, Penn State University. The EPISCenter aims to promote the greater use of prevention and intervention programs that have proven their effectiveness in rigorous scientific evaluations. Visit episcenter.psu.edu.

Centre County Youth Service Bureau- YSB is home to 14 distinct programs serving children and families, including drug and alcohol prevention programming. These programs teach prevention strategies to youth in school and community settings and provide education to parents and educators about talking with kids and helping them be drug-free. Call (814) 237-5731, or visit ccysb.com.