Family Services

Youth Service Bureau (YSB): 

The Youth Service Bureau exists to help ensure children, youth, and families have every opportunity to reach their full potential.

325 West Aaron Drive State College, Pennsylvania 16803

Phone: (814) 237-5731

Voicemail: (814) 237-2224

Fax: (814) 237-2228

Children and Youth Services (CYS):

Willowbank Office Building 

420 Holmes Street (Suite 201) Bellefonte, PA 16823

Phone: (814) 355-6755

Monday through Friday- 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Family Intervention Crisis Services (FICS)

What is the FICS program? The FICS program is an invitation for families to experience a unique opportunity for healing and growth. FICS is an in-home intensive individual and family therapy program whose very framework is designed to offer true empowerment. FICS joins with families in such a way that creates the opportunity for learning and growth to occur. One example of this is that FICS offers around the clock availability for crisis that may arise when a family is out of harmony. When thinking about families, there are some unique challenges. What families need means different things to different people. This is why FICS spans a variety of services on a continuum of needs. Some of these services are targeted to address basic needs such as concrete services, pro-social programs and psychosocial educational opportunities. At the same time, FICS offers services that address more intimate needs such as counseling involving some of the most important relationships in life-individual, couple, and family. The combination of clinical wisdom and self-awareness provide clients with an open door to experience change and the freedom that comes with it. While the focus of FICS services revolves around children’s safety, the opportunities to experience growth in a variety of areas also exist. 

310 W. Linn Street Bellefonte, PA 16823

Phone: 814-355-3807

Toll Free: 1-888-303-3427

Fax: 814-353-3179

Support Groups:

PALS: Parents of Addicted Loved Ones -This support group is open to parents, spouses, family members, and supportive others who are dealing with another’s addiction. No cost or pre-registration required. There are two meeting locations in Centre County:

Christ Community Church, 200 Ellis Place, State College. For more information, please call Judi at (814) 404-5828 or email

Life Recovery - Beginning March 30th @ 6:30pm at Access Church. Meeting will be held every Thursday in the fellowship hall. The church is located at 3601 S. Atherton St, State College. Coffee and light refreshments provided.

BALM - Be a loving mirror - Support group for family members who have loved ones in addiction via Applegate Recovery in April.

SMART Recovery Friends & Family - Science-based, secular support group meeting (online) to help those who are affected by drug, alcohol, or other addictions. - A not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing peer support communities for those with addiction disorders and their families and friends. Their forums include communities for opioid addiction, alcohol dependence, stimulant addictions, and benzodiazepine addiction.

 Families Anonymous (FA) - A 12-Step, self -help recovery program and fellowship of support groups for relatives and friends of those who have alcohol, drug or behavioral problems. Website includes information on meetings, literature, and an e-meeting. For those affected by drug or alcohol abuse, or related behavioral problems of a relative or friend.