Support Groups and Human Service Organizations

June 9, 2013 

Community Help Centre is a volunteer-based, nonprofit organization that provides services, resources, education, training and information to people who are in need of support and to people who are seeking volunteer opportunities in the community. The organization offers a drop-in center and 24-hour hotline and works to coordinate and deliver human services throughout Centre County.

Services include short-term counseling, drug and alcohol intervention, emergency food and shelter, transportation to critical appointments, income tax assistance, chore assistance and basic needs case management.

Support groups that can be located through the Community Help Centre at 237-5855 or info@communityhelpcentre.com, are marked with an asterisk.

•  *Abortion Recovery Support Group

•  *AIDS Project, 234-7087

•  *Adult Children of Alcoholics, 310-534-1815

•  *Al-Anon and Alateen, 237-5855 or 422-8195

•  *Alcoholics Anonymous, 237-3757

•  Alliance for Families of the Mentally Ill (NAMI) National Alliance on Mental Illness, 238-1983

•  Alzheimer’s Support Group, 237-2550

•  Alzheimer’s Support Group at Centre Crest nursing home, 355-6777

•  *Arthritis Support Group, 800-842-6026

•  Brain injury support group, 359-3421, 215-699-2136 or 800-516-8052

•  Breast Cancer Awareness Group, 234-6175

•  *Breast Cancer Support Group

•  *Better Breathers at HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, 359-3421

•  CAN Help, 800-643-5432

•  *CAPS discussion group, 863-0395

•  Cancer Survivors’ Association, 237-2120

•  *Caregivers’ Support Group

•  Centre County Christian Home-schoolers Home-school Support Group, 717-930-0467

•  *CoDA (Co-Dependency Anonymous)

•  *Co-dependents of Sexual Addiction (COSA)

•  *Diabetes Senior Support Group, 237-5855

•  Diabetes Support Group, 231-7095 or 800-342-2383

•  *DivorceCare, 234-0711

•  Domestic Violence Support Group, 877-234-5050 (hotline) or 238-7066

•  *Domestic Violence Survivors (WRC) State College and Philipsburg

•  *Double Trouble (mental health and addiction)

•  Dual Diagnosis Support Group, 355-1811

•  *Families as Allies (children with mental illness)

•  Family Base (for families with children with mental disorders), 231-0138

•  Family Counseling Services, 234-2279

•  Family Intervention Crisis Services, 355-3807

•  *Family Literacy

•  Family Services Inc., 944-3583, ext. 333

•  Family Stroke Support Group, 359-3421

•  *Freedom from smoking

•  *Friends of Lesbian and Gay Concerns

•  *Fresh start (quit smoking)

•  Gamblers Anonymous, 213-386-8789, 888-424-3577

•  *Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Switchboard of State College Inc., 237-5855

•  Grieving and Loss Support Group, 364-1412

•  *Head Injury Support Group at HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, 800-842-6026 or 359-3421

•  Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project, 800-445-6262

•  Kleptomaniacs and Shoplifters Anonymous, bonnie.shirey@yahoo.com

•  *La Leche League, 364-2452

•  League of Women Voters of Centre County, 355-7577

•  Learning Disabilities Association of Centre County, 466-7235

•  *LGBT student alliance

•  *Life Recovery Meetings (serves Christian addicts)

•  *Loving Alternatives

•  Marfan Syndrome Support Group, 238-5325

•  Multiple Sclerosis Support Group at HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, 359-3421

•  *Multiracial Family Resource Community

•  Nar-Anon Family Support Group, 800-477-6291 or www.nar-anon.org

•  Narconon (drug addictions), 800-556-8885

•  *Networking Parents (of children who act out)

•  *New Choices (single mothers and displaced homemakers)

•  *New Depressions/Manic Depression (bipolar) Support Group

•  *Obsessive Compulsive Anonymous

•  Ostomy Support Group of Centre County, 234-6195

•  *Overeaters Anonymous, 237-5855

•  Pain management support group, 359-3421

•  Parenting Plus, 237-5731

•  Parent Support Group of the Learning Disabilities Association, 466-7235

•  *Parents Helping Parents (improved relationships)

•  *Parents of Children with Eating Disorders

•  Parents of Multiples, 238-4272

•  *Parents Together (children with disabilities)

•  *PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), 237-9439

•  Pregnancy Resource Clinic, 234-7341 (hotline) or 234-7340 (office)

•  Prostate Cancer Support Group, 234-6787

•  Quit Now, 800-784-8669

•  *Retired Senior Volunteers Program (telephone reassurance)

•  Separated/Divorced/Widowed help line, 234-0549

•  *Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous, 237-5855

•  *Sidelines Coaching (for pregnant women who are bedbound)

•  SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), 944-8222

•  *Sight-Loss Support Group of Central Pennsylvania, 238-0132

•  *Simplicity Seekers Support Group (simplifying life)

•  *Single Parent Support Group, 234-7340

• *Speak Out, a Peer Support Network

•  Spinal Cord Injury Support Group at HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, 359-3421

•  *STEP (Systematic Training of Effective Parenting)

•  *Stroke Support Group at HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, 359-3421

•  Strawberry Fields, 234-6023

•  *Suicide Support Group

•  *Support Group for People Living with HIV/AIDS, 800-233-2437 (confidential)

•  Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), 237-7728 (State College) or 349-8170 (Centre Hall)

•  *TIDES, a program for grieving children, 692-2233

•  Weight Watchers Center, 800-487-4777

•  *Widowed Persons Support Group

•  Women’s Support Group, 234-5222

•  *Women’s Survival of Incest Sexual Assault Anonymous, 237-5855

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