Youth Service Bureau

June 15, 2014 

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Big Sister Delaney Huffman, background, twirls rope with another Big Sister Emily Botto while Little Sister Journee jumps at Park Forest Elementary School in 2011.

CHRISTOPHER WEDDLE — CDT file photo

325 W. Aaron Drive, State College, PA 16803

237-5731 (main office), 234-2100 (hotline)

Email: info@ccysb.com

Website: www.ccysb.com

The Centre County Youth Service Bureau is home to the following programs that can be accessed directly:

•  Runaway Shelter — Burrowes Street Youth Haven

A 4-bed residential shelter for homeless, runaway or at-risk youth ages 12-18 who can stay up to 21 days. Hotline: 234-2100

•  Transitional Living — Stepping Stone

An 8-bed program designed to aid youth ages 16 to 20 with no safe place to live, designed to help them become independent.

•  Big Brothers Big Sisters

Provides long-term, one-to-one relationships between trained volunteers and at-risk youth ages 5-17.

•  Outreach

Provides drop-in centers in Bellefonte and Snow Shoe, along with prevention and education activities for youth in their own neighborhoods.

•  Family Group Decision Making

Provides planning and facilitation to assist families in tackling a problem or making a tough decision.

•  Parenting Education

Offers in-home education to parents struggling with parenting children under age 10.

In addition, YSB offers the following services accessible through county agencies:

•  Girls Group Home — Stormbreak

A nine-bed home for girls ages 12-19 who have no other safe place to live.

•  Boys Group Home — Zerby Gap

A 12-bed home for boys ages 12-19 who have no other safe place to live.

•  Reunification

Assists in the safe return of children who have been removed from their own homes.

•  Declutter

Addresses home conditions that may lead to removal of children and/or homelessness.

In addition to professional staff and volunteers, all YSB programs are assisted by:

•  AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps workers provide support to youth involved in programming through mentoring, tutoring and teaching life skills.

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