Additional Resources & Support

There are many resources available to individuals and families in Central Pennsylvania. These resources are designed to support families, reduce poverty, and strengthen our communities.

You can explore these resources on your own or reach out to a Central PA CareerLink® team member for assistance connecting to these and other organizations who can help you and your family.  

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County Assistance Offices

County Assistance Offices (CAOs) support individuals and families in need by providing services including assistance with:

  • Food
  • Healthcare
  • Home heating costs
  • Childcare
  • School meals
  • TANF (cash assistance)

Apply for services using COMPASS or complete a paper application available at your local CAO dropbox.

PA 211

PA 211 helps individuals connect to the wide variety of community resources available to help with:

  • Crisis hotline
  • Housing and shelter
  • Food
  • Utilities
  • Mental health
  • Disability
  • Older adults
  • Family
  • Legal
  • Reentry
  • And more

Visit PA 211 online or talk with a PA 211 resource specialist by dialing 211 or texting your zip code to 898-211.

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Community Action Agencies

Community Action Agencies offer a range of coordinated programs designed to support families and reduce poverty.

Central PA Community Action
Serving Centre County

Central Susquehanna Opportunities Inc. (CSO)
Serving: Columbia, Montour, and Northumberland Counties

The Center for Community Action

STEP, Inc.
Serving Clinton and Lycoming Counties

Union-Snyder Community Action Agency
Serving: Snyder and Union Counties

United Way

United Way organizations provide supports to help strengthen families and the community.

Centre County United Way
Serving Centre County

Clinton County United Way
Serving Clinton County

Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way
Serving Northumberland, Snyder, and Union Counties

Lycoming County United Way
Serving Lycoming County

United Way of Columbia and Montour Counties
Serving Columbia and Montour Counties

United Way of Mifflin-Juniata
Serving Mifflin and Juniata Counties

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Community Organizations

Centre County

Salvation Army – State College
(814) 861-1785

Centre Safe
(814) 355-6786

State College Food Bank
(814) 234-2310

Child Development and Family Council
(814) 238-5480



Clinton County

Salvation Army – Lock Haven
(570) 748-2951

Life Center Shelter Program
(570) 502-1534

The Women’s Center
(570) 748-9509

(570) 748-6727



Columbia / Montour Counties

Salvation Army – Berwick
(570) 759-1214

Salvation Army – Bloomsburg
(570) 387-4112

(570) 317-2210

Gate House
(570) 275-6766

The Good Samaritan Mission
(570) 275-2500

The Women’s Center
(570) 784-6631

Lycoming County

Salvation Army – Williamsport
(570) 326-9187

American Rescue Workers
(570) 323-8401

Central PA Food Bank
(570) 321-8023

Family Promise
(570) 567-7103

Favors Forward
(570) 447-5697

The New Love Center
(570) 244-8838

North Penn Legal Services
(570) 323-8741

Saving Grace Shelter
(570) 323-4130

Shepard of the Streets
(570) 322-6538

(570) 322-4637

(570) 323-7134


Northumberland / Snyder / Union Counties

Salvation Army – Milton
(570) 742-4231

Salvation Army – Coal Township
(570) 644-0486

Salvation Army – Sunbury  
(570) 286-4131

By Grace Women’s Shelter
(570) 765-7301

Catholic Charities
(570) 988-2860

Cornerstone Community Center
(570) 339-2407

Haven Ministries
(570) 286-1672

Legal Aide
(570) 286-5687

Neighbors Helping Neighbors
(570) 490-3230

North Penn Legal Services
(570) 286-5687

Transitions of PA
(570) 644-4488


Mifflin County

Abuse Network
(717) 242-0715

Midd Penn Legal
(717) 248-3099

Shelter Services
(717) 248-0102

If you haven’t found the resources or information you’re looking for, contact us.