Community Help Centre Fund

Supporting Our Neighbors In Need

Story of Fund


The Community Help Centre (CHC) was founded in 1971 by a group of Penn State students seeking to provide help to members of the community with substance related issues. What originally started out as students taking calls at their own homes has expanded into a 24-hour service that now includes general short-term counseling and emotional support, crisis intervention, education, and information, and referral.

Since its inception, CHC has been staffed by a committed corps of volunteers; volunteerism is integral to the organization's core mission and structure. This legacy of generosity and service continues to guide Community Help Centre today.

How Does it Help?

Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

The Community Help Centre Fund will support this organization's mission: a volunteer-based, non-profit 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 our community. With a drop-in center and 24-hour hotline as the foundation, CHC works to coordinate and deliver human services throughout Centre County.

Fund Size
Health & Social Services