Community Help Centre Fund

Supporting Our Neighbors In Need


Story of Fund

Centre helps

Centre Helps (formerly Community Help Centre) was founded in 1971 by a group of Penn State students seeking to provide help to members of the community with substance related issues. The hotline program expanded into a 24-hour service that now includes emotional support, crisis intervention, education, and information and referral. To further support identified needs of the community, Centre Helps developed programming to assist with basic needs and to provide alcohol and other drug education.

Since its inception, Centre Helps 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 Centre Helps 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 to provide 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 our foundation, we work to coordinate and deliver human services throughout Centre County.


Fund
Established
2009
2017
Fund Size
$13K
2017
Grants
Health & Social Services
100%