Clarion County Assistance Office

Phone: 814-226-1700 or 1-800-253-3488

Online application

Income cash (TANF) and food assistance (SNAP), medical assistance health coverage, long term living services


home heating and energy assistance

Phone: 814-226-1780 or 1-800-253-3488

Community Action, Inc.

Phone: 814-938-3302 

Provides food pantry programs, housing assistance, heating assistance, home repairs, weatherization and other programs

Center for Community Resources

Phone: 1-800-292-3866 or 226-1080 

WIC Women, Infants and Children

Phone: 814-226-8130 

Supplemental for low to moderate income women, from pregnancy through infants and children up to age five, as well as parenting fathers, offering nutrition education, breastfeeding support and healthy foods.

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence


Provides a search by county, zip code or gps to find domestic violence programs in your area

Community Action Inc./Crossroads

Phone: 1-800-598-3998 or 1-814-938-3580 

Domestic violence program which provides services and support for counseling, safety planning, legal advocacy, emergency housing, prevention programs

SAFE, Inc.

Phone: 1-800-992-3039 or 814-226-8481 or 814-226-7020 

PASSAGES (Prevention & Service for Sexual Assault through Guidance, Empowerment, & Support)

Phone: 1-888-716-9677 

Provides individual & group counseling, legal advocacy, sexual violence prevention education programs

Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs

Phone: 1-800-662-HELP

Department overseeing treatment and provider search for drug and alcohol treatment and funding by county or zip code

Arc Manor

Phone: 1-800-323-1333 


Phone: 1-800-525-5437 or 814-226-4171

Armstrong Indiana Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission

Phone: 1-724-354-2746 

Child Care Works & Keystone STARS / ELRC2/ Subsidized Childcare

Phone: 814-765-1546 or 1-800-442-5807

The Early Learning Resource Center for Region 2 is based through the Clearfield County League on Social Services

Child Care Provider & Early Childhood Education Programs Search

Keystone STARS program information

Assistance with childcare, child care providers search, Keystone STARS information, resource and referral information

Online application for childcare subsidy 

Pennsylvania’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL)

Pennsylvania’s oversight division creating opportunities and overseeing services to the Commonwealth’s youngest children and their families which falls under the Department of Human Services and the Department of Education. Divisions under OCDEL include: Certification, Early Intervention, Policy & Professional Development, Bureau of Operations and Monitoring, Child Care Works and Keystone STARS. Contains contact information for services in each county.

Children’s Developmental Milestones

Developmental milestones are behaviors or physical skills and traits seen in infants, toddlers and young children as they grow and develop that are typical among children of a certain age group. Developmental milestones provide a guide to development by months and years.

CDC’s Developmental Milestones website and quiz 

PA Promise’s Developmental Milestone Checklist 

Early Learning GPS has an app for tracking milestones 

Child Care Facilities

Find licensed child care facilities as well as other learning programs in your area through COMPASS Provider Search by county, address or school district.

Early Intervention Services CONNECT Helpline

Phone: 1-800-692-7288 for referrals 

Screening for children ages birth to five, assessing communication, cognition, motor skills, social-personal and adaptive behavior and providing services for children with a delay of 25% or greater compared to other children.

Ages Birth-3: Center for Community Resources

Phone: 814-226-1080 

Ages 3 – 5 (School Age) Riverview Intermediate Unit 6

Phone: 814-297-5128 

Family Centers

Family Centers are an initiative of Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services and offers a range of services for children and their families to promote economic self-sufficiency and healthy development and health care for children within their community. CenClear Child Services operates the Family Center.

Allegany Clarion Valley Family Center

Phone: 724-659-3224

Head Start/ Early Head Start 

Head Start is a federal and state-funded early childhood education program that offers education, health and social services at no cost at a classroom site and in the home to low income children ages 3, 4 & 5 and their families. Early Head Start in Clearfield County is a home visiting program at no cost to families for pregnant women and their children up to the age of 3.

Jefferson Clarion Head Start, Inc.

Phone: 814-849-3660 

PA Home Visiting Programs

For more information about Pennsylvania’s Home Visiting Programs, visit PA Promise’s site 

Visit the PA Department of Education’s page on Family Support Programs


Jefferson-Clarion Heard Start, Inc. Early Head Start

Phone: 814-849-3660

The Guidance Center/ Parents as Teachers

Phone: 814-362-6535 

Pre-K Counts

Pre-K Counts provides high quality half and full day pre-kindergarten programs for 3 and 4 year olds in schools, child care centers and preschools to families between 130% and 300% of the federal poverty guidelines.

Creative Kids Learning Center

Phone: 814-764-3111

Jefferson Clarion Heard Start, Inc. Early Head Start

Phone: 814-849-3660 

Keystone Smiles

Phone: 814-797-2127 

North Clarion County School District

Phone: 814-744-8544


Riverview Intermediate Unit 6


Provides educational services and support services to the local school districts

Job Search and Employment Training

PA CareerLink at Clarion County

Phone: 1-844-333-5248 

Work Ready/Community Action

Phone:1-814-226-4785 X104 

GED Information

Jefferson/Clarion Family Learning Center

Phone: 1-814-227-8210 

PA CareerLink at Clarion County

Phone: 1-844-333-5248

Clarion County Literacy Council

Phone: 1-814-226-4626

Clarion County Government

Phone: 814-226-4000 

Provides information and links about county government including the court system, county commissioners, emergency management/911, Clearfield County Children, Youth & Family Services, Clearly Ahead Development, Voter information and much more.

Clarion County Domestic Relations

Phone: 814-226-1030 

Works with families to establish and enforce support obligations for children and spouses

Clarion County Children, Youth & Family Services

Phone: 814-226-9280 

Report Child Abuse & Neglect


Office of Children, Youth & Families Western Division

Phone: 412-565-2339 

Regional office overseeing the county children and youth agencies within the Western Region, including Clearfield County

Obtaining Child Abuse Clearances, Criminal Background Checks, NSOR Clearance and FBI Fingerprinting

The website Keep Kids Safe provides links to apply for PA ChildLine Child Abuse Clearances, PA State Police Criminal Record Checks, the new National Sex Offender Registry clearance (NSOR) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Fingerprinting 

Housing and Rental Assistance

Pennsylvania Association of Housing & Redevelopment Agencies 

Clarion County Housing Authority

Phone: 814-226-8910 X100

Office of Community and Economic Development/ Industrial Development Authority

Phone: 814-226-8910 

Community Action, Inc.

Phone: 814-938-3302 

Provides food pantry programs, housing assistance, heating assistance, home repairs, weatherization and other programs

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Phone:1-800-986-KIDS (5437) 

Children’s Health Insurance Program for uninsured children teens not eligible for medical assistance

Online application

Medical Assistance Clarion County Assistance Office

Phone: 814-226-1700 or 1-800-253-3488

Online application 

Medical Assistance Transportation Program

Phone: 1-800-672-7116 or 814-226-7012 

Transportation services to medical appointments

PA Enrollment Services

Phone: 1-800-440-3989 

Resource to assist Pennsylvanians in selecting health plans and doctors in their area

PA Department of Health

Phone: 1-877-PA-HEALTH 

Health Insurance for Adults

Phone: 1-800-318-2596

US Government website that has a marketplace of health insurance plan options. Application is subject to an Open Enrollment period in which purchasers can enroll. Special enrollment options exist for changes such as loss of insurance, change in residence, certain life changes like the birth or adoption of a child or death of a family member.

Dental Care

Pennsylvania Dental Association

Find a dentist by address 

Clarion Dental Center

Phone: 814-223-9906 

Vision Care

Pennsylvania Optometric Association

Find a vision specialist by address 

Clarion Eye Care, Inc.

Phone: 814-226-4862 

Prescription Discounts

Phone: 1-800-222-2818

Family Wize offers a free prescription discount card and drug price comparison tool to help lower the cost of common medications.

An array of mental health and behavioral health providers, including counseling, service coordination, wraparound services and more

Center for Community Resources

Phone: 814-226-1080 or 1-800-292-3866

CASSP Coordinator Age 3+: Brian Whren 814-226-1080

Clarion Psychiatric Center

Phone: 1-800-253-4906 

Community Care Behavioral Health

Phone: 1-844-488-5336 

Single point of contact and managed care company overseeing behavioral health services


Phone: 814-371-3763 or 1-888-647-0020 

Service Access and Management (SAM)

Phone: 814-297-1100 

Behavioral Health Providers

Clarion Family Therapy, Inc.

Phone: 814-227-2941

Family Psychological Associates

Phone; 814-226-4913 

PA Association of County Administrators of Mental Health and Developmental Services– Local Contacts 

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) /Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Phone: 800-906-9887

Provides a tax credit for working individuals and families with low to moderate incomes



Programs that provide a home visitor to help pregnant and parenting families of young children with topics such as prenatal care, breastfeeding, infant and toddler care, child development, health and nutrition, and family support.

Allegany Clarion Valley Family Center

Phone: 724-659-3224

Early Head Start Jefferson-Clarion Head Start

Phone: 814-342-5678 

Parents as Teachers The Guidance Center

Phone: 814-371-0613 

Pennsylvania Voter Registration 

County Elections Contact for questions 814-765-2642

Online Pennsylvania Voter Registration Form