Elk County Assistance Office

Phone: 814-776-1101 or 1-800-847-0257

Online application 

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

LIHEAP home heating and energy assistance

Phone: 814-772-5215 or 1-814-776-1101

Northern Tier Community Action

Phone: 814-486-1161 

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

WIC Women, Infants and Children

Phone: 814-773-3162 

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

Phone: 1-800-799-SAFE 

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

A Way Out

Phone: 1-877-334-3136

Domestic violence and sexual assault services based in Coudersport



Empowerment counseling and other services to abuse victims, both male and female


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

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, Inc.

Phone: 814-788-2080 and 814-781-1700 

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: Cameron/Elk Counties Behavioral & Developmental Programs

Phone: 814-772-8016 

Ages 3 – 5: (School Age) Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit 9

Phone: 814-887-5512 Ext. 302 

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.

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 is a home visiting program at no cost to families for pregnant women and their children up to the age of 3.

Northern Tier Community Action

Phone: 814-781-6666 

CenClear (Covers parts of Elk County)

Phone: 814-834-9283 or 1-800-525-5437

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

Parents as Teachers/The Guidance Center

Phone: 814-371-0613 

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.


Phone: 814-342-5678 or 1-800-525-5437 

Johnsonburg School District

Phone: 814-965-2577 

Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit 9

Phone: 814-887-5512 

Provides educational services and support services to the local school districts

Job Search and Employment Training

A range of job search and training options include job search assistance, unemployment benefits, employment training and workforce preparation for families currently receiving assistance benefits.

PA CareerLink of Cameron and Elk Counties

Phone: 814-834-2857 

Community Education Center of Elk and Cameron Counties

Phone: 1-877-672-3077 

GED Information

Free adult education classes for adults ages 17 or older who are no longer enrolled in high school to assist them in obtaining their GED or brushing up on academic skills to enter post secondary education or the workforce

Community Education Center of Elk and Cameron Counties

Phone: 1-877-672-3077 

PA CareerLink Elk County

Phone: 814-834-2857 

Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit 9

Phone: 814-887-5512 Ext. 302 

Elk County Government

Phone: 814-776-1161 

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

Elk County Domestic Relations

Phone: 814-772-5155

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

Elk County Children, Youth & Family Services

Phone: 814-776-1553 

Report Child Abuse & Neglect

Phone: 1-800-932-0313 

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 

Elk County Housing Authority

Phone: 814-965-2532 

Elk County Planning Department

Phone: 814-776-5335 

Northern Tier Community Action

Phone: 814-486-1161 

Provides food pantry programs, housing assistance, energy and 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 Elk County Assistance Office

Phone: 814-776-1101 or 1-800-847-0257

Online application 

Medical Assistance Transportation Program

Phone: 1-866-282-4968 

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 

Johnsonburg Smiles Dental Center

Phone: 814-965-5444

Vision Care

Pennsylvania Optometric Association

Find a vision specialist by address 

Elk County Eye Clinic

Phone: 814-781-3435 

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

Community Care Behavioral Health

Phone: 1-844-488-5336

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

Cameron Elk/Counties Behavioral & Developmental Programs

Phone: 814-772-8016 

CASSP Coordinator Age 3+: Kim Zelenski

Phone: 814-772-8016

Behavioral Health Providers


Phone: 1-814-834-9283 or 1-800-525-5437 

Dickinson Center, Inc.

Phone: 1-814-364-2178 or 1-814-776-2145 

The Guidance Center

Phone: 814-834-1645

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.

Northern Tier Community Action

Phone: 814-486-1161

Parents as Teachers/ Dickinson Center, Inc.

Phone: 814-834-2602 

Parents as Teachers/The Guidance Center

Phone: 814-371-0613