Forest County Assistance Office

Phone: 814-723-6330 or 1-800-403-4043

Online application 

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

LIHEAP home heating and energy assistance

Phone: 814-755-3552 or 1-800-876-0645

Warren-Forest Counties Economic Opportunities Council

phone: 814-726-2400 

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

WIC Women, Infants and Children (located in Warren County)

Phone: 814-726-1093

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

PPC Violence Free Network/Family Service and Children’s Aid Society of Venango County

Phone: 1-800-243-4944 

SAFE, Inc. (in Clarion County)

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

A Safe Place (in Warren County)


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

Forest-Warren Human Services Drug and Alcohol Program 814-726-2100 or 814-726-2800

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: Warren-Forest Human Services

Phone: 814-726-2100 Ext. 8421 or Ext. 8188 

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

Phone: 814-297-5128 

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

Warren-Forest Counties Economic Opportunities Council

Phone: 814-726-2400 Ext. 3010 

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

Community Services of Venango County (Serves Forest County)

Phone: 814-678-7766 

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.

East Forest Elementary School

Phone: 814-927-6688 

West Forest Elementary School

Phone: 814-755-3302 

Riverview Intermediate Unit 6

Phone: 814-226-7103 

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 Oil Region, Oil City

Phone: 814-678-5050

PA CareerLink Clarion County

Phone: 844-333-5248

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.

Warren Forest Higher Education Council

Phone: 814-723-3222

Forest County Government

Phone: 814-755-3537

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.

Forest County Domestic Relations

Phone: 814-728-3540 

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

Forest County Children, Youth & Family Services

Phone: 814-755-3662 

Warren-Forest Human Services

Phone: 814-755-3662 

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

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 

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 Forest County Assistance Office

Phone: 814-755-3552 or 1-800-876-0645

Online application

Medical Assistance Transportation Program

Phone: 1-814-927-8266 or 1-800-222-1706

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 

Vision Care

Pennsylvania Optometric Association

Find a vision specialist by address

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

Forest-Warren Human Services Mental Health Services

Phone: 814-726-2100

CASSP Coordinator Age 3+: Forest Warren Human Services

Phone: 814-726-2100

Behavioral Health Providers

Barber Center (Warren County)

Phone: 814-726-8440 

Beacon Light Behavioral Health (Warren County)

Phone: 814-723-1832 

Dickinson Center, Inc.

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

Family Services of Warren County (Warren County)

Phone: 814-723-1330 

Family Psychological Associates (Clarion County)

Phone: 814-226-4913

Psychiatric Hospitals

Warren General Hospital

Phone: 814-723-3300 

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.

Warren-Forest County Head Start  Phone: (814) 726-2400

Families wishing to enroll in Head Start or Early Head Start must meet income eligibility guidelines and services are free. Click here to view the current Federal Poverty Guidelines. Click here for more information on how to enroll in either Head Start or Early Head Start.