Jefferson

ASSISTANCE- INCOME, ENERGY, FOOD & MEDICAL
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES
DRUG & ALCOHOL SERVICES
EARLY CHILDHOOD & EARLY LEARNING SERVICES
EDUCATIONAL AND WORK SERVICES
GOVERNMENT- LOCAL COUNTY
HOUSING
MEDICAL AND DENTAL SERVICES
MENTAL AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES
MISCELLANEOUS
PARENT & FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAMS
VOTER SERVICES

Jefferson County Assistance Office

Phone: 814-938-2990 or 1-800-242-8214

Online application 

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

LIHEAP home heating and energy assistance

Phone: 814-938-1329

Community Action, Inc. Serving Clarion and Jefferson Counties

Phone: 814-938-3302 or 1-800-648-3381 

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

WIC Women, Infants and Children

Brookville 814-849-2374 Punxsutawney 814-938-7602 

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

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

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

Phone: 1-877-776-5303 

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

Alice Paul House (located in Indiana, PA)

Phone: 1-724-349-4444 

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

CenClear

1-800-525-5437 Punxsutawney 1-814-938-6340 Brookville 814-715-7441 

Clearfield-Jefferson Drug and Alcohol Commission

Phone: 1-800-892-9002

Two Roads Counseling Service, Inc.

Phone: 814-952-8446 

Community Guidance Center

Phone: 1-888-686-1991 or 814-765-5337 or 814-371-1100 

Discovery House

Phone: 1-833-572-5008 or 814-768-7575

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 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: Service Access and Management

Phone: 814-372-7020

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.

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 Head Start, Inc.

Phone: 814-849-3660 

The Guidance Center and Parents as Teachers

Phone: 814-371-0613

Home visiting program for children and their parents which provides home visits, developmental screenings, resource connections and group activities.

Nurse-Family Partnership

Phone: 1-800-445-6262 

Provides nursing home visits for expectant first-time mothers which follows the family through the child’s second birthday

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 Garden LLC Childcare Center

Phone: 814-938-3433

Playhouse Children’s Center

Phone: 814-938-0244 

Jefferson-Clarion Head Start, Inc.

Phone: 814-849-3660

 

 

Riverview Intermediate Unit 6

Phone: 814-297-5128 

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. Work Ready provides outreach services to recipients on the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF).

PA CareerLink at Jefferson County

Phone: 814-938-0504 

PA CareerLink Clearfield County at DuBois

Phone: 814-371-0250

Work Ready/ Jefferson-Clarion Community Action

Phone: 814-938-2990 

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 Action, Inc. serving Clarion and Jefferson Counties

Phone: 814-938-3302 or 1-800-648-3381 

 

Jefferson County Government

Phone: 814-765-2641 

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.

Jefferson County Domestic Relations

Phone: 814-849-1632

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

Jefferson County Children, Youth & Family Services

Phone: 814-849-3696 

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 

Jefferson County Department of Development

Phone: 814-849-3047 

Community Action, Inc., serving Clarion & Jefferson Counties

Phone: 814-938-3302 or after hours 814-938-3580 

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 Jefferson County Assistance Office

Phone: 814-938-2990 or 1-800-242-8214

Online application 

Medical Assistance Transportation Program

Phone: 1-877-411-0585 or 814-938-3302 

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

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

Service Access and Management (SAM)

Phone: 814-715-7141 or 1-877-815-3175

Community Connections of Clearfield/Jefferson Counties

Phone: 814-371-5100

CASSP Coordinator Age 3+: Christine Werner 814-590-8992

Behavioral Health Providers

Brookville Behavioral Health

Home: 814-618-5829 Punxsutawney or 814-849-2844 Brookville 

CenClear Child Services

Phone: 814-342-5678 

Children’s Behavioral Health

Phone: 814-372-2308

The Guidance Center

Phone: 814-371-0613 

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.

Early Head Start /Head Start Jefferson-Clarion Head Start, Inc.

Phone: 814-849-3660 

Nurse Family Partnership Home Nursing Agency

Phone: 814-937-5309 

Parents as Teachers The Guidance Center

Phone: 814-371-0613