• I.  In-Home Services:  Home visits may occur to discuss concerns and solutions regarding child, family, school or parenting issues.  Discussion and information about parenting, school issues, stress management, and much more may be offered. Collaborates with the Home & School Visitor as needed.

    II. In-School Services: Services may include facilitation of positive communication between home and school or serving as a member of a school team as needed.  Connecting families to other in-school services may also be utilized.

    III. Community Services: The Family & Community Engagement Counselor can serve as a liaison between SCASD and many community human service agencies.  Presentations to groups of parents/students may also be requested.

    IV.  Parenting Programs: a variety of possible services are outlined below.  Programs may be offered upon need and/or request.

    • Brown Bag Parent/Guardian Discussion Groups:  A variety of topics (generated by parents themselves) may be discussed along with an opportunity to meet other parents/guardians. 
    • Book Club/Discussions:  A book may be chosen for parent/guardians to meet, discuss and apply to their own lives.
    • Straight Talk Monthly Sessions:  A presentation is offered one evening each month for parent/guardians to attend.
    • Coffee Groups:  Morning/Afternoon meetings designed to support all parents/guardians through peer sharing and caring.
    • Restorative conversations with parents/guardians:  Introductory conversations about Restorative Practices for parents/guardians.
    • Teen Parent Assistance: services for high school students who are pregnant or parenting.

     

    V. Referrals/Connections: Outreach and referral to appropriate school and community resources as needed.

     

     

     Local resources to use during the Coronavirus:

    Supporting Your Kids and Their Emotions

    Source

    Web Address

    How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus - PBS Kids article

    https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus

    Coronavirus Social Story - Amanda McGuinness

    https://theautismeducator.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-Corona-Virus-Free-Printable-Updated-2-The-Autism-Educator-1-1.pdf

    Sesame Street in Communities - web resource addressing topics including emergencies, anxiety/worry, exploring emotions, daily routines, family bonding, resilience, and self-care

    https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/

    Talking to Kids About Coronavirus - Child Mind Institute article

    https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=READ%20MORE&utm_campaign=Weekly-03-16-20

    Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus - NPR news article and comic

    https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus

    Child Mind Institute

    https://childmind.org/

    Mindfulness Activities and Strategies to Self-Regulate Mind and Body - - Stress Mitigation - Dr. Peter Montminy

    https://amindfulvillage.com/

     

    Food

    Source Name

    Location & Hours

    Contact Info

    State College Food Bank

    (note:  Free food shelves in front lobby closed until further notice)

    1321 S. Atherton Street

    State College PA 16801

    Mon. 1:00 - 4:30 pm

    Wed. & Fri. 1:00 - 3:30 pm

    814-234-2310

    www.scfoodbank.org

    FaithCentre Food Bank

    131 S. Allegheny Street

    Bellefonte PA 16823

     

    Food bank:  Pick up food distribution Wednesday March 18 (10 am - 2 pm) and Thursday March 19 1 pm - 5 pm)

     

    Store:  closed at this time

    814-355-0880

    https://www.faithcentre.info/foodbanks.html

    YMCA Backpack Distribution

    Monday, Wednesday, Friday noon - 1:00 pm (children will receive two days worth of food)

    mcurtis@ymcaocc.org

     

     

     

    Household / Sanitary Items

    Source Name

    Location & Hours

    Contact Info

    Dollar General

     

    Both locations:  First hour of shopping (8:00 - 9:00 am) dedicated only for older adults and other individuals at higher risk

    141 S Spring St

    Bellefonte, PA 16823; Adjusted hours:   8:00 am - 9:00 pm

     

    206 Cobblestone Road

    Bellefonte, PA 16823; Adjusted hours at 8:00 AM - 8:00 pm 

    https://www.dollargeneral.com/

     

    Spring:  (814) 470-4612

     

    Cobblestone:  (814) 470-8097

    Weis Market

     

    (Hot foods not currently available)

    170 Buckaroo Ln

    Bellefonte, PA 16823

     

    Adjusted hours:  7:00 am - 9:00 pm daily

    Call:  (814) 355-1989

    Centre Mart

    111 S Wilson St

    Bellefonte, PA 16823

     

    Still operating with normal business hours:

    5:30 am - 11:00 pm daily

    Call:  (814) 355-4500

     

     

    Safety & Behavioral Health - if you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911

    Source Name

    Location & Hours

    Contact Info

    Center for Community Resources (Walk-In, Phone, and Mobile services remain unchanged)

    2100 E. College Ave.

    State College PA 16801

    Open 24/7

    Call:  1-800-643-5432

    Text:  63288

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    Available 24/7

    Call:  800-273-TALK (8255)

    Crisis Text Line

    Available 24/7

    Text HOME to 741741

    National Domestic Violence Hotline

    Available 24/7

    Call:  1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-799-7233 for TTY

    Web:  log onto thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522

    National Helpline - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

    Available 24/7

    Call:  1-800-662-HELP (4357)

    Centre Safe, formerly Women’s Resource Center (counseling, advocacy, shelter, and other support related to domestic violence or assault)

    Available 24/7

    Call:  814-234-5050

    https://ccwrc.org/

    Centre Helps (24 hour hotline and basic needs case management)

    Available 24/7

    Call:  (814)-237-5855

    Text: 237-5855 (Mon-Fri during daytime hours)

    https://www.centrehelps.org/

     

    Healthcare

    Source Name

    Location & Hours

    Contact Info

    Centre Volunteers in Medicine (for uninsured individuals)

     

    A note from CVIM:

    “IF YOU HAVE A FEVER, COUGH, ANY RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS, HAVE TRAVELED INTERNATIONALLY OR DOMESTICALLY IN THE LAST 14 DAYS, OR HAVE HAD POSSIBLE CONTACT WITH A PERSON WITH CONFIRMED COVID-19, PLEASE RESCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT.  

    Testing for Corona Virus is NOT AVAILABLE AT CVIM at this time. Testing is not widely available for the general public who do not meet travel requirements AND significant signs of illness criteria. The current for people with mild respiratory illness to remain at home unless you are having difficulty breathing or serious symptoms requiring possible hospitalization. If you have any questions regarding your symptoms, please call CVIM to speak to a nurse.”

    2520 Green Tech Drive,

    Suite D

    State College, PA 16803

    Phone: 814.231.4043

    Email: cvim@cvim.net

    Med Express Urgent Care

    1613 N Atherton St

    Suite B

    State College, PA 16803

    8:00 am - 8:00 pm

    Phone: (814) 238-1066

    CareWorks Urgent Care

    1630 N Atherton St

    State College, PA 16803

             -AND-

    174 Buckaroo Ln, Bellefonte, PA 16823

     

    9:00 am - 8:00 pm Mon-Fri

    9:00 am - 6:00 pm Sat/Sun

    Phone: (814) 238-1279

     

    Transportation

    Source Name

    Location & Hours

    Contact Info

    Cata Go

     

    (Priced at $2 a ride, the same as a regular bus ride, the service allows riders to download the TransLoc app, choose pick-up and drop-off locations within the service area, request a ride and go. For those without a smartphone, rides can be requested on the CATA website or by phone.)

    Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

     

     

    https://catabus.com/

     

    Call:  (814) 237-1821

     

     

    Cata Bus (all routes except express routes still running as normal)

     

     

    https://catabus.com/

     

    (814) 238-CATA (2282)

    Centre County Office of Transportation

     

    Office hours:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday

    Call: 814-355-6807

     

     

     

     

     

Last Modified on March 19, 2020