Agencies

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Alcohol & Drug Abuse
Boys & Girls Club
CAPSEA
Catholic Charities
Dickinson Center, Inc
Girl Scouts Western PA
Guardian Angel Center
Oak Manor
St. Marys Servicemen’s Detail
St. Marys Public Library
St. Marys Community Swimming Pool
St. Marys Youth Council
Veterans Memorial

Alcohol & Drug Abuse
1305 Bucktail Road
St. Marys, PA 15857
814 781-1700

www.adasonline.org

Mission:
The mission of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services, Inc. is to provide quality substance abuse services for the residents of Cameron, Elk and McKean Counties.

Purposes:
•  To provide and maintain a full continuum of alcohol and other drug prevention, intervention and treatment services for the residents of Cameron, Elk, and McKean Counties.
•  To provide consultation, education, training and publications that support the philosophy that addiction is a treatable illness that affects the entire family and community.
•  To provide quality assurance reviews, which measure outcomes in order to improve services, delivered to people in need of drug and alcohol treatment.
•  To manage a Client Information System (CIS) which facilitates future planning to meet the needs of persons served.

Boys and Girls Club
25 North St. Marys Street
St. Marys, PA 15857
814 781-1910

Facebook: Boys and Girls Club of St. Marys

Mission:
To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

Purpose:
•  To promote the physical, mental and moral well-being of the youth of the St. Marys Area
•  To provide and expand quality programs for the youth in our community.
•  A safe place to learn and grow
•  Ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals
•  Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences


CAPSEA: (Citizens Against Physical, Sexual & Emotional Abuse, Inc.)
Box 464
Ridgway, PA 15853
814 772-3838
Hotline- 814 772-1227
Toll Free- 800 226-4759

www.pavisnet.com/capsea

Mission:
Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse, Inc. (CAPSEA, Inc.) is committed to providing confidential ongoing services to all victims of physical, sexual and emotional abuse in Elk and Cameron counties. CAPSEA, Inc. is committed to providing confidential ongoing services to victims of all other serious crimes in Elk and Cameron counties.

Purposes:
•  24 Hour Confidential Hotline ~ 814 772-1227 •  Emergency Shelter

The CAPSEA, Inc. program has been operating an emergency shelter since April 1988. Adult victims of violence and their children utilize the shelter when they need a safe haven away from abuse.

Permanent Housing Program:
CAPSEA, Inc. provides permanent housing through scattered site apartments to families and individuals who are homeless, are victims of abuse, and also have a mental health diagnosis in Elk and Cameron counties. Program guidelines must be met and supportive services are offered. Length of stay is 36 months and the expected outcome is to transition to a Section 8 voucher or become self-sufficient.

Domestic Violence Program:
The Domestic Violence Program component at CAPSEA, Inc. offers assistance with filing for Protection from Abuse Orders, crisis intervention, free confidential counseling support, options and referrals to victims of domestic violence and their children. One (1) full-time and (1) part-time counselor/advocate is employed to provide these services to victims with accompaniment and transportation to medical services, court, legal proceedings, police, etc.

Sexual Assault Program (Elk & Cameron County):
=The Sexual Assault program component as CAPSEA, Inc. offers crisis intervention, free confidential counseling, support, options and referrals to victims of sexual violence and their children. One (1) full-time counselor/advocate is employed to provide these services to victims. The Sexual Assault component also provides victims with accompaniment and transportation to medical services, court, legal proceedings, police, etc.

Elk County Homeless Assistance Program:
The Homeless Assistance Program has funds to help provide assistance to individuals and families for:

• rental assistance

• utility assistance

• security deposit

If you are homeless or near homelessness in Elk County because of eviction, foreclosure or utility shut-off call us for a HAP application 814-772-3838.

Prevention Education Programs:
CAPSEA, Inc. provides educational programs/presentations to area schools, professionals, community groups and clubs. Topics include: CAPSEA, Inc. services, domestic violence and sexual violence issues signs and symptoms of abuse, child abuse, the Elk County Victim/Witness program, plus many other topics relating to abuse and victimization. We are successful in our area schools with the “Hands are not for hurting” program. Internet Safety is another requested program that we offer. We truly believe that education is the key to breaking the cycle of violence and expect an increase in the number of prevention education programs in the future. Contact CAPSEA for more programs that we offer.

Children’s Program:
This program is designed to help children understand issues of abuse in their families. The domestic violence and sexual violence counselor/advocates, shelter staff and volunteers work with children to help them realize that abuse is not their fault. Drawing, paintings, workings with clay, puppets and age appropriate videos are used within the children’s program at CAPSEA, Inc. The program works with children through local churches, community groups, and individuals as needed.

Support Groups:
CAPSEA, Inc. facilitates support groups as needed. Support groups run approximately six (6) weeks and offer participants the chance to discuss their feelings, fears, and frustrations. The support group also consists of an educational session where members can watch videos or review handouts with discussion to follow.

Volunteering Component:
The most common reason people volunteer is that they want to be useful and help others. CAPSEA, Inc. has a volunteer component within the organization and our volunteers serve as the, “backbone” of everything we do. CAPSEA, Inc. volunteers cover the 24 hour hotline and make certain that victims have access to life-saving services at all times. Volunteers can also work in the office, shelter and in the court system, the possibilities are endless! If you are interested in learning more about the CAPSEA, Inc. Volunteer Program and the training requirements, click here, call us, or email us!

Catholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services
32 S. St. Marys Street, Suite #9
St. Marys, PA 15857
814 781 3034

www.cccas.org

Mission:
Our mission is to provide professional counseling and adoption services and other programs that educate, affirm and support individuals of all faiths to achieve their fullest human potential.

Purpose:
•  Provides professional counseling services to individuals, couples and families with fees based on the household income and the client’s ability to pay.


Dickinson Center, Inc. ~ Project Crossroads
763 Johnsonburg Road
St. Marys, PA 15857
814 389 4515

www.DMHC.ORG

Mission Statement:
are committed to helping individuals reach their full potential by providing a comprehensive spectrum of behavioral health, intellectual disability and prevention services.

Purpose:
As a Dickinson Center., Inc. program, Crossroads provides day treatment services to adolescents in the comfort of their communities with the support and involvement of their home school districts. Crossroads is dedicated to providing and continuously improving the quality of interventions offered to the adolescents we serve.


Girls Scouts Western PA
www.gswpa.org

Mission:
Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Purpose:
Girl Scouts is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls –all girls—where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteer, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives, like leadership, strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth.

 

Guardian Angels Center
P.O. Box 24
364 Main Street
Kersey, PA 15846
814 885 6192

Purpose and Mission:
The Guardian Angel Center (Helpmates Charitable Giving Foundation, Inc. seeks to supplement the clothing needs of infants, toddler and children whose families struggle financially. These needs are met through the recycling of donated clothing articles and by the careful purchase of suitable new clothing items. A major goal is to help to enhance the self-esteem and confidence of children. This often is an issue for children from families with limited means.


Oak Manor
4 Erie Avenue, Suite 102
St. Marys PA, 15857
814 834 3963 

Purpose:
The ultimate goal of the Community Residential Facilities operated by Oak Manor. Inc. is to assist adults with developmental disabilities. The adults will obtain a pattern of life as close to normal as possible by making available to them knowledge and skills of everyday life that are as close as possible to those of mainstream society.  These services are provided in settings conducive to the dignity, health, safety and social well-being of each individual.

Oak Manor staff shall encourage the individual to interact with their environment and experience control over this environment commensurate with their abilities. The group homes have been established to allow the individuals control and choices in their lives. By experiencing the consequences of their behavior, the individuals can learn and refine decision-making skills.


St. Marys Servicemen’s Detail

Mission:
The St. Mary’s Servicemen Burial Detail is to provide military funeral to all eligible veterans in a dignified, military and professional manner and to participate in Patriotic Ceremonies within the St. Marys Area.

St. Marys Public Library
127 Center Street
St. Marys, PA 15857
814 834-6141

www.stmaryslibrary.org

Mission:
It is the mission of the St. Marys Public Library to provide equally and impartially to the best of its ability, materials that will meet the informational, educational, cultural and recreational needs of the residents of the City of St. Marys.

 


St. Marys Community Swimming Pool
Wolfel Avenue
St. Marys, PA 15857

Purpose: To provide a facility that a community can use for open swimming and instructions for all ages. In order to do this we must have a certified staff or lifeguards with updated certifications such as WSI, WSA and continual update of skills, as well as cooperation among the community, the St. Marys Ambulance Association and the American Red Cross.


St. Marys Youth Council
814 834-2841

The St. Marys Youth Council maintains the Proctor House and Camp A-Da-Hi for use by the local Girl Scout troops.

 

Veteran’s Memorial ~ Eternal Flame

Since approximately 1967 the eternal flame in downtown St. Marys has been burning to honor the veterans. The American Legion raised the money to build the memorial and since then the United Way has paid the gas bill to keep the flame lit. Harry Conrad had the honor of lighting the flame for the first time and it has been lit continuously since then.