Adoption

  • Adoption Support Group 
237-5568

AIDS

  • AIDS Project
 234-7087
  • HIV+ People Living with AIDS Support Group 
800-445-6262 or 944-2982
  • Support Group for People Living with HIV/AIDS 
234-7087 (confidential)

Alcohol/Drug/Nicotine

  • Alanon and Alateen 
238-5597
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics 
238-5597
  • Alcoholics Anonymous 
237-3757
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Support Group 
717-323-8555
  • Fresh Start for Smokers
 238-8908
  • MADD 
355-9466 or 355-1701
  • Narcotics Anonymous 
570-327-2678
  • Nicotine Anonymous 
235-9260

Alzheimer's

  • Alzheimer's Association 
800-975-8848
  • Alzheimer's Support Group 
863-3626

Breathing/Sleep

  • Better Breathers 
359-3421
  • Breathing Disordered Sleep Support Group (AWAKE) 
234-6157

Cancer

  • American Cancer Society 
238-8908
  • American Lung Association 
234-8037
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Group 
234-6787
  • Philipsburg Area Hospital Cancer Support Group
 342-7112, ext. 250
  • Prostate Cancer Support Group 
234-6787

Caregivers

  • Caregivers Support Group 
355-6716
  • Caregivers Support Group 
(Philipsburg) 342-6088 or 342-7112 ext. 344
  • Caregivers Support and Education Group 
359-3421

Children/Family/Parenting

  • Attachment Parenting International (API) 466-7258 or 235-1825
  • Attention Deficit Disorder 
(for parents) 364-2722 Laura or 466-6518 Amanda
  • Child Hope 
237-4673 or 238-3384
  • www.aboutourkids.org answers questions about children's mental health
  • Children and Youth Services of Centre County 
355-6755
  • Connections for Kids 
231-1352
  • Family Connection 
(info and advocacy for children, adults with special needs) 
355-8880
  • Family Health Services 
355-2762, 237-7371 or 342-6992
  • FEMALE/Formerly Employed Mothers at the Leading Edge, 
Cindy 231-0582
  • MOMS, Mothers Offering Mothers Support 
238-0822
  • Mothers Group Meeting 
Diane 867-8197
  • Parenting Plus 
800-404-0063
  • Parent Support Group of Substance Abusing and Troubled Children 
238-8384
  • Parent Support Group of the Learning Disabilities Association 
466-7235
  • Parents' Support Group on Disordered Eating 
231-1130
  • Parent to Parent Pathways 
(for parents of children with special needs) 
867-1766
  • Philipsburg Area Parent Support Resource and Support Group 
342-7132
  • Kids Connection (for children of cancer patients) 231-3123
  • Kid'Z Connect and Play Program 
(support for kids, teens with special needs) 355-8880
  • LaLeche League 
235-6362 or 353-8426
  • Lion Support 
(helps students with family emergencies and other problems), 24-hour emergency line 814-863-2020
  • Special Kids Network 
for parents of children with special health care needs 
800-986-4550
  • State College Area School District Child and Family Center 
231-1070
  • Student-Parent Organization, Prudence at 865-9193

Codependency

  • Co-Dependents Annoymous 234-8335 Ginny @ Unity
  • Overcomers Victorious, Christians Overcoming Codependency 
238-4077

Death/Grieving

  • Compassionate Friends
 (by and for bereaved parents) 238-8167 or 466-7821
  • Pregnancy Loss Support Group 
692-4327 or 237-6975
  • Separated/Divorced/Widowed 
234-0549
  • S.O.S. (Survivors of Suicide) 
237-2712, Nancy at Koch Funeral Home
  • Widowed Persons 
237-2712

Developmental Disabilities

  • ARC of Centre County 
814-238-1444
  • Learning Disability Association of Centre County, 
Gladys at 466-7235

Diabetes

  • American Diabetes Association 
800-351-5800
  • J.D. Hotshots (children with diabetes) 
800-351-5800
  • Diabetes Support Group,
 Deb Gette CHIP Nurse, 342-5402, ext. 4328
  • Diabetes Senior Support Group 
238-7304

Disaster/Health & Safety

  • American Red Cross 
237-3162

Down Syndrome

  • Down Syndrome Support Group 
238-1444

Eating/Weight

  • Overeaters Anonymous 
238-5597
  • Take Off Pounds Sensibly 
234-7925 or 353-1011
  • Weight Watchers Center 
800-487-4777

Elder Services

  • Barrier Free Living 
Rose Cologne Center 
238-4950

Fibromyalgia

  • Fibromyalgia Support Group
 800-776-0746 or 717-763-0900
  • State College Fibromyalgia Support Group
 237-0758

Head Injury

  • Head Injury Support Group 
800-842-6026 or 359-3421

Health

  • Pennsylvania Department of Health 
865-0932

Hearing

  • Friends of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 
234-0147 (TT) and 238-4434 (Voice)

Lupus

  • Lupus Foundation of America 
800-800-5776

Marfan Syndrome

  • Marfan Syndrome Support Group 
238-5325

Mental Illness

  • Alliance for Families of the Mentally Ill 
238-1983
  • Association for Retarded Citizens of Centre County 
238-1444
  • Counseling Service (D&A and child/adult mental health services) 
355-5541
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DRADA), Adam Fogelsanger, 237-2159
  • Dual Diagnosis Support Group 
355-1811
  • Even Keel 
(for bipolar/depression/anxiety disorders) 
238-4255
  • MUST
A mental health support program 231-4575
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
 800-950-NAMI
  • WellSpring 
237-5855

Multiple Sclerosis

  • Multiple Sclerosis Support Group 
234-7001

Organ Transplant

  • Organ Transplant Support Group, Wayne at 814-571-0675 or wellenberger@livinghopeorg.org

Ostomy

  • Ostomy Support Group of Centre County 
234-6195

Pain 

  • Chronic Pain Support Group 359-3421

Psioriasis

  • National Psioriasis Foundation Support Group 
503-244-7404

Sexual Abuse/Addiction

  • Conquest Childhood Sexual Abuse 
857-5101
  • Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous 
238-5597
  • Teen Sexual Assault Support Group 
234-5222
  • Women's Survival of Incest and Sexual Assault Anonymous 
238-5597

Shelter

  • Centre House Emergency Shelter 
217 E. Nittany Ave., SC 237-5508 or 237-4863

Stroke

  • Family Stroke Support Group 
359-3421
  • Stroke Support Group 
359-3421

Stuttering

  • State College National Stuttering Project 
867-7476

Suicide

  • Centre County Can Help (information and referral service) - 800-643-5432
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Centre County Chapter, Susan Kennedy, 692-5556 or 880-7110, susank81@gmail.com
  • Out of the Darkness (community walks and educational events) www.outofthedarkness.org 
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline (24-hr. suicide-prevention service) - 800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433) or 800-273-TALK, www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
  • Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (educates about depression and provides resources on depression and suicide) - 952-946-7998, www.save.org
  • Suicide Prevention Resource Center (online library of information on prevention and surviving suicide loss) - 877-GET-SPRC, www.sprc.org
  • National Organization for People of Color Against Suicide (resources and education for minority communities on suicide) - 866-899-5317, www.nopcas.com
  • The Dougy Center (resources for helping children and teens grieving the death of a parent, sibling, or friend) - 503-775-5683, www.dougy.org
  • The Compassionate Friends (For parents, siblings, and grandparents who have experienced the death of a child, brother, sister, or grandchild) - 630-990-0010, www.compassionatefriends.org
  • American Association of Suicidolog (promotes public awareness, education, and training for professionals) - 202-237-2280, www.suicidology.org

Veterans

  • Disabled American Veterans
 355-5083

Vision

  • Sight-Loss Support Group of Central Pennsylvania 
238-0132

Women

  • Birthright 
237-3163
  • Domestic Violence Support Group
 342-6990
  • Menopause Support Group 
231-7061
  • Women, Infants and Children Program 
355-0501, 234-8621 or 342-6993
  • Women's Resource Center 
234-5222 or 24-hour emergency 877-234-5050