Resources for Parents

It’s easy to feel alone when your child is struggling. Where should you go for help? When is it time to intervene? Why is this happening to my family? All of these questions and feelings are normal. Please know you are not alone. Below are some resources that can be very handy as you navigate through your child’s teenage years.


Hotlines and Resources in Centre County

If you or your child is in need, please use the numbers below to reach help.  Remember, if you feel it is an emergency, DON'T WAIT!, call 911. 

Centre County Can Help Crisis Line


This is a 24-hour crisis hotline.  Trained counselors will help manage a crisis situation and can deploy a mobile team if necessary.

Centre County Women's Resource Center


Located at 104 W. Nittany Avenue, State College.  Trained volunteers provide crisis intervention for rape and domestic violence victims on their 24 hour hotline.  They also operate a shelter for women who need safe housing temporarily.

Centre Helps


Centre Helps navigates the local safety net for our friends and neighbors in need. Whether in crisis or struggling to make ends meet, our community can always find help through the talented staff and volunteers at Centre Helps.

The Meadows Psychiatric Center


A private hospital located just 10 miles from State College.  They provide free consultations on their 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Line.

Mount Nittany Medical Center Emergency Department


Located at 1800 East Park Avenue, State College.  The emergency department can provide immediate care for severe crises, such as drug or alcohol overdoses or suicidal thoughts.

Centre County Base Service Unit


Located at 420 Holmes Street, Bellefonte, PA.  They promote the best possible outcomes for children and their families.  Their listed hours are 8:30am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday.