Agency Name: Catholic Charities
Address: Holy Spirit Parish 3 East Walnut Street Lock Haven, PA 17745
Additional address: Location in Clinton County is at St. Agnes Parish Center (Walnut Street lock Haven)
Phone: 570-748-4594
Fax: (814) 353-0515
Contact person: Sharon Felson, MSW
Website: http://catholiccharities.dioceseaj.org
Inclusivity: Catholic Charities is committed to serving all people in need, regardless of gender, race, creed or national origin

  • Program 1:Counseling Services
    Description: Catholic Charities provides caring and compassionate services to people faced with a variety of challenging situations. There are counseling services available for depression and anxiety, grief and loss of loved ones, relationships or employment martial conflicts, parting issues, divorce and separation, health issues and abuse/neglect.
    Target: Individuals experiencing emotional and spiritual life situations.
    Age Range: all ages
    Eligibility requirements: interview process is required
    Costs: Varies, no one is turned away by inability to pay
    Days/times: Monday- Friday 8:30am-4:00pm with flexibility with later appointments
    Description: Help in dealing with depression, anxiety, death of a loved one, family conflicts, divorce, abuse, etc.

  • Program 2:Emergency Financial Assistance
    Description: Emergency Financial Assistance is offered to individuals and families following an interview to determine need and eligibility for services in utilities, medication/medical equipment, rent/temporary housing, Christmas toys program and disaster relief.
    Target: Individuals in a financial crisis.
    Age Range: none
    Eligibility requirements: Determined by intake process
    Days/times: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:00pm with flexibility with later appointments
    Description: They ensure that basic human needs are being met. Emergency medications, medical equipment, clothes, heat, shelter, and other utility assistance is available.

  • Program 3:Pregnancy Support
    Description: The Real Alternatives program helps pregnant women during their pregnancy and postnatal period. Catholic Charities provides confidential counseling in an atmosphere of understanding and support, free pregnancy test kits, clothing, food pantries, referrals to other community agencies/ medical resources, adoption information and assistance with education and career planning.
    Target: Pregnant Women
    Age Range: all ages
    Eligibility requirements: determined by interview
    Days/times: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:00pm with flexibility with later appointments
    Description: Promotes women’s physical and mental well-being during pregnancy as well as unborn child’s physical well-being. Encourages adoption as an option for parents unable to care for a child.

  • Program 4:Parent Assistance/Student Support(PASS)
    Description: Catholic Charities provides support to the parents of the child in developing an adoption plan though home studies, foster care, pre and post adoption, education, counseling, support, referrals and adoption search.
    Target: Parents and children dealing with at-risk behaviors
    Eligibility requirements: determined by interview
    Costs: not a set cost, there is a cost for the home study (will be provided at the time of the
    interview)
    Days/times: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:00pm with flexibility with later appointments
    Description: Counseling services, consultations, and referrals in partnership with Catholic schools.

  • Program 5:
    Description: Marriage counseling is available through FOCCUS Instrument, Assessment Interviews and counseling. A priest, deacon or pastoral associate, professional agency staff will assist clients.
    Eligibility requirements: based on an interview
    Costs: Sliding scale free (based on income level of client and other circumstances) first visit is free
    Days/times: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:00pm with flexibility with later appointments

  • Program 6:
    Description: The Immigration and Refugee Services are provided for those in need of assessment and advocacy, education, translation assistance, counseling and referral services.
    Eligibility requirements: based on interview
    Days/times: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:00pm with flexibility with later appointments