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Social Work Services

Who are School Social Workers?

School Social Workers are trained mental health professionals with a degree in social work who provide services related to a person's social, emotional and life adjustment to school and/or society. School Social Workers are the link between the home, school and community in providing direct as well as indirect services to students, families and school personnel to promote and support students' academic and social success.

 
 
 
 
 

Indiana County Food Pantries
Indiana County Volunteer Opportunities
Christopher's Light: Clothing and School Supplies
Persevere Crisis Counseling Program (COVID-19)
ARIN Teen Parenting Program Brochure
Unity Family Services: Family Based Mental Health Services
The Arc of Indiana County
Assistance Agencies
Indiana County Department of Human Resources Directory: A-Z index or search by function
PA 211: is a FREE resource and information hub that connects people with community, health, and disaster services in eleven counties through a free, 24/7 confidential phone service. Just dial 211 to get connected and get help.

ICCAP: programs to solve household problems, manage emergencies, learn new living skills, and foster community involvement

Salvation Army: programs for emergencies, medical care, and energy/food/clothing assistance

Housing Authority of Indiana County, PA: housing programs for families who meet income guidelines

Mental Health Resources
Armstrong Indiana BDHP: provides information on all behavioral and developmental health services and provider agencies available to you and your family.

The Guidance Center (Indiana, PA): provides Outpatient, School-Based, Psych Services (Evaluation, Medication Management), Service Coordination, services for Intellectually Disabled, and Drug and Alcohol supports

Family Behavioral Resources (Indiana, PA): provides Outpatient, Psych Services (Evaluation, Medication Management), and BHRS.

Family Psychological Associates (Indiana, PA): provides Outpatient, Psych Services (Evaluation, Medication Management), and BHRS.

YMH Project: educate, empower, and support families and communities to better understand and care for the mental health of our youth.
Drug and Alcohol Resources
 
Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission: oversees and provides information on substance abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment services for the area.

The Open Door (Indiana, PA): provides Assessment, Outpatient, Specialized Services, Crisis Intervention, and Education Programming.

SAMHSA
 
Blairsville Area Reality Tour: Drug awareness/prevention program from the perspective of a teen struggling with Substance Abuse Disorder
Additional Links to Resources

 

COMPASS : online tool for Pennsylvanians to apply for many health and human service programs and manage benefit information

 

Social Security Administration: online tool to apply for disability and find information on survivor benefits

DHS- Kinship Connector: resources available for kinship families and grandparents raising grandchildren

Internet Service Guide.docx
Free and Discounted Internet Provider Information

Weekly Food Assistance Information
Arc of Indiana County: Produce Distribution
YMH Project: Talking with Kids about Feelings & Emotions

Cassidy Pytash, LSW

River Valley School District Social Worker Home and School VisitorMcKinney-Vento and Foster Liaison
Phone: (724) 787-8194