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The Guidance Center

Our agency is located in Northwest Pennsylvania and offers a wide variety of community based services including; mental health, intellectual disabilities, education and prevention services. As a nonprofit agency established in 1984, The Guidance Center employs a staff of approximately 200. Although the majority of services are based in McKean County, some specialized services extend into other neighboring communities.

News & Updates

HRSA’s Bureau of Health Workforce has launched a new program – the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program (STAR LRP) – to expand support combating the nation’s opioid crisis. The Guidance Center in now an approved STAR LRP so individuals working in the SUD population can apply for loans. STAR LRP […]

Cathy Gabel retires after 26 years of employment at The Guidance Center. Cathy was a School Based Outpatient Therapist and worked with children in schools. Congratulations, Cathy, on your retirement!

Last Thursday (May 27th) STEPS, a program of  The Guidance Center, hosted a concert in Veterans Square to recognize Mental Health Awareness month. This years event included a memorial celebration for members who have passed. To recognize those members, STEPS used a small kiddie pool with ducks to represent those they wanted to remember. Members […]