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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.

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The Incredible Years Workshop is a free evidence-based service that is provided by a specially trained facilitator to parents and caregivers of children ages 2-8.   This program is designed to deliver tools for parents to help their children deal with frustration, learn problem solving skills, avoid arguments or power struggles, and more.  To sign up […]

In 2019, The Guidance Center completed the Parents as Teachers Quality Endorsement and Improvement Process and earned the highest designation: Blue Ribbon Affiliate status. Being named a Blue Ribbon Affiliate affirms that The Guidance Center is among the highest quality members of the home visitation and parent education field. Implementing the evidenced-based Parents as Teachers […]

On October 3, 2019, the STEPS Drop In Center celebrated 25 years since opening its doors as a club that offers social and recreational opportunities to individuals with mental illness. Jayne Peterson, Director of Recovery Services at The Guidance Center, gave opening remarks on the center’s ability to stay focused on its mission and roots, […]

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