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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

Freedom Day is right around the corner!   Next Thursday, October 13th, Dr. Laemmer will be providing FREE Dental Care to Active Duty Military and Veterans.   To schedule your appointment, call (814) 368-4492!

A segment recently featured on the TODAY show highlights the impact of the federal Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) funding that supports The Guidance Center’s Parents as Teachers (PAT) Home Visiting program.  Pennsylvania’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning identifies PAT as one of the Evidence Based Home Visiting models eligible for MIECHV […]

Treatment that meets the needs of patients gets a boost from the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team at the Guidance Center, from left to right, Angela Carkin, caseworker; Holly Kilpatrick, peer support specialist; Jamie Digel, program assistant; Dr. Joshua Halbauer, medical director; Terry Carr, caseworker; Aaron Gage, therapist; Holly Franzen, program director.   The Guidance […]