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Welcome to
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

The Elk County Family Fun Day was held on May 15, 2024 from 4:00-7:00pm at the Fine Line in St. Marys. The event was sponsored by Communities that Care Plus and the Elk County Family Resource Network and featured multiple county agencies, including The Guidance Center’s Project RAPPORT and Parents As Teachers programs. The event […]

The Guidance Center’s Parents as Teachers and Project RAPPORT staff hosted an information table with give aways at Community Fest 2024 held at the Bradford YMCA on Saturday, April 27.  Pictured are staff, Bonnie Wilson-PAT Home Visitor, Tina Thomas-RAPPORT Program Director, and Desiree Alcock-RAPPORT Home Visitor with children who played the bean bag toss game […]

A favorite Parents as Teachers Group Activity is Bingo for Books.  The Bradford Family Center held this event for families, and children were able to match colors and shapes on their Bingo Cards and pick a book to take home when they “won.”  If interested in receiving the Parents as Teachers Newsletter or attending a […]