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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

The Guidance Center’s Parents as Teachers program staff attended the 2023 Pennsylvania Strengthening Families Conference: Thriving Together, Growing Stronger.  Ten Home Visiting PAT staff were in Harrisburg May 2-4 to benefit from the keynote and breakout sessions offered at the conference and have added to their knowledge to be shared with co-workers and families.  Pictured: […]

Building a Village: A Community Approach to Meeting the Needs of Expectant and Parenting Students The 2023 ELECT conference provided a unique opportunity to expose youth workers to research on trends and issues facing pregnant and parenting teens, best practices, resources, and strategies that can be incorporated at the program level to promote successful outcomes. […]

Despite the rain, sleet, hail and snow that fell from the sky on Monday, April 24, The Guidance Center’s Parents as Teachers Group Connection held at the Kane Family Center in the afternoon was a great success.  The families attending made kites with their children and learned a little about the weather and wind.  Two of the […]