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Altoona Office:           


Blair, Bedford and Huntington Counties

Caseworkers:  Sr. Celeste Ciesielka, Beth Dodson

1300 Twelfth Avenue

Altoona, PA  16601

Phone:  (814) 944-9388

Fax:      (814) 941-2677


Bellefonte Office:         


Centre and Clinton Counties

Sharon Felson, M.S.W., Social Worker/Therapist-Individual, Marriage & Family Counseling; Adoption Services

Marjorie Plosky, L.C.S.W., Social Worker/Therapist, Individual, Marriage & Family Counseling, P.A.S.S. (Parent Assistance Student Support) School Program Administrator

Paula Raynar, L.P.C., Counselor, E.F.A. (Emergency Financial Assistance) Administrator for Bellefonte Office

Carol Young, Office Manager

213 East Bishop Street

Bellefonte, PA  16823

Phone: (814) 353-0502

Fax:      (814) 353-0515


Johnstown Office:


Cambria & Somerset Counties

Caseworkers:  Carl Schultz, Sr. Jan Franklin, Dawn Karsaba

(Sr. Jan Franklin will also see clients at the Dorothy Day Center)

321 Main Street, Suite 5G

Johnstown, PA  15901

Phone:  (814) 535-6538

Fax:      (814) 535-2235


(Fulton County:  Call the Fulton County Catholic Mission at 717-485-5917.)



"Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, rooted in the gospel of Jesus Christ, seeks to uphold the dignity of each person as made in the image and likeness of God.  We answer the call of the people of central Pennsylvania by providing caring and compassionate services to persons and families in need, informing the community about critical social issues, and advocating for policies that enhance human dignity and ensure basic human rights."