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Indiana Office

300 Indian Springs Road, Suite 113

Indiana, PA 15701

Phone: 724-349-3350

Fax: 724-349-3341

Hours: By appointment only

Armstrong Office

120 South Grant Ave., Suite 3

Kittanning, PA 16201

Phone: 724-548-3451

Fax: 724-548-3454

Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm

Want to learn about the COVID-19 Vaccine? Check out the Pennsylvania Department of Health website here:


Are you feeling lonely? Are you feeling anxious?

The Statewide Support & Referral Helpline is staffed by skilled and compassionate staff that are available 24/7 to respond to those struggling with anxiety and other challenging emotions due to the COVID-19 emergency. Staff at the Helpline refer callers to community-based resources that can further help to meet individual needs.

The toll-free, round-the-clock support line is officially operational. The number to call is 1-855-284-2494. For TTY, dial 724-631-5600.


The Helpline was created by the Department of Human Services DHS and the Center for Community Resources (CCR). Helpline staff are trained to be accessible, culturally competent, and skilled at assisting anyone else who might have a need – teens, adults, special populations and their supporters. Staff use the principles of trauma-informed care to listen, assess needs, triage calls, and provide appropriate referral to community resources to children, teens, adults and special populations.


CCR will collaborate with individuals, families, police, emergency medical teams, hospitals, schools, and human service providers on the local level to provide quality care to their community members.

Many other resources also remain available to Pennsylvanians in need of support, including:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454
  • Crisis Text Line: Text “PA” to 741-741
  • Veteran Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
  • Get Help Now Hotline (for substance use disorders): 1-800-662-4357
  • Pennsylvania Sexual Assault Helpline – 1-888-772-7227
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline – 1-800-799-7233
  • Locally, The Open Door offers crisis intervention services 24 hours, seven days a week including holidays for individuals in Armstrong and Indiana Counties experiencing a crisis situation.                      Local crisis services can be accessed by calling 1-877-333-2470


Visit the PA Department of Health’s dedicated Coronavirus webpage for the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.


Additional resources for citizens related to COVID-19 is available here.  


The PA Department of Human Services has released an introductory video from OMHSAS Deputy Secretary Kristen Houser. The DHS has also produced a pdf document “Supporting the Emotional Health of the Behavioral Health Workforce During COVID-19 Toolkit” and it contains many useful links. 

COVID-19 Support


On 9/12/2023, the COVID-19 Health Disparities Statewide Leadership Task Force released the report “Recommendations To Reduce COVID-19 Health Differences for People with Disabilities.”  The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for everyone, but for some groups, including and especially the disability community, the impact has been staggering. This is even more the case for those in the disability community who live in rural areas and those belonging to racial and ethnic minorities. 
To learn more about the CDC’s National Initiative to Address COVID-19 Health Disparities Among Populations at High-Risk and Underserved, click on these links
Interactive report: 
Recommendation Report and Fact Sheets: 

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