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Listening services at CONTACT Altoona in Blair County, PA

Listening Services

CONTACT Altoona is a telephone helpline who responds to the needs of callers by active, reflective listening and offers referrals.

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Reassurance program at CONTACT Altoona in Blair County, PA

Reassurance Program

CONTACT Altoona Reassurance is a service for individuals in need of medication reminders, welfare checks or just someone in need of a regular phone call to ask “Hello, how are you doing today?” or “how are you feeling, today?”. If you have a loved one or a patient who could benefit from these services, please contact our office at
(814) 946-0531.

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Need Help? Call 2-1-1

Pennsylvania 2-1-1 is a free, confidential, non-emergency service that provides health and human service information.

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CONTACT Altoona’s vision of service is to provide: “An ear for every voice in need.”

It is our philosophy that most people have within themselves the resources to solve their own problems. By listening in a reflective way, we help people to sort out their concerns and make decisions about their own lives.

We believe that each person has the right to make decisions affecting the direction and quality of his/her life, and has the right to live according to those decisions. Our intent is to relate to each other and to our callers in ways which give honor to individual choices and maintains integrity.

Our task is to be centered enough within ourselves so that we are able to enter the world of our callers, and fully experience their feelings and personal meanings to such an extent that we let go of our need to evaluate or change them.

CONTACT volunteers maintain confidentiality, anonymity and a non-judgmental attitude in dealing with callers.



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CONTACT Altoona is celebrating its 35th Anniversary!

Through the support and dedication of volunteers, CONTACT Altoona has been a source of comfort and help to our community since 1982.  In recognition of the 35th Anniversary, CONTACT Altoona is planning many activities incorporating the theme of 35 throughout the year.  Here are the highlights for the upcoming activities ...
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