Indiana, PA - Indiana County

Human Services

Service Clubs

Elks Lodge No. 406, Blairsville, 60 E. Campbell St., Blairsville, PA 15717-1329

Elks Lodge No. 931, Indiana, 475 S. 13th St., Indiana, PA 15701-2805

Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 1488, Blairsville, 272 Old William Penn Highway, Blairsville, PA 15717 (724) 459-9979

Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 1468, Indiana, 420 Philadelphia St., Indiana, PA 15701 (724) 465-2630

Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania

  • Acacia Lodge No. 355, 21 S. Walnut St., Blairsville, PA 15717, Email SECY0355@pagrandlodge.org
  • Williamson Lodge No. 431, 526 High St., Saltsburg, PA 15681, Email SECY0431@pagrandlodge.org
  • Indiana-Franklin Lodge No. 313, 42 S. 11th St., Indiana, PA 15701, Email SECY0313@pagrandlodge.org

Kiwanis Club of Indiana, 763 S. Sixth St., Indiana, PA 15701, Phone: (724) 465-7509

Kiwanis Club of Blairsville, 68 Wallace Road, Blairsville, PA 15717-8052

Kiwanis Club of Homer City, 4534 Route 119 S., Homer City, PA 15748

Knights of Columbus

  • Blairsville Council No. 3624, SS. Simon & Jude Church, 155 N. Brady St., Blairsville, PA 15717
  • Father McNelis Council 1481, St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church, 200 Clairvaux Drive, Indiana, PA 15701, Phone: (724) 465-2210
  • Punxsutawney Council No. 452, SS. Cosmas & Damian Church, 616 W. Mahoning St., Punxsutawney, PA 15767
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus Council No. 10960, St. Louis Church, 403 Lucerne Road, Lucernemines, PA 15754

Lions Club of Indiana, 1278 Lions Health Camp Road, Indiana, PA 15701, Phone: (724) 465-7327

Loyal Order of Moose, Indiana Lodge No. 174, 425 N. Fourth St., Indiana, PA 15701-2027

Quota Club International, P.O. Box 932, Indiana, PA 15701-0932

Rotary Club of Indiana-Midday, meets at St. Andrew’s Village at noon Thursdays, (724) 349-6477, Email: membership@indianamidday.com

Rotary Club of Indiana, Meets at Rustic Lodge, (724) 357-2535

Veterans organizations

  • VFW Post #1989, Indiana, PA 15701
  • VFW Post #5821, Blairsville, PA 15717
  • VFW Post #6820, Clymer, PA 15728
  • VFW Post #7412, Homer City, PA 15748

All street addresses are in Indiana unless otherwise noted.

AccessAbilities Inc.

Empowering children, adults and seniors with developmental delays or disabilities by providing home- and community-based services that meet the individual’s needs.

2273 Philadelphia St.

(724) 465-6042

 

Adagio Health, Family Planning, Indiana Office

Provides STD testing and treatment, routine OB-GYN care, family planning.

1097 Oak St., Lower Level

(724) 349-2022

 

Adagio Health, Women, Infants and Children Program, Indiana Office

Provides food vouchers, nutrition education and health care referrals to pregnant and post-partum women, children under five.

1099 Oak St.

(800) 942-9467

 

Adelphoi Village Academy in Indiana

Nonprofit agency provides community-based treatment to children and adolescents.

220 N. Fifth St.

(724) 463-1456

 

Aging Services Inc.

Provides social, physical and mental skill opportunities to older adults.

1055 Oak St.

P.O. Box 519

(724) 349-4500

 

Alice Paul House

Offers services to victims of domestic and sexual violence and other crimes

P.O. Box 417

(724) 349-4444 (hotline)

 

American Red Cross

Provides emergency and disaster training; assistance to affected families.

610 Kolter Drive

(724) 465-5678

 

Arc of Indiana County

Offers support to those with disabilities, their families, agencies, providers and community members

120 N. Fifth St.

(724) 349-8230

 

Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission

10829 U.S. Route 422

Shelocta

(724) 354-2746

 

Armstrong-Indiana Behavioral and Developmental Health Program

Provides mental health services to children and adults.

1430 Route 286 Highway East

(724) 349-3350

 

Assistance Office of Indiana County

Offers temporary cash, medical, and bill assistance as well as employment training.

2750 West Pike

(724) 357-2900

(800) 742-0679

 

Big Hearts, Little Hands

Mentoring program of YMCA

60 N. Ben Franklin Road

(724) 463-9622

 

Birthright of Indiana County Inc.

Pregnancy Support Center

271 Philadelphia St.

(724) 463-9118

 

Boy Scouts of America – Laurel Highlands Council

Camp Seph Mack

1966 S. Harmony Road

Penn Run, PA 15765

(814) 471-1090

 

Camp Orenda

Residential summer camp for people with disabilities

1278 Lions’ Health Camp Run Road

(724) 349-3398 (Executive Director)

 

Career T.R.A.C.K. Inc.

Provides employment training, temporary summer youth employment

300 Indian Springs Road

(724) 471-7220

 

Catholic Charities

Offers counseling and referral services, pregnancy support, adoption and foster care assistance, and help for emergency needs.

1200 Oakland Ave.

(724) 463-8806

 

Center for Family Life

Parenting support, education

125 N. Fifth St.

(724) 463-8595

 

Chevy Chase Help Center

Offers emergency help, employment assistance, and drug and alcohol prevention programs.

640 N. Fifth St.

(724) 349-2333

 

Child Care Information Services of Indiana County

1055 Oak St. and 155 N. Clymer Ave.

(724) 349-8830

 

Children and Youth Services of Indiana County

350 N. Fourth St.

(724) 465-3895

 

Children’s Advocacy Center of Indiana County

125 N. Fifth St.

(724) 463-8595

 

Christian Counseling Service

637 Philadelphia St., Suite 301

(724) 465-5440

 

Christos Clothes Closet

Homer City Presbyterian Church

40 E. Elm St.

Homer City

(724) 479-2695

 

Citizens’ Ambulance Service

805 Hospital Road

(724) 349-5511

Stations:

  • Blairsville
  • Elderton
  • Hillsdale
  • Plumville
  • West Wheatfield Township
  • White Township

 

Community Guidance Center

Provides assistance to individuals with mental health concerns or developmental disabilities and their families.

793 Old Route 119 North

(724) 465-5576

 

Community Kitchen

Dixonville United Methodist Church

(724) 397-9498

 

Community Living and Learning Inc.

Day and residential programs for adults with mental retardation

1430 Route 286 East

(724) 349-1420

(724) 349-4590 Adult Training Facility

 

Community Psychiatric Centers

8 West Market St.

Blairsville

(724) 850-7200

 

Conewago Indiana Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Inpatient Treatment Program

2275 Warren Road

(888) 347-3873

 

Crooked Fence Farm

Therapeutic horse riding center for the physically, emotionally challenged.

1722 Nashville Road

Rochester Mills

(724) 286-3107

 

Department of Health

75 N. Second St.

724-357-2995

 

Dr. PET

(Dogs Routinely Providing Emotional Therapy)

PO Box 54

Home

(724) 397-5529

 

Evergreen Boys and Girls Club

After school and summer programs at Purchase Line and Homer-Center schools

650 S. 13th St., #5

(724) 910-6042

 

Family and Behavioral Resources

Airport Road Professional Center

1380 Route 286 East

Suite 524 and 526

(724) 465-0369 and 463-3600

 

Family Promise of Indiana County

1292-B Old Route 119 North

(724) 464-5220

 

Farm Service Agency

Provides financial assistance, programs.

1432 Route 286 East

(724) 463-8547

 

Girl Scouts, Western Pennsylvania

The Atrium

665 Philadelphia St., Suite 303

(724) 463-3421

 

Governor’s Veterans Outreach and Assistance Center

1005 Oak St.

(724) 465-2697

 

Habitat for Humanity

Works to provide home ownership for low income families, through community volunteer effort

Box 663

(724) 349-1189

 

Head Start Inc., Indiana County

528 Gompers Ave.

(724) 349-6200

 

Home Nursing Agency

320 Franklin St.

Clymer

(724) 254-3500

 

Hopeful Hearts, Inc.

Support for grieving children and their families

728 Church St., second floor

PO Box 225

(724) 349-3888

 

Housing Authority of Indiana County

104 Philadelphia St.

(724) 463-7830

 

I&A Residential Services Inc.

Minimum care community residential rehabilitation for mental health consumers

1019 Philadelphia St., Suite 2

(724) 463-7830

 

ICW Vocational Services

155 N. 10th St.

(724) 349-4143

 

Indiana County Child Day Care Program Inc.

IUP Davis Hall – ground floor

570 S. 11th St.

(724) 349-1821

 

Indiana County Community Action Program

Provides programs to help low-income families and individuals attain self sufficiency

827 Water St.

(725) 465-2657

 

Indiana County Department of Human Services and Volunteer Services

300 Indian Springs, Suite 203

(724) 463-8200

 

Indiana County Department of Veterans Affairs

825 Philadelphia St.

(724) 465-3815

 

Katie’s Closet

Zion Lutheran Church

S. Sixth and Church streets

(724) 465-5597 (Church)

 

League of Women Voters of Indiana County

(724) 465-5056

 

Lifesteps of Indiana County

Supports families, individuals with special needs.

1455 Church St.

(724) 349-1122

 

Lifeway Pregnancy Center

Pregnancy testing, support.

1176 Grant St.

Suite 1160

(866) 549-6636

 

Massage for Good Health Foundation

Works to educate, provide massage therapy.

98 Oakridge Drive

(724) 427-1043

 

Meals on Wheels

Provides hot, nutritious meals to the elderly and shut-in.

Rear 534 Philadelphia St.

(724) 463-7676

Center Township/Homer City area: (724) 479-8897

 

Multiple Sclerosis Society, Indiana Office

P.O. Box 1229

(724) 349-3731

 

New Beginnings Drop-in Center

Goodwill Industries

639 Old Route 119 N.

(724) 465-6510

 

New Choices Career Development Center

Center for Career & Technology / Reschini House

1110 Maple St.

(724) 357-4738

 

New Horizons Foundation Inc.

Rents retreat center and picnic pavilions to nonprofits, charitable organization and church groups.

145 New Horizons Drive

Clymer, PA 15728

(724) 254-1522

 

New Story

Provides support and resources to autistic children and their families

9 N. Seventh St., Second floor, Suite 202

(724) 463-9841

 

NHS Human Services

Support for children with developmental disabilities.

Blue Spruce Center

PO Box 91

Shelocta

(724) 354-5223

 

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

300 Indian Springs Road

(814) 255-6771

 

PA Careerlink, Career Track of Indiana

300 Indian Springs Road

(724) 471-7220

 

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

P.O. Box 272

20 Shady Drive

 

PathStone

Employment training for senior adults.

650 N. Fifth Ave.

(724) 465-2204

 

Penn State Cooperative Extension

Offers information on agriculture and home economics to the public.

827 Water St.

Second Floor

(724) 465-3880

 

Pennsylvania Association for the Blind

PO Box 209

Home

(724) 397-4054

 

Personal Ponies

Nonprofit organization provides special-needs children with Shetland ponies to care for free of charge.

248 S. Lytle Road

Shelocta, PA 157774

(724) 726-8159

 

Social Security Administration

1265 Wayne Ave., Suite 310

(877)405-7679

 

St. Andrew’s Village

Provides a continuing-care community for adults 55 and older

1155 Indian Springs Road

(724) 464-1600

 

The Open Door

Counseling services for individuals and families with drug, alcohol and related problems


Indiana
334 Philadelphia St.
(877) 585-3667 (24-hour hotline)
(724) 465-2605
Blairsville
155 E. Market St.
Blairsville, PA 15715
Cherry Tree
71 S. Main St.
Cherry Tree, PA 15724

 

The Salvation Army

635 Water St.

(724) 465-2530

 

Unemployment Compensation Call Center

Call center to file unemployment claims via telephone

(888) 313-7284

 

United Way of Indiana County

982 Philadelphia St.

(724) 463-0277

 

Visiting Nurse Association of Indiana County

Medical Arts Building

850 Hospital Road

Suite 3000,

(724) 463-6340

VNA Extended Home Health Care: (724) 463-1102

VNA Family Hospice and Palliative Care: (724) 463-8711

 

YMCA of Indiana County

60 N. Ben Franklin Road

(724) 463-9622

Source: Indiana County Department of Human Services

Senior Centers

Aging Services Inc. Social Centers

 

Armagh Satellite Center 

Armagh Fire Hall, 12095 Route 56, Armagh

(800) 442-8016

Hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Email: vickypoper@yahoo.com

 

Aultman Satellite Center 

Aultman Fire Hall, Aultman

 (800) 442-8016

Hours: Wednesday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Email: vickypoper@yahoo.com

 

Chestnut Hills Social Center 

26 Heybert Drive, Blairsville

(724) 459-5251

Hours: Monday, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Email: chestnuthillssocialcenter@yahoo.com

 

Homer City Satellite Center 

Holy Protect of Mary Byzantine Catholic Church

279 Yellow Creek St., Homer City

(800) 422-8016

Hours: Thursday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Email: vickypoper@yahoo.com

 

Indiana Social Center 

1001 Oak St., Indiana, PA 15701

P.O. Box 519

(724) 465-2697

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Email: indianasocialcenter@yahoo.com

 

Mahoning Hills Social Center 

19298 Route 119 Highway North, Punxsutawney

(724) 286-3099

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Email: mahoninghillssocialcenter@yahoo.com

 

Two Lick Valley Social Center

450 Franklin St., Clymer

(724) 254-9820

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Email: twolickvalleysocialcenter@yahoo.com


Saltsburg
Social Center 

212 Point St., Saltsburg

(724) 639-9055

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wednesday 1-7 p.m.

Email: saltsburgsocialcenter@yahoo.com

Parks Listings

Blacklick Valley Park
East Wheatfield Township, east of Armagh

Although no detailed written history of the Native American presence in the Blacklick Valley is available, it is likely that members of the Shawnee and Delaware tribes used the creek for fishing and transportation.

The first recorded owner of what is now the Parker Tract of the Blacklick Valley Natural Area was William Bracken, who purchased 309 acres from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1786.

At that time, the land was located in Westmoreland County; Indiana County was not created until 1803. Since Bracken’s purchase, the property has changed hands many times. Most recently David and Penny Russell, formerly of Dilltown, owned the property. They donated it to Indiana County Parks in 1995.

Facilities: Natural areas are set aside to protect both

Typical and unique plant and animal communities and to protect outstanding examples of natural interest and beauty. Facility development at the site has been minimized to protect the site’s natural character.

Hunting, camping and motorized vehicles are not permitted in the natural area.

 
Blue Spruce Park
Rayne Township, near Ernest

Indiana County established Blue Spruce Park in 1966, but recreational use of the site first occurred in the early part of the century. Cummins Dam (also known locally as Cummings Dam with a “g”) was constructed in 1908 and enlarged in 1912. The dam was built by the Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railway and was named after an early landowner, J.D. Cummins.

The Blue Spruce Park Festival of Lights has become a holiday tradition for many county residents and visitors to the area.

Purchase of the original 377 acres by the county was completed by 1966 and work on clearing the site and dredging the dam began.

By 1968 the park was open to the public. An additional 41 acres was acquired in 1981. Another 232 acres was added to the park in 2001, making the total park acreage 650 acres, or slightly larger than one square mile.

Facilities: The park has four pavilions and two lodges available for public rentals. The pavilions seat groups from 35 to 250 people. Blue Spruce Lodge accommodates 100 people and the Lakeside Center has an indoor capacity of 50 people, with extra seating available on a large deck.

 
Buena vista furnace
Along Blacklick Creek in Brush Valley Township

Built in 1847 by Henry McClelland, Elias McClelland and Stephen A. Johnston, Buena Vista was named for the Mexican War battle fought in February 1847. The 30-foot-high furnace used local iron ore, limestone and charcoal to produce approximately 400 tons of pig iron per year.

The furnace property was sold at sheriff’s sale in 1850 to Dr. Alexander Johnston; production continued until 1856. In 1900, Stephen Johnston sold a 67-acre parcel that included the Buena Vista Furnace to Judge A.V. Barker for $20,000. Barker sold it and other properties to the Lackawanna Coal and Coke Co. in 1902. In 1917, the property passed to the Vinton Colliery Co.

In 1957, the Delano Coal Co. sold the furnace and property to the Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County. Since then, repairs have been curtailed due to a lack of access and additional damage caused by the flood of 1977. The opening of the Ghost Town Trail extension in 2006 renewed efforts to save the site and make it accessible to the public.

The Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County leases the site to Indiana County Parks.

Facilities: There are no facilities at the site, but visitors are permitted to view the furnace remains. Over the next few years efforts will be made to secure funding to provide improvements at the site.


Buttermilk Falls
West Wheatfield Township, near Clyde

This site features a 45-foot waterfall and scenic woodland. The 48-acre natural area was donated to Indiana County Parks in 1995 by the Keystone-Conemaugh Group, owners of the nearby Conemaugh Generating Station. As a natural area the site has been set aside to protect both typical and unique plant and animal communities and to protect outstanding examples of natural beauty.

Between 1931 and 1956, the property was owned by Fred McFeely, grandfather of Fred Rogers of children’s television fame. McFeely, a wealthy industrialist from Latrobe, used the property as a retreat.

His estate featured a cottage, horse stables, a three-car garage, outbuildings and a swimming area in the creek above the falls. Rogers often visited the site as a child. Stone foundations and retaining walls from the estate are visible at the site.

Facilities: In keeping with the mission of a natural area, development at Buttermilk Falls is limited. A restroom, small picnic pavilion, parking area, falls overlook viewing area and a hiking trail are located at the falls.


Eliza Furnace
Along the Ghost Town Trail near Vintondale, Cambria County

The Eliza Furnace is a National Register site regarded as one of Pennsylvania’s best preserved iron furnaces. Dating from 1846, the Eliza Furnace is one of only a few iron furnaces remaining in the United States which still retains its original heat exchanger piping. The two-acre site is leased to Indiana County by the Cambria County Historical Society. The Eliza Furnace was constructed in 1845 and 1846. At its peak, the furnace employed more than 90 people and utilized 45 mules to produce about 1,080 tons of iron a year.

Facilities: Located near the site is Eliza Station, which features a restroom, picnic area and water fountain. The furnace is also located at the midpoint of the Ghost Town Trail, a 16-mile rail-trail in the Blacklick Creek Valley.

 
Hemlock Lake Park
Banks Township

Hemlock Lake Park was originally called Straight Run Dam when it was completed by the Pennsylvania Fish Commission in 1970. The dam is 650 feet long and 40 feet high at its highest point. Indiana County Parks leases the site from the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission as a public recreation area. The 205-acre park features a 60-acre lake with two boat launches and areas for picnicking, hunting, hiking and fishing (including ice fishing).

Facilities: Two pavilions are available on a first-come first-served basis. The lake has been stocked with bluegill, bass, catfish, muskellunge, walleye and northern pike. Fishermen may moor their boats at the park. Only electric motors and hand-propelled boats are permitted.

 
Memorial Park
Indiana Borough

The smallest of the county parks, Memorial Park is one of the most historic sites in Indiana County. Originally surveyed in 1774, the site was once a church cemetery, and many graves are still located in the park. During the Civil War the site served as a hiding place for travelers of the Underground Railroad. The park’s doughboy statue was erected in 1923 by a group of citizens led by Alex Stewart, father of the actor James Stewart. Nearby is the Clark House, home of the Indiana County Historical Society.

Facilities: The 2-acre park is a shady retreat in Indiana Borough and features a bandstand, used for summer concerts, and an annual Memorial Day program.

 
Old Smicksburg Park
Old Smicksburg Park is a 33-acre area in Smicksburg Borough.

Since 2000, the park had been managed by the Smicksburg Area Heritage Society. Effective March 24, the management agreement was transferred to Indiana County Parks & Trails.

The park is located on property leased to Smicksburg Borough from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as part of the Mahoning Dam flood control area.

Until the early 1940s the park property was part of Smicksburg. With the construction of Mahoning Dam, 22 properties were condemned for flood-control. About 65 percent of the population of Smicksburg was displaced by the federal government’s acquisition.

The park provides a chance to preserve the history of Smicksburg and interpret life of an early American village.

The park will also serve as an added attraction for tourists visiting the Smicksburg Amish country and the specialty shops of Smicksburg.

Facilities: The park offers a number of hiking trails that are suited to hiking, birding and wildflower study. The Little Mahoning Creek runs through the town and provides a location from which to launch a canoe or kayak. A portable restroom and picnic tables are now available for visitor use.

 
Pine Ridge Park
Burrell Township, three miles east of Blairsville

The property for the park was purchased in 1966 and 1967 primarily with federal Land and Water Conservation Fund grants. Students from Penn State’s Landscape Architecture and Recreation Management departments created the design for Ridge Park. Students submitted park designs in a contest held by the Indiana County Planning Office in 1966. At 635 acres, much of the park remains in a natural state with large stands of mature hardwoods.

Facilities: The Tom’s Run area features picnic tables, grills, playgrounds, restrooms and two pavilions available for rental. Pine Lodge is in the southern portion of the park and is available for group rental and is used for reunions, meetings, weddings, receptions and other social gatherings. It features a kitchen, restrooms, activity rooms, a deck and two stone fireplaces. A two-acre pond is available for catch-and-release fishing. A playground is located near the lodge.


Tunnelview Historic Site
Adjacent to the Conemaugh Dam near Blairsville

This 16-acre site, adjacent to the Conemaugh Dam in southwestern Indiana County, contains significant remnants of transportation history. The Tunnelview tale begins with the Pennsylvania Mainline Canal. A 900-foot portion of canal visible at the site was part of the canal’s Western division. The route extended from Pittsburgh to Johnstown, where the Allegheny Portage Railroad began. Once over the Alleghenies, passengers continued their trip to Harrisburg and Philadelphia.

Facilities: A pavilion, restroom, interpretive exhibits and a canoe launch are available at Tunnelview. The Army Corps of Engineers also offers extensive public recreation facilities at the nearby Conemaugh River Lake.


Yellow Creek State Park
Off Route 422 near Penn Run

Yellow Creek State Park is along one of the first “highways” in the state, the Kittanning Path. This trail was used by the Delaware and Shawnee nations and by early settlers.

Today, U.S. 422 roughly follows the old Kittanning Path, and provides the main access to the park from Indiana and Ebensburg.

The park is named for Yellow and Little Yellow creeks, which create the lake. The creeks have a lot of yellow clay in the banks and bottoms.

Facilities: Hiking, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, sledding, snowmobiling, ice fishing, ice skating, yurts, camping cottages

Source: Indiana County Parks Department