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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rotary Club of Indiana, Meets at Rustic Lodge, (724) 357-2535
- 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.
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.
Adagio Health, Family Planning, Indiana Office
Provides STD testing and treatment, routine OB-GYN care, family planning.
1097 Oak St., Lower Level
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.
Adelphoi Village Academy in Indiana
Nonprofit agency provides community-based treatment to children and adolescents.
220 N. Fifth St.
Aging Services Inc.
Provides social, physical and mental skill opportunities to older adults.
1055 Oak St.
P.O. Box 519
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
Arc of Indiana County
Offers support to those with disabilities, their families, agencies, providers and community members
120 N. Fifth St.
Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission
10829 U.S. Route 422
Armstrong-Indiana Behavioral and Developmental Health Program
Provides mental health services to children and adults.
1430 Route 286 Highway East
Assistance Office of Indiana County
Offers temporary cash, medical, and bill assistance as well as employment training.
2750 West Pike
Big Hearts, Little Hands
Mentoring program of YMCA
60 N. Ben Franklin Road
Birthright of Indiana County Inc.
Pregnancy Support Center
271 Philadelphia St.
Boy Scouts of America – Laurel Highlands Council
Camp Seph Mack
1966 S. Harmony Road
Penn Run, PA 15765
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
Offers counseling and referral services, pregnancy support, adoption and foster care assistance, and help for emergency needs.
1200 Oakland Ave.
Center for Family Life
Parenting support, education
125 N. Fifth St.
Chevy Chase Help Center
Offers emergency help, employment assistance, and drug and alcohol prevention programs.
640 N. Fifth St.
Child Care Information Services of Indiana County
1055 Oak St. and 155 N. Clymer Ave.
Children and Youth Services of Indiana County
350 N. Fourth St.
Children’s Advocacy Center of Indiana County
125 N. Fifth St.
Christian Counseling Service
637 Philadelphia St., Suite 301
Christos Clothes Closet
Homer City Presbyterian Church
40 E. Elm St.
Citizens’ Ambulance Service
805 Hospital Road
- 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
Dixonville United Methodist Church
Community Living and Learning Inc.
Day and residential programs for adults with mental retardation
1430 Route 286 East
(724) 349-4590 Adult Training Facility
Community Psychiatric Centers
8 West Market St.
Conewago Indiana Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Inpatient Treatment Program
2275 Warren Road
Crooked Fence Farm
Therapeutic horse riding center for the physically, emotionally challenged.
1722 Nashville Road
Department of Health
75 N. Second St.
(Dogs Routinely Providing Emotional Therapy)
PO Box 54
Evergreen Boys and Girls Club
After school and summer programs at Purchase Line and Homer-Center schools
650 S. 13th St., #5
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
Farm Service Agency
Provides financial assistance, programs.
1432 Route 286 East
Girl Scouts, Western Pennsylvania
665 Philadelphia St., Suite 303
Governor’s Veterans Outreach and Assistance Center
1005 Oak St.
Habitat for Humanity
Works to provide home ownership for low income families, through community volunteer effort
Head Start Inc., Indiana County
528 Gompers Ave.
Home Nursing Agency
320 Franklin St.
Hopeful Hearts, Inc.
Support for grieving children and their families
728 Church St., second floor
PO Box 225
Housing Authority of Indiana County
104 Philadelphia St.
I&A Residential Services Inc.
Minimum care community residential rehabilitation for mental health consumers
1019 Philadelphia St., Suite 2
ICW Vocational Services
155 N. 10th St.
Indiana County Child Day Care Program Inc.
IUP Davis Hall – ground floor
570 S. 11th St.
Indiana County Community Action Program
Provides programs to help low-income families and individuals attain self sufficiency
827 Water St.
Indiana County Department of Human Services and Volunteer Services
300 Indian Springs, Suite 203
Indiana County Department of Veterans Affairs
825 Philadelphia St.
Zion Lutheran Church
S. Sixth and Church streets
(724) 465-5597 (Church)
League of Women Voters of Indiana County
Lifesteps of Indiana County
Supports families, individuals with special needs.
1455 Church St.
Lifeway Pregnancy Center
Pregnancy testing, support.
1176 Grant St.
Massage for Good Health Foundation
Works to educate, provide massage therapy.
98 Oakridge Drive
Meals on Wheels
Provides hot, nutritious meals to the elderly and shut-in.
Rear 534 Philadelphia St.
Center Township/Homer City area: (724) 479-8897
Multiple Sclerosis Society, Indiana Office
P.O. Box 1229
New Beginnings Drop-in Center
639 Old Route 119 N.
New Choices Career Development Center
Center for Career & Technology / Reschini House
1110 Maple St.
New Horizons Foundation Inc.
Rents retreat center and picnic pavilions to nonprofits, charitable organization and church groups.
145 New Horizons Drive
Clymer, PA 15728
Provides support and resources to autistic children and their families
9 N. Seventh St., Second floor, Suite 202
NHS Human Services
Support for children with developmental disabilities.
Blue Spruce Center
PO Box 91
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
300 Indian Springs Road
PA Careerlink, Career Track of Indiana
300 Indian Springs Road
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
P.O. Box 272
20 Shady Drive
Employment training for senior adults.
650 N. Fifth Ave.
Penn State Cooperative Extension
Offers information on agriculture and home economics to the public.
827 Water St.
Pennsylvania Association for the Blind
PO Box 209
Nonprofit organization provides special-needs children with Shetland ponies to care for free of charge.
248 S. Lytle Road
Shelocta, PA 157774
Social Security Administration
1265 Wayne Ave., Suite 310
St. Andrew’s Village
Provides a continuing-care community for adults 55 and older
1155 Indian Springs Road
The Open Door
Counseling services for individuals and families with drug, alcohol and related problems
334 Philadelphia St.
(877) 585-3667 (24-hour hotline)
155 E. Market St.
Blairsville, PA 15715
71 S. Main St.
Cherry Tree, PA 15724
The Salvation Army
635 Water St.
Unemployment Compensation Call Center
Call center to file unemployment claims via telephone
United Way of Indiana County
982 Philadelphia St.
Visiting Nurse Association of Indiana County
Medical Arts Building
850 Hospital Road
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
Source: Indiana County Department of Human Services
Aging Services Inc. Social Centers
Armagh Satellite Center
Armagh Fire Hall, 12095 Route 56, Armagh
Hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Aultman Satellite Center
Aultman Fire Hall, Aultman
Hours: Wednesday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Chestnut Hills Social Center
26 Heybert Drive, Blairsville
Hours: Monday, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Homer City Satellite Center
Holy Protect of Mary Byzantine Catholic Church
279 Yellow Creek St., Homer City
Hours: Thursday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Indiana Social Center
1001 Oak St., Indiana, PA 15701
P.O. Box 519
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Mahoning Hills Social Center
19298 Route 119 Highway North, Punxsutawney
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Two Lick Valley Social Center
450 Franklin St., Clymer
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saltsburg Social Center
212 Point St., Saltsburg
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wednesday 1-7 p.m.
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.
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.
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
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.
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