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In 1971, a group of Penn State students began serving the community by taking calls at their homes from community members seeking help with substance-related issues. Within a couple of years, the organization was formalized as On-Drugs, Inc.

Our 24-hour services expanded over time to include general short-term counseling and emotional support, crisis intervention, education, and information and referral -- so our name changed, too, to Wellspring. In 2001, Wellspring merged with Centre County's Volunteer Center to form Community Help Centre. 

Since its inception, CHC has been staffed by a committed corps of volunteers, and volunteerism is integral to the organization's core mission and structure. This legacy of generosity and service
                                                      continues to guide Community Help Centre today.
Cat Haverback,
Mar 26, 2014, 5:19 AM