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Basic Needs Case Management

CHC collaborates with the Centre County Office of Adult Services to provide case management to clients who are struggling with financial issues, including rent, utility bills, and other financial basic needs, and who would benefit from budget counseling. 

Basic Needs Case Managers will provide you with short-term support geared toward improved life skills and financial management skills. They know the eligibility criteria for County agency programs, and are in many cases able to negotiate on your behalf for these services. The case managers will also help you implement a plan of action and will monitor your progress and your ongoing eligibility for services.

Call 814-237-5855 or (toll free) 800-494-2500 to discuss your financial needs with a CHC counselor, who may then refer you to our case management program.

Call 814-237-5855 (Collect Calls Welcome) or walk in at
410 South Fraser Street in State College.


The Basic Needs program at Community Help Centre provides resource management, budgeting, and advocacy services to individuals and families living in Centre County who are struggling financially. In addition, Basic Needs Case Managers may be able to resolve an immediate financial crisis such as, but not limited to, preventing eviction or termination of a utility. This can then allow the individual or family the time needed to work on developing a more sustainable budget and lifestyle.

The Basic Needs program also collaborates with many non-profit agencies, government offices and congregations to best assist those living in our community. This collaboration allows Basic Needs Case Managers access and knowledge to a wide spectrum of assistance available in the community to better advocate on behalf of those in need. Basic Needs Case Managers are available to work with their client as they are working to meet various goals and are more than happy to provide ‘technical assistance’ during this life-changing process.

For help, please contact Community Help Centre’s 24-hour hotline at (814) 237-5855 or toll free at 1-800-494-2500 to discuss your financial needs with a Community Help Centre counselor, who may then refer you to the Basic Needs Program for further assistance.