Providing Social Services to Blair County
Family Services Incorporated is a multi-faceted non-profit organization serving residents of Blair and surrounding counties since 1928. Our headquarters are located in Altoona, nestled in the mountains of rural Central Pennsylvania.
Family Services provides an array of social services to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, runaway and homeless youth, homeless individuals and families, individuals in need of counseling and persons with intellectual disabilities.
Family Services has a wealth of history of providing services for Blair County residents. Originally begun as an agency formed to serve homeless and needy children, the agency grew to meet a variety of needs of the residents of Blair County. The agency was formed from generous donations from the community, weathering hard times and adapting to changing needs. Family Services continues today thanks in part, to the community’s recognition of the valuable work we do and their continued financial support.
Family Services Incorporated started 90 years ago as an affiliation with the Children’s Aid Society of Pennsylvania.
Its main objective was to care for orphans and destitute children in order to prevent commitment of these children to county homes, county jails and reformatories.
Providing Services to Blair County PA
For the 2016-2017 year, Family Services provided services to 3,140 individuals and families in Blair County, Pennsylvania. FSI provides its expertise and support in the following areas:
- Offering shelter services and specialized housing.
- Targeting prevention of abuse and victimization.
- Empowering those dealing with the results from abuse and victimization.
- Assisting victims of trauma from events or relationships in their lives.
- Through self-determination and the use of guiding principles, Family Services Incorporated provides personalized support to individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Meeting the Needs of Our Community
Since its beginning, this private community benefit organization has adapted its services and programs to address the unmet needs of our community. With your help, Family Services will continue those efforts for the next 90 years.