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Agape

19 East 7th Street Bloomsburg, PA 17815 P.O. Box 424

M / T / F between  9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Closed Wednesdays.

www.agapelovefromabove.org Tel: (570) 317 -2210

Employers, community organizations, social service agencies, and individuals all have a stake in creating a sustainable community. AGAPE works across all sectors of the community to address the root causes of poverty, supports individuals as they build resources and strives to achieve a sustainable community where everyone can live well. By providing a well-rounded approach, families are able to learn how to look beyond the immediate crisis and plan for future sustainability.

Fixer Upper-is a good neighbor program that aides people who are in desperate need of some minor household repairs, but are unable to perform the work without some help. With volunteer labor, we can help if an elderly widow needs her porch repaired, or if an individual becomes wheelchair bound and their home requires some adaptations.

Free Life-is a program dedicated to assisting ex-offenders re-enter our community successfully, thereby reducing the rate of recidivism in Columbia and Montour County prisons. By offering a mentoring program to inmates (both before and after their release), we believe we can provide help and hope to people at a critical crossroad of their life. Mentoring includes helping develop self-worth, self-esteem, a positive work ethic and responsible daily living.

Homemaker/ Non-medical Personal Care Services- Homemaker/Non-medical Personal Care Service provides a personal care provider to perform light housekeeping duties (i.e. make bed, dust, sweep, vacuum, laundry), run errands, and grocery shop. A personal care provider will also be provided for non-medical care needs such as a bath/shower, shaving, oral hygiene, etc….NO total lifts may be performed. An average client will receive about 4 hours of service a month. In order to receive these services, you must be between the ages of 18-59 and income eligible.

Smart Start- is a program that provides educational referrals and training assistance to individuals who need specific information at pivotal points in their lives. The “right” training at the right time can help land a job, avoid a family crisis, and build a solid foundation toward a better future.

Store More- is a program that gathers and distributes goods (i.e. household items, beds, used furniture, appliances, etc.) donated by the community and programs across the United States and stores them for a rainy day. The goal of this program is to collect and store materials ahead of time so that when hardships arise, we will be prepared to aid our community.

Bereavement Program

410 Glenn Ave Bloomsburg, PA 17815

http://www.interimhealthcare.com/services/hospice/bereavement-services Tel: (570)784 -1723

To facilitate the grieving process for children, adolescents and adults in a safe, caring and supportive environment to help them toward healing and a healthy resolution of their grief. Provides a variety of services such as anticipatory bereavement visits, grief follow-up care, spiritual care counseling, adult support groups, family support post-camp grief support groups, and grief workshops.

Also provides: Home Health, Hospice, Nurse-Family Partnership, Rehabilitation to restore body strength and function, Advanced Technology Nursing, Diabetes Education, Transitional Care, Obstetrical Care, Pediatric Care, and Home Care Monitoring System

Berwick Individual Family Counseling

Counseling services for Individuals and families.

200 N Market St Berwick, PA 18603

Tel:  (570) 752-8724

Bloomsburg Area YMCA

30 east 7th St Bloomsburg PA 17815

www.bloomsburgy.org Tel: (570) 784 -0188

Cause driven, non-profit, charitable organization committed to enrich all segments of the community in spirit, mind, and body. Wellness classes, preschool, sport leagues, swim teams and gymnastics program.

Bloomsburg Public Library

225 Market street Bloomsburg, PA 17815

http://www.bloomsburgpl.org Tel: (570) 784 -0883

CSO Community Action Agency

16 Sherwood Drive Bloomsburg, PA 17815

www.censop.com Tel: (570) 412 -2830


The goal is to continually improve social, educational and economic environments, which allow for optimum growth for our region and the elimination of poverty. CSO Inc. reaches out to all citizens of our region including the children, unemployed, underemployed, displaced workers and low-income people, addressing their multiple needs through a comprehensive Community Action approach. Central Susquehanna Opportunities serves as a catalyst for economic, educational, social, and workforce development in collaboration and cooperation with the entire community to provide diverse resources that promote self-sufficiency and community prosperity.

Millville Ministerium

sites.google.com/site/millvillecommunity/community-directory-6 Tel: (570) 458 -6093

Northern Columbia County & Cultural Center (N4C’s) 

42 Community Dr. Benton, PA 17814

Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

www.n4cs.org/ Tel: (570) 925 -0163

The N4C's offers residents of Benton and the surrounding communities programs and opportunities relating to the arts, culture and heritage of our area. Youth programs- such as dance and gymnastics classes as well as sports- soccer, baseball, and basketball- are available for a fee. Adult sports and fitness programs- aerobic classes, "drop-in" sports games (all for a fee), and Silver sneakers Program. The Center also has various special events throughout the year. Check website or call for special programs.

Penn State Extension Services

702 Sawmill Road, Bloomsburg PA 17815

www.extension.psu.edu/columbia Tel: (570) 784 -6660 Tel: (800) 851 -9710

Penn State Extension is an educational network that provides resources and expertise. It helps individuals, families, businesses, and communities throughout Pennsylvania with information and a broad range of educational programs designed to: Support productive, profitable, and competitive businesses and a strong agriculture and food system. Strengthen families, children and youth, and the elderly, build caring, safe, and healthy communities. Ensure the long-term vitality of Pennsylvania's natural resources, enable people to better understand and deal with complex public issues. Included Services: Master Gardener Program, (Master Gardeners are willing and able to educate individuals and groups in gardening topics such as plant selection, composting, soil improvement, pest control, vegetable and flower gardening, pruning, and more.) 4-H, Animals, Plants & Pests,  Natural Resources, Community & Business, Food &Health, and Youth & Family.  

Salvation Army

www.salvationarmy.org/

Provides many services including: Addiction Dependency, Emergency Response, Family Tracing, Health Services, and Sports Ministry.

Berwick Store- 320 W 2nd St, Berwick, PA 18603 Tel: (570) 759 -1214

Bloomsburg Service- 345 Market St, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 Tel: (570) 387 -4112

Bloomsburg Store- 345 Market St, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 Tel:(570) 387 -4112                                             

Danville Store- 260 Mill St, Danville, PA 17821  Tel:(570) 275 -7820

Visitors Center- Columbia County

121 Papermill Rd, Bloomsburg, PA 17815

www.itourcolumbiamontour.com Tel: (570) 784 -8279

Services include visitors guide, events, maps, brochures on places to visit and explore.


clothing

Good Samaritan Mission

327 Ferry St Danville, PA 17821

Tel: (570) 275 -2500

 Donations of clothing, drop off: Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Salvation Army

http://www.salvationarmy.org/

Provides many services including: Addiction Dependency, Emergency Response, Family Tracing, Health Services, and Sports Ministry.

Berwick- 320 W 2nd St, Berwick, PA 18603 Tel: (570) 759 -1214                                                                     

Bloomsburg Store- 345 Market St, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 Tel: (570) 387 -4112                                             

Danville- 260 Mill St, Danville, PA 17821 Tel: (570) 275 -7820

Thrift Shop Goodwill

11 Frosty Valley Rd, Bloomsburg PA 17815

www.goodwill.org Tel: (570) 784 -8348

Our store features gently-used and new items that are bargains for smart shoppers. We offer great finds such as - jeans, business attire, baby and children’s clothing, books, housewares, small appliances, furniture and more.
Donations are greatly appreciated and can be dropped off at any store location during regular business hours. Goodwill Industries of Northeastern PA is now