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Get Your 2018 Tax Preparation Services for Free

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides free income tax preparation services to any individual or family with an income under $50,000; supporting the freedom to keep more of the money they earn. According to the National Society of Accountants 2017 tax preparation fee survey, the average fee to prepare and file a simple […]

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News Release

Supports Service Coordination Now Available in Blair County

ALTOONA, Pa. – The Center for Community Resources (CCR) has started serving clients in Blair County. CCR has been providing coordination of services for 15 years in western Pennsylvania. They expanded services into Blair County December 2017, offering residents a local choice for supports and service coordination. The expansion efforts reinforce CCR’s mission, which is […]

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Early Intervention Meeting

Local Committee Presents at Pennsylvania SICC

            The Interagency Behavioral Support Committee of Butler, Mercer, and Lawrence counties have been meeting for over two years. It is a subcommittee of the Midwestern Local Interagency Coordinating Council (LICC). The State Interagency Coordinating Council (SICC) is a Governor appointed council that advises and assists the Departments of Health, […]

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Welfare to Work Repair

CCR Program Welfare to Work FAQ

The Center for Community Resources (CCR) coordinates supportive services for individuals and families seeking information and referral for mental health, intellectual disabilities, substance abuse, and other human service needs. Welfare to Work is one of the programs CCR can connect individuals to. This program assists clients in Butler County with purchasing or repairing vehicles so […]

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2-1-1 is a nationwide information and referral service to local resources.

2-1-1 Connects Consumers and Gets Them Answers

2-1-1 is a nationwide information and referral service to local resources. It is a free and confidential service available in multiple languages that helps people across the United States and parts of Canada to find the resources they need. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When you dial 2-1-1 in […]

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CCR has programs to help anyone facing homelessness.

Homelessness Doesn’t Mean you have to be Hopeless

People become homeless for a variety of reasons. Life may create an untimely circumstance like a job loss, marriage dissolution, or unforeseen medical expenses. Homelessness can happen as a result of addiction or mental health disease. No matter what the reason for homelessness, the Center for Community Resources (CCR) is here to help. Extended Housing […]

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Homelessness Happens, Here’s What Its Costing

Homelessness Happens, Here’s What Its Costing

Homelessness is a real issue, and over a half million of people are experiencing it at any given time. It Can Happen to Anyone A family of three bought a home within their budget. They sunk everything they had in their savings for their down payment. They moved in September and the husband (the primary […]

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Thanksgiving Meal Provides More than Nourishment

Center for Community Resources (CCR) staff catered a Thanksgiving meal for 12 Housing Options Promote Empowerment (HOPE) clients. Every year CCR and the HOPE Program provide a Thanksgiving meal for their clients. CCR staff volunteer to bring a side dish or dessert, and the HOPE staff cook the turkeys and ham. The meal is meant […]

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Donny Stewart is a suicide awareness advocate.

CCR Client Now Suicide Awareness Advocate

Donny Stewart called the Center for Community Resources (CCR) crisis hotline five years ago, and his life has never been the same. “I called because I was doing a lot of drugs,” Stewart said. “I had thoughts of suicide and I just didn’t know where to turn. I didn’t want to live anymore.” He knew […]

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