Welcome to Contact Altoona

CONTACT Altoona is a telephone helpline service providing listening services, reassurance calls, crisis intervention, and information and referral services to the community. Telephones are staffed 365 days a year by trained volunteers who are prepared to offer stability in times of confusion and to assist people of all ages to resolve their own problems and develop their inner resources. All services are free and confidential.

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News and Events

Winning Ticket...2nd Annual Grand Slam Raffle -- Jul 6th '15

Thank you for your support of the 2nd Annual CONTACT Altoona Grand Slam Raffle. On Thursday, July 2…the third day into our drawing for a Grand Slam winner…the 7pm lottery number was 704. The winning ticket holder/buyer was Rob Horon of Altoona, and...


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Grand Slam Raffle to Benefit CONTACT Altoona -- Apr 28th '15

CONTACT Altoona is conducting a “Grand Slam Raffle” to raise funds for the continuation of the much needed services in our community. “Grand Slam Raffle” tickets are available for $20.00. The winning ticket (determined by the PA Lottery Daily...


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PA 2-1-1 Accessible by Web and Phone -- Apr 28th '15

Dial 2-1-1 in the Counties of Blair, Bedford, Cambria, or Somerset or visit https://pa211.communityos.org to find help with health and human service needs. PA 2-1-1 is a comprehensive database that includes information about health and human...


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Looking for Help with a Particular Problem? -- Apr 28th '15

Simply go to https://pa211.communityos.org to find help with health and human service needs. PA 2-1-1 is a comprehensive database that includes information about health and human services. 2-1-1 is free and confidential. What assistance can you...


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Record-Breaking Response -- Apr 28th '15

From July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014 CONTACT Altoona responded to 30,532 calls on the helpline. That's right, the caring and dedicated volunteers were able to provide support and services to 30,532 individuals in need. This increase in call...


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