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

Looking for Help with a Particular Problem? -- May 29th '14

Simply go to www.pa211central.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 receive:...


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"Grand Slam Raffle" to benefit CONTACT Altoona -- May 29th '14

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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Volunteer Training Classes Begin March 31st -- Feb 26th '14

Are you Interested in Making a Difference in the Lives of Others through Service on the CONTACT Altoona Helpline?

CONTACT Altoona will begin its FREE training classes to become a volunteer on the Helpline. Classes are focused on self-awareness,...


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PA 2-1-1 Accessible by Phone or Web -- Oct 17th '13

Dial 2-1-1 or www.pa211central.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 receive: ...


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Record-breaking Response as of June 30th 2013 -- Oct 15th '13

From July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013 CONTACT Altoona responded to 29,852 calls on the helpline. That's right, the caring and dedicated volunteers were able to provide support and services to 29,852 individuals in need. This increase in call...


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