Housing Transitions & Interfaith Human Services

Housing Transitions, Inc. is an extensive program that provides immediate, short term housing for anyone who becomes homeless, and an extensive service of aid and educational programs to prevent the loss of one’s home.  Housing Transitions is on the verge of launching a building campaign that will fund an addition to their overflowing shelter, Centre House, located near the corner of Pugh St. and Nittany Ave., for folks who need assisted living.

The historic roots of Interfaith Human Services also extend all the way back to SCPC.  It offers fuel and utility assistance for families in need, money management counseling and services, emergency financial aid, and a wonderful furniture recycling program.

We have SCPC members active on all of these agencies’ boards as well as within their programs.

For more information, contact Phil Jones, Mission Associate (238-2422).

 

Food Bank

Every third Sunday of the month is Food Bank Sunday. Congregation members are encouraged to bring in food donations or grocery store gift cards to Church with them on that Sunday. Each month the State College Areas Food Bank provides us with a list of items that are most needed, which is then published in the Sunday Bulletin. Donations can be dropped off at the parking lot entrance (inside the credenza) and the Fraser Street entrance (the blue bins marked Deacons). The Board of Deacons delivers the donations to the Food Bank each month. Each year, SCPC donates several hundred pounds of food as well as monetary gifts.

The canvas bags that the Deacons provided for shopping are meant to be a way to conserve the amazing resources of our earth by being reusable and share-able. If you have bags at home, or in your car, please return them to a rack in the entry ways so that others may fill them as well!

If you would like to contact someone in the church office directly, please e-mail Janet Heasley or call her at 814-238-2422.

 

Habitat For Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Centre County, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, builds simple decent, affordable houses in Centre and Clinton counties in partnership with qualified families and the community.

State College Presbyterian Church is a Habitat partner. Our partnership agreement stipulates that we will:  pray for the Habitat ministry; provide volunteers for construction projects, committees and the office; provide financial support; share the message about the Habitat ministry throughout our community; and support and participate in Housewalk.

Contact:  
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Centre County
1155 Zion Road
Bellefonte, PA 18623
Phone:  814-353-2390, e-mail, or visit their Web site
Office hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Church contact: Lam Hood  814-231-0556