Throughout August, staff members from SCI Pine Grove collected a variety of items support a pair of local organizations.
Last week the collection of nonperishable foods, backpacks, games and more were donated to Indiana County Community Action Program and Indiana County Children and Youth Services.
ICCAP provides programs aimed at helping low-income families and individuals attain self-sufficiency. Their programs provide new ways to solve household problems, manage emergencies, learn new living skills and foster community involvement. They also examine and promote methods by which organizations and institutions can deal with problems of rural and disadvantaged people.
Indiana County Children and Youth Services is a nonprofit agency that strives to ensure the protection of children from the damaging effects of abuse and neglect. It is sometimes necessary to provide safe placement for children, while the parents are addressing safety concerns. During the children's separation time, there are regular visits between the parents and the children. These visits, sometimes, occur in our visitation rooms, located at our office.
The games and backpacks donated by Pine Grove staff will be utilized at the visits.