What is the Care Partnership?
A group of agencies and individuals who have come together to support
youth in the State College, Pennsylvania region (central Pennsylvania).
Using specific survey information and national scientific data about
successful youth programs, the Care Partnership is creating an
environment within which our youth can prosper. By identifying both risk
factors and protective factors specific to our region, we can provide
customized programming. See About Us
Like what? What kinds of programs does the Care
For instance, one of the major risk factors identified by residents of
the region is mobility/transition, wherein youth don’t feel connected to
their communities. One answer to that is “Streetworks,” a
community-based program that provides youth with structured activities
Also, if there is a program that has been identified as being a
protective factor, such as the DARE anti-drug school program, that
program will be strengthened. There are many other examples of this
organizations good works. See Our Programs
Who runs the Care Partnership?
We have a group of more than two dozen community leaders who commit
their time and effort into making the Care Partnership work, including the Chief
of Police who is the co-chair. Along with many other local citizens, organizations, and
countless volunteers, the Care Partnership is providing specific, custom
programming for our youth. See Our Members
Where’s the money come from?
The Care Partnership receives grants from various government agencies,
private foundations, and other local and national funding sources to
provide money for our activities. Our major funding source is a SAMHSA
Drug Free Communities grant which funds the Communities That Care
Prevention Coalition of Centre County. Care Partnership CTC and Centre
County CTC are supported jointly by this grant and are supported by
Centre County Drug and Alcohol.
How can I help?
Donate your time. All of our committees have regular meetings and they
welcome new members. See
Donate your ideas. If you know of anyone who might like to sponsor one
of our programs, please let us know. Contact us.
Donate funding. If you or your company would like to get involved by
sponsoring a program or funding a project, we would be happy to discuss
it with you. Remember, we are ensuring our future if we empower our
youth. Contact us.