Catholic Charities Announces Changes at State College Location


The State College office of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown has closed, and the agency’s Emergency Financial Assistance (EFA) program in Centre and Clinton counties has been re-established virtually. 

Cathy Ballat, the Case Manager, will now take all calls remotely.  Until Catholic Charities staff is able to see clients in person, she will do all intakes over the telephone. 

Once the pandemic restrictions lift, she will see Clinton County clients at Holy Spirit Church in Lock Haven.  Centre County clients will be seen at either Saint John the Evangelist Church in Bellefonte or at the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift store in State College. 

The program guidelines and operations will remain the same, just be done remotely.

Cathy’s email will also remain the same:

A new phone number for all Clinton and Centre County agencies and clients to use immediately is (814) 232-5731.

All correspondence should be sent to the Altoona Office at P.O. Box 1349, Altoona, PA  16603-1349.