Cen-Clear Child Services, Inc (Philipsburg, PA)


  • Name:Ms. Angela Mason
  • Title:Family Community Partnership Coordinator

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Cen-Clear Child Services, Inc
  • Address:1633 Philipsburg Bigler Hwy
    Philipsburg, PA 16866
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:814-342-5678

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  • Mission:
  • Cen-Clear Child Services, Inc. is an organization dedicated to leading our community with superior quality and innovative services to children and families by providing physical, social, emotional, educational, and leadership development.

  • Overview:
  • Cen-Clear Child Services, Inc. (CenClear) provides comprehensive services and supports to children and families in western and central Pennsylvania. CenClear initiatives reflect a seamless system of comprehensive, preventative, as well as targeted intervention services.

    CenClear employs over 600 persons and operates 25 sites. The agency serves over 5,000 children and adults annually over an eight county geographical area including Blair, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Elk, Huntingdon, and Jefferson counties.

    The agency is comprised of three divisions (Early Childhood; Behavioral Health; and Community Services) to address the emerging needs of children, families, and adults. The agency currently offers more than 15 programs to address the educational, emotional, and developmental needs of our community in an attempt to increase the quality of life and strengthen local communities.

    Early Childhood Division – CenClear began with the Head Start Program, which now offers several service options to meet the varying needs of families. Also included in this division are Early Head Start, serving pregnant women and children up to age three; Clearfield County Family Centers, providing services for children prenatal through age 5, and includes a program specifically for teen parents; the Promoting Responsible Fatherhood program, encourages fathers to take an active role in their child’s development; and PA Pre-K Counts, providing early education services to children 3-5.

    Behavioral Health Division - This division provides a variety of mental health services in addition to drug and alcohol treatment services to the community. These include a specialized children’s outpatient mental health clinic and behavioral health rehabilitation services that include Behavior Specialist consultation, Mobile Therapy, and Therapeutic Staff Support. Additional mental health programs have been implemented to serve the family as a unit including the Family Based Mental Health Program and Parent-Child Interactive Therapy. CenClear also provides services to adults including the Certified Peer Specialist program that works with adults experiencing mental health disorders; a similar program, Certified Recovery Specialist that focuses support to adults recovering from substance abuse; and an outpatient Drug and Alcohol counseling program.

    Community Services Division – The Community Services Division includes programs that were developed to meet the needs of children, youth, and other family members. These include Project S.U.C.C.E.S.S. (Schools United in Clearfield County to Empower Students to Succeed), an afterschool program serving all eight school districts in Clearfield County; Therapeutic Recreation providing program support to children enrolled in the other two divisions of CenClear; Independent Living, teaching life skills for adolescents in foster care; NYPUM (National Youth Project Using Minibikes), a behavior modification program for youth ages 10-17 that uses minibikes as a tool for engaging youth; and the Morgan Run Recreational Facility.

  • History:
  • CenClear was established in 1980 as a private non-profit corporation serving Centre and Clearfield Counties in Central Pennsylvania.

    Initially, CenClear focused on the needs of children living in poverty by establishing the Head Start program to provide free, comprehensive early learning services to children most at risk of academic failure and their families. In 2007, a study conducted by Northwestern University found that the single most important factor in predicting later academic achievement is that children begin school with a mastery of early literacy concepts. Head Start provides impoverished children with the supports and resources to develop these early literacy concepts and increases the likelihood of them succeeding in school.
    The agency has continually responded to unmet needs in the community and has developed numerous programs and services to meet those needs. The agency now consists of three divisions as described in the organization overview portion of this application.

    Project PLACE (Promoting Literacy through Adult/Child Education) is an example of just one of the projects CenClear has developed to meet an unmet need in the community. Project PLACE was created to address the literacy needs of children and their families enrolled in the Head Start program in Centre and Clearfield counties. Project PLACE provides a unique opportunity to deliver early literacy sessions for both parents and child in a non-threatening at-home setting.

    The project complements the Head Start Act of 2007 which promotes family literacy in Head Start by integrating:
    • Interactive literacy activities between parent and child.
    • Training for parents on how to be the primary teacher for their children and full partners in the education of their children.
    • Parent literacy training and support
    • Age-appropriate education approaches that prepare children for success in school and life experiences.

    The goal of Project PLACE is to increase the incidence of parents reading to their children and increase the number of age appropriate books available in each child’s home. Each CenClear home visitor and family service worker promotes family literacy with Head Start families as part of their regularly scheduled home visits using a specially designed literacy kit. The home visitor or family service worker takes the kit into the home and works with the child and parent(s) to explore and use the materials in the kit.

    Each literacy kit contains a children’s book to be distributed to each family to incorporate into their children’s personal library on a quarterly basis, a teacher book for use in the classroom and on home visits, and an activity packet filled with interactive games, finger plays, and songs to engage children and their parents.

    Since the implementation of Project PLACE, CenClear has been able to increase the number of hours spent by parents reading to their children to over 6,000 hours each month, impacting 653 Head Start children annually.

  • Year established:1980
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:14
  • Advisory board size:34
  • Staff size:650


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:25-1378446

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:251378446
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:PO BOX 319
  • Organization City:BIGLER
  • Organization State:PA
  • Organization Zip:16825-0319
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:July, 1982
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:11
  • Foundation Code Desc.:School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
  • Activity Code(s):574
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Day care center
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:July, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:July
  • NTEE Code:P300
  • Asset Amount:$26,429,444
  • Asset Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$27,615,813
  • Income Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$27,483,622
  • Last Updated:2/21/2018 5:03:20 pm

This information is directly from the IRS Exempt Organization Business Master File at Exempt Organizations Business Master File Extract. This information is not under the control of the Common Grant Application and is collected and compiled and can only be changed by the IRS.