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Wednesday, 04 May 2016 18:11

Children and Youth

Nancy Baker , Director
Elk County Courthouse Annex
300 Center Street
P.O. Box 448
Ridgway, PA 15853
(814) 776-1553
(814) 772-5158 --Fax

Mission Statement

The Elk County office of Children and Youth Services provides social services to children and their families from birth to 18 years.  The Agency works with families who are experiencing problems related to the safety and well being of children and/or youth. With families as partners, the agency strives to assist members in effectively resolving difficulties.  In the event of suspected child abuse or neglect, the Agency determines if an allegation is accurate, then takes steps to protect children when necessary.

Placement of children outside their home or community is an option when their safety cannot be assured.  It is the Agency’s intent to support the family remaining intact whenever possible.

Employment Opportunities:

All agency positions are hired from the State Civil Service list of eligibles.  For information about taking a Civil Service test following this link:

 Parenting Assistance:

For a self referral to one of the parenting programs supported by this agency, call the Dickinson’s Community Based Children’s Services at 814-834-2602 or 814-834-6846. Fax:  814-834-1173.