Blair County Nonprofit of the Month

Name: Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries (ALSM)

Years in existence: 70 years

Employees: 520 employees

Type of non-profit: Faith-based 501(c)(3)

Populations served: We touch the lives of more than 3,000 people each year in eight West Central Pennsylvania counties: Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Clearfield, Fulton, Huntingdon and Somerset.

Area(s) of focus: ALSM offers a variety of programs and human services that span the generations. Our programs and services are designed to encourage and support independence, nurture individuals and families and enhance dignity through faith-based values.

What services or programs does your non-profit provide? ALSM operates three senior living communities, ALSM at Home, Senior Daily Living Centers, counseling, Growing Years Early Learning Centers, Kid Stop before-and-after school care programs, Head Start, Early Head Start and the Family Center of Bedford County.

Upcoming Event(s): ALSM and Thrivent Financial are proud to present the speaker series “Listening with Love” with Dr. Bob Skelly. “Listening with Love” is sponsored by Andrea Paul of Thrivent Financial. The speaker series will be offered at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg.

ALSM’s annual dinner with guest speaker Charlotte Haberaecker, President and CEO of Lutheran Services in America, will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the American Legion Social Hall.

Contact information: 696-4500

Through cooperation with the Blair County Chamber of Commerce, the Mirror will feature a nonprofit corporation on the last Sunday of each month.