Nonprofit of the Month: CONTACT Altoona
Years in existence: 38 years
Total number of employees: Two employees and 50 volunteers
Type of nonprofit: 501c3, Charitable Foundation
Populations served: Blair County
Phone: (814) 946-0531
What services or programs does your nonprofit provide?
— Reassurance Program: CONTACT Altoona provides regular calls to those in need of medication reminders, welfare checks or social calls — improving quality of life for the elderly, those suffering from mental illness, the intellectually disabled and those who simply need a listening ear.
— Helpline: CONTACT Altoona operates an anonymous helpline for anyone in need of a listening ear to call in at (814) 946-9050.
— 211: CONTACT Altoona updates services for the PA 211 Database, giving organizations and residents access to up-to-date program information.
— Spring Training: Starts Monday, April 20. Become a CONTACT Altoona Volunteer — held at the CONTACT Altoona offices.
— Game Night Fundraiser (monthly event): Held this month 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 at Tavern 27 @ Park Hills Golf Club. To attend, sign up on the CONTACT Altoona Facebook page or call the office.
Through cooperation with the Blair County Chamber of Commerce, the Mirror will feature a nonprofit corporation on the last Sunday of each month.