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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

Website: CONTACTAltoona.com

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.

Upcoming event(s)

— 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.

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