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Reporting Child Abuse

The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown is firmly committed to protecting children and youth. If you have a reasonable cause of suspected child abuse, general child well-being concerns or know of other abuse of minors please report your concerns to:

  • 911 immediately if there is an indication of imminent danger
  • PA Child Line 1-800-932-0313 (intake is available 24/7)


Reports of abuse within the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown

  • Pennsylvania Attorney General Hotline (888) 538-8541
  • Pennsylvania State Police Headquarters (717) 783-5599 or your local Pennsylvania State Police Station
  • Your local police department
  • To report to the Diocese any suspected abuse of a minor please call the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown Independent Reporting Hotline hosted by Nulton Diagnostic and Treatment Center* at this Toll-Free Number: (833) 685-8661. Your call will be answered by a representative of Nulton Diagnostic and Treatment Center. Any information provided to Nulton Diagnostic and Treatment Center will be reported to law enforcement as required by state law.

*Nulton Diagnostic and Treatment Center is independently owned and operated and not associated with the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.


Victim/Survivor Assistance and Resources

For Victim/Survivor information and resources, please call the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown Victim/Survivor Assistance Coordinator: Jean Johnstone at (814) 944-9388.

To report the abuse of adults with disabilities, call the Protective Services Hotline at 1-800-490-8505.

Children & Youth contact information within the eight counties of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown: Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Clinton, Fulton, Huntingdon and Somerset

BEDFORD COUNTY
Bedford County Children & Youth Services
200 South Juliana Street
Bedford, PA 15522
Phone: (814) 623-4804 Fax: (814) 623-3013
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-932-0313 available 24 hours/7 days a week

BLAIR COUNTY
Blair County Children, Youth and Families
Blair County Courthouse
423 Allegheny St., Suite 132
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648-2022
Phone: (814) 693-3130 Fax: (814) 695-5640 After hours: (814) 949-4917
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-932-0313 available 24 hours/7 days a week

CAMBRIA COUNTY
Cambria County Children & Youth Services
Main Office
110 Franklin Street, Suite 400
Johnstown, PA 15901
Phone: (814) 539-7454 Fax: (814) 535-8210

Satellite Office:
HSB Building
401 Candlelight Drive, Suite 110
Ebensburg, PA 15931
Phone: (814) 472-5860 Fax: (814) 472-5861
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-932-0313 available 24 hours/7 days a week

CENTRE COUNTY
Centre County Office of Children & Youth Services
Willowbank County Office Building
420 Holmes Avenue
Bellefonte, PA 16823-1488
Phone: (814) 355-6755 Fax: (814) 355-6939
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-932-0313 available 24 hours/7 days a week

CLINTON COUNTY
Clinton County Children & Youth Services
232 E. Main St. Lock Haven, PA 17745
Phone: (570) 893-4100 Fax: (570) 748-4783
Hours: Mon / Tues / Thurs / Fr – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Wednesday 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-932-0313 available 24 hours/7 days a week

FULTON COUNTY
Fulton County Services for Children
219 North Second Street
McConnellsburg, PA 17233
Phone: (717) 485-3553
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM; Emergency Hours available after 4:30pm and on weekends.
Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-932-0313 available 24 hours/7 days a week

HUNTINGDON COUNTY
Huntingdon County Children’s Service
Courthouse Annex II
430 Penn Street
Huntingdon, PA 16652
Phone: (814) 643-3270 Fax: (814) 643-7323
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-932-0313 available 24 hours/7 days a week

SOMERSET COUNTY
Somerset County Children & Youth
300 North Center Avenue, Suite 220
Somerset, PA 15501
Phone: (814) 445-1612 or (814) 445-1661 Fax: 814-445-1725
Emergency after hours (Accessline): 1-800-452-0218
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-932-0313 available 24 hours/7 days a week

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