Centre Region Compassion Connection provides a wide range of services and support to both the SCA family and our community. This outreach ministry is committed to the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of others. A widow with a leaking roof, a couple searching for financial answers, a single mom in need of supportive relationships, a man looking for a job – these are real-life issues to which Compassion Connection brings real answers by networking and connecting people. Compassion Connection has built a strong network base through partnering with other faith-based groups, social services, and human service organizations to provide information, classes, and resources where they are needed.

For information on upcoming events, please see our Facebook Page

If you have any other questions, please contact Betty Lou Morgan via email or call (814) 308-4513.

Women of Compassion

Are you a single woman looking to get connected? Women of Compassion is designed to equip, encourage, and connect all women.  Child care is provided for most events - be sure to sign up in advance if you need child care. A variety of monthly activities are planned throughout the year – check the bulletin or email the above address for details about upcoming events.

Born to Serve Repair Ministry

Born to Serve Repair Ministry does home repairs and odd jobs for widows and widowers, the elderly, the disabled, and single parents. Born to Serve is designed to meet the needs of those who may have difficulty completing repair tasks on their own and who cannot afford necessary repair work. Services are limited and provided free of charge.

Adoption/Foster Care

Compassion Connection’s Adoption/Foster Care program provides regular opportunities for adoptive and foster care families to build relationships and gain valuable information through workshops and special events.

Adoption/Foster Care Workshops

Currently, the Adoption/Foster Care program is offering a series of group support/training workshops for foster and adoptive parents. Workshops are based on Dr. Karyn Purvis teachings and is sponsored by Centre Region Compassion Connection. 

Orphan Care Alliance

Orphan Care Alliance serves to raise community awareness of the need to care for orphans and provides information to parents exploring options for domestic or international adoption. Orphan Care is partnering with Centre County Children and Youth Services locally and is building a network of prayer and contacts globally to provide effective ministry, both at home and abroad. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre County is always in need of volunteers to be a part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. If you are looking for a rewarding and fun experience, consider mentoring a boy or girl in our community. Click here for more information about Centre County's BBBS program. 

Career Change

Are you looking for a job? Or, are you trying to fill a position? Career Change connects those looking for a job with potential job openings in businesses within the State College City Church family and area companies by matching skills and experience with job descriptions. Career Change staff provides information and practical advice, as well as encouragement to help reduce the stress a job change may bring. 
Job seekers and employers click here to contact us

Out of the Cold

SCA is part of a team of area churches used as overnight housing sites for those in our community who don’t have a place to live during the winter months. Hot meals, packed lunches, hygiene kits, blankets, and cots are available for anyone who needs a place to stay. If you want to be a part of this outreach ministry team, Compassion Connection will provide the necessary training and hands-on opportunities to serve. 

Habitat for Humanity Community Partnership

Habitat for Humanity Community Partnership brings Compassion Connection alongside Habitat for Humanity to help complete affordable housing projects in the Centre County area. Project workdays are announced when project dates are set. Volunteers from the SCA family have joined in to help in completing the final stages of several area Habitat homes. To find out about on-going projects, contact Betty Lou Morgan at CR.Compassion.Connect@gmail.com.
What is Habitat for Humanity? Habitat for Humanity of Greater Centre County is a nonprofit, nondenominational organization that builds simple, decent, affordable houses for those who lack adequate shelter, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, or any other difference. In its quest to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness, Habitat has built hundreds of thousands of homes worldwide.