As WPSU’s Anne Danahy reports, the change means Centre County residents will now speak with someone familiar with local services.
Some people who call the local Centre Helps hotline are considering suicide. Others are struggling financially.
Leanne Lenz is executive director of the agency, which runs that hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. She said Centre Helps not only offers a nonjudgmental listening ear. It also acts as a hub, connecting people with resources.