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@ (844) 625-7297 or Local Call
@ (814) 262-0007

Independent Family Services, Inc.

636 Scalp Avenue
Johnstown, PA 15904-1640
Office Email:

Happy Teenager

Bedford County Family Services

Mentoring Program

The IFS Mentoring Program acts as a community partner compelled to assist the youth in our community in developing positive characteristics and skill sets that will be crucial in their development as productive members of society while encouraging their awareness, and that despite their life situation, there are people in their community that care and want them to achieve their full potential.


The target population consists of children and adolescents, male or female, between the ages of 8 and 18 with family involvement with Bedford County Children and Youth Services that are experiencing one or more of the following challenges:

  • Relationship Difficulties at Home
  • Past or Current History of Involvement with Bedford County Mental Health or Juvenile Probation
  • Issues of Truancy
  • Behavioral Issues at Home, School, or in the Community
  • Experimentation or Abuse of Illicit Drugs and/or Alcohol Use
  • At Least One Adult Member of the Household Must Agree to Participate in the Service


  • Keep Children & Adolescents Safe
  • Help Families to Set & Achieve Goals in Order for Children and Adolescents to Remain in the Home or Return to the Home
  • Keep Youth Arrest-Free
  • Keep Youth Drug & Alcohol-Free
  • Help Children & Adolescents to Build Values & Morals for the Betterment of Themselves, Their Families &the Communities that They Will Live & Work In