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Administrative Services
1873 Shumway Hill Road, Wellsboro PA 16901

Sara Rice
Phone: 570-724-5766
Hours: 8:00 - 4:00


Administration provides supportive services throughout the Department of Human Services as well as Advocacy Services to the Community.


Child and Adolescent Service System Program (CASSP):          

This family-focused program provides a coordinator to work with a child who has or is at risk of developing an emotional disturbance. Since children and adolescents are influenced by many different individuals and systems on a daily basis, their mental health needs cannot be met by the mental health system alone; it is therefore the goal of CASSP to improve and develop a coordinated, collaborative and comprehensive system of service to children, adolescents, and their families who have multi-system needs. The CASSP coordinator serves as the child’s advocate, bringing together key individuals to develop an overall plan to meet the child’s specific needs. These key individuals may include the parents, foster parents, service providers, case managers, school personnel, juvenile probation officers, and others who are involved with the child. The coordinator is responsible for making sure the plan is followed. A parent, a service provider or others working with the child may contact the CASSP coordinator to request help.

Single County Authority (SCA):

Funding is available for Drug and Alcohol Treatment services for pregnant women or women with children, and injection drug users.

TCDHS provides facilities, programs and services without discrimination based on a person’s race, sex, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, disability or age. 

Pregnant women will get preferential treatment.


     D&A Coordinator: Jane Palmer

Case Management

The SCA provides screening, assessment, and case coordination services.  Screening includes evaluating the individual’s need for a referral to emergent care including, detoxification, prenatal, perinatal, and psychiatric services.

Assessment includes meeting with the client to complete a Level of Care assessment and to determine what service will best meet the client’s needs.  After the assessment is completed, the SCA Case manager will work with the client to determine where to refer, if needed.

Through Case Coordination, the SCA ensures that the individual’s treatment and non-treatment needs, such as housing, physical health, basic needs and life skills are addressed.  If the client is in need of assistance with non-treatment needs, the SCA Case manager will work with her or him to assist in meeting those needs.

Forensic Case Management

The Forensic Case Manager meets with those who are scheduled to be released from the Tioga County jail to talk with them and assess the need for any services on release.  Services will be provided across the categoricals, removing the barrier of multiple workers and multiple assessments to determine service needs.  A comprehensive assessment is completed with the individual to review any necessary services that will lead to successful reintegration, and to determine eligibility for those services.  After the assessment, the case manager can make referrals for services, assist with filing any needed paperwork/applications, assist in discharge planning and work with probation.

Drug & Alcohol Prevention Services

Educational programs on smoking and other drug and alcohol addictions are provided FREE to schools, churches and community groups throughout the county.

Student Assistance Program (SAP)

Through SAP, the SCA serve as advisors for local secondary schools and participates in regular meetings at the schools.  Technical assistance is provided to the SAP team and referrals are made for a D&A assessment if requested.  Drug and Alcohol education and Intervention services can be provided to students if requested through the SAP team.

Administrative Entity (AE):

The Administrative Entity serves as the Administrative arm for the Office of Developmental Programs at the local level. The Administrative Entity is responsible for conducting the administrative functions of the Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support Waivers for individuals and Waiver Participants with Intellectual Disabilities as well as ensuring all delegated responsibilities outlined in the Operating Agreement, Policies, Procedures and Departmental Decisions are adhered to.

Fiscal Operations:
     Fiscal Director: Renee Smith

Provides accounting, fiscal management and contract management for the Department, including budgeting and expenditure reporting and contract development and monitoring.