|The emergency shelter program of Housing Transitions Inc., known as Centre House, provides shelter, food, support and counseling to families and individuals who are homeless or in crisis. Housing issues and basic need emergencies can result from a variety of personal crises, poverty, physical and mental illness, and a lack of intervention resources. The services provided by HTI promote positive change for individuals and families willing to accept the challenges and opportunities necessary to gain a more independent and self-sufficient lifestyle. Raising More Than Money: The Campaign for Centre House is yet another way HTI strives to provide its clients with hope, the chance to dream, and a vision for the future. HTI’s mission is to help families and individuals achieve a more independent lifestyle by providing a continuum of effective and well-managed services.
The mOUnTaiNBACK selected the Centre House program because the lack of affordable housing in our community creates a critical need for HTI’s services. The Federal Reserve Bank, in a recent statewide housing report, listed Centre County as the worst county in Pennsylvania for the wide gap in affordability versus income, and the trend over the past 10 years has been frightening. We ask everyone taking part in this year’s event to consider making a donation. All gifts, however small, make a real, immediate difference in people’s lives.