CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES
220 Main Street
Towanda, PA 18848
Debra Sharp, Director
Phone: (570) 265-1760 / (800) 326-8432
Fax: (570) 265-7066
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Children and Youth Services are responsible for administering programs in the following areas
- Foster Care
- Independent Living
- Family Group Decision Making
- Student Transition and Recovery Program
- Parenting Classes
- Sex Abuse Counseling and Referral Sources
If you have knowledge of abuse or neglect or are you at risk of abusing a child call:
Child Abuse Hot-line:
Are you are witnessing abuse or neglect?
Call 911 Immediately!
Children and Youth Services investigate situations where there are concerns that children are being neglected or abused. Allegations of abuse can be referred directly through the Child Abuse Hot-line at 1-800-932-0313. Abuse can be physical, sexual, or emotional. It also includes children who are at imminent risk of harm. Neglected children are children who are without proper parental care or control, subsistence, education as required by law, or other care or control necessary for their physical, mental or emotional development; children who have been abandoned by their parents; children who, while subject to compulsory school attendance, are habitually and without justification truant from school; children who have committed acts of habitual disobedience of the reasonable and lawful commands of their parents; are under the age of 18 and have committed a delinquent act.
It is the goal of Bradford County Children and Youth Services to avoid family separations whenever possible.