About Us

Children’s Aid Society was organized in 1890 to provide homes for orphaned children. Since then, the mission has remained the same: To identify and provide services to improve the quality of life for children and their families.

Children’s Aid Society is a private non-profit agency governed by a volunteer board of directors and is a member of the Clearfield County Collaboration & Prevention Board and the Clearfield/Jefferson Drug-Free Communities Coalition, which work on Communities That Care prevention strategies.

The agency participates in:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
  • SWAN (Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network)
  • PACCA (Pennsylvania Association of Child Care Agencies)
  • North American Council on Adoptable Children
  • Council on Accreditation
  • Joint Council on International Children’s Services
  • PA Family Support Alliance
  • Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Agencies
  • Clearfield County Local Inter-agency Coordinating Council
  • United Way Member Agency

The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Licenses us as a Day Care Center, Adoption Agency, Foster Care and Private Children and Youth Serving Agency.

 

Board of Directors

Following is a list of the Children’s Aid Society Board of Directors in order of year that service began. Several board members serve on other committees within the agency:

  • Ann Wood
  • Joyce Falger
  • Gigi Gearhart
  • Doris Manos
  • Lisa Soult
  • Maureen Gathagan
  • Carol Romanski
  • Lois Richards
  • Barbara Beish
  • Ruth Lytle
  • Donna Lykens
  • Sheila Smolko
  • Amy Finn
  • Valerie Dixon
  • Erica Bibak