About Us

About Us

Children’s Aid Society in Clearfield County 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 in Clearfield County 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.

Children’s Aid Society in Clearfield County is an IRC section 501(c)(3) public charity.
Information regarding the status of our charity can be found on the IRS website. In addition, Children’s Aid Society of Clearfield County is registered as a charitable organization with the Pennsylvania Department of State. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within Pennsylvania 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

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
  • Carol Romanski
  • Lois Richards
  • Barbara Beish
  • Ruth Lytle
  • Donna Lykens
  • Sheila Smolko
  • Amy Finn
  • Valerie Dixon
  • Mary Ann Conway