Children & Youth Services

Children & Youth Services


Forest County Children & Youth Services 
623 Elm Street
PO Box 523
Tionesta, PA 16353
(814) 755-3622
(814) 927-6667

Terry W. Pease, Jr.  Administrator 
Kelly Gilligan  Administrative Officer/Fiscal
Tina Flick  Casework Supervisor 
Shannon Kluck  Caseworker  
Kara Donato  Caseworker
Chris Arford  Caseworker
Annette Kiefer  Clerk Typist 

Office hours are 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday
After hours telephone: ChildLine 1-800-932-0313 or PA State Police

Function: 

Forest County Children & Youth Services is a professional, county-operated agency that is committed to enhancing the quality of life of Forest County residents. The Agency strives to ensure the safety and well-being of all children while respecting the sanctity of "family". Forest County Children and Youth employees share a hope and vision of each individual becoming a motivated and productive member of a healthy, safe and caring community.

Office Location/Hours:

The office is located in the Forest County Human Services Building at 623 Elm Street in Tionesta. Office hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Services Offered:

The Agency provides a variety of services to children and their families, including general protective services, information and referral services, parent education, child abuse investigations, crisis intervention services, truancy prevention support, Cherish Your Child Baby Baskets, the Helping Hands Program, Housing Initiative services, independent living skills and programming. When necessary, the Agency also provides Court ordered placement services (via contract) and palcement prevention efforts, including Family Group Conferencing, Multi-Systemic Therapy (via contract), SWAN services and support.

Forest County Children & Youth Services has an Advisory Board that meets six times per year at 4:30 p.m. at the Forest County CYS building. Board members are listed below:

  • Marion Sherwood - Chair
  • Melissa Custer - Vice Chair
  • Judy McDaid
  • Bonnie Bell
  • Amanda Hetrick
  • Shirley Edmondson
  • Megan Mentecky
  • Commissioner Norman J. Wimer (ex-officio)
  • Terry W. Pease, Jr. (ex-officio)
2017 meeting dates are January 12th, March 9th, May 11th, August 8th, September 14th and November 9th