IHS began in 1968 when four congregations in State College, Pennsylvania, joined resources to more effectively assist people in the community who were in need. Little did those dedicated people know that they were creating a grassroots organization that would grow into a diverse human services agency, assisting hundreds of people in Centre County each year who face a multitude of basic needs.
Through our programs and services, hundreds of families receive assistance to stabilize their resources so they can use their income for other essential needs.
Our hope is that someday everyone will have a safe place to live, food to eat, clothes to wear, affordable health care, reliable transportation, friends to support and encourage, and the realization that they lack for nothing. We invite you to join us on the journey.