Meet your Coordinator
Bobbie and her husband, Robert, have lived in Clearfield County for 26+ years and have raised three (3) children of their own. Over the last several years, the Johnsons have also served as primary kinship caregivers for their two precious grandchildren, gaining valuable experience with the child welfare system and custodial issues as they pertain to formal and informal kinship foster families. Bobbie's heart for these families led to establishing a non-profit organization to support these families holistically across the Central PA region and, through God's leading, is blessed to continue this work for all foster families through Keystone Family Alliance. Additionally, Bobbie serves families in recovery, who have been impacted by Substance Use Disorder by leading a weekly support group through her home church. The Johnsons enjoy spending time together outdoors around the campfire, riding bikes, and visiting with extended family.
Here are some great resources in Clearfield County. Contact the Coordinator for more resources!
Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO)
The Christian Alliance for Orphans unites more than 200 respected organizations and 850+ church members. Our joint initiatives inspire and equip Christians to effectively live out the Bible’s call to care for orphans and vulnerable children.
Clearfield County Children, Youth, and Family Services
The purpose of Clearfield County Children, Youth and Family Services is to protect children and preserve families, assuring their safety and permanent placement. The philosophy of Clearfield County Children, Youth and Family Services is to accept all clients as they are and treat all people with mutual respect.
Lifespan Family Services
Building families through empathy, hope, and respect is the focus at Lifespan Family Services. Their staff is committed to caring for children facing special circumstances and providing them with good homes and services. They equip their foster families with valuable resources that help the child thrive.
Children's Aid Society
The mission of Children's Aid Society is to identify and provide services to improve the lives of children and their families. They offer services related to fostering, adoption, child care, early learning, youth mentoring, and family support services.
KinConnector provides support services to kinship families.
Penn State Extension: Relatives as Parents Program
This program aims to expand supportive services available for PA relative caregivers and the children they are raising. It aim to find and enroll caregivers in support groups that serve kinship care families, and engage them in family-based recreational and relationship-enhancing activities.