Support Programs

24/7 Dad

Fatherhood Program and Family Groups sponsored by Venango Fatherhood Initiative. At 24/7 Dad, men discuss the joys and concerns of raising children and learn new parenting tips and techniques with other Dads in a relaxed, casual atmosphere.


Topics Covered will include:

  • Effective and appropriate discipline
  • How to build and maintain healthy relationships
  • How to communicate effectively
  • About family roles
  • The importance of involved, responsible fathers


24/7 Dad runs for eight weeks. These groups will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Carone Center located at 29 Pearl Avenue in Oil City. Enrollment is free and a light meal will be served. The whole family is welcome to attend! Separate groups are available for women and children. The women's groups will discuss topics related to the 24/7 Dad Program including mothering and mother/father interactions. For program information, please call Program Director Anthony Rosario-Adams at 814-676-9940, ext. 12.

  • 3rd Monday of each month
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • The Carone Center
    29 Pearl Avenue
    Oil City, PA 16301
  • Phone: 814-676-9940, ext. 12

Depression Bi-Polar Support Alliance (DBSA)

Support group for those 18 and older who have diagnoses of depression and/or bi-polar disorder. Depression and bipolar disorder can be isolating illnesses, but DBSA support groups can help those with these diagnoses to connect with others who have been there as well. Having support is essential to recovery.

  • 2nd Tuesday of each month
  • 5 to 6 p.m.
  • The Pointe
    259 Seneca Street
    Oil City, PA 16301
  • Phone: 814-676-1009

The Venango County Warm Line

The Warm Line Program is non-emergency peer support telephone service that is in place to assist individuals who need someone to talk to or just listen. Phone representatives have been trained to facilitate supportive conversations and are available to take calls Monday through Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. (excluding holidays). All conversations and calls are 100% confidential.

  • The Pointe
  • Phone: 814-678-5235