• ALSM at Home Cambria County

    Care at Home

    807 Goucher Street
    Johnstown, PA 15905

  • ALSM at Home Blair County

    Care at Home

    913 Spruce Street
    Hollidaysburg, PA 16648

  • Early Head Start

    Children & Family

    231 South Juliana Street
    Bedford, PA 15522

  • Head Start

    Children & Family

    231 South Juliana Street
    Bedford, PA 15522

  • ALSM at Home Somerset County

    Care at Home

    231 Tabernacle Drive
    Somerset, PA 15501

  • Lutheran Commons at Pleasant Gap

    Residential Living

    400 Rhoads Drive
    Pleasant Gap, PA 16823

  • Lutheran Commons at Berlin Pike

    Residential Living

    443 Berlin Pike Road
    Somerset, PA 15501

  • The Oaks at Pleasant Gap

    Residential Living

    200 Rachael Drive
    Pleasant Gap, PA 16823

  • The Lutheran Home at Johnstown

    Residential Living

    807 Goucher Street
    Johnstown, PA 15905

  • The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg

    Residential Living

    916 Hickory Street
    Hollidaysburg, PA 16648

  • Somerset Senior Daily Living Center

    Community Services

    231 Tabernacle Drive
    Somerset, PA 15501

  • Altoona Senior Daily Living Center

    Community Services

    701 Quail Avenue
    Altoona, PA 16602

  • Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries Administrative Office

    Community Services

    998 Logan Blvd
    Altoona, PA 16602

  • Kid Stop – Johnstown County

    Children & Family

    675 Goucher Street
    Johnstown, PA 15905

  • Kid Stop – Everett County

    Children & Family

    165 East First Avenue
    Everett, PA 15537

  • Kid Stop – Bedford County

    Children & Family

    3639 Business Rt. 220
    Bedford, PA 15522

  • Growing Years Early Learning Center Johnstown

    Children & Family

    807 Goucher Street
    Johnstown, PA 15905

  • Growing Years Early Learning Center DuBois

    Children & Family

    Part-day service only, Pre-school classes only

    875 Sunflower Drive
    DuBois, PA 15801

  • Growing Years Early Learning Center Bedford

    Children & Family

    106 W Penn Street
    Bedford, PA 15522

  • Children’s Services – Family Center of Bedford County

    Children & Family

    231 S. Juliana Street
    Bedford, PA 15522

ALSM Locations

Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries serves more than 3,000 people in these eight West Central Pennsylvania counties: Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Clearfield, Fulton, Huntingdon and Somerset.

  • Child & Family

    Children and Family

    ALSM offers a wide range of child and family services and programs in safe and nurturing environments that encourage children to reach their full potential.

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  • Community Services

    Community Services

    Since 1983, ALSM has been providing community support services. Our programs and services offer ways to empower seniors or their caregivers.

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  • Care at Home

    Care at Home

    Our in-home personal care and companion services assist seniors in maintaining their independence so they are able to enjoy the best quality of life possible.

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  • Residential Living

    Residential Living

    ALSM’s CARF accredited senior living communities offer independent living apartment, cottages, personal care and health care centers .

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November 28, 2018

2018 Advent Devotional

Please click this link to download the 2018 Advent Devotional PDF or follow our daily postings of the 2018 Advent Devotional on Facebook. Greetings! It is with joyful hearts that we offer this devotional...

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November 21, 2018

A Thanksgiving Greeting From ALSM’s President and CEO

November 2018 Greetings, At this time of the year when mornings welcome us with “frost on the pumpkin,” the need to snuggle into our warm hats and gloves and turn on the...

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"He will come and save you. Faith. It isn’t always easy. There are days where we may feel that we are lacking in faith. That we are on this journey alone. Never fear, He will come and save you. He knows our adversities. Today may be a challenge, tomorrow may be, too. However, there is good to come. It may not occur in our time, but in His time, if we believe.

BELIEVE. It is the theme of my children’s favorite Christmas movie, The Polar Express. Having faith in the unseen. The joy felt in anticipation of Christmas. In their young worlds, it is also the joy of Santa’s pending arrival. The joy of waking each morning as we get closer to Christmas morning, searching for their beloved “Elf on the Shelf,” Magic. I find joy each day in my children. I love watching their delight when the lights are hung, the tree is decorated, the cookies are baking and all of the holiday traditions they look forward to. The excitement in the house can be measured by the noise, with many deafening days, especially the last few before Christmas. These little boys know that Jesus is the reason we are celebrating, and anxiously wait to light the candles on the Advent wreath before dinner. They get ready for bed, offer their prayers, and say goodnight to their friend, Magic. Watching them grow in both faith and excitement for Christmas morning is perhaps the greatest joy for any parent.

Prayer: Dear God, please help us to keep the hope and joy that this holy season creates in our minds and hearts throughout the entire year especially during the trying days. He will come and save you. Amen."

Mrs. Andrea Schurr
Director of Mission Advancement
Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries

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He will come and save you. Faith. It isn’t always easy. There are days where we may feel that we are lacking in faith. That we are on this journey alone. Never fear, He will come and save you. He knows our adversities. Today may be a challenge, tomorrow may be, too. However, there is good to come. It may not occur in our time, but in His time, if we believe.BELIEVE. It is the theme of my children’s favorite Christmas movie, The Polar Express. Having faith in the unseen. The joy felt in anticipation of Christmas. In their young worlds, it is also the joy of Santa’s pending arrival. The joy of waking each morning as we get closer to Christmas morning, searching for their beloved “Elf on the Shelf,” Magic. I find joy each day in my children. I love watching their delight when the lights are hung, the tree is decorated, the cookies are baking and all of the holiday traditions they look forward to. The excitement in the house can be measured by the noise, with many deafening days, especially the last few before Christmas. These little boys know that Jesus is the reason we are celebrating, and anxiously wait to light the candles on the Advent wreath before dinner. They get ready for bed, offer their prayers, and say goodnight to their friend, Magic. Watching them grow in both faith and excitement for Christmas morning is perhaps the greatest joy for any parent.Prayer: Dear God, please help us to keep the hope and joy that this holy season creates in our minds and hearts throughout the entire year especially during the trying days. He will come and save you. Amen.Mrs. Andrea Schurr
Director of Mission Advancement
Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministrieshttps://www.alsm.org/wp-content/uploads/Devotional2018.pdf

"In this passage from Isaiah, we read that both Egypt and Assyria will join Israel in worshiping the Lord who will bless all the nations. This is a surprising claim considering that the Egyptians and the Assyrians were bitter enemies of Israel, symbols of the enslavement and subjugation of God’s people. Yet, we hear the promise that the Lord will make himself known to these neighbors of Israel and that all three will one day stand together.

The psalmist reminds us how good it is when families live together in unity (133.1). What gives us cause for joy in these words of Isaiah is the promise that God will expand the “family” to include those who once were considered enemies. In our own time, we are all too familiar with the fear, hatred, and violence that result from division; it seems that what defines too many communities is a sense that they have enemies. We fail to live into God’s desired unity as long as the human family draws lines between nationalities, races, religions, genders, political parties...the list goes on.

As we look forward to Christmas, as we pray for peace on earth, we give thanks that God came to dwell among us, loving the whole world, erasing the lines that divide us, and teaching us to call no one an enemy. If God can heal the deepest hurts between Israel and her enemies, surely there is hope for us as well. With joy we prepare for the Advent of our God and the day when we fully realize that “our God” truly means “the God of all people” with no exceptions.

Prayer: Good and gracious God, in this season of hope and anticipation, allow us to look with confidence toward that day when the hurt and distrust that too often divide the human family will be replaced with forgiveness, grace, love, and unity. May your Spirit continue to work in us to make us agents of your peace that our hope may not be in vain. Amen."

The Reverend Traci Bowman
Pastor of Saint Matthew Lutheran Church, Martinsburg

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In this passage from Isaiah, we read that both Egypt and Assyria will join Israel in worshiping the Lord who will bless all the nations.  This is a surprising claim considering that the Egyptians and the Assyrians were bitter enemies of Israel, symbols of the enslavement and subjugation of God’s people.  Yet, we hear the promise that the Lord will make himself known to these neighbors of Israel and that all three will one day stand together.The psalmist reminds us how good it is when families live together in unity (133.1).  What gives us cause for joy in these words of Isaiah is the promise that God will expand the “family” to include those who once were considered enemies.  In our own time, we are all too familiar with the fear, hatred, and violence that result from division; it seems that what defines too many communities is a sense that they have enemies.  We fail to live into God’s desired unity as long as the human family draws lines between nationalities, races, religions, genders, political parties...the list goes on.As we look forward to Christmas, as we pray for peace on earth, we give thanks that God came to dwell among us, loving the whole world, erasing the lines that divide us, and teaching us to call no one an enemy.  If God can heal the deepest hurts between Israel and her enemies, surely there is hope for us as well.  With joy we prepare for the Advent of our God and the day when we fully realize that “our God” truly means “the God of all people” with no exceptions.Prayer: Good and gracious God, in this season of hope and anticipation, allow us to look with confidence toward that day when the hurt and distrust that too often divide the human family will be replaced with forgiveness, grace, love, and unity.  May your Spirit continue to work in us to make us agents of your peace that our hope may not be in vain.  Amen.The Reverend Traci Bowman
Pastor of Saint Matthew Lutheran Church, Martinsburghttps://www.alsm.org/wp-content/uploads/Devotional2018.pdf

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