FAQs

Thank you for your interest in Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries (ALSM). If you have a question about ALSM or the services we provide, you may find your answer in the list of most frequently asked questions below.

If you don’t, please contact us. We look forward to assisting you!

 

What is Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries?

Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries (ALSM) is a faith-based, not-for-profit organization. We touch the lives of more than 3,000 people each year in eight West Central Pennsylvania counties: Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Clearfield, Fulton, Huntingdon and Somerset.

ALSM currently offers care at three senior living communities and through ALSM at Home, counseling services, our Senior Daily Living Centers, Head Start and Early Head Start programs, the Family Center of Bedford/Fulton County and care centers for children from birth to 12 years. Each year we serve more than 3,000 clients and provide more than $2 million in benevolent care to people who need care but have limited resources.

ALSM’s team members are dedicated to providing quality, hands-on care that fulfills our mission to serve people with love, compassion and mercy.

We welcome you to contact us to learn more.

 

What programs and services does Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries provide?

ALSM offers a variety of programs and human services that span the generations. Our programs and services are designed to encourage and support independence, nurture individuals and families, and enhance dignity through faith-based values.

Our services include three senior living communities, the ALSM at Home program, counseling, Senior Daily Living Centers, Head Start, Early Head Start, the Family Center at Bedford/Fulton County and child care programs for children from birth to 12 years.

 

Where are ALSM's programs and services located?

Our services and programs are available in eight counties in West Central Pennsylvania: Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Clearfield, Fulton, Huntingdon and Somerset. View our ALSM services map.

For more information about a specific program, visit the Residential Living Communities, Child and Family Care Services and Community Support Services pages or call us at 1‑800‑400‑2285. We will be happy to answer your questions.

 

Does ALSM provide services geared only toward seniors?

No. We provide a full range of programs and services that span the generations, from children’s services to home care and counseling.

 

If someone is not Lutheran, may they still receive services from ALSM?

Yes. We serve everyone regardless of religious affiliation or beliefs. ALSM’s policy is to admit and treat all persons without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, disability or ancestry.

 

Does ALSM only provide residential living options for older adults?

No. Many seniors wish to remain independent in their own homes for as long as possible, so we help them do that too.

In fact, many of our residents return to their homes and use the services of ALSM at Home or a Senior Daily Living Center to maintain their independence. We also offer short-term stays and rehab options for individuals who require therapy.