Pennsylvania Centre Region Al-Anon

This website provides information on the following Al-Anon family groups that serve the Pennsylvania Centre Region:

All meetings are wheelchair accessible except for the Penns Valley/Aaronsburg meeting.

For directions/room information for these meetings, click here (or see below). For further information on these meetings, send an email to

What is Al-Anon?

Al-Anon Family Groups and are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery. Many people who have problems with someone else's drinking, substance abuse, or any other addiction are able to find help by attending Al-Anon.

One of the popular misconceptions about Al-Anon is that we can somehow help you "manage" the alcoholic or addict in your life. Nothing could be further from the truth. Instead, we start by admitting that we are "powerless over alcohol--that our lives had become unmanageable." If we are powerless over alcohol, then certainly we are powerless to change the alcoholic. We cannot change the alcoholic; we can only change ourselves through the 12 Steps with the help of our Al-Anon groups and, especially, the God of our Understanding. Accordingly, at Al-Anon we don't focus on the alcoholic in our lives; instead, we focus on ourselves and how we can find recovery whether or not the alcoholic in our lives is in recovery. We invite those of you who think you might find help among us to attend and see if you, too, will find the wonderful gift of serenity through one or more of our Al-Anon groups.

Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters

Information for Newcomers

Directions to Our Centre Region Al-Anon Meetings:

Note: if you arrive at one of our meetings and it is already in progress, please come in anyway. We will welcome you and continue with our meeting.

Lewistown - Meets at the Lewistown Presbyterian Church (717) 242-1638 at the Corner E. Third and N. Brown Streets in Lewistown. Call Dorinda at (717) 348-3903 for further information.

Penns Valley/Aaronsburg - Meets at the St. Peters United Church of Christ in Aaronsburg. Take 45 East from State College to Aaronsburg, 217 W. Aaron Square. Call Deb for more information (267) 471-2406. Park behind the church and come in the back door and meeting is upstairs. Parking is free.

State College (Tuesday) - Meets at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 780 Waupelani Drive Extension. For more information, call (814) 237-7605. Go to <> for directions (scroll to the bottom of the page for a Google Map for the church).

State College (Friday) - Meets at the St. Andrews Episcopal Church (814) 237-7659, Room 324, on S. Fraser St. between W. Nittany and W. Foster Avenues (immediately across from Memorial Field). From W. Beaver Ave. (State Route 26) (Beaver is a one-way street), take a right on Burrowes St., proceed to Nittany Ave., and turn left. The next left will be S. Fraser St. Turn left and St. Andrew's will be on your left-hand side (parking is available in front of and behind the church building). Enter the building at the door on S. Fraser St. that is towards downtown State College. Take the stairs up one flight and when you reach the hallways, Room 324 is down the right hallway, in the church library, about half-way down on the left. For directions to the elevator, see the church sign as you enter the church.

State College (Saturday Morning) - Meets at the Patton Township Offices Building, 100 Patton Plaza, State College, PA 16803. From Valley Vista Drive near Home Depot, take Green Tech Drive at the light in the opposite direction from Home Depot (east), then go past the driveway for the fire station and take the next right on to Patton Plaza (the street only goes to the right (south)). You will see the building and a parking lot to the right immediately after you turn on to Patton Plaza. Park your car in this lot; do not go up the hill to the other parking lot there (there is also a sign that says, "Main Entrance Meeting Room" with an arrow pointing to the right and "Extra Parking Maintenance" with an arrow pointing to the left - you want to go to the meeting room so follow the arrow to the right). When you park, the door to the meeting room is on the lower level. The door is clearly marked with the signage, "Meeting Room Only." Once you enter this door, make a left and then another left, and it will bring you into the meeting room.

This website is not in any way affiliated with Al-Anon Family Groups Headquarters, Inc. or any specific Al-Anon group or groups. Each group mentioned above is autonomous and determines their own procedures and approaches to Al-Anon. The main purpose of this site is to introduce some of the guiding principles of Al-Anon to our community, especially to those who think they may benefit from attending one of our groups, and to identify some specific groups that are located in the Pennsylvania Centre Region.

The 12 Steps and any other Al-Anon materials cited above are taken or adapted from literature produced at Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc., Virginia Beach, VA, and are not used for commercial purposes.