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The Pennsylvania Association of Student Assistance Professionals (PASAP) is pleased to offer a way for individuals and organizations involved in student assistance from the education, mental health and drug & alcohol professions, as well as private organizations and corporations to show their support for the professionals who work with at-risk youth. 

We want to express our sincere thanks for the support that the sponsors listed on this page have provided to our organization and the Student Assistance Program.


PASAP Starfish Sponsors ($5000+)

Caron is an internationally recognized not-for-profit organization dedicated to addiction and behavioral healthcare treatment, research, prevention and medical education.


Tina George  - (610) 743-6167 -

HIBster and HIBsterVention

PASAP Inspiration Sponsors ($1000+)

Educational Development Software

EDS creates cloud-based software that allows school districts to work in a simplified, collaborative environment. We developed HIBster to manage HIB incidents, HIBsterVention coordinates the I&RS process, aSAP oversees the SAP process and PD3 handles every professional development need — all online!


aSAP is a cloud-based software program that streamlines the entire Student Assistance Program from start to finish. Beginning with initial referrals from staff and ending with end-of-year reports, aSAP handles it all in an easy-to-use manner resulting in higher efficiency than paper and pencil. aSAP allows educators to collaborate with the SAP team in a virtual environment that keeps procedures as simple as possible.


James Budzilek - (866) 315-2306


PASAP Inspiration Sponsors ($1000+)

Highmark Inc., doing business as Highmark Blue Shield, serves approximately 1.3 million members through the company’s health care benefits business and hundreds of thousands of additional individuals through the BlueCard® program. Highmark Blue Shield significantly leads its competitors in commercial market share, with strong Medicare Advantage market share, through certain of its affiliated Blue companies, as well. Through its affiliated Blue companies, Highmark is the largest and highest-rated Medicare Advantage program in Pennsylvania, and all Medicare Advantage plans have received a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services STARS quality rating of 4+ out of 5.0 STARS. Highmark Blue Shield employs approximately 4,000 people in central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. Highmark Blue Shield is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. For more information, visit


PASAP Inspiration Sponsors ($1000+)

Huntington Creek Recovery Center is a premier provider of comprehensive residential addiction treatment services for adolescent males (ages 13–18) who have been struggling with substance abuse, chemical dependency, and co-occurring mental health challenges.

Our clinical services feature research-based, evidence supported interventions, while our program structure reflects centuries-old practices and traditions. The result is a comprehensive treatment experience that empowers adolescent males to achieve successful long-term recovery and improved quality of life.

We offer: Detoxification, Residential and Extended Care Programming. Personalized care to promote true healing in mind, body and spirit. Our goal is to provide accessible, affordable, quality treatment for adolescents and their families. We are In Network with almost all commercial insurances, offer complimentary family therapy, 24 Hour Admissions and Complimentary Transportation.


Charity Garrett  -  (570) 575-3344 -


PASAP Inspiration Sponsors ($1000+)

Since our founding in 1909, Milton Hershey School has helped children break the cycle of poverty. We are a place where students can be their greatest selves, meeting their potential with life-changing opportunity.

MHS thrives as a cost-free, private, coeducational home and school for more than 2,100 boys and girls from families of lower income across the U.S. Students receive an excellent education, nurturing home life, college and career readiness support, and comprehensive health and wellness care, including medical and dental services, food, and clothing. 


Sarah Bonner - (717) 520-2113 -


PASAP Advocate ($500+)

Bethany is a not-for profit family services agency with more than 75 years of delivery in compassionate, professional services to a hurting world. Our worldwide team of more than a dozen countries worldwide, serving more than 50,000 people each year. In Pennsylvania, we have Reading, Harrisburg, State College, York, Jenkintown, Allentown, Meadville, and Wexford. Across the state we offer Foster Care and Foster Care Adoption, Domestic Adoption, Post Adoption and Permanency Services, Safe Families for Children, Statewide Adoption Network Services, Therapy and Counseling Services, Refugee and Immigrant Resettlement, Transitional Foster Care, Trafficking Victims Assistance, and Home Study and Independent Studies Services. Find your local office today by visiting or calling 1-800-Bethany. 

Today, 140 million kids don't have permanent home. To us, that's simply unacceptable. 

Together, we can change the world through gamily.


Jennifer Cummings 814-867-2848


PASAP Advocate ($500+)

  Clarion provides a structured, therapeutic environment for patients and families. We treat individuals with the care we would expect for ourselves and our loved ones. Our inpatient treatment is based on evidence-based programs that are proven to lead to positive outcomes. As some of our patients are trauma survivors, our goal is to provide them with the most effective treatment in the realm of trauma-informed care. Our multidisciplinary staff works to understand how past traumas can influence a patient's response to treatment. We provide individual and group therapy and work as a team to plan for a successful discharge. 


Alise Barr



PASAP Advocate ($500+) provides training for educators and school leaders on a wide variety of school law topics.  Our website provides access to pre-recorded on-demand sessions, live webinars, and information regarding in-person trainings by our Executive Director, Erin D. Gilsbach, Esq., a nationally-recognized speaker and school law attorney (  We are able to offer customized trainings for schools on specific school law topics.  Our extensive selection of trainings includes such topics as special education law, EdTech, gifted education, school law basics for pupil services personnel, SAP and the law, confidentiality and student data privacy, employment law for schools, student discipline, student rights, parental authority and family law issues for schools, school law for school nurses, school administrator school law boot camp, and much more.

EdLaw Interactive trainings have been showcased at state and national conferences held by such organizations as the National School Boards Association, the annual LRP Institute, the Missouri Council for Administrators of Special Education (MO-CASE), NJ and PA CASE, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN), the National Business Institute, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the PA Association of Student Assistance Professionals (PASAP), the PA Association of School Nurses and Practitioners (PASNAP), and many others.  For more information or to request a live or on-demand training, go to: or contact Erin D. Gilsbach, Esq., at


Erin D. Gilsbach, Esq - (484) 274-2166



PASAP Advocate ($500+)

Human Services Administration Organization (HSAO) is an enhanced service coordination program which works with Allegheny County's highest risk population of children, adolescents, and adults. HSAO's child/adolescent and adult service coordination programs were created to meet the complex and specific needs of the individuals enrolled in each of these programs. Our primary goal is to link individuals and families with the services they need to improve the quality of their lives

Our personalized services build on individual, family, and community strengths and recognize individuals' uniqueness. Our agency supports client-driven, family-focused services and embraces the philosophy that clients are resilient and "can and do" recover. The goal of HSAO is to ensure that mental health services are delivered in the least restrictive environment, and are sensitive to the client's and family's culture. Service Coordination is provided with a creative and flexible approach that encourages independence, self-sufficiency, and the identification of natural supports for the client and their family. 

By empowering individuals through personalized and effective service coordination, we strive to give our consumers and their families hope that their lives can and will get better. Simply put, we bridge the gap to a brighter tomorrow!


Lisa Ashbaugh - (412) 942-0814 -


PASAP Advocate ($500+)

It’s one thing to make promises, but it’s another to keep them. Our mission is to effectively serve our clients by providing a complete portfolio of cost-effective, team management services in the most accommodating, professional and courteous manner. We believe that the foundation of any successful company should come from its leadership, which is why we take pride in having responsible, qualified, ethical, hands-on management. We are proactive in effectively promoting quality service in our schools, institutions, businesses and communities. Our goal is to meet and exceed every client’s expectations every day. 


Melissa Kingen - (814) 720-1140 -


PASAP Advocate ($500+)


The Sons of The American Legion was created in 1932 as an organization within The American Legion The S.A.L. is made up of boys and men of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the United States military and became eligible for membership in The American Legion. Together, members of The American Legion, The American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of The American Legion make up what is known as The Legion Family. All three organizations place high importance on preserving our American traditions and values, improving the quality of life for our nation's children, caring for veterans and their families, and perhaps most importantly, teaching the fundamentals of good citizenship.

Sons have always assisted Legionnaires with Legion Family programs. Our Family boasts a combined total membership of nearly 4.2 million members. This year, Sons attained an all time high national membership of over 365,000. The largest Detachment, Pennsylvania, has over 61,000 members. Trophies and awards are given to Detachments and Squadrons for the largest membership and the largest increase in membership. Just as each Legion post determines the extent of its service to the community, state and nation, each S.A.L. squadron is permitted flexibility in planning programs and activities to meet its own needs. The S.A.L. has study programs recommended for younger members. One such program, called "The Ten Ideals," teaches the elements of patriotism, health, knowledge, training, honor, faith, helpfulness, courtesy, reverence and comradeship. If a member completes the Ten Ideals program, he is eligible to continue with another program called the "Five-Point Program of Service." This program covers patriotism, citizenship, discipline, leadership and legionism.

Sons focus on much more than just membership. At all levels, Sons support The American Legion in promoting a wide variety of programs. Sons assist their posts in other activities such as Veterans programs, Veterans Administration home and hospital volunteerism, Children Youth projects and fundraising. Since 1988, The Sons have raised more than $6.9 million for The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation. Members have volunteered over 1.3 million hours to date in Veterans Hospitals throughout the country and raised over $2,500,000 that has gone directly to VA hospitals and VA homes for a variety of items including TVs, radios, medical equipment and clothing for the patients.


Steve Custer - (814) 233-0274 -

Pennsylvania Association of Student Assistance Professionals
PO Box 1254
State College, Pennsylvania 16804 

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