SHAMOKIN - Susquehanna Valley Center of Hope announces the opening of a satellite counseling office at the Miller Donmoyer Family Health Center, 255 W. Spruce St., on Wednesday.

Center of Hope is a nonprofit Christian organization offering "real answers for people with real problems," and covers a five-county area. Its mission is to "rebuild lives and restore hope."

Various techniques are provided in a Christian atmosphere with the utmost respect to clients' confidentiality. Established in 2011, the center has provided more than 500 hours of counseling to numerous individuals dealing with various issues, including abuse, depression, anxiety, anger, addictions and marital problems.

"I'm excited about the additional location, especially being able to help the people of the Shamokin area," Jim Thornton, center director, was quoted in a press release. "Traveling can be difficult. We want to reach out to those who vitally need our services by giving them easier access. Dr. Wayne Miller and Dr. Duane Donmoyer have been especially gracious to us in our endeavor to counsel."

The counseling sessions are based on a sliding scale and target those who do not have insurance.

The Shamokin satellite office will be available for appointments on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Contact Center of Hope at 275-2280 to schedule an appointment.

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