Blair County Assistance Office is a part of the Department of Public Welfare, which works to promote, improve and sustain the quality of family life. The Department of Public Welfare s administrative office is responsible for managing the recruitment, placement, retention and allocation of a diverse workforce to maximize productivity. The department has a developmental program office that works to provide a range of health care services and work options for individuals with mental disorders. It is also responsible for offering substance abuse prevention services. The Department of Public Welfare works to monitor several managed care organizations. It is governed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.