Philipsburg, PA – A 3-year-old child was found wandering outside her home naked in Philipsburg after the man who was supposed to be taking care of her had gotten high and passed out.

When police arrived, the child was already safe in the care of a family friend.

A witness said she went to the house earlier in the day to check on the boy and found the 26-year-old Philipsburg man passed out in the bedroom.

The 3-year-old was found outside of the home, naked and without supervision.

The witness tried to wake the man up but was unsuccessful.

Police have not yet identified the man, and the investigation is ongoing.

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We understand that this story and the similar case of the missing 4-year-old boy in Clearfield County have likely made you feel sad or angry. Here’s how you can help.

These particular kids in today’s news are already in safe care, but there are plenty of children out there who are in similar situations and need your help.

Consider signing up to be a foster parent to provide them the stability that they need.

Foster parents information and services:

**  Pennsylvania Adoption and Fostering

**  Lifespan Family Services

**  Children’s Aid Society

**  Community Connections of Clearfield/Jefferson Counties

If you cannot be a foster parent, consider these options:

**  Donate to your local foster family or foster group home, such as Pentz Run Youth Services

**  Provide respite care (which is like being a babysitter or emergency contact for a foster family)

**  Become a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) volunteer to help speak up for for kids, listen to their situations, help them adjust, go to court meetings, and work in their best interests

**  Become a volunteer with any of the adoption/fostering organizations

**  Become a mentor in a program that works with many children in need, including foster kids, such as Big Brothers Big Sisters in Clearfield County or Jefferson County


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