Children and Families

Achievement Center

101 E. 6th St.
PO Box 1506
Erie, PA 16507
Phone: 814-459-2755

*Children ages birth-21 years of age with physical disability, developmental delays, or mental health/behavioral issues.

Al-a-Teen Group

1009 Shenley Dr.
Erie, PA 16505
Phone: 814-454-2398

*Family, friends, and teenage members of alcoholic parents; 10-20 years of age.

Bethesda Children’s Home: Community Care

450 W. 18th St.
Erie, PA 16507
Phone: 814-453-2468

*Wraparound services for children up to the age of 21 years old.

Brighter Horizons Behavioral Health

23062 Jericho Rd.
Edinboro, PA 16412
Phone: 814-398-1805

Catholic Charities

329 W 10th St
Erie, PA 16502-1440
Phone: 456-2091

Center for Family Services

213 Center Street
Meadville, PA 16335
Phone: 814-337-8450

*In-home and center-cased counseling, parenting classes, housing, counseling, rental and utility assistance, food pantry, and clothing.

Center for Personal and Family Growth

1330 West 26th St
Erie, PA 16508
Phone: 814-451-2345

*Family and personal assistance with emotional, psychological, and behavioral issues.

Corry Concerned For Youth ? Anchor House/Family Focus

310 West Church Street
Corry, PA 16407
Phone: 814-665-7841

*Residential shelter, in-home services, counseling, parenting classes, relationship building skills, communication and listening skills, etc.

Corry Counseling Center

45 E. Washington St.
Corry, PA 16407
Phone: 814-664-7761

Cove Forge Behavioral Health Services

1940 W. 8th St.
Erie, PA 16505
Phone: 814-452-2991

*Group and individual substance abuse treatment for adolescents.

Crime Victim Center of Erie County

125 W. 8th St.
Erie, PA 16501
Phone: 814-455-9414
Toll Free: 1-800-352-7273

*Free of charge services to crime victims, significant others, and witnesses.

Crisis Services of Safe Harbor Behavioral Health

1330 West 26th Street
Erie, PA 16508
Phone: 814-456-2014
Toll Free: 1-800-300-9558

*Free of charge services to anyone in Erie County who is experiencing a disturbance of mood, thought, emotion, behavior, or social functioning.

Domestic Relations Section

40 West 6th Street
Room 06 Ground Floor
Erie, PA 16501
Phone: 814-451-6154

*Any spouse/dependent child needing support from an absent parent.

Edmund L. Thomas Adolescent Center

4728 Lake Pleasant Road
Erie, PA 16504
Phone: 814-451-6191

*Court ordered Juvenile Detention Facility (20 beds) and Emergency Shelter (8 beds).

Erie County Care Management

1601 Sassafras Street
Erie, PA 16501
Phone: 814-878-1640

*Mental health case management, services, and support.

Erie Family Center for Child Development

913 Payne Avenue
Erie, PA 16503
Phone: 814-874-6990

*Fatherhood initiatives, seasonal family fun activities, immunizations clinics, childcare, personal and professional development.

Erie Homes for Children and Adults

226 E. 27th St.
Erie, PA 16504
Phone: 814-454-1534

*Services for any PA resident with a mental health or intellectual disability.

Family Services of NW PA

5100 Peach St. #15
Erie, PA 16509
Phone: 814-866-4500

*Counseling and education programs, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Adoption services, family based mental health services.


4635 E. Lake Rd.
Erie, PA 16511
Phone: 814-899-7659

*Residential care, educational programs, general counseling, drug/alcohol counseling and sexual abuse counseling for girls 12-17 years of age referred by County Child Welfare and Juvenile Court agencies.

Haborcreek Youth Services

5712 Iroquois Avenue
Harborcreek, PA 16421
Phone: 814-899-7664

*Adjudicated dependent and/or delinquent youth referred by Juvenile Probation, Children and Youth Services, and Mental Health: Counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, sexual offender/victim services, nursing services, psychiatric and psychological consultations, and educational services.

Hermitage House Youth Services

25493 State Highway 99
Cambridge Springs, PA 16403
Phone: 8140734-4951

*Males or females, ages 12-18, with social, emotional, family, and/or behavioral problems, placed by the Juvenile Court, Child Welfare, or Juvenile Probation.

Highmark Caring Place

Bayview Office Park, Building 2
510 Cranberry St.
Erie, PA 16507
Phone: 814-871-6868
Toll Free: 1-866-212-4673

*Free support for children grieving the death of a parent, sibling, caregiver, and their families.

North Shore Psychological Associates

120 E. 2nd St. #3
Erie, PA 16507
Phone: 814-877-4113
Neurology: 814-452-8300
Psychology: 814-452-8213

Office of Children and Youth (OCY)

Department of Human Services
154 West Ninth Street
Erie, PA 16501-1303
Phone: (814) 451-6600
Toll Free: (800) 352-0026 (ext. 6606)
For emergencies after hours, on weekends & holidays: (814) 451-1503
Pennsylvania Child line (24 hours a day): (800) 932-0313

*Reports of suspected physical abuse, sexual abuse, or severe neglect.

Perseus House Inc.

1511 Peach St.
Erie, PA 16501
Phone: 814-480-5900

*Juvenile Court, Child Welfare, or Mental Health affiliated adolescents who are in need of residential treatment and or transitional services.

Pyramid Healthcare

1224 French St.
Erie, PA 16501
Phone: 814-456-2203

* Inpatient and outpatient treatment services for adults and adolescents for the treatment of drug, alcohol and mental health problems.

Sarah Reed Children’s Center

2445 W. 34th St.
Erie, PA 16506
Phone: 814-838-1954

*Treatment of traumatized and ?at risk” children throughout Erie County.


1702 French Street
Erie, PA 16501-2204
Phone: (814) 454-8161

*Free shelter and domestic violence services for victims of abuse

Stairways Behavioral Health

2185 West 8th St.
Erie, PA 16505
Phone: 814-453-5806
Toll-free: 1-800-453-5806
Crisis Phone: 814-456-2014

*Behavioral health treatment, rehabilitation and supports, including targeted case management.

Union City Family Support Center

38 North Main Street
Union City, PA 16438
Phone: 814-438-7550

*Home-based and center-based programming for education, support, and assistance.

Youth Advocate Program (YAP)

306 W. 11th St.
Erie, PA 1651
Phone: 814-456-1702

*Effective and cost-efficient alternatives to the incarceration or other institutional placement of young people.

Youth Development & Family Center

650 East 21st Street
Erie, PA 16503
Phone: 814-456-7199

*Seminars, counseling, job skill training and parenting classes for low-income, single parent, kids at risk, problem children, or families at risk.

General Resources

NAMI?s Child & Adolescent Action Center: Discussion Groups; Research, Services & Treatment; Federal & State Policy Legislation; Schools & Education; Juvenile Justice & Child Welfare; and Parents, Caregivers & Youth.

How to advocate for your child, 25 Tips for Parents:

Whether you have a question about a specific condition or are looking for general guidance, is backed by 60,000 American Academy of Pediatrics member pediatricians:

Fathers Network provides information and resources to assist all families and care providers raising children with special health care needs and developmental disabilities.

Moving On: Federal Programs to Assist Transition-Age Youth with Serious Mental Health Conditions

Parenting & Child Custody Issues Toolkit for People with Behavioral Health Problems - The UPenn Collaborative on Community Integration has developed a free tool kit for parents with serious mental illnesses. Research indicates that mothers with serious mental illnesses are almost three times more likely than mothers without such illnesses to have been involved in the child welfare system or to have lost custody of their children. The tool kit helps parents who have lost custody or are at risk of losing custody of their children, helps parents in recovery from mental illnesses with parenting issues, and offers guidance for professionals as well. The tool kit, ?Helping Behavioral Health Clients with Parenting & Child Custody Issues,? may be downloaded at:

National Federation for Families for Children?s Mental Health (FFCMH), a national family-run organization dedicated exclusively to helping children with mental health needs and their families achieve a better quality of life:

Families for Depression Awareness, helps families recognize and cope with depressive disorders to get people well and prevent suicides:

The Council for Exceptional Children, the voice and vision of special education:

National Organizations and Information Groups are an invaluable source of information:

Experience Journal: Pediatric Depression:

BPChildren is dedicated to erasing stigma and helping children with bipolar disorder.

The Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation raises and distributes funds for the most promising research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of early-onset bipolar disorder.

Reactive Attachment Disorder: ,

Children with PTSD;

Children and Adults with ADHD;

Adolescent Bipolar Foundation;

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities:

National Organization on Disability, its ability not disability that counts:

National Center for Learning Disabilities:

Where To Find Help For Your Child ? from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Wrights Law:

The Special Ed Advocate is a free online newsletter about special education legal and advocacy topics. Subscribers learn about new cases, articles, seminars and training, special offers on books by Pete & Pam Wright, and other useful information about special education law and advocacy.

You can learn all about bullying and what you can do to stop it. Take a look around and you?ll find games and cartoon webisodes that help you Take a Stand. Lend a Hand. Stop Bullying Now!

RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network): The nation?s largest anti-sexual assault organization. Click on the local organization?s name to get the contact info and website:

Gateway to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Information: The PTSD Information Center has Fact Sheets and Videos to answer your questions on trauma, PTSD and related issues. The National Center for Victims of Crime serves victims of any kind of crime, including those whose victimization results in PTSD. They have a Helpline, 1-800-FYI-CALL, and welcome your call.

Gift from Within, for Survivors of Trauma and Victimization:

The Trauma Center is a program of Justice Resource Institute (JRI) , a large nonprofit organization dedicated to social justice by offering hope and promise of fulfillment to children, adults, and families who are at risk of not receiving effective services essential to their safety, progress, and/or survival.

National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline:

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence, confidential 24 hour hotline is available for women who have questions, are confused, or are in emergency situations looking for a safe place to stay:


Domestic Violence Fact Sheet: