The Achievement Center
2420 West 23rd Street
Erie, PA 16506-2921
*Children ages birth-21 years of age with physical disability, developmental delays, or mental health/behavioral issues.
1009 Shenley Drive
Erie, PA 16505-4737
*Family, friends, and teenage members of alcoholic parents; 10-20 years of age.
Bethesda Leadership Center
349 West 18th Street
Erie, PA 16502-1827
Brighter Horizons Behavioral Health
6101 West Road
McKean, PA 16426-1123
329 West 10th Street
Erie, PA 16502-1440
Center for Family Services
213 West Center Street
Meadville, PA 16335-3406
*In-home and center-cased counseling, parenting classes, housing, counseling, rental and utility assistance, food pantry, and clothing.
Center for Personal and Family Growth
3939 West Ridge Road #111
Erie, PA 16506-1879
*Family and personal assistance with emotional, psychological, and behavioral issues.
Corry Concerned For Youth - Anchor House/Family Focus
310 West Church Street
Corry, PA 16407-1835
*Residential shelter, in-home services, counseling, parenting classes, relationship building skills, communication and listening skills, etc.
Corry Counseling Services
45 East Washington Street
Corry, PA 16407-1638
Cove Forge Behavioral Health Services
1940 West 8th Street
Erie, PA 16505-4937
*Group and individual substance abuse treatment for adolescents.
Crime Victim Center of Erie County
125 West 18th Street
Erie, PA 16501-2103
Toll Free: 1-800-352-7273
*Free of charge services to crime victims, significant others, and witnesses.
Crisis Services of Safe Harbor Behavioral Health
2560 West 12th Street
Erie, PA 16505-4508
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
140 West 6th Street
Room 06 Ground Floor
Erie, PA 16501-1011
*Any spouse/dependent child needing support from an absent parent.
Edmund L. Thomas Adolescent Center
4728 Lake Pleasant Road
Erie, PA 16504-2778
*Court ordered Juvenile Detention Facility (20 beds) and Emergency Shelter (8 beds).
Erie County Care Management
1601 Sassafras Street
Erie, PA 16502-1858
*Mental health case management, services, and support.
Erie Family Center for Child Development
913 Payne Avenue
Erie, PA 16503-1738
*Fatherhood initiatives, seasonal family fun activities, immunizations clinics, childcare, personal and professional development.
Erie Homes for Children and Adults
226 East 27th Street
Erie, PA 16504-1006
*Services for any PA resident with a mental health or intellectual disability.
Family Services of NW PA
5100 Peach Street #15
Erie, PA 16509-2482
*Counseling and education programs, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Adoption services, family based mental health services.
Haborcreek Youth Services
5712 Iroquois Avenue
Harborcreek, PA 16421-1009
*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 16403-2329
*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 Street
Erie, PA 16507-1075
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 East 2nd Street #3
Erie, PA 16507-1537
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 16501-2104
*Juvenile Court, Child Welfare, or Mental Health affiliated adolescents who are in need of residential treatment and or transitional services.
1224 French Street
Erie, PA 16501-2030
* 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 West 34th Street
Erie, PA 16506-3549
*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 Street
Erie, PA 16505-4747
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 16438-1324
*Home-based and center-based programming for education, support, and assistance.
Youth Advocate Program (YAP)
1005 Chestnut Street
Erie, PA 16501-1782
*Effective and cost-efficient alternatives to the incarceration or other institutional placement of young people.
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. http://www.nami.org/template.cfm?section=child_and_teen_support
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Whether you have a question about a specific condition or are looking for general guidance, HealthyChildren.org 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: http://www.upennrrtc.org/resources/view.php?tool_id=185
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: http://www.ffcmh.org/
Families for Depression Awareness, helps families recognize and cope with depressive disorders to get people well and prevent suicides: http://familyaware.org/
The Council for Exceptional Children, the voice and vision of special education: http://www.cec.sped.org/
National Organizations and Information Groups are an invaluable source of information:
Experience Journal: Pediatric Depression: http://www.experiencejoournal.com
BPChildren is dedicated to erasing stigma and helping children with bipolar disorder. http://www.bpchildren.org
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. www.jbrf.org
Children with PTSD; http://www.ptsdsupport.net/childptsd.html
Children and Adults with ADHD; http://www.chadd.org/
Adolescent Bipolar Foundation; http://www.bpkids.org/
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities: http://www.nichcy.org/index.html
National Organization on Disability, its ability not disability that counts: http://www.nod.org/
National Center for Learning Disabilities: http://www.ncld.org/
Where To Find Help For Your Child ? from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry http://www.aacap.org/page.ww?section=Facts+for+Families&name=Where+To+Find+Help+For+Your+Child
Wrights Law: http://www.wrightslaw.com
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! http://stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/kids/
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: http://centers.rainn.org/
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: http://www.giftfromwithin.org/
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. http://www.traumacenter.org/
National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline: http://www.loveisrespect.org/
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: http://www.atask.org/
Domestic Violence Fact Sheet: http://www.datehookup.com/content-domestic-violence-fact-sheet.htm