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Children and Families


The Achievement Center

2420 West 23rd Street
Erie, PA 16506-2921
Phone: (814) 459-2755

Children ages birth-21 years old with physical disabilities, developmental delays, and/or mental health/behavioral issues.

Al-a-Teen Group

1009 Shenley Drive
Erie, PA 16505-4737
Phone: (814) 454-2398

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

Bethesda Leadership Center

349 West 18th Street
Erie, PA 16502-1827
Phone: (814) 454-1285

Brighter Horizons Behavioral Health

6101 West Road
McKean, PA 16426-1123
Phone: (814) 476-7514

Catholic Charities

329 West 10th Street
Erie, PA 16502-1440
Phone: (814) 456-2091

Center for Family Services

213 West Center Street
Meadville, PA 16335-3406
Phone: (814) 337-8450


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

Center for Personal and Family Growth

3939 West Ridge Road #111
Erie, PA 16506-1879
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 16407-1835
Phone: (814) 665-7841

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

Corry Counseling Services

45 East Washington Street
Corry, PA 16407-1638
Phone: (814) 664-7761

Crime Victim Center of Erie County

125 West 18th Street
Erie, PA 16501-2103
Phone: (814) 455-9414
Toll Free: 1-800-352-7273

Free services to crime victims, significant others, and witnesses.

Crisis Services of Safe Harbor Behavioral Health

2560 West 12th Street
Erie, PA 16505-4508
Phone: (814) 456-2014
Toll Free: 1-800-300-9558

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

Domestic Relations Section

140 West 6th Street
Room 06 Ground Floor
Erie, PA 16501-1011
Phone: (814) 451-6151

Any spouse/dependent child who needs support from an absent parent.

Edmund L. Thomas Adolescent Center

4728 Lake Pleasant Road
Erie, PA 16504-2778
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 16502-1858
Phone: (814) 528-0600

Mental health case management, services, and support.

Erie Family Center

913 Payne Avenue
Erie, PA 16503-1738
Phone: (814) 874-6990

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

Erie Homes for Children and Adults

226 East 27th Street
Erie, PA 16504-1006
Phone: (814) 454-1534

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

Family Services of NW PA

5100 Peach Street #15
Erie, PA 16509-2482
Phone: (814) 866-4500

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

Harborcreek Youth Services

5712 Iroquois Avenue
Harborcreek, PA 16421-1009
Phone: (814) 899-7664

Adjudicated dependent and/or delinquent youth referred by Juvenile Probation, Children and Youth Services, and Mental Health: Counseling, drug/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
Phone: (814) 734-4951

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 Street
Erie, PA 16507-1075
Phone: (814) 871-6868
Toll Free: 1-866-212-4673

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

Macaroni Kid – Erie


Provides a list of upcoming events, regular classes, and sports opportunities in Erie for families with special needs.

Millcreek Community Hospital

5515 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509-2603
Phone: (814) 864-4031

North Shore Psychological Associates

120 East 2nd Street #3
Erie, PA 16507-1537
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: 1-800-352-0026 (ext. 6606)
For emergencies after hours, weekends, and holidays: (814) 451-1503
Pennsylvania Child line (24 hours a day): 1-800-932-0313

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

Perseus House Inc.

1511 Peach St.
Erie, PA 16501-2104
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 Street
Erie, PA 16501-2030
Phone: (814) 456-2203

Inpatient and outpatient treatment services for adults and adolescents experiencing drug/alcohol and/or mental health problems.

Sarah Reed Children’s Center

2445 West 34th Street
Erie, PA 16506-3549
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 Street
Erie, PA 16505-4747
Phone: (814) 453-5806
Toll-free: 1-800-453-5806
Crisis Phone: (814) 456-2014

Behavioral health treatment, rehabilitation, and support, including targeted case management.

Union City Family Support Center

38 North Main Street
Union City, PA 16438-1324
Phone: (814) 438-7550


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

Youth Advocate Program (YAP)

1005 Chestnut Street
Erie, PA 16501-1782
Phone: (814) 456-1702

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

General Resources

Adolescent Bipolar Foundation:

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence:

A confidential 24-hour hotline available for women who have questions, are confused, or are in an emergency situation and need a safe place to stay:

Children and Adults with ADHD:

Children with PTSD:

Experience Journal: Pediatric Depression:

Families for Depression Awareness:

Helps families recognize and cope with depressive disorders, gives strength and hope, and prevents suicide:

Fathers Network:

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

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:

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:

How to help your child and family:

NAMI’s Child & Adolescent Action Center:

Discussion Groups, Research, Services and Treatment, Federal and State Policy Legislation, Schools and Education, Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare, and Parents, Caregivers, and Youth.

National Center for Learning Disabilities

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:

National Organizations and Information Groups:

National Organization on Disability (it’s ability, not disability, that counts):

National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline:

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:

Teen Internet Safety Guide:

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!

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

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.


Wrights Law:

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