About The Program

Family Based treatment support team delivers voluntary service that is child centered, family focused, and family driven. The treatment team offers comprehensive and intensive services to empower the family to care for their “at risk” child/adolescent. The goal is to reduce risk of out of home placement and includes strengthening the family, improving coping skills, and an advocate for the entire family.

Therapy allows for community or in-home sessions 2-3 times/week at 1-3 hours per session. Services are scheduled with the family based on their availability.

For more information, call (724) 437 - 0729 extension 759 and ask to speak to the HOPE Program Manager.

Who We Can Help

Children and adolescents who meet the following criteria are eligible for this program:
  • Under the age of 21
  • Exhibit serious emotional and behavioral behaviors
  • Determined to be “high risk” for out-of-home placement or returning from out-of-home placement (hospitalization, residential, foster care, etc.)
  • Involved with multiple systems and is determined/recommended by a psychiatrist, physician or licensed psychologist to need services.

Referral Process

Anyone can make a referral for services. The referral form is available below. If you have Adobe Acrobat Reader it can be filled out on your computer then printed, otherwise print the form and fill out in pen. Once filled out, the form can be faxed to (724) 439 - 8487, mailed to, or taken to any of our locations. For security reasons do not send these forms over email. If you have questions regarding the referral process please call 724-437-0729.
The referral must include the referral/pre-cert form and a letter or evaluation stating medical necessity for this level of mental health care, signed by the qualified evaluator/physician. If there is just a recommendation letter a full psychiatric evaluation is needed within 8 weeks of opening the family. Approval of the referred person will be sought by our agency or the provider of your choice, with the FCBHA or managed care organization, however approval is not guaranteed. If authorization is denied for this level of care, the organization denying this service will inform the family of suggested alternative options.