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Pathways to Independence Program

The Pathways to Independence program provides comprehensive residential services to children and youth, between the ages of 4 and 20 years of age, who are diagnosed with a mental illness and are in need of a specialized residential care as they transition home or into another community setting.

Who is eligible?

Eligibility requirements are determined on an individual basis by the Allegheny County Department of Human Services Rapid Response Team. Youth can be placed by either the office of Children Youth and Family Services or the office of Behavioral Health.

Children/youth between the ages of 4 and 20 years.

What can you expect?

The Rapid Response team and Children Youth and Families Services or Behavioral Health services identify referral considerations for the program. Potential referrals are presented to Familylinks. The goal is to coordinate rehabilitative interventions and support services for children/youth and their families as they transition home or into another community setting.

How do you enroll?

The Rapid Response team and Children Youth and Families Services or Behavioral Health services determines children/youth eligible for referral consideration. Youth are court ordered into care.

Meta Description: 

Pathways to Independence program coordinates clinical rehabilitative interventions and support services for children, youth and families.