The Plum Step-down program provides comprehensive residential services to males, between the ages of 4 and 20 years of age, who are diagnosed with a mental illness and are in need of a step down home following discharge from a Residential Treatment Facility, psychiatric hospital or in need of other specialized residential care as they transition home or back into the community.
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 determines children/youth eligible for referral consideration. Youth are court ordered into care.