The Sylvan Step-down program provides comprehensive residential services to females, between the ages of 10 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 and Children Youth and Family Service
Children/youth between the ages of 10 and 20 years.
What can you expect?
The RAPID RESPONSE team and Children Youth and Families Services identify referral considerations for the program. Potential referrals are presented to Familylinks and the youth’s family for acceptance. 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 I enroll?
The Rapid Response team and Children Youth and Families Services determines children/youth eligible for referral consideration. Youth are court ordered into care.