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Plum Step-down Program

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?

Sylvan Step-down Program

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?

RESPOND

Residential Enhancement Services, Planning Opportunities for New Directions (RESPOND) is a comprehensive mental health residential community based program that serves youth, between the ages of 4 and 20 years, who are dually diagnosed with intellectual disabilities and mental illness. UPMC Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic provides a mobile clinical team who are the lead agency in treatment interventions for the youth and family. Familylinks provides the residential setting and follows the mobile clinical team’s prescribed treatment interventions.

Street Outreach Program

Familylinks’ Street Outreach Program is a federally funded program devoted to making connections with runaway, homeless and street youth. Establishing trust with members of this vulnerable population can be tough; the idea behind Street Outreach is to begin the process of building positive, trusting relationships with young people who can use a hand, but are often reluctant to take one.

Who is eligible?

The Street Outreach Program seeks contact with teens and young adults who are experiencing homelessness.

Pathways to Independence

Clients are referred by Allegheny County Human Services Rapid Response Team; families cannot register a child for this service directly.

Pathways to Independence provides a safe and therapeutic environment for children and youth with mental-health issues or identified special needs to live and receive specialized care. Pathways is specially tailored to children and youth who simply can’t stay at home with family because of issues stemming from their mental health diagnosis, health issues or other similar challenges.

Outpatient Mental Health - School Partnership

Our School Partnership only serves students enrolled in the schools that Familylinks partners with. If your child may benefit from counseling, please consider our Outpatient Mental Health Clinic.

Mental health is far from an adults-only matter. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, half of all mental health disorders show their first signs before the person affected turns 14.

Supports Coordination

Participants for this service must be referred by their home county. Contact your county’s Department of Human Services for information on supports coordination services available to you. If Familylinks Supports Coordination is available in your county, you’ll then be able to choose us as your provider.

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