Acute Program for Children with Mental Health Needs

This intensive three-week therapeutic program is designed for children and teens ages 4-18 with a qualifying mental health diagnosis, including those with a co-occurring Autism Spectrum diagnosis or intellectual disability. Services are provided in a modern, spacious facility conveniently located at 4176 West Ridge Road in Erie, PA, 16506.

The program has been developed to prevent out-of-home placement, reduce recurring crises and keep children in the least restrictive environment while making progress toward recovery.  Childrens Acute

Key Program Features

About the Facility

The program is held in a comfortable, contemporary facility tailored to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children and teens facing serious mental health challenges. Features include:

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Beginning Treatment

An individualized treatment plan is created for each child with input from the psychiatrist, family, and school district. The plan includes goals to be monitored during daily therapeutic activities, as well as individualized components such as family or trauma based sessions.


The Children’s Acute Partial Hospitalization Program is open year round, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Download a Referral Form 

For more information or referral, please contact:

 Kaleena Howell,