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Behavioral Health Emergencies

For a behavioral health emergency for a child, call the Philadelphia Crisis Response Line at 215-685-6440 or go to nearest children’s serving emergency room.
For children 13 years and younger who are in crisis, you can also go to CHOP at 3401 Civic Center Blvd 215-590-2160. 24/7
For children 14-18 years old who are in crisis, they can go to Belmont Behavioral Health at 4200 Monument Road 215-877-2000. 24/7

● Behavioral Health Evaluations/Counseling ●

Community Behavioral Health

CBH is the city-operated health maintenance organization for persons needing mental health care. Substance abuse treatment (through the Coordinating Office for Drug and Alcohol Abuse Programs-CODAAP) is the same number. Most Medical Assistance patients must call this number first for information and referrals- 215-413-3100, or 1-888-545-2600-crisis hotline 215-686-4420
www.dbhids.org/community-behavioral-health/

Walk in behavioral evaluations

See list below for evaluations on a walk in , same day basis for behavioral concerns that are not a serious crisis.
Tree of Life– 7040 Castor Ave. 215-533-5433 Intakes M-W-F 10-2
Greater Phila. Action 4500-10 Frankford Ave (2nd floor). 215-831-9882. Intakes M-F 9-5, Sat 9-4
COHMAR– 2055 Allegheny Ave.267-861-4382. Intakes M, W 9-11, T, Th 1-3
NHS– 265 East Lehigh. 215-291-5127. Intakes Mon all day. Tues-Fri only AM
NOTE: ALL pts. must present with social security, insurance card, birth cert + fill out paper work.

 

 

Dept. of Behavioral Health’s listing of Evidenced Based Practices in Philly

Click here for listings based on age
dbhids.org/epic/evidence-based-practices-in-philadelphia

PA Telephonic Psychiatric Consultation Services Program (TiPS)

For physicians and nurse practitioners to get immediate consultative advice for children with behavioral health concerns, covered by Medical Assistance, up to age 21. In Philly call 267-426-1776 (CHOP).
TiPS team members respond to a request for consultation within 30 minutes, and often immediately.
www.chop.edu/services/pennsylvania-telephonic-psychiatric-consultation-service-program-tips

Children’s Crisis Treatment Center

Provides high quality mental health services to Philadelphia’s neediest children and their families. Programs include: outpatient mental health services; post-traumatic assistance for children who have experienced a severe emotional trauma; family support; and WRAP around services- 1080 North Delaware Avenue, Suite 600- 215-496-0707, ask for intake.
www.cctckids.org

Parents Involved Network (PIN)

An organization that assists caregivers/parents of children with emotional and behavioral disorders. PIN provides information, helps parents find services and will advocate on their behalf with any of the public systems that serve children (mental health, education). – 1211 Chestnut St-267-507-3860 mentalhealthpartnerships.org/program-objects/2017/4/13/parents-involved-network?rq=pin

Online Mental Health Screening

Through Dept. of Behavioral Health- Free online screening and resources.
Go to healthymindsphilly.org/screening to check it out.

 

Network of Care and Supports

This Web site is a resource for individuals, families and agencies concerned with behavioral health and mental retardation services. It provides information about behavioral health and mental retardation services, laws, and related news, as well as communication tools and other features. The Network of Care and Supports helps you find what you need – it helps ensure that there is “No Wrong Door” for those who need mental health services. Sponsored by the Phila. Dept. of Behavioral Health and Mental Retardation.
http://philadelphia.pa.networkofcare.org/mh/

Outpatient Behavioral Health Resource Guide for Children and Adolescents

This resource guide from PCCY (Philadelphia Citizens for Children and Youth) can be viewed and printed from the PCCY website, or click below.
www.pccy.org
Click here for guide

Outpatient Behavioral Resource Guide for Children and Adolescents in Spanish

Click here for guide in Spanish

Behavioral Health Guides from PCCY

Click link below for guides to finding behavioral services for children in Philadelphia and the 5 surrounding counties.
www.pccy.org/
Click here for school based guide

Joseph J. Peters Institute Child/Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program

The Joseph J. Peters Institute treats children and adolescents (ages 3-19) who have been sexually abused or are presenting developmentally inappropriate sexual behaviors. – 100 South Broad Street, 17 th Fl.- 215-701-1560
www.jjp.org

Postpartum Depression Resources

Click here

Respite Care through DBH

Respite care for families of children 6-17 years old with a severe behavioral or mental health diagnosis. Go to http://www.dbhids.org/Respite for info.

BHSI (Behavioral Health System Initiative)

City funded agency for individuals without health insurance with substance abuse. 801 Market Street, 215-546-1200.

Magellan Behavior Health (, Health Partners, KHPE, BCBS)

Call 800-688-1911 for intake

Best Behavioral Health

BBH is a community-based program offering outpatient psychiatric and community services to ethnically and/or culturally diverse families, including Latino/Hispanic and Asian families. 5043 Frankford Avenue (215) 744-4343 or philadelphia.pa.networkofcare.org/mh

Mental Health Association of Southeastern PA

Organization that develops, promotes, and supports education and advocacy programs and serves children with mental health needs- 1211 Chestnut St.- 800-688-4226 or 215-751-1800.
www.mhasp.org

Friends Hospital

Friends Hospital – Adolescent Unit
Provides comprehensive inpatient treatment for adolescents ages 13-17 years old who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis. Individual, group, and family therapies ensure each adolescent receives individualized care to set them on the path of recovery.  Units feature all private bedrooms with access to outside courtyard. 4641 Roosevelt Blvd- 215-831-4600 or 800-889-0548
http://friendshospital.com/programs/adolescent-unit/

● THERAPEUTIC NURSERIES ●

For preschool children with severe behavioral issues

CCTC Therapeutic Nursery

CCTC’s Therapeutic Nursery is a preschool program designed for children ages 2 1/2 through 5 with significant behavioral challenges.  1080 North Delaware Avenue. Suite 600. Call 215-496-0707 for info.
http://cctckids.org/programs-services/at-our-center/therapeutic-nursery/

Community Council Therapeutic Preschool

For children ages 2.9 -5 with significant social/emotional and behavioral needs. 1241 N. Taney Street, 19121.
Call 215-278-2390.
cchss.org/pfi.html

Hall Mercer Therapeutic Nursery

For children ages 3-5 with behavioral disorders and emotional and social difficulties. 245 South 8th Street. Call 215-829-3461 or 215-829-7271. http://www.med.upenn.edu/hallmercer/clinical_family.shtml

NHS PACT

Northwestern Human Services (NHS/Parent and Children Together (PACT)/Children’s Reach. 265 E. Lehigh Ave. 19125. 215-427-1500

● GRIEVING/YOUTH VIOLENCE RESOURCES ●

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Intensive Prevention Services

Intensive Prevention Services is an early intervention program for children and adolescents ages 10­-17 years old who demonstrate high ­risk behaviors or at ­risk behaviors. This site ­based program provides after school programming, community service opportunities, mentoring, recreational activities, work preparation programs,social and emotional skills building, and family therapy.Address: 2700 N. 17th Street, Suite 200 Lehigh Pavilion Philadelphia, PA 19132
Phone number: 215­-940­-0550. http://paan1989.org/intensive-prevention-services-ips-2/

Penn Center for Youth and Family Trauma Resopnse and Recovery

The Penn Center for Youth and Family Trauma Response and Recovery (CYFTRR) offers the most effective treatments for children, adolescents and their families who are suffering from symptoms of traumatic stress and other difficulties after exposure to violence, crime and abuse. 3535 Market Street or Hall Mercer at 245 South 8th Street. Call 215-829-5467.

www.med.upenn.edu/traumaresponse

Sesame Street- Helping kids with Traumatic Experiences

Dozens of activities from birth to 7 years old to help young children cope with traumatic stressors in their lives. Check it out! sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/traumatic-experiences/

Sesame Street Grieving Resources for kids

Great site to help families with grief. Click www.sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/grief for help.

The Center For Grieving Children

The Center for Grieving Children provides free peer support groups to children ages 4-18 and their caregivers who have experienced the death of someone close to them.  The Center helps children grieving a death heal and grow through their grief, while strengthening families, communities, and professionals’ understanding of how best to respond to their needs. Peer support groups are located in various locations across the city. The main location is 3300 Henry Ave, Suite 110,  Phone number 267-437-3123.

Final Farewell

Final Farewell provides financial assistance, advice and guidance to grieving families from all religions and backgrounds so they may provide an affordable and decent funeral for their loved child. Call 215 870-8110 or go to www.finalfarewell.org

Bereavement Support Services

Through the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, offers bereavement counseling and/or referrals to appropriate resources for parents who have experienced a late fetal loss or the death of an infant or child. Call 215-685-7411 for help. http://www.phila.gov/health/medicalexaminer/BereavementSupport.html

After the Injury

Website to help children recover from physical and emotional injury and trauma.
www.aftertheinjury.org

Anti-Violence Partnership (AVP)-Counseling Center

A the AVP Counseling Center, counseling is provided, free of charge, to adult and child co-victims of homicide and victims who have been traumatized by other forms of violence. AVP’s licensed counselors have specialized training and experience in assisting co-victims homicide and victims of crime. 2000 Hamilton Street, Suite 300 Call 215-567-6776 for info.
http://avpphila.org/counseling-center/

UNITE, Inc Grief Support

UNITE offers grieve support to families after miscarriage, still birth or infant death. Please go to their site for locations and details here unitegriefsupport.org or call 888-488-6483.

 

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Amazing resources for health care providers and families working with children affected by stress.
www.nctsnet.org

Cease Fire Philadelphia

Call Cease Fire to stop violence from happening 215-913-6917. Go to www.philaceasefire.com to learn more.

Peter’s Place

Peter’s Place aims to provide a safe and supportive environment for grieving children and families and acts as a community resource to foster understanding of the effects of death and grief. 150 N. Rador, Suite F130-Chester Road- Radnor PA- Call (610) 687-5150.
www.petersplaceonline.org

●MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCIES ●

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Mental Health Crisis Hotline

A mental health delegate may dispatch a Mobile Emergency Team or direct the individual to the nearest CrisisResponseCenter. – 215-685-6440, or if Suicide ideation, attempt- 215-686-4420.
http://philadelphia.pa.networkofcare.org/mh/emergency-services.aspx

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line serves young people in any type of crisis, providing them access to free, 24/7, emotional support and information they need via the medium they already use and trust: text. Just text “START” to 741-741
Info also at crisistextline.org

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

24 hour a day national hotline. Call 1-800-273-8255 or go to website below
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Suicide and Crisis Hotline

24-hour hotline- 215-686-4420

To write love on her arms

To Write Love on Her Arms is a nonprofit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and invest directly into treatment and recovery. Go to twloha.com for help.

The Trevor Project Hotline

The Trevor Project is a 24/7 national phone, texting, and messaging hotline providing crisis intervention and suicide preventions services for LGBTQ youth. Call 866-488-7386 for help. www.thetrevorproject.org

Philadelphia “Warmline”

The Warmline is operated by trained Certified Peer Specialists for Philadelphia Residents who are experiencing anxiety, depression, loss, stress, loneliness, relationship difficulties, and other life challenges. Call 267-507-3945 or 855–507-WARM (9276) for help.
http://dbhids.org/individuals-family-members-friends-seeking-services/

● Drug and Alcohol Programs ●

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Sobriety through Outpatient, Inc (STOP) SPARC Program

SPARC = Stop’s Priority Adolescent Recovery Center
2532-38 N Broad Street
215-227-7867, ext 207
Lunch provided
14 to 18 years olds
Services:  Drug and alcohol, Mental Health, and more

Comprehensive Listing of Drug and Alcohol Programs for Youth and Adults

Click here www.addicted.org/drug-rehab-pennsylvania.html or call

1-800-304-2219 for help

Drug and Alcohol Helpline

The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment hotline. Call 1-800-662-4357 to find a resource near you.
http://www.samhsa.gov/

Marijuana Anonymous

Click here below for help
www.marijuana-anonymous.org/meetings/find or call
215-204-7276

Nar-Anon

Support for families of addicts. Call 1-800-477-6291 www.naranon.com

Alcoholics Anonymous

Call 215-923-7900 for information or go to their website below.
www.sepennaa.org

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

Support groups for clean addicts and active users. Call 215-NA-WORKS.
http://www.naworks.org/

● Autism/MR Resources ●

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Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Autism Society of America

Promoting lifelong access and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families. call 610-358-5256
www.asaphilly.org

Autism Information Lines (“warm lines”)

Contact below for information about Autism resources in Philadelphia.

Autism Society of America/Philadelphia:  610-358-5256
PA ASERT(Autism Services Education, Resource and Training) Autism Resource Specialist: 877-231-4244
Autism Speaks Autism Response: 888-288-4762

The Center for Autism

Specialized intensive training for autistic children- 3905 Ford Road, Suite 6 and 2801 Grant Ave – 215-878-3400
www.thecenterforautism.org

Autism Society of America

800-3-AUTISM
www.autism-society.org

Autism Navigator

A unique collection of video tools to help families and health care professionals learn the early signs of autism, and how to advocate for families who have an autistic child.
autismnavigator.com

Autism Sharing and Parenting

Parent support group that meets monthly. Call 215-413-7106 or go to site
http://autismsharingandparenting.org/

Autism Speaks

Advocacy group dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Website includes many resources for families.
English number → (888) 288-4762 En Español(888) 772-­9050
http://www.autismspeaks.org

The Center for Autism Research (CAR)

The CAR at CHOP/UPenn is looking for the causes of autism spectrum disorders and is developing new treatments for children and adults with autism. We study infants who have a brother or sister already diagnosed with autism. We also have research studies for toddlers, school-aged children, and adults. Families who take part in our research studies receive evaluation reports and are paid for their time and travel costs. Call 1-866-570-6524.
http://research.chop.edu/car

Elwyn Autism/Special Needs Resource Guide

Elwyn’s Autism resource Guide 2017
Quick List of Autism Resources
Autism 123 (quick reference guide), (also in Espanol)

Sesame Street Autism Initiative

See amazing resource from Sesame Street for families with autism that promotes understanding from all families/communities. http://autism.sesamestreet.org/

Association For Retarded Citizens (ARC)

Help for mentally retarded children and their families- 2350 W. Westmoreland St.-215-229-4550
www.arcpddc.org