Services for Children and Youth

Contact Information


Michelle Graziano, MSW
County Office Building
75 Public Avenue
Montrose, PA 18801

Phone: (570) 278-4600, ext. 5920
FAX: (570) 278-3273

Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-932-0313

Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

IN-TAKE AND IN-HOME SERVICES


Adoption Services – Casework services for parents, placement service for the child, adoptive home studies for the Court, public and private agencies.

Child Protective Services – Agency investigates reports of neglect and abuse. Services are provided to children and their families to improve family functioning and to assure children’s safety.

Counseling – Counseling and intervention services in crisis situations.

Custody Home Studies – As Court ordered.

Day Treatment – Purchased in-school counseling program to prevent or shorten length of placement.

Case Aide – Agency case aide provides teaching services to clients in areas of budgeting, parenting, housekeeping, and childcare to prevent placements.

 

SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS


Preventative After Care – Intensive in-home service used to maintain or reintegrate youth into the community.

Nurturing Parenting – Intensive individualized in-home parenting program.  This program is an evidence-based program.

Independent Living – This service is provided to youth primarily in the foster care or placement system in order to assist with the challenges youth face with living independently.

 

COMMUNITY BASED PLACEMENTS


Emergency Shelter Care – Foster care for emergency placements and runaways.

Foster Family Care – A substitute family when a child has to be removed from his or her own home due to issues of abuse and/or neglect.

Kinship Care – Placement of child with relatives when parents are unable to care for the child due to issues of abuse and/or neglect.

Group Home, Community Based – Purchased placement services for children who need more structure than foster care provides.

 

RESIDENTIAL PLACEMENTS


Juvenile Detention – Short-term placement of delinquents in a secure detention facility.

Residential – Purchased placement for children/youth who need twenty-four hour supervision and care.

Secure Residential – Purchased placement service for delinquents who need secure residential setting.

 

ADVISORY BOARD


This committee, geographically representative of Susquehanna County, makes recommendations for Agency policies, operations and development; advises on development of the Annual Plan and Budget; and distributes funds raised from their annual appeal.

 

FOSTER CARE


If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, please contact Jolene Kelly at the Agency office. Phone 570-278-4600, extension 3009.