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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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