The Human Services Center's clinical programs and staff members treat a variety of mental health and relationship problems. These can include anxiety, depression, marital difficulties, and child-rearing problems as well as more serious problems such as the hallucinations and delusions that often accompany schizophrenia. Services are provided by highly qualified and licensed professionals that include psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, case managers, and counselors.
A family's first step should always be to walk in or call 724-658-3578. Hours of operation are 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Walk ins are only available at our 130 West North Street facility during these hours of operation.
The Human Services Center charges reasonable fees for its services that often may be paid for through private or public insurance. However, should there be any question regarding payment, our trained staff will guide you through your options. When calling, you should always have your insurance information available. No one is turned away because of lack of resources or inability to pay. Staff can aid you in enrolling in pertinent government funded programs for which you may be eligible.
The Human Services Center has a large number of locations throughout Lawrence County. Principal administrative offices are located at 130 West North Street, New Castle, PA.
Sometimes there is a need for immediate help. Of course, one can always walk in during normal office hours at our West North Street facility in New Castle (Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm) A crisis line is available 24/7 at 724-652-9000.
Transitional Aftercare Program
The Transitional Aftercare Program (TAP) is a parent/guardian’s link to the follow-up services their child may need after being released from an inpatient or partial hospitalization setting. Parents/Guardians will be informed of treatment options and other services available in this area. A TAP Counselor can provide short-term, supportive counseling to the child/adolescent, if necessary, until their scheduled appointment.
To be eligible for the TAP you must be a child/adolescent currently residing in Lawrence County who
is being discharged, or has recently been discharged from an inpatient psychiatric facility; or
was assessed for inpatient services and was not admitted but is in need of further treatment options; or
is being or has recently been discharged from any area partial hospitalization program.
Services for all Lawrence County children and adolescents are free. Funding for this program is provided through the Lawrence County Office of Mental Health/Mental Retardation (MH/MR). Program Staff Staff members are comprised of professionals in behavioral health care. The coordinator of the program is a licensed M.S.W. with more than 20 years of experience in the mental health field. A board-certified child psychiatrist provides consultation to the TAP staff on a regular basis.
Referrals occur through the inpatient or partial hospitalization program. You must sign a release of information for HSC to be informed of your child’s pending discharge; or you may contact us directly.
For further information, please contact: Lauren A. Fawcett, MS
Transitional Aftercare Counselor
724-658-3578 ext. 665