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.
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services is designed to assist persons with serious mental health issues develop the skills and access the resources necessary to be successful and satisfied in the living, learning, working and social environments of their choice.
Adults, 18 years and older, whose day to day lives have been disrupted by mental illness, such as major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, etc., will be afforded the opportunity to design a course of treatment that will address their own individual needs, consistent with their hopes, dreams and beliefs.
This voluntary, recovery oriented program builds on the strengths and capabilities of individuals and promotes wellness and independence through both site based group activities and mobile programs in the community. An individualized rehabilitation plan is based upon the person’s functioning and readiness for change. Identification of the desired outcomes relate to living, learning, working and social skills.
Staff members will encourage participants to develop their own natural supports to aid in the recovery process by utilizing family and peer supports as well as community groups and resources. The overall goal of the service is to empower the individual to understand the impact of their illness on their life, and to develop the skills and resources to manage their own lives as effectively as possible.
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services requires knowledge of mental health, community resources and recovery principles. Staff members must complete specific training and licensing as Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners within two years of providing the service.
For further information or referrals, please contact: Laurlyn Smith, BSW
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services Director
724-658-3578, ext. 528 Fax: (724) 658-8242