PA Treatment & Healing (PATH) was founded in the Central Susquehanna Valley in 1983, beginning with the support of a start-up grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. In October of 1983, the agency was incorporated and was subsequently granted the status as a private, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) corporation in 1986. Under the direction of the president, chairman and board of directors, the organization originated as an intensive community-based program designed to provide the intensity of a residential facility without removing youth from their homes or communities. PATH achieved national model status with the U.S. Department of Justice for three consecutive years beginning in 1991. The program has continued to develop and grow to provide a comprehensive menu of services. Although clients are referred to PATH mostly to avoid more costly residential or out of home placements, our services are also utilized as a means of providing prevention and aftercare services. You can learn more about our programs here.
PATH is licensed by the Department of Public Welfare to provide day treatment, foster care, and the “Be Challenged” outdoor weekend services. In addition, PATH is licensed by the Department of Health and the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs to provide outpatient drug and alcohol services for youth and adults which is also Medical Assistance and BC/BS approved. The alternative education program is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The agency also has a mental health license to provide intensive adolescent day treatment services.
PATH utilizes intensive counseling, education, and community service to hold clients accountable for their actions while healing their heart. Clients are encouraged to evaluate the consequences of their actions through the four-fold goal. The primary goal of our agency is to intervene with each client and family with the least restrictive form of treatment, at the proper level of intensity. As an agency, we have diversified our services in order to offer a broad range of interventions focused on guiding people on a more positive path in life.
PATH’s Milton center is relocated to a new Turbotville facility.
Opened a new Drug & Alcohol center in Honesdale, with the capacity of 200 clients.
Credentialed with BC/BS (First Priority Health & First Priority Life)
Credentialed with AmeriHealth Connect (Perform Care)
Celebrated 30 years of success. (1983-2013)
Opened a new facility in Pottsville, Pennsylvania.
On July 1st, we officially became PA Treatment & Healing (PATH), to better represent the multitude of services we provide.
Opened a new facility in State College, Pennsylvania.
Granted Partial Hospitalization Mental Health licensure by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.
Approved as Medical Assistance Provider for the Intensive Adolescent Program.
Participated in the “Life Skills at the U” collaborative program between the junior occupational therapy students and the students from the AEP in Scranton. Advisory Committee Member, Dr. Elizabeth Ciaravino of the University of Scranton was awarded a Diversity Initiatives grant from Mission and Identity to fund the program.
Approved as Medical Assistance Provider for the Drug & Alcohol Program.
Selected as an “Innovative Educational Program” by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to participate in the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program.
Agency client received the Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission “Outstanding Achievement” Award.
Received a Community Service Award from Bucknell University (three consecutive years).
Started the Competency Class at the Lehighton Center
Initiated the Community Service Program at the Montoursville Center.
Established the Outdoor Weekend “Be Challenged” Program from the Montoursville Center.
Launched the Healthy Parenting Program at the Scranton Center.
Client honored by the Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission for the Written Expression Contest.
Received a donation from the Fifth Annual One Million Penny Campaign of the Fraternity and Sorority System from Bucknell University.
Received a Young Entrepreneurs Award from the Susquehanna County Department of Economic Development for the South Montrose Center.
Opened a new facility in South Montrose, Pennsylvania.
Agency Celebrates 20th Anniversary
Approved as an Act 48 Continuing Professional Education Provider by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Awarded a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education for several Agency locations to provide community service.
Awarded the “Stellar Site Award” by Bloomsburg University, Office of Academic Internships (Bloomsburg Center).
Opened “The Lighthouse” an Adolescent Group Home for males in Middleburg, Pennsylvania.
Awarded a grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to replicate the day treatment program in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania. In 2002, the Mifflintown Center relocated to Lewistown.
Approved as a Private Provider of Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Featured in the Koch Crime Institute Guide to Community-Based Alternatives for Low-Risk Juvenile Offenders.
Featured in the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant Program Bulletin.
Started a day treatment program in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. In 2000, the Williamsport Center relocated to Montoursville.
Awarded a grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to replicate the day treatment program in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
The Program Development and Evaluation Systems (ProDES) completed their four year recidivism study of the Philadelphia Center. The recidivism rate was determined to be 28%.
Featured nationally in Bad Dads, a one-hour special on the Agency’s Parenting Program, on the FOX TV network; produced by Arnold Shapiro Productions, hosted by George Foreman.
Started a new day treatment program in Berwick, Pennsylvania. In 1998, the Berwick Center relocated to Bloomsburg.
Featured in Sticks and Stones, a national documentary; produced by George Rivera Productions.
Featured in the OJJDP Guide to Implementing the Comprehensive Strategy for Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders.
Awarded “Best Community-Based Program in the State of Pennsylvania” by the Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission (Philadelphia Center).
Student awarded “Best Youth with Character Development in the State of Pennsylvania” by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.
Featured throughout North America via satellite in Breaking the Cycle of Violence, a documentary by the National Educational Service Foundation.
Featured nationally in the Victory over Violence documentary; narrated by Walter Cronkite, produced by Arnold Shapiro Productions.
Awarded a grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to replicate the day treatment program in Hawley, Pennsylvania. In 2000, the Hawley Center relocated to Honesdale.
Presented with a Citation for Exemplary Service by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
Featured on the Montel Williams Show.
Awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to replicate the day treatment program in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Received the Gould-Wysinger Award for “Exceptional achievements in advancing juvenile justice at the local level” by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Recommended by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency for an OJJDP National Award of Excellence.
Received “National Model” status from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention for three consecutive years.
The original program relocated to Milton, Pennsylvania.
Started new program in Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania. In 1995, the Brodheadsville Center relocated to Sciota. In 2006, the Sciota Center relocated to East Stroudsburg.
Opened new day treatment center in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Opened new facility in Lehighton, Pennsylvania.
Recognition for Outstanding Service to Youth and Community by the Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission.
Incorporated the first PA Treatment & Healing Program, operating at Susquehanna University.
Award for an Outstanding Education Program by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.
Recognized for Outstanding Service to Youth and Community by the Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission.