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 history, a foundation for its future: