Who is Served?
You are served if you are a young man between the ages of 15 to 18 and you are experiencing serious mental health problems or you are experiencing serious mental health problems and may also have substance use problems.
Why is this Service Offered?
The Residential Treatment Program helps you to overcome challenges, make positive changes in your life and learn new skills so you can move towards independent living.
What is the Service?
- You will live in a home with other young men.
- On your first day in the home, you will be introduced to your treatment team, to the other residents and to the daily routine of the home.
- You will meet privately with a professionally credentialed clinician who will listen to your concerns, help you identify areas in your life that you would like to change and help you develop a plan to make these changes.
- You will be supported by the clinician and the treatment team as you take steps to bring about these changes.
- You will receive individual, family and group counseling.
- You will meet with the psychiatrist who will complete an evaluation and may prescribe medication for you, if needed.
- You will be supported by staff to maintain your connections with family and other significant people in your life.
- You will be expected to attend school, prepare for work, or be involved in a vocational training program. You will make choices regarding which option is right for you. Staff will assist you in accessing an educational or vocational program.
- You may also choose to obtain a job and work in the community.
- You will participate in activities to help you develop independent living skills such as food shopping, opening a bank account and completing household chores.
- You will earn weekly allowance through a behavioral modification point system.
- You will receive assistance in obtaining medical, dental, and other health related services.
- You can take advantage of the on-site basketball court and the program membership at the local community center.
- You will help schedule and participate in group recreational outings.
- You can earn independence time which will allow you to socialize independently in the community.
- Your spirituality and religious preferences will be supported, and you will be given every opportunity to practice and participate in the religion of your choice.
- You will be assisted in finding a living situation that best meets your needs when you are ready to leave the home.
- You also will be assisted in arranging any other supports and services you will need to be successful upon leaving the program.
Services are provided in the community, in your home, or wherever assistance and support is required.
You are eligible to receive services if:
- You are a Philadelphia resident, and you have Medical Assistance (MA).
- You have a psychiatric or psychological evaluation completed within the past 45 days recommending Residential Treatment. The person or agency completing the evaluation and referral should submit the packet to Community Behavioral Health (CBH). We can help you arrange this evaluation and referral.
- CBH has approved Residential Treatment for you.
“Without RTF, I would probably never have graduated high school and would definitely not be as independent as I am today.”
David, Residential Treatment Program Graduate
Please call 215-305-6671
to obtain additional information.