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For children struggling with a mental health challenge severe enough to require removal from the home by county-based Children & Youth Services or Juvenile Probation, Beacon Light offers a variety residential programs.

Some are long-term and others short-term, but all are designed to provide the highest levels of treatment individuals involved. Residential treatment is the most intensive of all Beacon Light programs, and our broad range of settings ensures we can place a child in an environment that gives them the best chance for positive outcomes.


Beacon Light Children's Residential Services

General Residential Treatment Facilities General Residential Treatment Facilities are Joint Commission accredited homes for children under the age of 18 who have been removed from their family home to a diagnosed mental or behavioral health need. These individuals have often received other types of community-based care, or other residential placements, prior to coming to Beacon Light. With multiple facilities, Beacon Light can place children where they are likely to receive care from a team best suited to their needs.

McKean, Warren, Bradford counties - Phone: 814-817-1400 ext. 1281

Specialized Therapeutic Residence For Intellectual and Developmental Empowerment (STRIDE) The STRIDE program is a Joint Commission accredited residential program for children who have intensive needs requiring a longer length of stay in treatment.

McKean, Bradford, Armstrong counties - Phone: 814-817-1400 x1281

Youngsville Specialized Residential Treatment Program The Youngsville Specialty Residential program is a specialized service for youth with a mental health diagnosis and intellectual/developmental disabilities who require intensive treatment and family-centered services to achieve reintegration back to their family and community. Length of stay in YSR is intended to be shorter duration than the STRIDE programs.

McKean, Bradford, Armstrong counties - Phone: 814-817-1400 x1281

Short-Term Adolescent Recovery (STAR) The STAR program is a joint-commission accredited residential program for children ages 8 through 18 who have been removed from their homes due to a behavioral health diagnosis. The program is an intensive, maximum 90-day program with a strong family therapy component. Because of the importance of family involvement, only children living within a 2-hour radius of the programs are eligible for admission.

McKean County - Phone: 814-817-1310 x1360 or x1365
Snyder County - Phone: 570-415-1805 x1735 or x1726

Sexually Aggressive Youth Program (SAY) The SAY program is a joint-commission accredited residential program for youth males ages 13 through 18. The SAY treatment program is designed around the core belief that adolescents deserve therapy for their sexually maladaptive behaviors in a strength-based environmemt.

McKean County - Phone: 814-817-1400 x1281

Girls In Recovery Learning Strengths (GIRLS) The GIRLS program is a joint-commission accredited residential program for female youth ages 10 through 18 who have a mental health diagnosis and are in need of intensive treatment..

McKean County - Phone: 814-817-1400 x1281

Emergency Shelter Beacon Light's Emergency Shelter is a short-term residential program for youth who need to be removed from their homes in an emergency situation.

McKean County - Phone: 814-817-1327

Education Program Beacon Light operates a privately licensed school program designed to provide education for children who have been unsuccessful in traditional classroom settings. This program offers the opportunity for academic success, and encourages students to value education and learning—all within a safe, structured setting. Alternative education is available to children living in the community or in one of Beacon Light’s residential programs. Additionally, Beacon Light offers a highly customized, autistic support classroom within the school.

Custer City - McKean County - Phone: 814-817-1400

Beacon Light operates its CSRU program
in McClure, PA • 570-415-0510
Beacon Light's STRIDE Southwest program
in located in Kittanning.
RTF leadership is located
in Custer City Private School.