Adult Behavioral Health

Elwyn offers a range of programs for adults with mental illness.

Clark’s Manor

Clark’s Manor is a supportive, therapeutic, home-like setting for adults with chronic mental illness. Set back in a tranquil, tree-lined neighborhood, this beautiful and comfortable residence is the home away from home you’ve always wanted for your loved one.

For more information or to make a referral, please contact:
Art Fastman, Director, at 610-675-7669 or Art_Fastman@elwyn.org.

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Crisis Services

Help is only a phone call away with the Elwyn lead Delaware County Crisis Connects Team.

We are available 24 hours a day, every day of the week.

Mobile Crisis – Mental Health Crisis Intervention and Help
Our teams are available to dispatch anywhere in the counties 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Delaware County
1-855-889-7827
Philadelphia County
215-685-6440

For Mental Health Support
Warm Line

1-855-464-9342

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a highly structured form of therapy that teaches the skills necessary to regulate emotions, control self-destructive behaviors, and improve relationships. Originally designed to treat Borderline Personality Disorder, DBT has been scientifically tested as an effective treatment for a range of emotional and behavioral problems. It focuses on helping individuals learn to validate their own experiences while also learning skills to improve quality of life, reduce distress, regulate emotions, and maintain effective relationships. In short, DBT helps individuals learn how to achieve their unique goals, maintain productive relationships, and develop stability in their lives.

DBT includes several modes of treatment:

Individual Therapy

Individuals in DBT participate in a one hour therapy session every week. During this time, they review weekly diary cards, develop insight into their behaviors and consequences, and discuss more effective problem solving.

Group Therapy

Individuals in DBT also participate in a two hour skills training group every week. Participants are provided with a binder of handouts and worksheets to be reviewed in class and completed as homework. Each group includes a mindfulness exercise, reviewing the homework assignment, and learning new skills. There are four types of skills people learn in DBT skill training:

  • Mindfulness – being present in the moment, increasing awareness, being non-judgmental, thinking wisely
  • Distress Tolerance – managing stressful situations without making things worse
  • Emotion Regulation – awareness of emotions and vulnerabilities, reducing intensity of negative emotions
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness – asking for things or saying “no” skillfully, preserving relationships, and self-respect

Phone Coaching

Individuals in DBT are able to contact their therapists outside of session when they are in crisis or highly stressed. The therapist will assist the individual in choosing a coping skill to deal with the situation or to manage strong emotions until the problem can be solved.

Loved Ones Group

Friends and family members of our DBT participants are eligible to participate in a special skills group to learn more about DBT skills and how to best support their loved one in DBT.

**This program has received Evidenced-Based Practice (EBP) Designation through Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health. EBP designation is reserved for providers offering high quality evidenced-based and evidence-supported practices.

To schedule an intake appointment, please call our office at 215-895-5588. During the intake, you and the staff will discuss whether the DBT program is appropriate for you.

Contact: 215-895-5588

Family Empowerment Services

Family Empowerment Services is a home-visitation program providing timely parenting assistance for families with young children, offering proactive services and information to support families before they are in crisis. This program focuses on all aspects of parenting, including child development, family assessment, home and child safety, and the coordination of services with healthcare providers and community support programs.

Philadelphia
267-546-3000

Mental Health Recovery and Peer Support Programs

Clubhouse Peer Support Services

Welcome House offers voluntary membership to a vibrant mental health peer support services community.

7700 West Chester Pike
Upper Darby, PA 19082

610-446-1485

 

New Visions Community Integrated Day Services

New Visions is a recovery oriented, community integrated and treatment based network of care. It is a place where people come to learn how to recover, work and build social supports that lead to in-community opportunities.

Contact
215-895-5588

 

Partners in Recovery Certified Peer Specialists

If you are diagnosed with serious mental illness, you no longer have to attend a day program in order to receive peer support services. A Certified Peer Specialist, trained in the fundamental principles of recovery and specialized therapeutic interactions is available to come to your home, or location of choice. To be eligible, you must be 18 years old or older, reside in Philadelphia and have Medicaid.

Contact
215-895-5588

 

Outpatient Mental Health Services

Community based outpatient mental health services, traditional psychiatry and therapy services are offered both individually and/or in groups for children (ages 5 and up) and adults. Services include diagnostic evaluation/ assessment, testing, therapy (group and individual), and psychiatric medication management/ monitoring. The program is able to provide services to individuals with medical assistance (MA) and/or Medicare. Intake appointments include a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation that is a requirement to access all other outpatient services.

In partnership with the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services’ “Healthy Minds Philly” initiative, Elwyn Behavioral Health participates in regular community awareness events, such as mental health screenings and trainings. For more information about this initiative, please see the following link for Healthy Minds Philly.

Please call our central intake number at 215-895-5588 to start the process.

4040 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

215-895-5588

Residential Services

Community Residential Rehabilitation Programs (CRR)

Elwyn operates two Community Residential Rehabilitation programs for people in recovery from mental illness. Located in Harrisburg and Philadelphia, these programs are designed to promote independent living, offer varied opportunities, and promote community inclusion.

Contact
610-891-7675

 

Personal Care Homes (PCH)

Elwyn operates six personal care homes for people in recovery from mental illness. Located in Delaware County, PA, each location offers a homelike atmosphere for five to sixteen people.

Contact
610-891-7675

 

Supported Living Residence (SLR)

Elwyn’s Supported Living Residence program cares for six women in recovery from mental illness.

Contact
610-891-7675

Residential Treatment Programs

 

Elwyn is the leading provider of behavioral health services and solutions in the tristate region. We deliver innovative and accessible treatment to individuals 18 or older with psychiatric, behavioral, or substance abuse challenges. Our Crisis Residential Programs, Residential Treatment Facility, and Dual Diagnosis Programs provide a range of crisis responses that are available 24 hours daily, 365 days a year.

McCabe Hall (also known as the Natale Media Program)
111 Elwyn Road
Elwyn, PA 19063

610-891-2324

 

Community Integration Program (also known as the New Beginnings Program)

This Residential Treatment Facility for Adults (RTF-A) offers voluntary and involuntary residential accommodations and continuous treatment, support, and supervision for 16 adult residents. Twenty four-hour support and supervision are provided in a safe, structured, and therapeutic setting.

1001 Sterigere Street
Building 9
Norristown, PA 19401

610-528-4040

 

Forensic Competency Restoration Program (also known as the Natale North Program)

This specialized forensic program facilitates an individual’s reentry into the community, in the least restrictive living option. We help participants understand the legal system in order to resolve their current legal issues and provide support to manage the symptoms of their behavioral health diagnosis.

1001 Sterigere Street
Building 9
Norristown, PA 19401

610-233-3934

 

  • The best part of my job is having fun with the consumer. I can teach them about science, art, cooking, music, and more.

    Thuy Nelson

    Program Instructor, CA
    Thuy Nelson
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