Adult Behavioral Health Services
Elwyn offers a range of programs for adults with mental illness.
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.
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.
For Mental Health Support
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
**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.
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:
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Family School is an intensive, center-based parenting program to overcome identified child abuse and neglect. This program, for parents with children up to 10 years of age, focuses on keeping families safe, together, and assists families with reunification if their children have been in foster care. Led by a multidisciplinary team of teachers, aides, social workers and parent educator, parents are able to learn and play with their children in a safe, supervised, therapeutic and educational classroom setting.
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
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.
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.
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
Parents and Children Together (PACT)
Elwyn’s Parents and Children Together (PACT) program is for families in need of support to improve parenting skills. Through a combination of home visits and center-based education, Elwyn staff help parents learn how to use positive discipline and set age-appropriate expectations for their children
106 West 15th Street
Chester, PA 19103
862 Main Street
Darby, PA 19023
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.
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.
Supported Living Residence (SLR)
Elwyn’s Supported Living Residence program cares for six women in recovery from mental illness.
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