The Centers for Disease Control reports that up to 20% of U.S. children experience behavioral health challenges. Milestone is committed to supporting affected children in Western Pennsylvania.
Host Homes are families who provide a safe and caring environment for children ages 3-17 who require emotional and behavioral stabilization. An intensive, therapeutic, child-focused and family-orientated service, Host Homes allow children to live in a therapeutic home environment for 6 – 24 months as they learn how to develop better communication and coping skills before returning home. The Host Home program can also provide respite care services for children ages 3-17. Host families must earn criminal background, child abuse and FBI clearances.
Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services
Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services is a psychotherapeutic service that “wraps care around” the child/adolescent in his/her environment. Services are provided in the home, school and community, by mental health professionals. The child, parents, school, case managers and any other necessary providers play an active role in the planning of services. Milestone provides these services to clients who live in the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh.
Milestone provides behavioral health support to students in the following school districts: Penn Hills, Riverview, Wilkinsburg and Riverview Children’s Center. The services are unique to each district and based on the needs of the students.
Service Coordination and Clinical
This recovery-oriented program utilizes natural supports to assist children with mental health challenges achieve recovery, employment, educational opportunities and self-sufficiency. Service Coordinators provide linkage, referral, benefit assistance, coordination of care services, advocacy and 24/7/365 emergency response services.
For more information about Milestone Children’s Services, please call: 412-731-9707, ext. 207.