Welcome to Harborcreek Youth Services
Harborcreek Youth Services (HYS) has a history of service to the community that spans over 100 years. HYS provides a range of residential and in-home services to vulnerable children and their families. We provide child residential psychiatric services, Multisystemic Therapy, and a specialized Foster Host Home Treatment Program. The agency is a fully accredited child and family social service agency in compliance with all statutory requirements set by the Department of Public Welfare and the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
In addition to its formal licensing status, Harborcreek Youth Services has also attained certification from two national standard setting groups, the Council on Accreditation and the Sanctuary Institute ® . These certifications are consistent with agency efforts over the past decade in prioritizing the delivery of science-based services, including a Trauma-Informed Care Practice Model. We were recognized by the Council on Accreditation for achieving the "Hightest Standards of Professional Practice" in the delivery of both child residential treatment services and family preservation and treatment services. Harborcreek Youth Services is also one of only a handful of agencies to be awarded Sanctuary distinction; which reflects an agency wide commitment to the creation of a non-violent therapeutic culture. In addition, our Multisystemic Therapy program is a nationally recognized, evidence-based practice with extensive clinical and program standards that are equal to or greater than those included in licensing standards.
We are a non-profit agency providing services at our main campus location in Harborcreek, PA, and at our HYS Community Center office located in Wesleyville, PA. We accept clients from multiple counties throughout the state of Pennsylvania who are in need of intensive and effective therapeutic services. These services have grown remarkably over the years and have undergone favorable state inspections for a higher level of care. Some of the services include residential and educational treatment, Alternative Education Services, ARISE Life Skill development, and a Work Experience Program.
We also have a major economic impact in the Harborcreek Community. For the past 100 years, Harborcreek Youth Services has been one of this area's largest employers with approximately 160 staff and a payroll budget of over 5 millon dollars. The attraction and retention of this skilled workforce leads to job creation and investment; which is vital to this area's continued growth and stability. Our staff are a dedicated and trained multidisciplinary team who work on behalf of children and families. In turn, the Harborcreek Community benefits from many hours of community service the young men contribute throughout the years--saving taxpayer money.
Harborcreek Youth Services also has in place an extensive data collection and outcome measurement system for all agency sites and programs. Through the Performance and Quality Improvement Program we have the capacity to measure client satisfaction and client outcomes; including the capability of aggregating and interpreting data. We are pleased to be able to continue our commitment to confidentiality and improved internal processes as we begin implementing a new client information system. This information system will adhere to strict HIPAA regulations and streamline processes for client information.
We encourage you to seek more information about our programs by exploring the rest of our site. If for some reason you do not find what you are looking for, please contact any member of our team and we will do our best to meet your needs.