Out-Client Counseling

Valley Youth House

Valley Youth House – Adolescents and Families Together

provides traditional outclient services to youth and their families. Services are offered in Lehigh and Northampton Counties on a fee-for-service basis. The fees are on a sliding scale based on family income and size. Counselors are trained in individual, parent and family therapies, and understand the special needs of adolescents.
PROGRAM SUPERVISORS and LOCATIONS
NORTHAMPTON COUNTY:
Christine Hanna, M.Ed.
1615 Northampton Street
Easton, Pa 18042
610-252-2681

LEHIGH COUNTY:
Nicole Graaf, MA 
524 Walnut Street
Allentown, Pa 18101
610-432-6481

REFERRAL SOURCES: Open to the community.
ELIGIBILITY:
The youth should be between the ages of 11 and 17 years of age and not actively homicidal or suicidal.
LENGTH OF SERVICE: Varies according to the youth and family availability and identified needs.
FEE: On a sliding fee scale based on family income and size.

 

 

Valley Youth House – Truancy Intervention Program (TIP)

is provided to identified schools and supported through United Way and other donation dollars at no fee to the family. Staff works with the school-identified youth that has missed 10 or more days of school. Services can be from one to two hours per week and may include tutoring, mentoring, and counseling for both the youth and their family. Concrete needs of the family are also addressed. The youth and his or her family may be seen in school, home or other community sites.
PROGRAM SUPERVISORS and LOCATIONS:
Nicole Graaf, MA 
524 Walnut Street
Allentown, Pa 18101
610-432-6481

REFERRAL SOURCES: Shawnee Middle School, Easton; Broughal Middle School, Bethlehem; South Mountain and Harrison Morton Middle Schools, Allentown; and William Allen High School, Allentown
ELIGIBILITY: The identified youth must be in one of the above schools and identified by the school personnel to participate.
LENGTH OF SERVICE: Service length varies from six months to one year.
FEE: None to the family

 

 

Valley Youth House – Adolescents and Families Together County Slot

This service is reserved to counseling and case management to children and their families who are identified by a County Services. It is time limited and provides outreach into family homes and community sites with the goal of diverting the child and family from the child welfare system and maintaining the family unit. One to three hours of service are provided each week.
PROGRAM SUPERVISORS and LOCATIONS:
NORTHAMPTON COUNTY:
Christine Hanna, M.Ed.
1615 Northampton Street
Easton, Pa 18042
610-252-2681

LEHIGH COUNTY:
Nicole Graaf, MA,
524 Walnut Street
Allentown, Pa 18101
610-432-6481

REFERRAL SOURCES: Lehigh County Children and Youth, Northampton County Children and Youth, Northampton county Juvenile Probation
ELIGIBILITY: The youth must be identified by a county service system
LENGTH OF SERVICE: six months to one year
FEE: None to the family

 

 

Valley Youth House – Child Mentoring Program

provides a caring adult to meet individually with an identified child. Mentoring time is spent in the community doing activities, at one of the “fun nights” organized by the program or at Camp Fowler. For some children, services are also provided in the family home as a respite for caregivers.
PROGRAM SUPERVISORS and LOCATIONS:
Kara Williams
524 Walnut Street
Allentown, Pa 18101
610-432-6481

REFERRAL SOURCES: Lehigh County Children and Youth, Lehigh County Mental Health, Northampton County Children and Youth, Northampton County Mental Health, Unconditional Childcare
ELIGIBILITY: The youth must be between the ages of birth to eighteen and not actively homicidal or suicidal.
LENGTH OF SERVICE: Services are provided from three months to one year.
FEE: None to the family

 

 

Valley Youth House – Victim Intervention Program

was developed to meet the needs of sexual abuse victims eighteen years of age or younger. Individual, family and parent counseling are provided as well as a non-offending parent’s group within the office, family home or community sites. A playroom is available to work with our youngest children.
PROGRAM SUPERVISORS and LOCATIONS:
Nicole Graaf, MA
524 Walnut Street
Allentown, Pa 18101
610-432-6481

REFERRAL SOURCES: Lehigh County Children and Youth, Northampton County Children and Youth, community
ELIGIBILITY: The youth must be between the ages of birth to eighteen and not actively homicidal or suicidal.
LENGTH OF SERVICE: Services are provided from three months to two years.
FEE: None to the family

 

Valley Youth House – Family Preservation Program/InHome Services

are intensive family programs developed to prevent out of home placement while maintaining the safety of the child within the home. Services are provided in the family home, schools and community sites and includes counseling as well as support services.
PROGRAM SUPERVISORS and LOCATIONS:
NORTHAMPTON COUNTY:
Christine Hanna, M.Ed.
1615 Northampton Street
Easton, Pa 18042
610-252-2681

LEHIGH COUNTY:
Nicole Graaf, MA
524 Walnut Street
Allentown, Pa 18101
610-432-6481

REFERRAL SOURCES: Lehigh County Children and Youth, Northampton County Children and Youth,
ELIGIBILITY: The youth must be between the ages of birth to eighteen and not actively homicidal or suicidal.
LENGTH OF SERVICE: Services are provided from three months to one year
FEE: None to the family

 

 

Valley Youth House - Parents of Adolescents Group

is a unique 10 week group developed to work with the special concerns of parents with adolescent children. It identifies parenting challenges, developmental milestones, discipline concerns, boundaries, stress management, values and peer group concerns.
PROGRAM SUPERVISORS and LOCATIONS:
NORTHAMPTON COUNTY:

Christine Hanna, M.Ed.
1615 Northampton Street
Easton, Pa 18042
610-252-2681

REFERRAL SOURCES: Northampton County Children and Youth, community
ELIGIBILITY: Parents should have children ages 11 to 17 either in the home or in placement with a return to the home anticipated.
LENGTH OF SERVICE: 10 weeks
FEE: None to families referred by Northampton County Children and Youth. Community referrals pay using a sliding fee scale.

 

 

Valley Youth House – Supportive Housing for Families

was developed for the purpose of reducing out-of-home placement of children due to chronic homelessness of the family. Rent Assistance, employment assistance and case management services are provided. Additionally parent and life skill training, assistance with benefit applications and identifying housing are provided.

PROGRAM SUPERVISORS and LOCATIONS:
NORTHAMPTON COUNTY:

Christine Hanna, M.Ed.,
1615 Northampton Street
Easton, Pa 18042
610-252-2681

REFERRAL SOURCES: Northampton County Children and Youth, Lehigh County Children and Youth
ELIGIBILITY: The family should be open to children and youth with an immanent risk of out of home placement of one or more of the children likely without intervention. Additionally, there should be children between the ages of birth and 17 and at least one parent agrees to participate.
LENGTH OF SERVICE: Up to two years
FEE: HUD funded, families pay a portion of their rent and utilities

 

 

Valley Youth House – Family Based Mental Health

provides in home counseling and support services to children and their families where the child has a mental health diagnosis. The purpose of the program is to reduce out of home placement due to the mental health needs of the child. Family counseling, individual counseling, education on mental illness and crisis intervention is available.
PROGRAM SUPERVISORS and LOCATIONS:
Debbie Hess, MA
531 Main Street, second floor
Bethlehem, Pa 18018
610-954-9561

REFERRAL SOURCES: Residential Treatment Facilities, Schools, Hospitals, Magellan Health Services, NCMH, LCMH, individuals and families
ELIGIBILITY: The child must have an active ACCESS card and is birth to 21 years of age. Medical necessity must be established through a face to face interview with a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist. The child and family must be interested and willing to participate.
LENGTH OF SERVICE: Up to eight months
FEE: County and MA funded

 

 

Valley Youth House – Behavioral Health Rehabilitative Services provides in home counseling to children and their families where the child has a mental health diagnosis. The services are individually designed to meet the unique needs of the child and family. Available are Mobile Therapists, Behavioral Specialists, and Therapeutic Staff Supports.
PROGRAM CONTACTS and LOCATIONS:
NORTHAMPTON COUNTY:
Barb Brown, BA
1615 Northampton Street
Easton, Pa 18042
610-252-2681

LEHIGH COUNTY:
Nicole Rimmer
524 Walnut Street
Allentown, Pa 18101
610-432-6481

REFERRAL SOURCES: Residential Treatment Facilities, Schools, Hospitals, Magellan Health Services, NCMH, LCMH, individuals and families
ELIGIBILITY: The child must have an active ACCESS card and is birth to 21 years of age. Medical necessity must be established through a face to face interview with a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist. The child and family must be interested and willing to participate.
LENGTH OF SERVICE: Services are authorized in four-month increments. Medical necessity must be established for services to continue beyond four months.
FEE: MA funded

 

 

Valley Youth House – Family Focused Solution Based Services

provides intensive in home counseling to children and their families where the child has a mental health diagnosis. Services were created to address the needs of families identified by the child welfare or juvenile probation systems. A team consisting of a Master’s level Therapist and a Bachelor’s level Family Support Specialist meet with the family up to four hours each week to reduce high risk behaviors.
PROGRAM CONTACTS and LOCATIONS:
NORTHAMPTON COUNTY:
Barb Brown, BA
1615 Northampton Street
Easton, Pa 18042
610-252-2681

LEHIGH COUNTY:
Nicole Rimmer
524 Walnut Street
Allentown, Pa 18101
610-432-6481

MONTGOMERY COUNTY:
Lauren Fusselman, BA,
524 Walnut Street
Allentown, Pa 18101 
610-432-6481

REFERRAL SOURCES: Residential Treatment Facilities, Schools, Hospitals, Magellan Health Services, NCMH, LCMH, individuals and families, Child Welfare, Juvenile Probation
ELIGIBILITY: The child must have an active ACCESS card and is birth to 21 years of age. Medical necessity must be established through a face to face interview with a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist. The child and family must be interested and willing to participate.
LENGTH OF SERVICE: Services are authorized in four-month increments. Medical necessity must be established for services to continue beyond four months.
FEE: MA funded