Family Supports

Not sure where to start?  Call 724-847-6225 and ask for a Drug and Alcohol (D&A),
Intellectual Disability (ID), or Mental Health (MH) Specialist.

Beaver County Crisis #:  800-400-6180    (Available 24/7)


Transition Age Mobile Crisis is a short-term service in Beaver County that will respond by phone within one hour and attempt face-to-face contact in 24 hours to assess, stabilize, and link families to available supports and services while offering side-by-side support. Referrals can come from provider agencies, Courts, Schools, Self-referrals, CYS, etc.

Have Questions? Young people who are experiencing a crisis (and their family members)
are encouraged to call us at 724-630-5189.

crisis text line

The Crisis Text Line provides access to free, 24/7 support and information.

For ANYONE, in ANY type of crisis, who prefers to use TEXT.  
(Just text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the US.)

Please print and share the following flyers below:

Crisis Text Line Flyer 1          Crisis Text Line Flyer 2

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
“Family Fact Sheet”

Transitioning from Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS) to Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS)

Help and support for parents during COVID-19

The PA Parent and Family Alliance

The mission of the PA Parent and Family Alliance is to elevate and connect the voices of families of children, youth, and young adults who have social, behavioral, emotional, and learning challenges to resources, to each other, and to collaborative community partners across the State of Pennsylvania.

Mental Health Screening Tools

(provided by Mental Health America)

Taking a mental health screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition.
Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common, and treatable. And recovery is possible.

Beaver County Resources for Families

Community Alternatives

For the past 20+ years, Community Alternatives has served the Behavioral and Mental Health needs of Western Pennsylvania and Beaver County.  A program overview is shown below.

Outpatient Mental Health Services   (brochure)

Individual, group, and family counseling, psychiatric assessment and medication management, Counseling to address marital conflict and communication problems,  Parenting and anger management skills training,  Play and creative therapy

Mentoring opportunities through Community Alternatives, Inc.   (more info)

Most recently, program components are now available for specific needs of the schools, such as Girl Talk, a social support group for early teen females, as well as Bridging the Gap, which is a program that assists elementary-aged youth by having local high school students trained as mentors to work with them on projects for personal and community empowerment.

Family Services of Beaver County

826 3rd Ave
New Brighton, PA 15066
[email protected]

Established in 1887, this agency expanded its vision to include, not just physical, but emotional support to the community.  

Today, counseling services on a wide variety of topics are the primary focus of our agency including family therapy, marital, child, and individual counseling, drug and alcohol issues in relationships, parent-child conflicts, single parenthood, divorce, separation, domestic violence issues, unemployment stress, anger management, parenting classes, marriage enrichment seminars, divorce mediation, weight management class for children, family life education programs and grief and loss bereavement counseling. Offers reunification services.

Click HERE for more information about our services, counseling, and classes. Telehealth counseling is available.

Office Hours: Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., by appointment.  ​

Fees are based on a sliding scale, based on income.  Adolescents have access to a teen resource center with free counseling.

NAMI Beaver County 

1229 Third Street
Beaver, PA  15009


NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for families, significant others, and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidence-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition.

NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have “been there” and includes presentations, discussion, and interactive exercises.

What You’ll Gain

NAMI Family-to-Family not only provides critical information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, but you’ll also find out that you’re not alone.  Recovery is a journey, and there is hope.

The group setting of NAMI Family-to-Family provides mutual support and shared positive impact—you can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who understand your situation.  You can also help others through your own experience.  In the program, you’ll learn:

  • How to manage crises, solve problems and communicate effectively
  • Taking care of yourself and managing your stress
  • Developing the confidence and stamina to provide support with compassion
  • Finding and using local supports and services
  • Up-to-date information on mental health conditions and how they affect the brain
  • Current treatments, including evidence-based therapies, medications, and side effects
  • The impact of mental illness on the entire family

Contact Rick Mattia by email at [email protected] to learn more about the F-2-F Educational Program and register for the next (spring or fall) class.  


“Sharing Wisdom One Day at a Time”

Nar-Anon, (led by Dr. Suzanne Vogel-Scibilia),  is a 12-step self-help program based on the Alcoholics Anonymous model that is designed for the family members of people who live with substance use disorders.  Although not a NAMI program, NAMI-Beaver County is proud to host this group in our meeting room.  Every Tuesday starting at 5:30 p.m.  Phone Suzanne at:  724.544.0810

Beaver County Reality Tour®  

Being a teen today is hard, and so is being a parent.  Alcohol?  Marijuana?  Social Media?  Opioids?  Let us help you start the conversation.

Location:  Pathway Church, 239 Braun Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010.

(Reality Tour® is presented locally by Keystone Wellness Programs on behalf of Beaver County Behavioral Health.)

Other Resources for Family Members

The Emotional and Psychological Effects of Cancer

When Grief Becomes a Mental Health Issue

Becoming a Happy Empty Nester

Understanding Mental Health Issues in Seniors