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Posted on: February 13, 2024 | Last Modified on: January 18, 2023

Behavioral Health Town Hall Meeting - Monday March 25

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OPTION 1: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AMOPTION 2: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM 

LOCATIONWCCC Student Achievement Center

145 Pavilion LaneYoungwood, PA 15697

Join us for an open town hall meeting dedicated to understanding the behavioral health syste...

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Printable Event Flyer (pdf) BH/DS
Posted on: January 23, 2024

Registration open for ODP Training

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This session is on Navigating ODP Resources and is geared towards individuals and families who are just beginning to learn about ODP or for those who want a basic understanding of the topic being discussed.

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Posted on: January 4, 2024

Feedback from Young Adults with Disabilities

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Westmoreland County Department of Human Services wants young adults with disabilities to meet their own goals and enjoy a good life. Please take our survey!

The following survey is intended for young adults who have aged out of school-based services, and to their families and support network, to learn what resources and services are helpful and where additional services or resources might be needed.

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Pathways to a Good Life Survey BH/DS
Posted on: February 15, 2023

Department of Human Services in Westmoreland County Announces First Ever Coordinated Entry System

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This Coordinated Entry System will begin with the County’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (BHDS) partnering with United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania and PA 211 Southwest (211). The Base Service Unit (the entry way into ment...

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Posted on: November 30, 2022

Affordable Connectivity Program

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The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is an FCC program that helps connect families and households struggling to afford internet service. The Affordable Connectivity Program provides:

  • Up to $30/month discount for broadband service;
  • A one-time discount o...
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Posted on: October 25, 2022

OMHSAS Telehealth Questions & Answers

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On Tuesday, October 18, 2022, the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS), as part of the monthly stakeholder meeting, conducted a Telehealth Question & Answer presentation with special focus on the new verbal consent requirement...

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Posted on: October 14, 2022

Suicide Prevention / Governor's Challenge Portal

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Pennsylvania has been an active participant in the Governor’s Challenge: To Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans and Their Families. OMHSAS is pleased to share the opportunity to offer Military Cultural Competency Training provided by Psych Arm...

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Posted on: October 7, 2022

ENGAGE Program Brochure & Referral Form



Wesley Family Services is part of a statewide effort looking for additional ways to improve the lives of people experiencing first episode psychosis. One of those efforts is ENGAGE (Educate, Navigate Grow and Get Empowered). ENGAGE involves explorin...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Request for Council Member Applications

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PADDC is seeking nominations for Council members who are:

  • Individuals with developmental disabilities 
  • Parents of children with developmental disabilities
  • Family members of adults with developmental disabilities

The PA Developmental Disabilities Coun...

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

"The Impact" - July 1, 2022

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Certain families who are eligible for Pennsylvania’s Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) program retroactively for the 2021-2022 school year due to COVID-19-related absences have begun to receive benefits.   P-EBT, whi...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Request for Proposal: Youth & Young Adult MH Peer Support Services

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Peer Support Services (PSS) are specialized supportive interventions conducted by a Certified Peer Specialist (CPS). A CPS is a selfidentified individual who currently or previously received behavioral health services and is trained and certified to offer...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Tips for Choosing a Health Plan

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Effective September 1, 2022, there will be changes to the Medicaid physical health managed care plans available in Pennsylvania. These changes only apply to people who get their Medicaid through the physical HealthChoices system – they do not ap...

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