Instilling hope.
Inspiring change.
Building community. 

  • Serving the community since 1955.

    Penn Foundation provides compassionate, responsive, and innovative care that addresses the mental health, substance use, and intellectual disability needs of the community.    
  • Instilling hope.

    Each year, we partner with more than 10,000 individuals and families to help them realize their fullest mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health.  
  • Inspiring change.

    Recognizing that every person is unique, we provide quality care and personalized attention to every client.    
  • Building community.

    We work closely with primary care physicians, schools, churches, businesses, and others to ensure that we are providing coordinated care that meets the needs of the whole person - mind, body, and spirit.  
  • You choose the path. Together, we'll share the journey.

    We strongly believe in the resiliency of the human spirit and the ability of every individual to live a meaningful life. We partner with individuals and families to help them realize their recovery and life goals in the community.
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Groups

Penn Foundation offers various groups to further enhance the care it provides. Click on a group below to learn more. For more information, contact Julie Williams at 267.404.5760.

Penn Foundation offers group enhancement opportunities to complement the care that it provides.

Individuals who participate in groups often feel a high level of validation because they realize that they are not alone. A group environment fosters opportunities for emotional support, compassion and understanding, and encouragement from others who are experiencing the same things you are. You have the chance to learn from other group members as well as to help your peers.

For more information about our group ehancement opportunities, please contact Jacinta Harman, Director of Mental Health Outpatient Services, at 267.404.5945 or jharman@pennfoundation.org.  

View our complete list of groups for Children/Adolescents, Adults, and Drug/Alcohol support.



 FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS 

Group Name

Ages

Meeting Time

Contact Person

Accepted Insurances


Intensive Outpatient


11-18


Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday

 

4:00 - 7:00 pm

 

 


Ginny Afman
267.404.5783

 


Wellness for Teens

 

 


15 - 17


Every other Wednesday

 

6:00 pm


Janina Strouse
267.404.5742

Aetna, AmeriHealth Administrators, Highmark, Independence Administrators, Keystone East, MH Net, Personal Choice, UBH

 

 FOR ADULTS 

Group Name

Meeting Time

Contact Person

Accepted Insurances


ADHD


Thursdays
7:00 pm


 


Mallorie Stafford
267.404.5797


Amerihealth Administrators, HealthChoices, Highmark, Independence Administrators, Keystone East, MHC, Personal Choice, UBH

 


Anger Management


 Wednesdays
6:00 pm

 


 


Dwayne Henne
 267.404.5916


Aetna, Highmark, Keystone East, Medicare, Multiplan, Personal Choice, Private Pay, United Behavioral Health, Valley Preferred


Anxiety/Relaxation


Thursdays
6:00 - 7:30 pm


Charlotte Batcha
267.404.5010


Aetna, AmeriHealth Administrators, Highmark, Independence Administrators, Keystone East, Medicare, MH Net, Perform Care, Personal Choice, UBH, Valley Preferred


DBT


Fridays
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Sharon Yerger
267.404.5918

 

Mallorie Stafford
267.404.5797

 

Aetna, AmeriHealth Administrators, HealthChoices, Highmark, Independence Administrators, Keystone East, MH Net, Personal Choice, Private Pay, UBH


Depression


Mondays
10:30 am - 12:00 pm


MaryLynne Black
267.404.5017


FREE


Depression


Wednesdays
10:00 - 11:00 am

 

 


Chris Antczak
267.404.5717



Amerihealth Administrators, Highmark, Independence Administrators, Keystone East, MHC, Personal Choice, UBH, Valley Preferred

 

 


Depression

 


Wednesdays

1:00 - 2:00 pm

 

 


Sharon Yerger
267.404.5918


Amerihealth Administrators, Highmark, Independence Administrators, Keystone East, MHC, Personal Choice, UBH, Valley Preferred


Depression Psychoeducation


1st Wednesday
of each month
6:00 - 7:00 pm

 

3rd Tuesday
of each month
10:00 - 11:00 am

 

 


Chris Antczak
267.404.5717


Amerihealth Administrators, Highmark, Independence Administrators, Keystone East, MHC, Personal Choice, UBH, Valley Preferred


General Mental Health Group


Tuesdays
10:00 - 11:00 am


Daniel Stahlberger
267.453.1907


Aetna, Amerihealth Administratorrs, HealthChoices, Highmark,  Independence Administrators, Keystone East, Personal Choice, UBH


General Peer Support


Thursdays
3:00 pm


Jane Straw
267.404.5740

 


Hearing Voices


Fridays
10:00 am

 


Jane Straw
267.404.5740

 


Living Well with Chronic Pain & Illness


Wednesdays
1:30 -3:00 pm

Beginning
February 7, 2018


MaryLynne Black
267.404.5017


All Insurances Accepted


Women’s Trauma Recovery and Empowerment


 Mondays
12:30 - 2:00 pm


 Susan Carpenter
267.404.5780


All Insurances Accepted


Advanced Women's Trauma Recovery and Empowerment


Mondays
10:00 - 11:30 am

 
Susan Carpenter
267.404.5780

 
All Insurances Accepted

 

 DRUG AND ALCOHOL OUTPATIENT GROUPS


MORAL RECONATION THERAPY (MRT)
WEDNESDAYS | 12:00 - 2:00 PM


JENNIFER VILLARE
267.404.5035


MOST INSURANCES ACCEPTED


RECOVERY ESSENTIALS
WEDNESDAYS | 5:30 - 7:00 PM

 


JUDITH HAAS
267.404.5053


MOST INSURANCES ACCEPTED


SUBOXONE PEER SUPPORT GROUP

FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH
9:30 - 11:00 AM

 


 
MARY BETH KOLLAR
267.404.5757

 

MOST INSURANCES ACCEPTED


SUBOXONE PEER SUPPORT GROUP
FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH
6:30 - 8:00 PM


ROBERT WITTMAN
267.404.5959

 

MOST INSURANCES ACCEPTED

 


WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT GROUP
TUESDAYS| 4:00 - 5:30 PM


JENNIFER VILLARE/MEGAN STEICH
267.404.5035

 

MOST INSURANCES ACCEPTED

Sharon Scanlan and Melanie Masin-Moyer, Facilitators
This is a 12-week cognitive behavioral anger management group treatment. This intervention was developed from studies at the San Francisco Veterans Affair Medical Center and San Francisco General Hospital. This cognitive behavioral therapy has been found to be effective in treating anger problems. Four types of CBT intervention are used which include relaxation interventions, cognitive interventions, communication skills, and combinations of these interventions.

Thursdays at 7:00 pm | Lori Hinsdale, Facilitator
The Social Skills group will meet for 8 weeks starting on January 10, 2013. This group will be dedicated to teaching social skills to individuals who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder, helping them to better manage their interactions with others and feel better about their relationships. Some examples of weekly themes include Conversational skills, Social Media Use, Public Etiquette, etc. Very basic skills designed to address some areas where those with an Aspergers-like diagnosis might need guidance and direction. This group will also serve as a community building experience for Autistic Spectrum adults to connect with other people experiencing similar challenges.

Wednesdays at 1:00 pm | Mary Lou Gorzelic, Facilitator
The Christian Women's Chronic Pain/Chronic Illness group will meet every other week starting in late January 2013. Topics include acceptance of condition; how to balance striving for independence while keeping in mind the limitations of condition; how to effectively communicate needs and concerns to family members: wrestling with question of why, as this relates to one’s faith; and how to find meaning and purpose in life while living with condition. This group will include scripture reading and prayer in addition to information and tools in how to maintain or achieve mental and emotional well being while living with condition.

Rachel Baker, Facilitator
This group is an open group for individuals 18 years and older.. This group is based on the evidenced-based practice of Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment and was developed by Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center. This group is designed to create a place where clients can come and talk openly about their substance use and how this is impacting their life. The goal is that over time, peers will support each other in reducing their use, making a commitment to sobriety, and move onto active treatment group.

Mondays at 7:00 pm | MaryLynne Black, Facilitator
This group will begin in late January and run for 6 weeks. Topics include improving your communication through active liistening; conflict resolution; identifying couple strengths and growth areas; role relationships; managing finances; spiritual beliefs; and sexual relationship. Group will include some video clips, worksheets, Scripture verses, prayer, homework assignments, and group discussion.

Wednesdays at 2:00 pm | Linda Alpert-Diani and Jonathan Labman, Facilitators
This group is designed to introduce its members to current information on the impact of trauma on human lives. It will then teach six basic, easy-to-learn interventions that group members can use in their own lives to help balance the body-mind system in the presence of trauma. This group is also designed to help women with a history of trauma learn: (1) how to talk about what happened to them, (2) how to talk about how they feel in a public setting, (3) how to support other women who’ve been traumatized, and (4) how to have truthful and safe conversations about these issues with each other. It’s designed to help members ease the social anxiety that most trauma survivors feel by giving women practice in relating to others in a group.

Rev. Susan Ellis, Facilitator
This is a process group around issues of grief. May include some video clips, Scripture verses or poems, prayer, open discussion, psycho-education, relaxation exercises, etc.

Mondays at 2:00 pm |Loux Center Room 1460 | Certified Peer Specialist, Facilitator (begins March 4)
This group will support and normalize daily function of voice hearers. Please complete a pdfregistration form and bring it to the first meeting.

This is an evidenced based group offering that aims in helping consumers pursue their own personal recovery process. This group will provide information on how to help people manage their illnesses and to move ahead in their lives. The group covers material on recovery strategies, facts about mental illness, using the stress vulnerability model, building social support, reducing relapse, using medications effectively, coping with stress, coping with problems and symptoms, and getting your needs met in the mental health system.

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