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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Mental Health Services

Mental Health Services

Wrap Around, also known as Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS), is a community-based, empowerment approach for families of children and adolescents (birth to age 21) with emotional and/or behavioral difficulties.

Emotional and behavioral problems can include:

  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Conduct Disorders
  • Grief Reactions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse

Focusing on the child's strengths and resiliency, Wrap Around provides individualized, intensive counseling and behavioral management services for 1-2 years. The ultimate goal is to stabilize the child through intensive interactions and active involvement of all resources and supports in the child's life (i.e. family, school, church, etc.)

Services

  • Behavioral Consultations
  • Creative Art Therapies
  • DIR/Floortime
  • Family Therapy Interventions
  • Mobile Psychotherapy
  • One-on-One Interventions
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoeducational Therapy
  • School-based Interventions

For more information about Wrap Around Services, call us at 215.453.5178.

Your life is busy. Days are filled with decisions, deadlines, and interruptions. Marriage, family, and work can be overwhelming and create additional tension and stress. Balancing all of these responsibilities and finding time for yourself seems impossible, especially when everything happens at once. Finding a way to cope just becomes another challenge to overcome.

We recognize that many adults need help to bring balance and perspective back into their lives. Others need ongoing support to cope with everyday living. We offer a comprehensive array of services to handle these life challenges.

Assertive Community Treatment
Community-based psychiatric treatment, outreach, rehabilitation, and support

Case Management
Supportive in accessing community resources and achieving recovery and life goals

Counseling Services
Traditional and Christian counseling approaches to address challenging life situations

HealthConnections
Integrating behavioral healthcare with physical healthcare

Peer Support
Using shared life experiences with mental illness and/or substance use to enhance an individual's quality of life

REACH
Assistance in setting and achieving life goals

Residential Services
Housing options designed to assist individuals with daily life functioning

Wellspring Clubhouse
Social, educational, and vocational opportunities to regain self-worth, confidence, and purpose

Dayspring Counseling Center offers children, adolescents, and adults counseling services from a Christian perspective.

Based on the biblical principles of hope, healing, compassion, and humility, Dayspring is meant to complement and enhance the ministry of pastoral care already offered by churches in the community. It is a safe place for Christians with various religious convictions to receive spiritually sensitive and clinically competent counseling and consultation.

Our Core Values
We see all clients as children of God, created in His image and likeness.
We ground all counseling in truth of the Bible and the current insights of behavioral healthcare.
We offer to our community counselors who are theologically educated and professionally trained.

For more information about Dayspring Counseling Center, call 215.257.6551.

Aiming to fulfill needs and achieve goals that have not been met through traditional office-based treatment, ACT (Assertive Community Treatment) provides community-based psychiatric treatment, outreach, rehabilitation, and support to adults with severe mental illnesses

These individuals, primarily residents of northern Montgomery County, may have co-occurring mental health and substance use issues and may have had multiple psychiatric hospitalizations.  FACT (Forensic Assertive Community Treatment) offers the same services as ACT to residents of upper Bucks County as well as qualifying individuals released from Bucks County prisons.

Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A crisis line is also available.

Services

  • Assessment and Treatment Planning
  • Individual and Group Therapy
  • Medication Management and Distribution
  • Peer Support
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Social, Vocational, and Other Skill Training

For more information about ACT and FACT, contact Julie Williams at 267.404.5760 or jwilliams@pennfoundation.org.

Penn Foundation’s housing options range from 24-hour, 7-day-a-week staff coverage to independent, subsidized housing.  All housing operates with a recovery focus.

  • Penn Gardens: Independent, subsidized housing in single-person apartments with income and disability eligibility criteria
  • Penn Villa: Group home and townhomes with staff support. Income eligibility criteria apply.
  • Village of Hope: Male and female group homes for homeless persons with co-occurring mental health and substance use issues

 

 

Penn Villa is an integrated community consisting of one group home and five townhomes providing housing support for adults with major mental illnesses and persons with co-occurring mental illnesses and substance use disorders.  Within a caring community of current tenants, alumni, and committed staff, independence, personal growth, and holistic recovery are facilitated.

Group Home
With a preference for residents of Bucks County, this housing is known as a Community Residential Rehabilitation (CRR) program.  Tenants are offered 24-hour on-site availability of staff support and supervision within a mixed gender group home with eight single bedrooms/private bathrooms.

Townhomes
With a preference for residents of Bucks and Montgomery counties, this housing is known as Supported Housing.  Tenants are offered daily staff support within five joined townhomes.  Each tenant has his/her own bedroom within a three bedroom townhome.

Alumni Program
Alumni services are available to former tenants.  Services available include individual contact from staff for social support, assistance with resource linkages, and support when moving.  Recreational activities available to current residents are open to alumni.

 

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants need to meet income eligibility criteria of less than 60% of the area median income.  Penn Villa has a preference for adults with major mental illnesses and adults with co-occurring mental illnesses and substance use disorders.  Applicants need to be free of active use of illegal drugs or alcohol and be free of current legal charges.

Rental Cost
Rent is based on 30% of income, up to the maximum allowable charge.  Townhome residents are responsible for purchase and preparation of their own food.  Group home residents are charged for food since food is provided by the program.

Application
To apply for housing and supports at the group home or townhomes or for more information about Penn Villa, contact Christine Shannon at 215.453.5166 or cshannon@pennfoundation.org or Chelsey Phillips at 267.404.5877 or cphillips@pennfoundation.org. Please provide your name, phone number, and US mailing address.

Because the application form includes financial information to assess financial eligibility for Penn Villa, the application needs to be completed with the involvement of the applicant and/or his/her payee.  Applications cannot be faxed. Please return completed applications directly to Christine Shannon.  

 


Village of HopeThe Village of Hope is a temporary housing program for homeless adults in Bucks County who have been
diagnosed with both a mental health and substance use disorder.
 
The goal of the program is to provide a supportive, recovery-oriented environment for those who voluntarily wish to recover from substance use and mental health problems. It is designed to provide assistance in gaining skills necessary for the successful re-entry into the mainstream of life.

Our program is based in two houses, one which serves 8 males and one which serves 8 females. The residents of the houses have access to the services offered on the Penn Foundation campus. After the resident has completed stabilization treatment, work, education, and volunteering become priorities. Program staff will transport residents to places of employment within a certain radius.

We offer 24-hour, 7 days-a-week coverage. The average length of stay is 9 months although residents may stay up to 2 years.

Our staff assists residents with medication management, shopping, cooking skills, cleaning, etc. Residents are encouraged to learn ways to constructively use personal time such as hobbies or participating in exercise and sports activities. Computers, exercise equipment, and optional outings (i.e. baseball games, movies, hiking, fishing, etc.) are available to residents.
  
For more information about the Village of Hope, contact John Ruppert at 215.453.5191

REACH (Intensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation) aims to assist individuals with mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders in setting and achieving personal goals in their living, learning, working, and social environments. Services are provided on an intensive, time-limited basis through group work and individual meetings.

For more information, contact Michelle Rampulla at 267.404.5710 or mrampulla@pennfoundation.org.

Five Phases

Readiness Assessment
Gauging a person's need/desire to set a goal for change and evaluating person's willingness to give up old ways of doing things & to take a leadership role in one's recovery journey

Readiness Development
Increasing self-understanding, learning recovery principles and community-based opportunities, and experiencing accomplishments

Goal Choosing
Identifying the dream job, home, or place to go to school and gathering information about identified goal options

Goal Achievement
Identifying critical skills and needed supported to successfully achieve the chosen goal

Goal Keeping
Evaluating and supporting the person in his/her chosen goal

ClubhouseThe Wellspring Clubhouse is a voluntary rehabilitation program based on the original “Clubhouse Model” founded by Fountain House in New York City in 1948. The purpose
of our Clubhouse is to promote recovery and instill hope
among members with mental health and/or co-occurring substance use challenges.

The Clubhouse Model features member leadership and
involvement in all aspects of the program. Members work
side-by-side with staff as colleagues to run the program,
to learn or teach skills, and to offer support and resources
needed to achieve a satisfying and improved quality of life
in the community.

Above all, Wellspring Clubhouse provides a place where people can belong and is a place for friendship, hope, and new beginnings.

The Clubhouse operates in a “work-ordered day,” which runs from 8:30 am –  4:00 pm, Monday - Friday. Members choose to work in one of three units:

      1. Member Services: Focuses on building administrative skills, welcomes new members, and maintains
          records and statistics

     2. Career Development: Focuses on return to school or work, offers tutoring, and publishes a monthly
         newsletter on member accomplishments

      3. Health and Wellness: Prepares daily lunches, maintains the Clubhouse Café, and manages exercise, 
          recreation, and environment of Clubhouse

For more information about Wellspring Clubhouse, contact Jill Valiant at 267.404.5854 or jvaliant@pennfoundation.org.

Changing lifestyles, declining strength, loss of loved ones or friends, or illness are common challenges adults face as they age. We can help when these challenges become overwhelming or when they interfere with an individual’s life.

We provide specialized services for individuals 60 years of age and older as well as their loved ones. We will work closely with primary care physician(s), family, and caretakers. Our goal is to promote the health and well-being of older individuals in the community and assist when times get tough.

We can also provide treatment and/or consultation for a variety of problems seniors face, including: anxiety, behavioral changes associated with dementia, changing health and medical status, dementia and memory impairment, depression, family issues, and grief and loss.

For more information, call 215.257.6551.

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