MHY Family Services’ COVID-19 Response
Change is all around us but the hope and healing that we offer for our children and families remains constant.
Read the MHY Family Services Plan for COVID-19 Response. The plan outlines MHY Family SErvices’ response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and how we are addressing the potential risk to clients, families, employees and stakeholders.
MHY Family Services is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, the Office of Children, Youth and Families, and the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, and the PA Department of Education. MHY provides residential, education, and community behavioral health care services and treatment for youth and families.
As an essential service, MHY Family Services continues to provide consistent care for youth in our residential program as well as youth and families in our community services programs. The uncertainty of our world right now affects us all, but it can be particularly challenging for our young people who are already managing trauma and other behavioral issues, like anxiety or depression. This is why it is more important than ever to ensure they feel safe, protected and have a sense of control.
VISITORS TO THE FACILITIES
MHY Family Services has resumed limited campus visitation in designated areas as well as therapeutic leaves for youth. Safety procedures are in place to decrease exposure risk, including but not limited to, limiting the number of visitors; taking every visitor’s temperature; asking visitors to identify any potential COVID-19 exposure or symptoms; mandating masks to be worn during the visit; and sanitizing the meeting areas before and after each visit.
MHY Family Services’ Male and Female Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) and Diversion & Acute Stabilization Program (DAS) ccontinue to accept new referrals. It is important to note that prior to admission, all youth and family are screened for COVID-19 symptoms and that they are follow CDC recommendations.Read about our Residential Services.
MHY is excited to share that we continue to hire and provide formal training to new employees and interns. Online interviews are optional may be scheduled right now. Visit our Employment page.
Longmore Academy will be providing in-person teaching and learning for its students effective August 24,, 2020. Longmore’s instructional plan will continue to be informed by guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH), PDE, and the U.S. Department of Education
Longmore’s instructional plan will continue to be informed by guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH), PDE, and the U.S. Department of Education. Read more about Longmore Academy.
Our community based services remain open and are accepting referrals for all intensive and in-home programs including MST and High Fidelity Wraparound. We are eliminating waiting lists in our MST Programs to make it easier for youth and families in need to receive intensive services as quickly as possible. Regulations have amended in the short-term to allow for the use of technology to connect with families, therefore services may be offered via telehealth or in person, whichever method is preferred for the youth and family. Read more about our Community Services.
COMMUNITY DONORS & VOLUNTEERS
As MHY focuses on the health and well-being of our children and staff, we ask our generous supporters to hold any clothing donations until further notice. In addition, all volunteer events are suspended indefinitely.
Those wishing to support MHY may make an unrestricted financial donation or may choose to sponsor a technology need that will impact our students, teachers and clinicians. Monetary donations will help purchase Chromebooks and other technology resources. We are also accepting disinfecting supplies, hand sanitizer and wipes. These items can be dropped off at the Administration Building on the front porch.
Thank you for your continued support! Every donation will make a difference. Please visit our donations page if you would like to make a donation.