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Westmoreland

Provides family- driven and confidential support services to adoptive, kinship, and custodial families. We offer 3 types of services: case management, support groups, and respite care. All services are free and fully funded through the PA State SWAN department. Case management services allow our caseworkers to connect the family with local resources such as: mental health needs, educational services, and birth parent conflict resolutions, along with several other needs and services identified between the family and caseworker. We offer several types of Support Groups within the Erie and Crawford County areas as well as Online Support Groups. The respite support service allows us to stand out amongst other agencies within the state due to our ability to provide the family with $900 in respite funding which can be used for activities such as family memberships to the YMCA, zoos, museums, dance classes, and other extra-curricular activities. These funds can also be used to pay for approved respite care providers.

We provide FREE and CONFIDENTIAL services to victims of domestic and sexual violence and child sexual assault. Services available are: 24-hour HOTLINE (888-832-2272); counseling, therapy and support groups for victims and their significant others; battered women’s shelter; medical and legal advocates; community outreach to children preK-12th grade and to adult community and faith groups.