Post Adoption Support Program

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.

Basic Information

Bethany Christian Services
Contact Person
Ashley Barickman
Phone Number
(814) 853-6062
PO Box 1377
Meadville, PA 16335
Geographical area(s) in which services are provided
All counties in Western PA (Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Washington, Westmoreland, Fayette).

Program Information

Social/Emotional Support
  • Caregiver Support Groups
  • Respite
  • Case management