Now is the Time
To improve access to treatment and support services for youth and young adults ages 16-25 that either have, or are at risk of, developing a serious mental health condition.
Healthy Transitions Grant
Washington County Behavioral Health and Developmental Services is excited to participate in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) “Now Is the Time: Healthy Transitions” Grant. This is a five year grant designed to improve the lives of transition age youth and young adults in our county.
The grant is designed to promote awareness and early identification of individuals ages 16-25 with, or at risk of, serious mental health conditions, and to improve access to a broad array of effective and integrated services and supports for transition age youth and young adults.
Resources and Supports for Youth and Young Adults
Crisistextline – text 741-741 to text with a trained crisis counselor
- Washington County Emergency and Crisis Services’ Crisis Line
- 877-225-3567 is a 24-hour emergency mental health service. Crisis Line staff provide supportive counseling, outreach, assessment, and referral information to individuals experiencing an emotional crisis or difficulty in coping with an emotional crisis or a behavioral problem.
Want to get involved in Healthy Transitions?
Join the PA Youth and Young Adult Network – contact Lex and Chad
Events for youth and young adults
Goals of the Grant
Increase awareness about early indicators or signs and symptoms for serious mental health conditions.
Provide community members with the knowledge and strategies to assist when a youth mental health concern arises.
Increase youth engagement and access to services.
Improve the effectiveness of services and supports and increase utilization of evidence-based practices.
Develop best practices that can be replicated across the Commonwealth.
Join our Advisory Panel.
Share your ideas.
Together we can make a difference.
Be the CHANGE you wish to see in the WORLD - Gandhi
Washington County Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
100 West Beau Street
Washington, PA 15301
Email: Mary Jo Patrick-Hatfield or Perri Greco.
This page was developed [in part] under grant number SM061250 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.