OUR INITIATIVES

FAMILY SERVICES

FAMILY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM
This program is both a non-crisis and intensive family preservation program that preserves and strengthens family unity by serving families who are at-risk for having one or more children placed out-of-home due to abuse, neglect, truancy, substance abuse or severe parent/child conflict.

FOSTER CARE
Our Foster Care Program serves child-welfare youth 0-21 years old who have been removed from their homes. These youth have a history of neglect, abuse, truancy, and often behavioral and substance abuse issues. Our program utilizes nurturing, caring, and supportive foster parents to provide a safe, stable, and supportive environment for our foster youth.

HEALTH SERVICES

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
We offer high quality mental health services that focus on improving lives, reducing symptoms, and improving self-management of the clients we serve. Services are targeted at eligible individuals and families experiencing mental health issues or concerns.

COMMUNITY HEALTH ADVOCACY AND ACCESS
Our specialists work in settings including homes, the ACJ, and community organizations and events to inform and increase access to healthcare for disabled and other underserved populations.

JOB SERVICES

EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE
Our Employment Support Services Program [ESSP] assists individuals in recovery from a Substance Use Disorder [SUD] in obtaining and maintaining gainful employment. Services to our clients include resume writing, mock interviews, employment preparation training, case management, and advocacy. In addition, ESSP staff work directly with employers to ensure the equitable treatment of employees who are in recovery from SUDs. Services to employers include employee placement, employer support, education and training, policy analysis, and disability compliance.

DRUG AND ALCOHOL SERVICES

DIVERSION
Our Diversion Program utilizes an evidence-based curriculum to divert students away from the school-to-prison pipeline through programming that supports a drug-free lifestyle and removes barriers to academic success. This program is designed to support academic achievement by keeping youth in school and teaching them new skills. The Diversion Program provides student services as well as parent engagement and referrals.

PREVENTION
We offer quality prevention services to youth, adults, and families throughout Allegheny County to reduce early initiation of substance abuse and improve decision-making skills. The services are within the community and school setting. Services include drug and alcohol pre-screenings and referrals, individual sessions and follow-ups, small groups, classroom presentations, alternative activities, and alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs [ATOD] information dissemination.

INTERVENTION
Our prevention services are offered to groups to address risky behavior associated with substance abuse. Individuals receive supportive services related to accessing intervention and treatment. Outreach efforts heighten awareness of substance abuse and risk factors.

TREATMENT
TRY is licensed to provide D|A outpatient treatment services. The services include drug and alcohol level of care assessments, outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment through individual and group counseling. The sessions are confidential, culturally sensitive, and are intended for underserved and high priority populations.

ASSESSMENT AND CASE MANAGEMENT
Our Drug and Alcohol Case Management services include providing drug and alcohol assessments and referrals to individuals referred by Adult Probation/Parole at the Community Resource Centers and DRCs. We ensure that individuals can access the appropriate treatment services while assisting them throughout the process.

YOUTH CASE MANAGEMENT
Drug and Alcohol Case Management is an individualized, person-centered support service, targeted to youth with addictive and co-occurring disorders who present with multiple needs and require advocacy and assistance in accessing services and supports. The purpose of Drug and Alcohol Case Management is to assist the individual with increasing resilience and self-sufficiency toward recovery. The primary goals of case management services are to increase retention in and completion of substance abuse treatment and increase access to ancillary support services to enhance recovery.

RECOVERY
Recovery support services are implemented by Certified Recovery Specialists [CRS] who work with individuals struggling with substance abuse on a peer-to-peer basis. CRS services are intended to extend and enhance the drug and alcohol treatment continuum by helping to prevent relapse and promote sustained recovery. If relapse occurs, our services help to minimize the negative effects through early intervention and, where appropriate, timely referral to treatment. Individuals involved with Child Youth Services [CYS], the criminal justice system, and those reentering the community after release from prison may also benefit from this service.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

DROP-IN CENTER
We offer an array of non-clinical drop-in services to individuals in all stages of recovery. These services involve recovery groups, skills workshops, and access to our drop in center which we run 3:00-9:00 five days a week. These services allow an entry point into recovery for populations that do not typically have access or interest in traditional forms of treatment and provide individuals with a social setting that is substance free where they can connect with other individuals dealing with the similar issues. In these settings they can connect with immediate harm reduction resources such as Narcan, drug testing  kits, disease screening kits, and essentials such as first aid materials, socks, and other esentials. They also can hear about all of the services and programs TRY provides and make the descion to engage at whatever level they are comfortable with.

RE-ENTRY
We offer numerous re-entry programs for individuals leaving or about to leave the Allegheny County Jail or federal facilities, including our standard re-entry program and specialized re-entry programs for women and fathers. These programs are meant to stabilize individuals upon exiting incarceration and connect them to immediate and long term resources and support to succesfully reintegrate them into society and prevent recidivism.    

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