Residential Treatment Facility

PAHrtners’ Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) is for Deaf and Hard of Hearing adolescents who have serious emotional and/or behavioral health challenges that make living in their natural home envioronment impossible. The program operates 24/7 andis set in a home in the community. The goal of the RTF is to provide an intensive therapeutic environment while maintaining as much of the adolescents’ natural supports as possible. When feasible, adolescents remain in their home schools. Family visits take place as often as therapeutically appropriate. Community activities are a regular part of treatment.

PAHrtners Deaf Services’ RTF services include:

  • Psychiatric Assessments and Monitoring
  • Individual, Group and Family Therapy
  • Academic Assistance
  • Transportation to School and Medical Appointments
  • Independent Living Skills Training
  • Behavioral and Emotional Support

Treatment planning begins with a support team including: the adolescent, the family members, the case manager, the behavioral health providers, the psychiatrist, school representative, other community service providers that support the adolescent, and any other friends or advocates the adolescent and family wish to involve. Plans are strength-based, culturally competent, family focused, adolescent centered and outcome driven.

PAHrtners is dedicated to providing professional behavioral health services that empower youth and their families to achieve treatment goals and ultimately reunite.


PAHrtners Residential treatment Facility is CARF accredited.