Behavioral Health Services
The path to mental health and stability is different for everyone.
At COMHAR, we understand the complexities of mental health treatment and strive to meet individual needs wherever they may be. We offer an array of services for children, adults and seniors, ranging from outpatient therapy and community-based services through day programs to 24/7 residential supports.
Outpatient Treatment for Adults //
COMHAR outpatient services allow clients to maintain normal activities and relationships with family, community, workplace or school. Services include: Psychiatric Evaluation; Psychotherapy for Individuals, Groups and Families; Medication Assessment and Monitoring; Identification of Need for Other Services; and Referral to Community Resources.
Several of our Outpatient Programs offer Walk-In hours with no appointment needed:
COMHAR utilizes evidenced-based practices such as:
The Beck Initiative- (CT) Cognitive Therapy
PACTS Initiative (TF-CT) Trauma Focused Cognitive therapy for children
(DBT) Dialectical behavioral Therapy program
(DBT-PE) Prolonged exposure
(EMDR) Eye Movement De-sensitization Re-processing
(TAMAR) Trauma, Addiction Mental Health and Recovery groups
(MI) Motivational Interviewing.
The Welcome Center
2055 East Allegheny Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134
*serving ages 7 and above
Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday: 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Thursday: 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Latino Treatment Program
2600 N. American Street
Philadelphia, PA 19133
*serving ages 5 and above
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
LGBTQI & HIV/AIDS Program
100 S. Broad Street, Suite 1450
Philadelphia, PA 19110
*serving ages 18 and above
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
We accept the following insurance for Outpatient Services:
Community Behavorial Health
Cigna Health Springs
Keystone VIP First
Magellan Health Partners
Day Services //
Recovery oriented day programs for adults who require additional supports.
The HOPE (Helping Opportunities for People’s Empowerment) program is a site and community-based psychiatric rehabilitation program that is part of COMHAR’s CIRC (Community Integrated Recovery Center) model for adults and seniors. Five different programs address the unique needs of individuals with behavioral health challenges, co-occurring substance abuse disorders, HIV/AIDS infection, and Spanish as the primary language. Individuals learn to become fully functional in their recovery through a strengths-based holistic approach that employs family inclusion, community integration, education, employment/volunteerism, financial counseling, housing, spirituality, and legal help. Additionally, HOPE educates individuals and their families about the recovery process through an empowering environment that promotes a resilient peer culture.
For more information, call COMHAR Central Registration at 267-861-4382 or Contact us via e-mail.
Open Door Clubhouse
The Open Door Clubhouse is an employment-based psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery program for adults based upon the acclaimed Fountain House Model. The goal is to ultimately move members through a continuum into permanent employment. Recovery is accomplished through three levels of growing responsibility; the Work Ordered Day, Transitional Employment Placements, and Supported/Independent Employment. Additionally, Clubhouse members can partake in social evening/weekend activities and receive assistance with accessing community-based resources.
For more information, please call the Open Door Clubhouse at 215-427-5763.
Residential Support Programs //
Residential support services prepare and support clients to move from highly-structured and well-staffed congregate facilities into independent apartment living situations with minimal staff supports.
Long Term Structured Residences
COMHAR’s Long Term Structured Residences (LTSR) are located in Philadelphia and Northampton Counties. These therapeutic programs are designed to provide 24/7 residential and intensive treatment supports for adults with a variety of psychiatric and health related needs. Individuals requiring this level of care have access to a variety of services including individual and group therapies, psychiatric evaluation, crisis intervention, peer support, psychiatric rehabilitation and medication management. The multidisciplinary treatment team is comprised of staff that includes a psychiatrist, mental health professionals, licensed nurses, peer specialists, and direct care staff. Services are delivered both on-site and in natural community settings to maximize learning opportunities. Our focus is to assist individuals in developing skills, increasing their independence and stabilizing their psychiatric and physical health symptoms with the goal of moving into lesser structured settings.
While the LTSR are unable to accept direct admissions, individuals interested in making a referral should contact the TIP (Transformational Integration Partnerships) unit of the Department of Behavioral Health, 215-546-0300.
Community Residential Rehabilitation Services
COMHAR's Community Residential Rehabilitation Services (CRRS), located in the Kensington section of North Philadelphia, are a homelike environment providing clients with the maximum possible opportunity for independence and self-determination within a structured living situation. CRRS provides a range of educational activities, both inside and outside the residence, designed to improve daily living skills. Counselors assist clients with identifying their goals and working with individuals or as groups to assist them with attaining identified life, social or recreational skills, which are consistently addressed and reinforced. Emphasis is placed on establishing positive interpersonal relationships with other clients and counselors through weekly community meetings promoting healthy social interaction, and many clients partake in COMHAR day services to further their social and emotional development.
Referrals come through the TIP (Transformational Integration Partnerships) unit of the Department of Behavioral Health, 215-546-0300. However, referrals generally originate from case managers, shelters, and some transitional services.
"I have been connected with COMHAR since 1996 and I can say that without them, I don’t know where I would be, probably dead or in jail."
-Willie - Supported Independent Living Graduate
Community-Based Support Services //
Targeted Case Management
COMHAR’s Targeted Case Management (TCM) program provides blended case management services to adults 18 and over with a serious mental health diagnosis that require additional community supports to help them meet their needs and work to achieve their goals. Our case management unit also has 2 specialty teams that provide services to the Young Adult population from 18-25 and a Bicultural/Bilingual team with a focus on the Hispanic Community. Our case management professionals provide services to people wherever they are; home, hospital, provider agency etc. We will meet with participants in their home, assess their needs and strengths, and assist them with developing goals to help them achieve stability and live their most meaningful lives. All participants receiving Targeted Case Management services must be referred by a provider and approved by the TCM unit of the city.
Referrals to this program can be made to the TCM unit at (215) 599-2150.