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Stairways Behavioral Health assists adults with mental health care needs at any stage in their recovery through comprehensive rehabilitation, treatment and support programs.

Through a wide variety of treatment programs, skill-based programs and drug & alcohol treatment, as well as outreach programs, housing, adult education, employment services and social opportunities, Stairways helps adults to build skills essential for living, working, learning and participating fully in the community.

The most progressive mental health care provider in Erie County, Stairways serves more than 8,000 each year. Most programs are covered by Medicare and Medicaid or private insurance, depending on eligibility.



Stairways Adult Residential Programs

RTFA The Adult Residential Treatment Program is a 15-bed facility providing 24-hr, supervised care for up to 30 days. The program provides a safe and supportive setting as an alternative to inpatient mental health hospitalization or as a step-down from inpatient care.

Not only do individuals in acute psychological distress require kindness and care, but they many need assistance in managing normal everyday routines that, under better circumstances, would not appear daunting at all.

Treatment is tailored to meet each individual's needs and goals through a holistic, multidisciplinary approach. Services provided can include psychiatry, nursing, individual and group therapy and case management.

106 E. 29th Street, Erie, PA 16504 - 814.878.2153

Long Term Structured Residence (LTSR) The Stairways Behavioral Health long-term structured residence (LTSR) setting provides a highly recovery-focused mental health treatment program. Referrals are received from a supervised setting; and treatment focuses on managing mental health symptoms, developing independent living skills and re-integration into the community.

The LTSR is a part of Erie County's continuum of care and bridges the gap between hospital and home with an extended stay lasting an average of six months. The treatment-rich environment is guided by a physician, nurses and a team of mental health professionals, mental health workers and peer specialists.

People in the program and their families are encouraged to take an active role in their recovery process, treatment planning and discharge. As individuals prepare to transition from the LTSR, staff are available to assist with referrals to supportive services in the community, including such programs as Blended Case Management, Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Mobile Medication Management, Certified Peer Support, Assertive Community Treatment and other resources as needed.

810 Walnut Street, Erie, PA 16502 - 814.464.8061


Stairways Adult Programs are located at 2185 West 8th Street Erie, PA 16505