Manos House

Manos house

The Manos House treatment program is designed for adolescent males between the ages of fourteen and eighteen with a history of substance abuse and delinquent behavior. This residential treatment program for adolescent males provides an array of counseling services in a safe and supportive environment.  Our goal is to create a positive atmosphere and motivate our clients to change their life direction. 

Residential Treatment Programs

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The long-term residential is structured to be completed in 5 – 6 months depending on the cooperation and progress of the client. Privileges and responsibilities are earned through compliance with program expectations and individual effort to participate in treatment—measured through each client’s progress through the Status System. By progressing through the Status System, clients acquire the skills necessary to succeed within the program, as well as within society.


The short-term is structured to be completed in 2 – 4 months in which requires prospective clients out-of-home placement due to substance-related issues. The focus of the shorter-term treatment is to incorporate supports within the family early in treatment in order to assist in creating an environment that supports a healthy reunification following completion of the program. The client will be measured through the Status System, permitting the client to acclimate back into his family and community, through a variety of family activities.

Treatment services

Therapy Services: Individual, family, and group therapy sessions focused on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and the Stages of Change model. Additionally, Change Companies Keep It Direct and Simple journals on subjects of “Why Am I Here,” “My Substance Use,” “My Twelve-Step Program,” “My Feelings,” “My Family,” “Relationships & Communication Skills,” “How We Think,” “How We Change,” “Building Strong Values,” and “Moving Forward” highlight core concepts appropriate for the adolescent using a nonjudgmental focus on positive, strength-based strategies so that they are able to learn the tools and skills to make meaningful, lasting change in their lives.

Aggression Replacement Training: Intensive ten-week life-skills program that teaches effective tools for solving problems, making decisions, and interacting positively in social situations. This course is taught by trained facilitators utilizing Evidence-Based Practices.

Family Engagement Training: Families are encouraged to join us for a variety of therapeutic and recreational opportunities including family orientation, regular family counseling sessions with individualized family education resources, the spring family carnival, summer chicken barbeque, thanksgiving celebration, graduation festivities, monthly family writing circles, and ongoing weekend visitation.

Health Services: In collaboration with community resources, clients are able to receive psychiatric services, grief and loss counseling, as well as trauma-informed care.

Recovery Groups: Recognizing the effectiveness of the twelve-step philosophy, clients are able to attend both on-site and community-based Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Additionally, Manos House is licensed through the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs.

Elective opportunities: Striving to utilize a strengths-based approach, clients are able to explore interests associated with our music studio, art studio, computer lab, online college courses, exercise rooms, wellness elective class, and a basic cooking elective course.

Religious Activities: Opportunities to participate in regularly scheduled religious activities within the treatment program, as well as through community-based religious organizations.

Recreation: Scheduled activities provide clients with opportunities to explore community opportunities such as rock climbing, theater, pottery crafting, sporting events, bubble ball, and more.

Student's Work

Sample work from some clients in our leadership program.

change begins here

Changing a life is not a product of a good lesson, a positive session, a great speaker, or a good book—it is the fruit of embracing truth over time.