Friendship House
Friendship House Community Services

Friendship House’s Community Services help children every day.

Friendship House Outpatient therapists provide counseling at our offices to children and their families in order to help resolve emotional and behavioral issues and family conflict. This level of care is designed for individuals 2 ½ to 21 years of age living in the community who have emotional problems which interfere with their success in daily activities of home, school or community life. Children who are having a variety of issues may benefit from this type of therapy. Friendship House staff will work in partnership with your family in a way which respects your child and family’s individuality.

The School Based Behavioral Health Team Program is a mental health program designed for youth ages 5 to 13 years who are experiencing social, emotional, and or behavioral difficulties that impair their ability to function in school and other settings.

The Pottstown location of Friendship House offers the Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP), a national early childhood program that promotes parent-child interaction and positive parenting to enhance children's cognitive and social-emotional development. The program prepares children ages 16 months through 4 years for academic success and strengthens families through intensive home visiting.

The East Mountain Center for Early Learning (EMCEL), Friendship House’s first Community Pre K and Day Care program, provides a nurturing, supportive environment for young children to grow in every aspect of their social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Children and families who attend EMCEL benefit from the experience of our qualified staff. Staff members are provided with extensive training, possess high levels of expertise, and will provide your child with a learning environment that is stimulating, caring and fun.

If your goal is to create a better life for your child and a better quality of life for your family, then you're in the right place. At Friendship House, every aspect of care is an integrated part of a comprehensive plan. Together, we strive to ensure the best possible outcomes at home, in school and in the community.