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Alternative Community Resource Program, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Crime & Law, Mental Health, Mental Health Treatment, Youth Violence Prevention

Mission: The Alternative Community Resource Program, Inc. (ACRP), founded in 1989, is a non-profit agency dedicated to meeting the needs of at-risk youth and their families in Bedford, Cambria and Somerset Counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Our goal is to prevent the out-of-home placement of children and teens facing mental health issues. We have been working on this goal for over a decade by providing services to families and empowering them to help themselves meet this objective.

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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Client Served

Rating: 3

there is some flaws within the program. but i was a student as well as client and i started in the school and getting help back 2006. any of the teachers were rude and didn't take there job seriously, there was an instance where we had a substitute teacher for our science class. student made a day call grab a## Friday. one student grabbed the teachers butt she got mad but then when the student came back she flirted with him, showed cleavage to the student one of the staff seen her and reported it. the teacher didn't get any disciplinary actions taken against her. i have a therapist and blended case manager through them as well. they are the best and i love seeing them. the school has some issues as well as the main office and partial. but over all i feel Acrp is very helpful and made me into who i am today. if a child is willing to make a change to help themselves. Acrp has the resources to help them and support them as much as they can. i should know, i was one of those "troubled children" i belive the main issue is the leaders for example: Howard, who is the head of the acrp on power street in the west end. got rid of some of the best teachers and helping staff to hire his friends and people he is close with rather than hire someone who has knowledge of working in a school environment as well as working with troubled children. but in his case it was more entertaining to hire people he were friends with. not thinking about the children within the school and meeting there needs only his. i think leadership rolls should be given to someone far more responsible to be honest.

Client Served

Rating: 1

An absolutely horrid experience from start to finish. Their staff do not do their jobs, there is NO follow through. No accountability. The mobile therapist who was supposed to see my child weekly, saw my child SIX times over a SIX MONTH time frame. Seriously, there is absolutely NO excuse for such lack of accountability! The therapist NEVER communicated with me, NEVER returned phone calls, then again what would he report other than I didn't see your child AGAIN! My child also was assigned a TSS, the TSS and my child weren't working out, a child with autism doesn't respond to everybody. I made several requests about a change, the school made several requests regarding a change. Finally after a major blow and setback for my child, a change was made.
So glad there are private counseling services available, unfortunately that means my child misses school to attend these sessions. This organization is scary from top to bottom! and to think they're supposed to be helping mental health of people, and we wonder why such craziness occurs. Just glad we won't deal with the ACRP anymore!!

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