Harbor Light Center, located on Pittsburgh's Northside, ministers to those desiring recovery from alcohol and/or other substance abuse problems. Harbor Light is a licensed, 40-bed residential treatment program for men aged 18 and older. Participants are encouraged and assisted in breaking the chain of drug and alcohol dependency, while receiving education and employment assistance. A spiritual component helps provide residents a firm foundation for recovery.

The center provides a long-term, medically-monitored residential program structured to meet the needs of the long-term addict. Counselors meet with residents to structure a program aimed to assist in developing a recovery lifestyle and returning to the community and into stable, affordable housing.

The residential program is structured in a three-phase system that may last up to 90 days. Individual and group counseling and family/friend involvement are part of the program. Inpatient and intensive outpatient counseling programs are designed for adults with alcohol and drug abuse problems. Furthermore, a bridge housing program (transitional housing), which can include a stay of up to one year, is available.

Harbor Light's services include the following:

  • individual and group counseling
  • coordination of health care and behavioral health (alcohol and/or other drug treatment and mental health) needs
  • parenting, budgeting and daily living activity skills
  • referral to community supportive services

The center also provides a PennFree Bridge Housing Program (another form of transitional housing), which uses scattered housing sites in the community and provides intensive case management to homeless adults with the goal of attaining self-sufficiency.

For further information, evaluation or admission into the residential, outpatient bridge housing or PennFree Bridge Housing programs, call 412-231-0500.