The Highland House, Inc. in New Castle, PA

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312 Highland Avenue
New Castle PA 16101

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For a quarter-century, Highland House has provided transitional housing to adult women seeking ongoing support in substance abuse recovery. The facility is designed for women who have already completed short-term residential treatment and are ready to begin transitioning back into the community. Typical length of stay is three to six months.


Admission to this facility typically requires a referral from another rehab or behavioral health provider. As a halfway house, programming is designed for women looking to solidify and further the gains they have made in prior inpatient settings. To be eligible for treatment, women must be 18 years or older, have residency in Pennsylvania, and be in stable physical and mental health.

During their stay the facility offers women access to individual and group counseling, 12-step support, educational sessions, and related social services such as medical referrals. Treatment addresses several areas of recovery, including parenting, relationships, spirituality, emotion management, employment, nutrition, and trauma. Residents may also take part in recreational activities.


The facility's website references clinical technicians and counselors with unspecified credentials, and the nonprofit organization's board includes lawyers, a licensed social worker, and a minister. Both individuals polled by to date indicated they were highly satisfied with the treatment staff's support, training, and experience.


The house is located in a residential neighborhood close to a junior high school. There is currently no further information provided by Highland House regarding living arrangements and related offerings. However, the two alumni polled by awarded perfect five-star ratings for all aspects of accommodations evaluated, including the building's cleanliness and upkeep, meals and nutrition, opportunities for exercise and leisure activity, and policies regarding connectivity with the world outside while in the program.


Feedback on this facility is limited. Two former clients shared their positive recovery experiences with In addition to giving five-star ratings for accommodations and the staff's level of experience, both indicated strong satisfaction with the quality and variety of counseling approaches, rating the overall effectiveness of treatment five stars. One reported success at Highland House after decades of addiction and the other wrote:

Offering five-star ratings for the facility's counseling options, ability to treat co-occurring disorders, and level of family participation, one alum wrote: "It was the best choice i ever made," also highlighting the strength of one-on-one therapy sessions. Providing five stars for its ability to resolve conflict, the other alum added: "The staff present when I was there were fantastic, Still talk to a few of them."

One CiteHealth reviewer agreed about the quality of the program, providing a four-star rating without specific comments.[1] In the sole review on Google, Kelly gave the facility a one-star rating and complained that the facility was "dilapidates and old, peeling paint and falling apart!"[2]


Highland House is funded by the state and federal governments, other social service resources, and unspecified client fees. Some private insurance plans are accepted, including United Healthcare, PerformCare, Community Care, and Value Options.


[2] GoogleReviews

Published on August 2018

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Highland house was my last stop after 2 weeks of detox, and a 3 months of rehab, this was my 1/2way house. It made all the difference leaving my home turf, its a dead little town but it's keeping me sober, The staff present when I was there were fantastic, Still talk to a few of them ..After almost 34 yrs of heroin addiction my sobriety came from leaving the comfort of home and people I knew.


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their one on one was awesome. It was the best choice i ever made.

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