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CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILY SERVICES


Count On Us


We sometimes forget about all the problems that children face: The pressure to fit in; choices about drugs, gangs, and sex; coping with divorce or abuse; trouble in school. To a young mind, issues like these can be overwhelming. Appropriate support and treatment is essential in helping relieve distress and promoting healthy coping skills.




Recognize the signs



Early intervention for children and adolescents who are experiencing emotional or behavior problems can help increase success in school, at home, and in life. It’s important for caring adults to know when a child needs professional help. Warning signs include the following:



  • Persistent sadness and crying, or hopelessness
  • Anger that persists or occurs most of the time; overreactions common
  • Refusing to attend or declining school performance
  • Extreme fearfulness or excessive worrying
  • Loss in interest in previously enjoyed activities
  • Changes in sleeping or eating habits
  • Using alcohol or drugs; excessive sexual thoughts or actions
  • Repetitive habits and rituals
  • Having racing thoughts, seeing things or hearing voices that cannot be explained
  • Constant concern about physical problems or appearance
  • Talk of suicide or worry about hurting others or doing something bad

We can help

Our available services offer help and hope:
  • Assessment, evaluation, and treatment planning
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Medication therapy/management
  • Clinical support services
  • Alcohol and substance abuse treatment
  • Discharge planning
  • Crisis intervention services
  • Case management
  • Referrals
  • Home-based services


Day Treatment Program


Edgewater Health’s day treatment programs provide a structured educational environment alongside of mental health services, Monday-Friday from 8 am – 3 pm, year-round. Students receive 3 hours of educational instruction and 3 hours of therapeutic activities, as well as individual therapy and case management. Parents receive individual therapy, family counseling, and parent education.

The day treatment program is designed to serve children diagnosed with serious emotional disorders, behavioral problems, and mental health needs in a more structured setting. Children and youth with complex needs will be able to remain with their families in their communities and continue learning while receiving intensive mental health treatment.

Our staff includes a child psychiatrist, therapists, case manager, nurse, certified special education teacher, teacher aide, and program manager who will work together to ensure every child receives the care and attention he or she deserves.




Contact Us

1100 W 6th Avenue
Gary, IN 46402


Monday-Friday
6am-6pm


219-885-4264


Download our printable Family & Youth Services brochure.





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