Services for Children and Youth



Child Abuse Hotline

(800) 932-0313



8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


 Contact Information

  • Children and Youth Services

    County Office Building
    75 Public Avenue
    Montrose, PA 18801
    Telephone: (570) 278-4600, Ext. 5920
    Fax: (570) 278-3273
    Michelle Graziano, MSW
To make a report of suspected child abuse by phone or online, use the phone number or website below:

To make a general report of concerns of child neglect, contact the Susquehanna County Services for Children and Youth at 570-278-5920 Monday through Friday 8am-4:30pm. If it is outside of these hours, you can reach an on-call caseworker at 570-278-3841.

 In-Take and In-Home Services


Adoption Services – Casework services for parents, placement service for the child, adoptive home studies for the Court, public and private agencies.

Child Protective Services – Agency investigates reports of neglect and abuse. Services are provided to children and their families to improve family functioning and to assure children’s safety.

Counseling – Counseling and intervention services in crisis situations.

Custody Home Studies – As Court ordered.

Day Treatment – Purchased in-school counseling program to prevent or shorten length of placement.

Case Aide – Agency case aide provides teaching services to clients in areas of budgeting, parenting, housekeeping, and childcare to prevent placements.


 Specialized Programs


Preventative After Care – Intensive in-home service used to maintain or reintegrate youth into the community.

Nurturing Parenting – Intensive individualized in-home parenting program. This program is an evidence-based program.

Independent Living – This service is provided to youth primarily in the foster care or placement system in order to assist with the challenges youth face with living independently.


 Community Based Placements


Emergency Shelter Care – Foster care for emergency placements and runaways.

Foster Family Care – A substitute family when a child has to be removed from his or her own home due to issues of abuse and/or neglect.

Kinship Care – Placement of child with relatives when parents are unable to care for the child due to issues of abuse and/or neglect.

Group Home, Community Based – Purchased placement services for children who need more structure than foster care provides.


 Residential Placements


Juvenile Detention – Short-term placement of delinquents in a secure detention facility.

Residential – Purchased placement for children/youth who need twenty-four hour supervision and care.

Secure Residential – Purchased placement service for delinquents who need secure residential setting.


 Advisory Board


This committee, geographically representative of Susquehanna County, makes recommendations for Agency policies, operations and development; advises on development of the Annual Plan and Budget; and distributes funds raised from their annual appeal.


 Foster Care


If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, please contact Jolene Kelly at the Agency office. Phone (570) 278-4600, extension 3009.