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2020 Bucks County MH/DP Advisory Board Meeting Schedule

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Wednesday, June 17, 2020*
Wednesday, September 16, 2020*
Wednesday, November 18, 2020

All meetings held at 4:30 pm
Bucks County Administration Building 

55 East Court Street
First floor, Room 110
Doylestown, PA 18901 

The Department of Mental Health / Developmental Programs is responsible for the administration of services to Bucks County residents who have mental illness, intellectual disability, or developmental delay/disability, and their families. The purpose of these services is to help individuals live in the community and participate in community life.

If you are in a Crisis situation Call 1-800-499-7455  to speak to a trained crisis worker - Anytime - Day or Night
Other Crisis Numbers.

Central & Upper Bucks 215-345-2273
Lower Bucks 215-785-9765

Mental Health Program 

Services are provided at a variety of agencies throughout the county. Services include Crisis Services, Outpatient Therapy, Partial Hospitalization, Community Treatment Teams, Administrative Case Management, Intensive Case Management and Resource Coordination. Housing services include Adult Respite, Intensive, Maximum and Moderate Community Residential Rehabilitation (CRR), and Supported Living. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services include Clubhouse, Psycho-Social Programs and Consumer Run Drop-In Centers. Vocational and employment services are also available. Children's services include Outpatient Therapy, Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Case Management, Family-Based Mental Health Services, School-Based Services, Student Assistance Program, and the L.I.F.E. Program, which provides parent advocacy, education and information and referral services.

Developmental Programs

Creating Connection in the
Midst
 of Crisis

A 4-Week Virtual Workshop Including 1:1 Personal Coaching to Help You Connect with Your Child
Tuesday and Thursday Evenings
July 14th - August 6th

This parenting workshop will provide a place to share your experience and use them to create new relationships based on understanding and trust.

The New Normal and What it Means for Early Intervention (EI) and Intellectual Disability/Autism (ID/A) Services

Services include: Case Management/Service Coordination, Family Driven Support Services, Information and Referral and Consultation and Education. Residential Services include: Home Based, Family Living, Supported Living and Community Living Arrangements (CLA). The program also administers Vocational Services, Competitive Employment, Vocational Rehabilitation and Adult Training.

In addition, the program administers Early Intervention Services. Early Intervention (EI) is an entitlement service designed to meet the developmental needs of eligible children and their families. Children are eligible for EI throughout the county if they are between the ages of birth and three years; and have a delay of 25% or greater in any one of the following five developmental areas: cognitive, communication, physical, social emotional or adaptive, or have a diagnosed physical or mental condition which has a high probability of resulting in developmental delay.

ei english ei spanish

Early Intervention Family Survey, from the PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning

Coming Together for Kids - Bucks County LICC (Local Interagency Coordinating Council)

2019 - 2020 Workshop Schedule and Brochure
For Families of Children 0 - 5, Bucks County Child Care Providers, Local Business and Community Members

Bucks County Now is the Time: Healthy Transitions Partnership (Transition Age Youth/Young Adult)
The purpose for the Healthy Transitions Partnership is to develop and coordinate services and support for youth and young adults (16 – 25 years old) with, or at risk of, serious mental illness. (New Website now live:
mentalhealth4bucksya.com)

Bucks County Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Task Force 

#HoldOnYouMatter
Bucks County Suicide Prevention Task Force Presents "Walk to Make a Difference"
Thank you for making the 2018 Walk so successful!

For more Information on the Walk to Make a Difference or the Bucks County Suicide Prevention Task Force, go to the Task Force page

Comcast Newsmakers:

Dawn Seader - Walk to Make a Difference
#HoldOnYouMatter
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - Bucks County Technical High School 
Anthony Devlin - Neshaminy School District
Importance of Mental Health Awareness in School Setting and Walk to Make a Difference
Bringing School Districts Together for Awareness
Commissioner Diane M. Ellis-Marseglia, LCSW
Community Coming Together to Prevent Suicide
Walk to Make a Difference
Suicide Task Force 
Wendy Flanigan, MH/DP
Training the Community to Recognize and Respond to Suicide - QPR Training
Suicide Task Force
Maria Picciotti, Family Services Association
Recognizing the Need to Talk About It
Whether problems seem big or small
24/7 National Crisis Hotline
CONTACT Helpline 8 am - 8 pm 
Sharon Curran - Lenape Valley Foundation
Crisis Hotlines for Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol issues...Completely anonymous. 
Separate Crisis Lines for Police Officers, and for other First Responders
State Representative Frank Farry
Where do first responders go for help? Reduce Stigma, Increase Awareness, Have Resources in Place to Help.
First Responders Crisis Hotline, Police Personnel Crisis Hotline - Does not need to be Job Related. 

To obtain Mental Health or Early Intervention services, contact the agency closest to you; For Developmental Programs information and intake contact the Department of Mental Health/Developmental Programs at 215-444-2800. 

Bucks County Mental Health/Developmental Programs

Bucks County Administration Building
55 E. Court Street, 4th Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901
215-444-2800

Penn Foundation

Mental Health and Developmental Programs
807 Lawn Avenue
P.O. Box 32
Sellersville, PA 18960
Tel: (215) 257-6551 (MH)
Tel: (215) 257-1183 (MR)

Early Intervention
807 Lawn Avenue
P.O. Box 32
Sellersville, PA 18960
Tel: 267-404-5069

Lenape Valley Foundation

Mental Health and Developmental Programs
500 North West Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Tel: (215) 345-5300

Early Intervention
Tel: (267) 893-5400

Penndel Mental Health

Mental Health
1517 Durham Road
Penndel, PA 19047
Tel: (215) 752-1541

Developmental Programs
300 Cabot Blvd West
Suite 100
Langhorne, PA  19047
Tel: (267) 587-2300

Merakey Bucks County

Early Intervention
Two Greenwood Square
3331 Street Road, Suite 450
Bensalem, PA 19020
Early Intervention Referrals:
Phone: 215-244-7910
Fax: 215-244-7915

If you are on Medical Assistance, some Mental Health, Alcohol and other Drug Services are authorized and paid for by:

Magellan Behavioral Health of PA, Inc.
Call 1-877-769-9785
For Information and Authorization

For more information about all mental health and substance abuse disorder services in Bucks County, please go to Bucks County Network of Care.


Mental Health/Developmental Programs
Donna D. Duffy-Bell, MA, CPRP, CCDP-D
Administrator: Mental Health/Developmental Programs
Bucks County Administration Building
55 E. Court Street, 4th Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: 215-444-2800