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The Highland House, located in historical New Castle, PA, is a state licensed halfway house of the Office of Drug and Alcohol Programs and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.  The halfway house has been a CARF accredited program since 1999.

In July 2000, Highland House became independent of the Women's Shelter and Rape Crisis Center at which time we moved to our current location on Highland Avenue as a halfway house for women.

In August 2019, Highland House opted to transition from a Women's Halfway House to a Men's Halfway House with our first admission to take place in October, 2019.


Our Philosophy

Until people confront themselves in the eyes and hearts of others, they are running. Until they suffer others to share their secrets, they have no safety from them. Afraid to be known, they can know neither themselves nor any other; They will be alone.


Where else but in our common ground can we find such a mirror? Here, together, people can at last appear clearly to themselves - not as the giants of their dreams, nor the dwarfs of their fears - but as individuals, part of a whole with a share in its purpose.


In this ground we can each take root and grow, not alone anymore as in death, but alive to ourselves and to others.



What others are saying:

CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) says:


"The organization brought together a team from a wide range of professional and cultural backgrounds, experiences, and ages.  Long-tenured staff members bring unique skill sets and knowledge to their positions and are valuable assets to the organization as they support each other and share and maintain a true focus on services and improving the lives of each and every client.


The clients reported that the program and clinical staff members truly care about them and that, from the day of their admission, they have felt safe and secure and know that there is always someone available that they can talk with when struggling."