Our Story

Highland House began in 1992 as a halfway house for women and was originally a part of the Women’s Shelter/Rape Crisis Center of Lawrence County.  In July 2000, The Highland House became independent of the Women’s Shelter and moved to our current location at 312 Highland Avenue.

We provided halfway house services and treatment for adult women who had completed short-term drug/alcohol rehabilitation programs and were seeking an environment which fostered individual discovery and growth, and helped to prepare them for an independent lifestyle that would be drug- and alcohol-free.

In 2011, Highland House earned their first 3 year accreditation from CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and has earned additional 3 year accreditations in 2014 and 2017 and 2020.  Accreditation is a sign of quality, and goes beyond a competitive distinction for service providers.

In October 2019, the Highland House made a change in the demographics of those served, and became solely a men’s halfway house. We continue to provide treatment services for drug and alcohol addiction, and offer a wide variety of therapeutic services to support our residents.

We are licensed through the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alchohol Programs, and oversight of our program is provided by the Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol Commission.