The CA-PRTF program is currently being redesigned by the State of Indiana, Department of Mental Health and Addictions. It is anticipated that new clients may be accepted on or after July 1, 2013. Details regarding the updated program will be posted as they become available.

The state of Indiana has a program called Community Alternatives to Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (CA-PRTF) for children and youth with serious emotional problems. The program may allow your family to receive extra help for treating your child’s challenging behavior while your child remains in your home. 

The Allen County, IN access center is located at Crossroad, 2525 Lake Avenue.

Your child may qualify if he/she:

  • has problems managing feelings and behaviors
  • is between the ages of 6 and 21
  • is Medicaid-eligible
  • lives in Allen County, IN

Families will choose the service provider from a list of participating agencies, will identify their family’s strengths and needs, and will have a say in the type of help provided. Families will help create a Child and Family Team to support them in achieving the goals set for both child and family.

For information about CA-PRTF please contact:

Kylie Riecken, B.S.
CA-PRTF Access Site Coordinator