Highland House
Highland Outpatient
Board and Staff

The Highland House, Inc. Mission is to create quality treatment that empowers adolescents, adult men, and women in recovery to reflect, redirect and begin again.

Our Philosophy

We are here because there is no refuge, finally from ourselves. 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 alone, 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 there own dreams, nor the dwarf 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 others!    Author Unknown

Thank you for visiting our new Internet site. As an up-to-date business, we want to give you the opportunity to stay in touch with our programs we have to offer. 

The Highland House ~ Since 1992

The Highland House is a state licensed halfway house of the Office of Drug and Alcohol Programs and the Pennsylvania Department of Health and CARF accredited program. This residential facility is designed for adult women who have completed short-term drug/alcohol rehabilitation program and who are making the transition to a new environment, or who are planning to reenter an old environment that is not immediatelyavailable or adviseable. The residential stay of the program is three to six months. We offer therapeutic support services for women in recovery who are seeking an environment that fosters individual discovery and growth, supports a collective well being and shares a sense of experience, strength, and hope.

CARF Accreditation...What does it mean?

When the services or provider you choose is CARF accredited, you're assured the highest quality.

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International announced that Highland House, Inc. has been accredited for a period of three years for its residential Treatment:  Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Adults) programs. The lastest accreditation is the fourth consecutive Three-year Accreditation that the international accrediting body has qwarded to Highland House, Inc.


Referrals are accepted from adult drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs, County drug & alcohal commissions, and  Behavioral Health MCO's.

Women must have personal motivation for treatment and commitment to abstinence. She must be 18 years or older and a resident of Pennsylvania.

A women must be physically and mentally able to participate in the treatment schedule, as well as live cooperatively with seventeen other women.


Our program is made possible by an agreement with the Lawrence County Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc., the County of Lawrence, and the Department of Health, Office of Drug and Alcohol Programs, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as client's fees and agreements with Single County Authorities. The SCA and the Department of Health specifically disclaim responsibility for any analysis, interpretations or conclusions herein.


Highland House addresses issues which are gender specific to women in recovery.  Issues include:  Physical/sexual abuse; Single parenting; Lack of Education; Employment; Stereotypical sex roles; Divorce; Co-dependency.

Additional Services Provided:  Individual Therapy; Group Therapy; Psycho/Educational Groups; Life Skills Training; Nutritional/Health Education; Vocational/Educational Assessments; Education/Job Training Referrals; Money Management Skills; Support for 12-Step Participation; Stress Management/Relaxation; Spirituality; Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Awareness; Relapse Prevention; Medical/Dental Referrals; Social/Recreational Activities; Housing Referrals; and Follow-up/Aftercare support services.

For more information please contact:

Cindy Lou Reed, House Manager              Marilyn Plotts, Executive Director

312 Highland Avenue                                    P.O. Box 1405

New Castle , PA  16101                                New Castle, PA  16103-1405

Phone:  724 654-7760                                   Phone:  724 856 -7349

Fax:  724 654-9845                                       Fax:  724 856-7353

HH-cindylou@comcast.net                            Marilyn@highlandhouseinc.com