Miriam House, an eight-bed coed community residence is licensed by the NYS Office of Mental Health for youth ages 12 to 17, who are ready to transition from a residential treatment facility or psychiatric hospital, or who are unable to live at home due to ongoing emotional-mental issues. Youth receive mental health services at their community child guidance clinic and all health-related appointments are made in the community. Whenever possible, youth will attend public school. The focus of the program is to prepare youth for a timely return to his-her community. The residence also provides the community with one crisis respite bed. This bed is open to any child ages 12 to 17, who is in need of respite for a brief time (1 to 14 days).
Debbie Singer, Director, Centralized Intake Unit
A referral must be filled out for Miriam House and approved through the SPOA (Single Point of Access) in the county where the children's parents reside. The SPOA then makes the referral to Parsons Miriam House
Birth certificate, physician's statement, proof of age.
Children between the ages of 12 and 17 at admission, who have a mental health diagnosis, and have been approved through their SPOA for community residence services.