• Who We Are

    Our goals are to effectively intervene in the lives of seriously troubled adolescents, to assist them in avoiding future contact with the juvenile justice and help them toward successful adulthood.

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  • What We Do

    Perseus House provides a variety of residential, educational programs and resources for school-aged youth in the Erie community and across Pennsylvania.

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  • Who We Help

    We  help dependent and delinquent males/females (court ordered) and/or voluntary mental health placements.

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  • How We Help

    Serving youth and families through Evidence Based Programming designed to promote prosocial behavior and healthy lifestyles.

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Mark Amendola: Perseus House / Katrina Vincent: DevelopErie


Brighter Horizon’s staff received this letter from a former client last month

Dear Brighter Horizons Staff:

I have been very happy where I am now. These foster parents are the best gift you guys provided for me. I can’t thank you all enough. I am thankful for all the effort and hard work you did for me.

I hope all of you know that I see the world from a different angle then I once did before. I don’t believe I really had…Read More »

Dr. DeGarmo Radio interview with Mark Amendola

Online Family Radio at Blog Talk Radio with Foster Talk with DrX John on BlogTalkRadio

Perseus House would like to thank the Educational
Improvement Tax Credit donors for:


  • First National Bank
  • Philadelphia INS
  • MacDonald ILLG
  • Curtze
  • PNC Investments


  • Erie Insurance
  • Northwest Bank
  • First National Bank
  • PNC Bank
  • Curtze
  • UPMC Health Plan

Perseus House is now using Prelude
Prelude is a group learning game that helps engage and motivate clients at the start of a term, or training program. Prelude uniquely complements and enhances ART® Programs.

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Perseus House is comprised of Residential and Community Based interventions that serve Pennsylvania’s youth and families to promote pro-social behavior and lifestyles.

Perseus House is committed to the Sanctuary® Model and we were officially certified October 2010. The Sanctuary® Model was developed over the last 20 years by Dr. Sandra Bloom for traumatized adults in inpatient hospital settings and now has been adapted for residential treatment, schools, group homes, foster care, outpatient and community based settings.

The goal is a deliberate shift in the understanding of how a traumatic life event or chronic stress affects our ability to relate to the world. So that when we confront a person who is struggling our approach changes from “what’s wrong with you?” to “what’s happened to you?” and “how can we help?” This approach changes the therapeutic relationship to offer communication and trust without judgment. Sanctuary is fluid and always focused in the present moment. By creating a safe environment which models this system we are thereby building steps for a successful future. We believe in the seven commitments of Sanctuary which are: Non Violence, Open Communication, Social Learning, Social Responsibility, Emotional Intelligence, Democracy, Growth and change. We value: respect, responsibility, integrity and personal growth.