Welcome to Perseus House in Erie, PA


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

How We Help


Perseus House is always looking for compassionate and caring individuals who are interested in pursuing a career to help youth become successful citizens of the community.

What We Do

Perseus House Open Interviews

We Are Hiring FlyerWe're hiring! Open interviews are on April 13th, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

We are hiring for the following positions:

  • Case Manager
  • Night Technicians
  • Behavioral Specialists
  • Behavioral Technicians
  • Mental Health Therapists

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A message from Nick Viglione


Welcome to Perseus House, Inc. It is with great Pride that I have been appointed the successor to Mark Amendola, who has led the organization since 1994. It is my intent to continue our commitment in supporting and providing high quality services to our clients which has been strong and steadfast since our opening in 1971. This year marks our 50th Anniversary, which includes collaborations with more than 25,000 adolescent clients, families, and stakeholders. The Mission, Vision and Values have not changed significantly over our tenure and we continue to place our clients needs in front of all decisions made within our operations. Perseus House continues to provide evidence based and best practice treatment options to the clients and families we serve. Our outcomes continue show the positive impact made with the children we serve.

The best asset that Perseus House, Inc. has is the extraordinary Staff who deliver the high caliber best practice supports to our residents. Our philosophy is based on four pillars: Trauma Informed Care, Evidence Based/ Best Practice approaches, Healthy Professional Relationships, and the Mission. Staff embrace these pillars and provide all residents with the best possible options to find success to meet their potential. We believe that all children have the capacity to become well-functioning contributing members of their community. Additionally, we believe that supporting the families and caregivers our residents supports long term success. The future will bring enhanced developments as continue to move through these ever-changing times.

Thank you for visiting our webpage, where you may learn more about our programs and ways to donate to our endeavors.



Dr. Nick Viglione, CEO

WQLN Podcast with Mark Amendola

2018 JCJC Program of the Year

Perseus House Boys Enhanced Residential Program won 2018 JCJC Program of the Year.

Mark Amendola accepted the award on November 9th at the annual JCJC Conference.

Prelude LogoPerseus House uses Prelude!

The Prelude Suite is used across the education continuum, from middle to graduate school. It helps student project teams to perform more effectively by learning distributed leadership and practicing soft skills in an interactive, engaging online experience.

Perseus House is establishing a School Wellness Committee and beginning to complete the triennial School Wellness Assessment.

We are searching for interested individuals to volunteer their time and expertise for this endeavor. Additionally, we are also looking for feedback from any interested person that may be connected to Perseus House. If you would like to volunteer your time and/or provide feedback in any manner, please contact Bridget Mooney at (814) 480-5921.


In accordance with Federal Civil Rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Civil Rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

The Summer Food outreach information:

*Schools or families may use any of the following methods to locate sites that serve free meals to children during the summer:

  • Call 211
  • Call 1.866.3Hungry or 1.877.8Hambre
  • Text “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877877 during the summer months
  • Text “SUMMER MEALS” or “VERANO” to 97779.
  • Use the website: www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks Use the site locator for smartphones - Rangeapp.org


Perseus House has completed a triennial School Wellness Assessment. If you would like an opportunity to review the suggestions and outcomes of the assessment please contact Bridget Mooney, at (814) 480-5921.


Perseus House 2021-2022 Budget

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