Our History

Thanks to a founding grant from the Waterford, PA based Vicary Foundation, Perseus House has been a place where youth in need of residential care have gone or been placed since 1971. Its origins were in a single, West 26th Street, family home (of Steve McDermott) taking in truant youth.

That part of our services grew into today’s multi-facility court-ordered juvenile placement service with 82 beds housing boys and girls in shelter prior to adjudication or in post-adjudication residential, intensive or victim offender-specific treatment.