Beacon Light and Stairways Behavioral Health Announce Journey Health System

New brand identity replaces Children’s Home of Bradford and reflects an expansion of support services to a growing number of member affiliates. - October 10, 2015

Renowned Suicide Prevention Display Travels to Gannon University

On April 14, 2015 at Gannon University, Stairways Behavioral Health will sponsor the Active Minds, Inc., Send Silence Packing® event, a nationally-recognized public education exhibit of 1,100 backpacks, representing the number of students who die by suicide every year. - April 12, 2015

Stairways Behavioral Health Names Executive Director

The Stairways Behavioral Health Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Valerie Vicari will serve as the organization’s new Executive Director. Vicari will assume leadership of the community mental health care provider in early February, 2015. - January 28, 2015

Stairways Behavioral Health and Beacon Light Behavioral Health Systems Announce Affiliation

Following approval by the required state and county governing bodies, Stairways Behavioral Health of Erie, Pa., and Beacon Light Behavioral Health Systems of Bradford, Pa., announce their affiliation. This affiliation expands upon a long-term and successful working partnership, and makes the affiliated organization one of the largest and most comprehensive behavioral health services provider in the Northwestern Pennsylvania region. - August 28, 2014

May is Mental Health Month: Mind Your Health

National campaign recognizes importance of mental health to overall health; provides steps to improve well-being. - May 03, 2014

Stairways Behavioral Health and Beacon Light Behavioral Health Systems Announce Plans to Affiliate

Once completed, the affiliation will make Stairways Behavioral Health and the Beacon Light companies the largest and most comprehensive behavioral health services provider across the entire Northwestern Pennsylvania region. - April 10, 2014

William F. McCarthy Appointed by Governor to Board of Trustees of Warren State Hospital

William F. McCarthy, Erie, has been appointed by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett to the Board of Trustees of Warren State Hospital. McCarthy’s executive nomination was Senate confirmed by a vote of 47-0. Warren State Hospital is one of six state mental health hospitals and serves 13... - June 20, 2012

Stairways Behavioral Health Awarded Accreditation from the Joint Commission

Stairways Behavioral Health, the largest mental health provider serving northwestern Pennsylvania, was recently awarded full accreditation from the Joint Commission for Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), the gold seal of the health care industry in the USA. Stairways has earned and maintained JCAHO certification since 1999. - December 11, 2011

Center City Arts (of Stairways Behavioral Health) Presents 8th Annual Holiday Art Show & Sale

Center City Arts, an arts and wellness program of Stairways Behavioral Health, presents their 8th Annual Holiday Art Show & Sale on December 2-3, 2011. Unique gifts of art and handmade crafts will be on exhibit and for sale, with all proceeds benefitting clients of Stairways, students of Center City Arts, and will further arts and wellness programming, embracing art as a means of recovery. - December 01, 2011

300 to Participate in Erie, PA Community Walk for Suicide Awareness and Prevention

More than 300 from the Erie region have registered to participate in the 2011 Out Of The Darkness Community Walk, beginning at 1:00pm at the Presque Isle State Park’s Rotary Pavilion on Sunday, October 9, 2011. Family members, friends and colleagues will gather to remember and honor loved... - October 07, 2011

Stairways Behavioral Health Opens New Family Therapy and Training Institute

In response to increased community demand for emotional support to families and neighborhoods dealing with trauma – and to best serve all families throughout Erie County – Stairways Behavioral Health announces the opening of a new clinic, on Erie’s East side, dedicated to the... - October 04, 2011

Stairways’ Center City Arts to Open Summer Arts Academy for Youth

Center City Arts, a program of Stairways Behavioral Health of Erie, PA, will launch a Summer Arts Academy beginning June 14, 2011. This pilot program is offered to sophomore and junior high school students from schools in the Erie area. - May 15, 2011

Gannon University Schuster Gallery to Feature Artists and Clients of Stairways Behavioral Health's Center City Arts

Gannon University's Schuster Gallery will display artworks created by artists and clients of Stairways' Center City Arts in a show titled "Message in a Bottle," opening February 25. An artist reception will take place at Schuster Gallery from 5-7 PM on Thursday, March 10. The gallery is located on the third Floor of Gannon University's Nash Library, 619 Sassafras St. in Erie, Pa., and is open during regular library. - February 25, 2011

Stairways Behavioral Health Ranked #18 Among Best Places to Work in PA in 2010

Stairways Behavioral Health is named among top 20 of the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania for the fifth year. - December 08, 2010

Stairways Behavioral Health Announces State-Wide Educator Award Recipient, Bootsie Barbour

Stairways Behavioral Health announces Bootsie Barbour is the recipient of the 2010 PAACE Outstanding Adult Educator award at the 45th Annual PAACE Conference on Adult Education. - December 05, 2010

Statewide Disabilities Conference Recognizes Stairways Behavioral Health and Opportunities Unlimited of Erie

Stairways Behavioral Health, and affiliate, Opportunities Unlimited of Erie, each received state-wide 2010 recognition awards from Pennsylvania Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (PARF). - December 05, 2010

Stairways’ Center City Arts Joins 2010 Holiday Gallery Night Tour

Stairways Behavioral Health’s Center City Arts, 138 E. 26th Street in Erie, PA, embraces art as a means to recovery in their 7th Annual Holiday Art Show & Sale, joining with the Erie Art Museum and several Erie art galleries for Gallery Night: Holiday Edition, December 3, 2010, from 7-9 p. - December 03, 2010

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