Health Provider

St. Mary's Hospital Adolescent Partial Care Program

(973) 470-3408

The Adolescent Partial Program at St. Mary’s Hospital is a partial hospitalization program serving children and adolescents in Passaic County between the ages of 11 and 17 who exhibit significant psychiatric, emotional or behavioral disturbances. The program provides intensive therapeutic and psychiatric services 5 days a week, and aims to prevent hospitalization, re-hospitalization, and/or out of home placement in addition to development of an improved overall level of functioning in each life domain.

Adolescent PHP at St. Mary's (PHP) is intensive therapeutic program for adolescents and young adults who are in need of level of care higher than traditional outpatient services.   

AWARE provides group therapy, family therapy, psychiatric evaluations, medication monitoring, and creative arts therapies to adolescents diagnosed with range of psychiatric disorders. Groups include Coping, Anger Management, Social Skills, Communication, Maintenance, Symptom Recognition, and Goal Review, among others.  Program is after school (4:00 P.M. to 8:00), dinner provided.  Transportation provided to youth throughout Passaic County through Logisticare.  Youth participate in behaviorally oriented incentive system, which includes special groups and monthly field trips.


Cost: Medicaid, Charity Care, private insurance/HMO when in network

Contact: Samantha Commarato, Program Coordinator

Referral can be made directly via phone


Eligibility Must be between the ages of 11 and 17. Must be a current resident of Passaic County. Must have a primary psychiatric diagnosis. Must be sufficiently psychiatrically stable, such that he/she is not a danger to him/herself or others. •Must be willing to participate in group-oriented and structured after-school programming. Must be willing to follow the rules and regulations of the program.
Community Services
Employment / Training
Family & Support Services
Health Services
Behavioral / Mental Health
Intellectual and Developmental Needs
Treatment Services
Outpatient Services
Payment Options
  • Medicaid
  • Private / Commercial Insurance

Last Updated: 10/13/15