CAPSTONE Program / First Episode Psychosis

Capstone Program - PPI, YWCA, CMU - Harrisburg, PA

en Español »

CAPSTONE is a program designed to provide comprehensive treatment and support for young adults ages 16-30 experiencing early psychosis.  CAPSTONE is the collaborative effort of three (3) agencies:  Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute (PPI), CMU (Case Management Unit) and YWCA of Greater Harrisburg.

CAPSTONE is a team approach offering clinical assessment, peer support, treatment, and on-going supported employment and education to the individual and their family.  CAPSTONE uses an evidenced based model called NAVIGATE based upon research conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

CAPSTONE Program / First Episode Psychosis

Who is CAPSTONE for?

  • Current residents of Dauphin, Cumberland, and Perry Counties
  • Young adults between the ages of 16-30
  • Persons experiencing their first episode of psychosis
  • Individuals and families willing to participate in services

Who Are We?


  • PPI is a multi-faceted treatment provider in Central Pennsylvania and will provide Team Leadership, psychiatric services, and clinical treatment including Individual Resiliency Training (IRT), and family education services.
  • CMU is a case management agency responsible for case management and peer support services to persons enrolled in CAPSTONE.
  • YWCA of Greater Harrisburg is a community agency with a diverse service array and will provide supported employment and education.

What To Expect From The CAPSTONE Program?

Learn more about our CAPSTONE Program »

Supported Employment and Education Specialist (YWCA)

Learn more about (YWCA)

Case Management (CMU)

Learn more about (CMU) »

How to Enter a Mental Health Treatment Program

Doctors and health care professionals

To make a referral for a patient who is medically cleared and needs inpatient mental health treatment, please contact the Admissions Department at (717) 782-6493 or (866) 746-2496.

Patients, family members and friends

For information about CAPSTONE, please contact the Admissions Department at (717) 782-6493 or 866-746-2496.

Be advised that we do not admit walk-in patients at our psychiatric hospital or clinics.