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Beach Glass Services

Offering Emotional Support to Adolescents in Crisis

At Beach Glass Services, we’re changing lives for young people who have been in mental health or substance abuse treatment by revolutionizing the way we think about recovery. We provide unique, peer driven experiences in proven emotional support therapies to keep our teen and young adult clients engaged in treatment and help them learn to manage their own mental health. Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of young people in crisis.


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Beach Glass Services at a Glance

Our Story

Beach Glass Services came into being when two people who saw the gap between discharge from treatment and wellness knew they could turn that gap into a bridge. We're different because we understand first hand the challenges that young people face when they are leaving treatment and beginning their journey to health and, sometimes, to sobriety. Beach Glass Services is a project of Side Project, Inc., a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Why is our project called Beach Glass Services? Because beach glass has been broken and battered by the elements, but it comes out even more beautiful than it began, not in spite of it's journey but because of it.  Please join us in building this bridge for young people in Allegheny County. We can't do it without you!

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Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they only determine where you start.

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Our Programs

Beach Glass Services is here to change the lives of young people in crisis. Our unique approach to providing services enables adolescents to seek emotional support with peers who understand where they have been and where they need to go. We empower young people by creating opportunities to process the trauma of mental health or substance abuse disorders with proven therapeutic treatments.

Care Packages

Each of our clients is introduced to Beach Glass Services when they are discharged from treatment and receive a care package from us containing items to help them with anxiety and depression, two of the most common struggles that adolescents leaving treatment face. Our care packages provide immediate relief, and let our clients know that we are invested in them.

Care packages will include items such as a weighted blanket to aid with sleep and anxiety, a journal and art supplies to aid in expression, a chakra stone for meditation and information on free meditation resources, and a code to receive free-of-charge program services from Beach Glass Services.

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Our Services


Our programs are peer driven opportunities for our clients to engage in therapeutic activities in safe environments. By partnering with service providers, Beach Glass Services will provide each client with a tailored plan of therapies that are right for them. Programs will be added as funds allow, which makes your support crucial to our success. We will be offering programs in Music Therapy, Writing Workshops, Peer Specialist Meet-ups, Meditative Yoga Classes, Equine Therapy, Outdoor Adventure programs, and other proven treatments.

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Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Partner with Us and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow. Get in touch with us today for more details about how you can help.

Volunteer Your Time

This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at Beach Glass Services. Get in touch with any questions about how you can Volunteer Your Time today.

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Contact Beach Glass Services

Get in touch with Beach Glass Services to learn more about our work and how you can get involved, receive services, or become a sustaining partner. If you have a code for services, please include it in your message.

Send checks payable to (please note for Beach Glass Services):

Side Project, Inc., 1400 S. Braddock Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15218

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