Auberle

Rating: 3.9 stars   10 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth

Location: 1101 Hartman Street McKeesport PA 15132 USA

Mission: To help troubled children and families heal themselves
Results: Programs Offered: In-Home Intervention Services • Parenting Education • 24-Hour Crisis Intervention • Community Resource Referrals • Transportation Solutions Residential Services • Male Adolescent Residential Campus Program • Female Adolescent Residential Campus Program • 24-Hour Emergency Shelter (ages 7-12) • Community-Based Adolescent Living Program • Auberle Movin’ On Transitional Housing (ages 16-21) Foster Care Services • Individualized, 24-Hour Foster Care Support • Foster Care Training and Certification Classes • Family and Child Advocacy and Monitoring • Access to Peripheral Auberle Services • Permanency Placement Education Services • Alternative Education • Supplemental Education Support • Vocational Training Specialized Treatment Services • Community-Based Treatment Programs • Mental Health Treatment Program • Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program
Target demographics: Children at-risk between 7 and 18 years old. Young adult men who have “aged out” of the system, 16 to 21 years old. Families at risk.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,900 children and families
Geographic areas served: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Programs: Each year, nearly 496,000 children and youth ages 1-18 are in the child welfare system in the United States. Within this population, approximately 24,000 youth remain in the system until they age out. In Pittsburgh, 336 youth age out each year. These youth are at an increased risk of being unemployed, under-educated, dependent and on public assistance, incarcerated or homeless.  These young adults often become parents much too soon and have an increased risk of having poor health.  Auberle's Movin' On Program provides services to this population's young men in order to help them become indepedent, financially stable and successful. Movin’ On believes individuals are most successful when they identify their own strengths, abilities and assets. The program asks young men to focus on their interests and past accomplishments. Movin' On staff help these young men to find livable-wage jobs, gain life skills and find affordable housing.  This program is a safety net for young men that did not exist in the past. It’s a program where these individuals can establish a home; receive help finding a job; enroll in college; gain access to healthcare; learn to manage a budget and plan for their future. Through Movin’ On, young men have the opportunity to become contributing independent citizens and realize their full potential as they transition into adulthood.
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I volunteered for the Voices Carry event in Sep. 2011. I helped setup for the event, handed out parking passes, performed social media updates, and helped tear down. They were well organized and had a clear idea of what they wanted their volunteers to do. We got fed and got to enjoy the music. Overall it was a great experience.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 4 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I am a active volunteer and a mentor. It is an amazing experience to open a child's eyes to what they CAN do and thought they couldn't. I engage the 7-14 year old boys in educational games each week - they have fun and learn at the same time. The Annual Spelling Bee allows the boys to participate at their learning level. It is heartfelt to see the way they cheer for each other - even if one boy has to spell "audacious" and another "zoo." Mentoring is a very special thing to be able to do - having a child learn to trust that you come to see him not because you are paid but because you want to. The staff I work with supports and welcomes our volunteer activities - there is always something to do.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing boys succeed in school. For example, a winner of last year's spelling bee at Auberle got the courage to enter the spelling bee at his school - and he came in second!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

throughly understand it is the personal connections volunteers make with children that more impress them than one-day corporate events.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working with the kids - having them tell you they are glad are there. One child told me the BEST thing about AUberle was the volunteers

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

interested, effective, and understanding of what the children need. I am always amazed at how well the children behave and the manners they display.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

take in more children, expand programs, provide college tuition.

Ways to make it better...

I always knew I had the support of management.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

keeping volunteers and finding funding.

One thing I'd also say is that...

the children at Auberle are basically the same as any other kids - they respond to kindness and respect.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I have been a mentor at Auberle for over 2 years now. I am currently mentoring my second little boy and enjoy every minute of the time I spend with him. Do I see a difference in him since we began-most certainly! He has had some very special achievements scholastically and personally and I feel blessed to be able to share these times with him. Sometimes we go out and do special things together but his favorite thing of all is just to come to our home and spend time doing typical family things, we watch tv, we read together, we bike sometimes and to me the best time is making him dinner and watching him savor every bite. This volunteer opportunity has brought such joy to my life and I have met many people that I consider to be some of my closet friends now, it has been a very positive experience, one I would encourage others to take part in.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Teh personal rewards are wonderful, I could not have imagined finding a volunteer opportunity that I would have enjoyed as much as mentoring.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The staff and other volunteers do a wonderful job and are so very committed to the children

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand and be able to improve the lives of even more children

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Auberle is a wonderful organization that not only impacts the lives of it's children, but also of the adults who volunteer there. In my short time working with the kids at Auberle, I've met men and women who have a passion for making a difference. The kids are so wonderful and open to interaction and learning that no matter what kind of day you are having, it gets better once you are there. I think the best way to sum up Auberle is that it gives kids a chance when most think they are out of them.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The children I work with

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have short teacher training for tutors

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The feeling you get from helping a child

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Some of the most giving and caring I've worked with

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the lives of thousands of kids in Western PA

Ways to make it better...

When tutoring a child you had a better understanding of all his/her academic challenges

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Getting kids who do not always value education to realize it's importance

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I am a mentor at Auberle and have found this experience to be very rewarding. These are some special kids who value one-on-one time and time off grounds. The Volunteer Coordinator has been absolutely fantastic to work with and has been incredibly supportive throughout the whole process.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the lives of the children they serve.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have a lot on my hands.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the one-on-one time with the kids.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

wonderful Volunteer Coordinator.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

give all these kids an even better place to live.

Ways to make it better...

I lived closer.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the ongoing need for its existence.

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007-5-01

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