Rating: 3.9 stars 10 reviews
Issues: Children & Youth
Location: 1101 Hartman Street McKeesport PA 15132 USA
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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I was a child who had the misfortune of ending up at Auberle. I was abused at home by my stepdad and ended up going to a hospital and my parents wouldn't let me come home. So after my mom and stepdad kept trying to get me stuck somewhere and the group homes foster parents, etc kept sending me home Auberle kept me and wouldn't let me leave. I don't understand how this place is able to get away with the horrible abuse they inflict on innocent children! Whats worse is that many of these children come from abusive situations and get even worse abuse, physically and mentally at Auberle! I am now 33 years old and still want to cry whenever I think of this place. I have never healed! I only pushed the wasted, tormented years of my youth far far back in my mind where I try to not think and feel. Auberle stole my childhood! They hurt me in more ways than I can even explain! This is why I hurt everyday! This is why I haven't cried since the day I turned 18 and was legally allowed to leave that hell!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Running barefoot to the hospital to get away, bleeding from my head.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Liquidate all the resources and pay the debt to the children it has hurt.