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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services

Mission: Our mission, "Linking Faith and Service", epitomizes the strong foundation and beliefs upon which Glade Run was created to serve traumatized children and families in need. Our goal is to provide innovative and comprehensive services to the community through exceptional programs for children and families.

Results: For 160 years, Glade Run has provided services to at-risk children and families throughout PA.  Glade Run provides mental health, educational, cultural, and autism offerings in campus-based residential, school, and community settings. On our 331 acre main campus in Zelienople, we offer residential treatment and private education to serve kids with social, emotional and behavioral challenges and autism.  Community-based programs in Pittsburgh, Butler, Cranberry Township and Beaver Falls offer support to vulnerable families and individuals.

Target demographics: Glade Run serves more than 4000 at-risk children (ages 6-18), adults and families through our comprehensive continuum of care.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 4000 traumatized youth and families

Geographic areas served: Western PA

Programs: Residential programs are designed to meet the needs of children, ages 6 to 21 who cannot be successfully maintained in their home. We offer a safe harbor in a healing environment, which gives children the opportunity to begin healing from traumatic life events. During this temporary time in our residential programs, we work with children to encourage emotional healing and social skills development. Our continuum of care offers the following residential treatment options:

  • Residential Treatment Facilities
  • Group Homes
  • Foster Care

Community Stories

28 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 4

My grandaughter stayed for a year in Glade Run.She was only 8 but had serious problems and an unstable home life.The staff was amazing with her and truly cared about her well being. Glade Run works well with the families and were able to get through to my granddaughter in a way others couldnt. Thank you!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I valued my stay at glade run. I was a lost soul. Staff saw through me and brought out the best in me. I was baptized in the chapel. Choir was awesome. Made great friends. Staff went way above their jobs to see that I was on the right path despite family abuse. Staff were mentors,teachers,tutors,friends,offered hugs,and disciplined when necessary which for me was everyday,and we're to some family.it's not about the pay for the staff it's the satisfaction they changed lives. Love you glade run staff and god bless you.

1 Bethie A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had a great experience with glade run . Love the campus ,staff,and friendliness. They help me Alot. Still do. Thanks glade run for providing me with the skills to live a healthy life.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Glade Run is so highly committed to those that they serve. This diverse organization brings more than 150 years of experience to lift up children and families to new light and new hope. Their dedication to persevere for those that others have given up on is certainly commendable.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In my experience Glade Run Lutheran Services is indeed a "Great Nonprofit". Their residential treatment facility is invaluable for the children that they serve, as their staff are dedicated to helping the youth in residence learn strategies for a healthy way of being. So too, St. Stephen's Academy strives to create an educational system where children with special needs can succeed. I believe that part of what sets Glade Run apart is that it is a faith-based organization. As such, the love and grace of God are an undercurrent of everything they do, helping the children and families they serve know that Glade Run is a place where people truly care.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have been visiting Glade Run for over 6 months to offer pastoral support to staff and residents and have found the campus and those on it warm and welcoming. I watch with fascination the care with which the staff interacts with each individual, situation and group uniquely. I celebrate with each new triumph in the lives of the kids and love to see the combination of joy and sadness in the staffs' eyes as they watch kids meet their goals and head home.
I have appreciated the hard work of staff, residents and families alike to make Glade Run a place where lives are changed and hope is a reality!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Glade Run is a welcoming place for me to learn how to respond to tense or frightening situations. I have learned much about myself, and about healthy interactions with people in daily life. it is the warm and non-judgmental environment which has helped me gain the confidence and skills to thrive in everyday living.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Glade Run has an experienced, visionary management team who is always maximizing revenues to advance the organizational mission. They are willing to guide the boards in taking risks to grow the mission and the range of services provided to our children and their families. Board members are committed to faithful service and follow through on assigned tasks.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I choose to donate to Glade Run because of the important work they do to support children and families. Their school and residential facilities are effective in changing the lives of students that struggle.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter has been attending Glade Run Adventures Camp for 3 years now and has completely enjoyed every minute. The well trained, energetic staff is terrific. I would highly recommend Glade Run.