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Wesley Family Services

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community Mental Health Centers, Family Services, Human Services, Mental Health

Mission: Wesley Family Services' mission is to empower children, adults, and families by providing transformational care.

Target demographics: Children, adults, and families

Direct beneficiaries per year: 30,000 individuals

Geographic areas served: Western Pennsylvania

Programs: services for behavioral health, autism, specialized education, intellectual disabilities, aging, and substance abuse treatment

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I watched the music therapy department of Wesley Family Services change lives for years. I saw devastated families ready to give up blossom into hopeful people. I watched nonverbal children become verbal. I watched children with aggressive behaviors become docile. I watched happy children become even happier. Now, I watch my own son express himself via music, and singing. A man who would lash out on anyone around because he didn't know how to say that he was hurt or confused. He holds that microphone with a passion and a new life where he has a voice. Thank you for giving my son a voice.

Heather Sopp F.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I’m a 5 + year resource/pre-adoptive parent with Wesley Family Services. Without them, I never would’ve had the opportunity to foster and adopt my daughter. We’ll be forever grateful to Patrick (Wesley’s Placement “Expert”...at least in our opinion) for bringing us together. We have received great support from our case managers and all of the administration. The holiday events that they hold for the children are wonderful too!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is truly a wonderful agency with so many programs! I work for the foster-adoption program and I can't say enough good things about my foster parents and the staff that we have to support them. Every child deserves a loving family, and while sometimes a child's family is not in the position to provide that care, our foster parents step in to provide the stability and security that child needs. It may not always be easy, but it is definitely worth it!

Tanya D. L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been a resource parent thru wesley for almost 4yrs now. I can say they are the most amazing group to be a part of and I'm proud to call them my 2nd family. They make everything as easy and doable as possible.
Definately always doing whats best for the children and the familes..

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

With a sister that is on the autism spectrum, I know how challenging the lives of those with autism and other developmental disabilities can be sometimes. Wesley Family Services, through its dedicated and caring staff, truly inspires and transforms the lives of many across the lifespan. A wonderful organization that continues to better the lives of those in the Greater Pittsburgh Area!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have witnessed so many staff go above and beyond to provide various types of supports for children, youth, adults and families who struggle in various ways. Staff constantly talk about how the individuals they service are the most important part of their job! It shows in their dedication and hard work. Quality staff doing quality services.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

wonderful experience with program staff while working on community projects

Advisor

Rating: 5

The people at Wesley are super committed to providing great service to kids, families and adults. The work they do can be challenging at times but they always look for a way to get results. I with the agency in an admin capacity but the front-line staff who serve people have always impressed me.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My daughter has been a student of the Creative Arts program for the last six years and the program has benefited her in so many ways. She is able to be herself and !earn at her own pace and has gained an extraordinary amount of confidence in her abilities in the process. She has uncovered talents that she wasn't aware that she had as well. Very happy to be a part of the Creative Arts family.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My stepdaughter really benefitted from the wrap-around services provided by Wesley . I learned about the great work the organization was doing and became a corporate sponsor to give something back in return.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been an autism advocate for many years and referred many families to the schools and programs of Wesley Family Services. They have committed and caring staff members .

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Working with the Engage team at Wesley Family Services has been a great experience. Their team members are knowledgeable and they are always willing to help other professionals and the community. They do life-changing work and we are glad to have them in our community.

Beverly Phillips O.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer in their Creative Arts program for children and young adults, I have watched the therapists bring children who do not talk at all to becoming quite social and even enjoying singing in front of a crowd. I have observed the therapists teaching these same children how to properly express their feelings and observe and respond properly to others feelings as well. It is an amazing thing to watch.

1 Casey Nowicki P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son receives services in the Bridgeville office. I could not be prouder of the progress he has made and how much better we communicate with each other. Knowing that he has a professional to talk to about his anxiety and pressures, really helps put my own anxiety at ease.