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
• 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
• 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.
I believe that all children deserve to know the happiness of a loving family throughout the year. Auberle helped to make that possible in my own home and for thousands of other children and families. In 2010, we welcomed Jacquet into our home through the Foster Care Program at Auberle. He was a physically and emotionally abused four -year- old boy who desperately needed love and security. Auberle’s foster care staff trained us to take on this very important role in Jacquet’s life and provided us with 24 hour support. We always hoped to make Jacquet a permanent part of our home, and in July of 2012, we officially adopted him. I know that it means a great deal to Jacquet to be a part of our family, but I feel we are the ones blessed by his presence in our lives. Jacquet will be waking up with us on Christmas morning because of Auberle and that is something I am truly grateful for this holiday season.