Our degreed staff of 27 coordinate enrichment activities for both the shelter and detention, including:
4-H staff programs: independent living skills -- such as job seeking or learning how to find an apartment--hands-on activities, and arts ad crafts.
Field trips for shelter youth - recently, visits to the Heinz History Center, PSO Pops concerts and other local attractions.
Community service opportunities such as Stockings for Soldiers, Toys for Tots, Overly's Country Christmas and the Westmoreland County Food Bank.
We provide a safe environment with structure and discipline, focused on education and respect. Our goal is to have a positive impact on the youth we encounter. We view juvenile detention as a process, not a place. Our programs are based on education, competency development, and social responsibility. We:
provide for basic needs such as shelter, food, clothing and medical care.
protect the juvenile's legal rights during their detainment.
provide for physical, emotional, religious, educational, and social needs during detainment.
maintain a safe, humane environment, maintaining the level of security necessary to assure that youth live free of fear of assault and intimidation by staff and other residents.