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Posted on: September 12, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Adelphoi awarded $2.8 million in grant funding

Construction on two new facilities on main campus underway

Adelphoi recently announced grant awards from three of the region’s most visionary foundations: The Richard King Mellon Foundation, the Allegheny Foundation, and the Katherine Mabis McKenna Foundation. Combined, these foundations granted $2.8 million in support of the creation of two new facilities on Adelphoi’s main campus in Latrobe.

The new Welcome Center and Youth & Family Center will each house programs that will enhance the security of on-site youth, staff, and visitors, as well as improve the quality of experience for at-risk youth and families served by the organization. The Welcome Center is scheduled to open in fall 2018, while the opening of the Youth & Family Center is projected for spring 2019.

The Welcome Center, which will be located at the main entrance to the 20-acre campus, will be the central information hub for core constituencies served on campus, as well as serve as an intake center for youth arriving into care. Since the facility will play such a key role in each individual’s experience moving forward, Adelphoi aims that visitors and youth have all the technical information and resources they need upon arrival, but also that the space itself represents Adelphoi’s commitment to quality care and treatment of youth and families in crisis.

“We are pleased to partner with these foundations that have historically made such positive impact in our region,” said Karyn Pratt, Adelphoi Director of Marketing and Development, “Support like this is a true testament to not only the high quality services Adelphoi provides to at-risk youth and families, but also to the promise our continued growth and progress holds.”

The Youth & Family Center will be located in the heart of Adelphoi’s main campus and house programming that tackles two of Adelphoi’s core strategies: increased family involvement and enhanced education services. Because Adelphoi recognizes the importance of family involvement in the healing process of youth in our care, the space will provide a safe, comfortable environment for families during visitation with their child, and is designed with the understanding that providing the opportunity for youth to reunite with their family during placement is a critical part of the treatment process and improves overall treatment effectiveness.

For more information on these projects and the many other valuable services Adelphoi provides throughout the community, visit its website at or contact Karyn Pratt directly at 724-804-7106 or via email at [email protected].

Adelphoi excels in offering outcome-based solutions for abused, neglected, delinquent and other at-risk children and their families through a continuum of treatment and education services that provide a foundation of hope for the future. Since its founding in 1971, Adelphoi has served more than 50,000 at-risk youth and families.

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