Overview of the Agency

Located on fifty two acres of land in Eastern Pennsylvania, The Children’s Home of Easton is a private, non-profit agency providing therapeutic, campus and community-based programs for troubled youths from dysfunctional families. The Children’s Home of Easton is a private, open institution with individualized service plans, thereby permitting students to have as much structure or freedom as needed. The Home, which has been serving the community since 1885, is situated in the Wilson Borough section of Easton, Pennsylvania.

The residents will not be discriminated against because of race, color, religious creed, disability, handicap, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age or sex. All residents have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity, and respect at all times. Special accommodations will be made for students with special needs. This includes, but is not limited to, language translators and tutors, handicap accessibility, and access to intensive family counseling, and individualized special education.

The population we serve consists of dependent, neglected, emotionally disturbed adolescents who are unable to adjust to family living, but who are able to attend community schools and to handle an open setting. The aim of our program is to help the students return to community living with the necessary stability to face the responsibilities of good citizenship. To achieve this purpose, the students are encouraged to participate as much as possible in community and school activities with the support of the Home to handle whatever problems arise. The Children’s Home provides a continuum of care and although separate programs, work closely together to insure a positive adjustment to placement.

Each program we offer: Shelter, Residential, Intensive Family-Based Foster Care Non RTF, Foster Care, Group Home Care, Adoption Services and Independent Living, have an Administrative level Director assigned. It is the Program Director’s responsibility to monitor the program, monitor the residents in the program and insure the safety of the residents at all times. In addition, it is the Program Director’s duty and responsibility to provide proper supervision to the staff in the program as mandated by the Commonwealth of PA, both the 3700 and 3800 Regulations, and individual county contracts. However, the agency typically exceeds the minimal standards for supervision as there are daily interactions and supervisory sessions between staff, supervisors and Directors.

The overall goal of our programs is to provide a range of integrated services, which will prepare each resident to cope effectively with the realities of life and to become a productive member of society.