Wernle Youth & Family Treatment Center
Wernle Youth and Family Treatment Center has been caring for children in need for 137 years. We currently serve adolescents aged 10-21, who are challenged with a wide range of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders ranging from mild to very severe. Problems may include educational disabilities, poor social skills, pre-sexualization, acting out, and chemical abuse. Our residential treatment center provides services to young men and women with severe or multiple psychiatric diagnosis and a history of violent or dangerous behaviors. Wernle offers a full continuum of care including, medical, psychological, psychiatric, case management, and specialized educational services.
Our Core Purpose
“Rebuilding Relationships…………………………..Restoring Hope”
Our Core Values
Children come first and deserve our commitment to providing them with the highest quality of care.
Families are important to children and, as such, we partner with them in treating their children as if they were our own.
We respect the inherent potential of children and families and are committed to innovative approaches to their education and personal growth and development.
We value our Lutheran spiritual heritage and strive to teach and model God’s grace through care, concern, love and compassion for others.
We value and honor our employees and strive to empower each to utilize their unique talents, skills and diverse cultural learning to build healing relationships with children and families.
Wernle is a family focused, child centered agency providing opportunities for the growth and development of troubled children and their families – individually, interpersonally, and socially – through caring programs and healing relationships, which are reflective of God’s love revealed through Jesus Christ.