CONCERN brings hope, offers opportunity, and inspires change.
CONCERN is a multi-service private non-profit 501(c)(3) human services organization dedicated to providing child welfare, juvenile justice, and behavioral health services to children, adults, and their families. Founded in 1978, CONCERN began as a pioneer in treatment foster care, believing that children placed into care should live in a traditional family setting in the community, rather than in a residential or institutional setting. Since this time, CONCERN has been at the forefront of innovative programs to meet the individual needs of the child and to promote the strengthening of the family unit. Through 14 service sites throughout eastern and northcentral Pennsylvania and one in southern Maryland, CONCERN offers a growing array of foster care, adoption and permanency, community based, residential, and behavioral health programs. Since 1978, CONCERN has served nearly 18,000 children and youth in placement services, including assisting with the placement of nearly 2,000 children into adoptive families, and more than 40,000 individuals through a continuum of behavioral health services.