we nurture hope

Hope shines at Gemma Services where we provide education, nurturing, and healing for children, teens, and families through evidence-based and individualized services. We offer education programs, mental health services in residential and community settings, foster care and adoption services, and prevention programs.

We envision a world in which children, youth, and families feel valued and have the tools to realize their highest potential.

our mission

Gemma Services changes lives by transforming hope into action for children, youth, and families facing emotional and behavioral challenges.

who we serve

We provide steadfast support, expertise, and specialized services for some of the most vulnerable members of our communities, including children, teens, and families experiencing emotional and behavioral concerns. Those we serve often are impacted by loss, unexpected challenges, or serious traumas such as abuse, neglect, and addiction.

we value:
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Each individual and family as precious and deserving

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A safe and nurturing community that is sensitive to experiences of trauma

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Diversity, inclusion, and a community where everyone belongs

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A culture of learning

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The highest standards of excellence and data-informed practices

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Our faith-based heritage and rich tradition of service

Residential Treatment Program provides 24/7 clinical treatment, nurturing, and trauma-focused care for children and youth ages 6-14 who have experienced traumas and/or significant emotional and behavioral challenges. Our goal is to help them heal and strengthen their coping skills so they can thrive at home, at school, and in their communities.

Education is provided through Martin Luther School, a licensed, private academic school. Our overall objective is to help students reach their academic and social and emotional learning goals. Martin Luther School, located in Plymouth Meeting, is a Pennsylvania Approved Private School that provides special education for K-12th grade students referred from school districts throughout the area, as well as many children served by our Residential Treatment Program.

Community Based Programs provide outpatient mental health services; foster family care; adoption; specialized behavioral health support in a child’s home or school; a Family Empowerment Center, and other in-home prevention services. Our goal is to help children, youth, and families achieve their brightest future and to strengthen the communities we serve.