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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 Programs on two campuses provides 24/7 clinical treatment, nurturing, and trauma-focused care for children and youth ages 6-18 who have experienced traumas and/or significant emotional and behavioral difficulties. Our goal is to help them to heal, to learn new skills, and to reach their goals so they can return successfully to a home and community setting.

Education is provided through two licensed, private academic schools. Our overall objective is to help students reach their educational goals. Gemma Services School in Rosemont provides 6th-12th grade education for adolescent youth served by our Rosemont Residential Treatment program. Martin Luther School in Plymouth Meeting, a Pennsylvania Approved Private School, provides special education for K-8th grade for many of the children in our Plymouth Meeting Residential Treatment program and for community students from other school districts.

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.