Welcome to Wernle

About Wernle

Wernle Youth & Family Treatment Center cares for adolescents between the ages of ten and twenty-one who exhibit significant behavioral challenges. Wernle is committed to developing an individualized therapeutic treatment program tailored for each child receiving care. Even in the most difficult and extreme cases, the focus is to help build the confidence and behavioral controls necessary to live at home or in a less restrictive environment.

Mission Statement

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 in Jesus Christ.

Our Core Purpose

“Rebuilding Relationships . . . Restoring Hope . . .”

Our History

Wernle was founded in 1879 as an orphanage and now serves as a residential treatment center for adolescents with significant behavioral challenges.  To see more on the 140-year history of Wernle, check out our History page.