How Your Contribution Helps

Your gift helps our outcomes

Successes are measured in a variety of ways in our field. Numbers tell one of the major success stories for Wernle Youth & Family Treatment Center. We meet or exceed expectations in every category of reports compiled by the Indiana Association of Residential Child Care Agencies. Recent results showed:

  • 89% of our discharges were planned. The state average is 72%.
  • 71% of our discharged residents were reunited with families. The state average is 50%.
  • 12% of discharges across the state were administrative in nature. Ours were three times fewer at 4%.
  • The average family satisfaction level was 6.5 on a scale of 7. The statewide average was 6.

Much of the credit for successes can be attributed to Wernle’s therapeutic treatment programs and a caring, trained staff. These programs are based on each resident’s individual clinical assessment and they are designed to maximize their strengths, rather than concentrate on their failures and weaknesses.

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Wernle programs are accredited by a worldwide authority

The not-for-profit Council on Accreditation identified Wernle in 2011 as a provider that maintains the highest level of standards and quality improvement. COA accreditation is an objective verification that providers, their staffs and their boards are on the right paths. The accreditation process involves a review and analysis of administrative operations and service delivery practices. All are “measured” against national standards of best practice. The process also measures whether the services are provided by a skilled and supported workforce and that all individuals are treated with dignity and respect.


Wernle is a leader in the community and economic development

The facility has an annual operating budget that exceeds $5 million. We offer good employment in a
caring and forward-thinking environment. We are a true economic-development engine that helps drive the region. Following is a closer look:

  • We spend nearly $1 million annually with local vendors.
  • We host families each weekend in our campus apartments, free of charge, so they can participate in their child’s treatment. These families spend money in the community during their visits. They get the chance to see our welcoming environment up close.
  • Our employees are known for their volunteering spirit. To name a few:
    • They coach teams.
    • They serve as tutors and mentors for schoolchildren.
    • They belong to area churches and service clubs.
    • They serve on community boards and committees.