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CONCERN is a multi-service private non-profit 501(c)(3) human services organization that provides services to children, youth, and families encouraging growth, and promoting positive healthy lives. CONCERN’s services include foster care, adoption, and permanency, community-based prevention programs, behavioral health, and residential treatment. 

CONCERN began in 1978 as a foster care agency in Fleetwood, PA. Since then, CONCERN continues to meet the growing needs in Pennsylvania and Maryland.  Currently, 15 sites bring hope, offer opportunity, and inspire change to over 7,500 individuals each year. 

  • Provided support and services to over 200,000 people

  • Supported 27,000 children in youth and placement services

  • Finalized 5,000 adoptions

  • Served 70,000 behavioral health clients

  • Served 2,200 residential treatment clients

CONCERN is governed by an active and responsible Board of Directors whose members have no material conflict of interest and serve without compensation. CONCERN’s Senior Leadership Team is led by a Chief Executive Officer, with each service site being led by appropriately credentialed supervisory personnel.

CONCERN brings hope, offers opportunity, and inspires change.

Our Mission

Operating Principles 

  • Always do your very best

  • Be impeccable with your word

  • Approach situations fairly and without pre-judging

  • Embrace conflict and disagreements as an opportunity to strengthen our relationships.

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Leadership Statement

Leadership is a participative process in which everyone is a stakeholder and has the opportunity as well as the responsibility to contribute to the success of the organization.

Core Values

Compassion – We bring a genuine sensitivity and understanding about another person’s trauma and a willingness to help to make that person’s situation better.

Commitment – We are dedicated to the success of our clients, community partners, and employees.  If they succeed, we succeed.

Respect – We are considerate and helpful, recognizing the inherent worth and dignity of every person treating everyone with fairness and respect.

Community – We accomplish more when we work together, understanding our collective strengths and having shared attributes with those among us.

Diversity – We value and respect the natural individual differences of our backgrounds, cultures, interests, and experiences that make us unique.

Dedication – We are devoted to our work, mission, and the well-being of others to ensure the “hope, opportunity, and change” we promise.

Dependability – We are reliable and trustworthy, and our word is our bond.

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