Good Shepherd Center, MD
June 20, 2012
Established in 1864, Good Shepherd Center provides residential treatment services and a therapeutic day school program for at-risk, mostly disadvantaged and underserved girls and boys, ages 13 to 21, from throughout Maryland who are experiencing emotional and behavioral difficulties of a psychiatric nature.
The facility has residential, medical, clinical and educational facilities as well as a central dining room, library, gym, auditorium, tennis courts and other resource areas. The Center is accredited by The Joint Commission and is licensed by the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Good Shepherd School, located on the grounds of Good Shepherd Center, is approved by the Maryland State Board of Education as a non-public Type I residential and day Special Education Program, as well as a non-public Type I General Education Program for students in grades 8 through 12.
Good Shepherd Center’s Residential Treatment Program combines treatment, residential and educational services so that adolescents have a highly structured, consistent learning and living environment which supports their therapeutic programs. These services and programs are designed to cultivate a sense of achievement and an understanding of moral and ethical values; to encourage self-determination, problem solving, decision-making, and a sense of responsibility and service; as well as to strengthen interpersonal and family relationships.
Over the last 148 years, Good Shepherd has served over 30,000 adolescents and their families. Our mission rests on the belief that “One person is more precious than a world.” For more information, log onto the Center’s website at www.goodshepherdcenter.org or contact our Admissions department at firstname.lastname@example.org.