Adelphoi came into existence in 1971 when Fr. Paschal Morlino, a young Benedictine monk who was motivated by a desire to help troubled and homeless youth, set out with a plan to open a home for boys. Encouraged by friends and community members, Father Paschal created a place of hope and healing for boys whose lives had taken alternative paths. This program, which he called Adelphoi (Greek for “my brothers for whom I am concerned”), was the first in a series of events that would change the lives of children and families for years to come.
From the seed of that very first group home, Adelphoi prospered, adding more and more services as the need grew. Today, Adelphoi provides an extensive network of community-based programs and services to over 950 youth and families on a daily basis. Group homes, foster/adoptive care, a charter school, in-home services such as multisystemic therapy, education programs, mental health services, secure care and other services overlap to provide a complete continuum of care to children, youth and families.
Headquartered in Latrobe, PA, Adelphoi operates programs in 30 counties. In cooperation with Children and Youth agencies and Juvenile Probation Offices, Adelphoi provides services to youth from over 60 counties throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Delaware.
As Adelphoi enters its 45th year, the agency continues to meet the needs of a broad scope of clients. Adelphoi serves youth ages birth to twenty-one, both male and females, of any race, color, creed, national origin or socioeconomic standing.
As the need for quality treatment programs continues to expand, Adelphoi’s range of services will grow exponentially. Moving forward, Adelphoi intends to remain a leading force in the care and treatment of youth and families in crisis.