The Bradley Center

Company description: “For over 100 years Bradley has been providing hope to children and families in need of comprehensive and caring services.

Bradley was founded by The United Methodist Women in 1905 as The Elizabeth A. Bradley Home for Children and operated for many years as an orphanage and as interim housing for children whose parents were separated or divorced. In 1972, it was incorporated as The Bradley Center to serve abused, neglected and dependent children.

In 1991, Bradley was reorganized by a new non-denominational, community-based Board of Trustees and executive management.

The Bradley Center has since evolved into an accredited, regional behavioral healthcare and child welfare system that provides hope to young girls and boys.

Bradley is committed to advocacy for children and dedicated to the restoration of productive relationships among children, their families and the community whenever possible.

The Bradley Center implements the Sanctuary Model of Trauma Informed Care developed by Dr. Sandra Bloom. Sanctuary is a treatment and organizational model that is based on understanding trauma. Every staff and resident in care focus on “SELF”‚Äč – Safety (physical, psychological, social and moral), Emotion management, Loss (traumatic experiences and separation), and the Future (how can things get better?).

Bradley has earned the quality distinction of accreditation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. It is also licensed by the Pennsylvania Departments of Education and Welfare.

Bradley’s Vision is to be recognized nationally by families, communities and professionals as a premier behavioral healthcare, education and child welfare organization that promotes the physical, social, emotional, educational and spiritual growth of the children, youth and families that it serves.”

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Headquarters: “Pittsburgh, PA”

Employees: 256

Ownership type: Nonprofit

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Specializations: Mental Health


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Website title: “The Bradley Center | Where children come to heal, learn, and grow”

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Languages: English