Our Continued Dedication

Our Mission

            The Stern Center is dedicated to providing developmental and behavioral health services that respect the individual and/or families strengths, needs, abilities and preferences.  We strive to strengthen resilience and promote independence.  It is our mission to provide a safe, accepting and empathetic therapeutic environment at every level of the process.  


Our Vision

            At the Stern Center we believe in the capacity to recovery from adversity and the ability to aspire to and maintain optimal levels of functioning.  Services and programs focus on improving the quality of life of the persons served.  The Stern Center serves individuals and families by  providing a wide range of therapeutic services.  We emphasize a holistic and collaborative  approach to treatment which encourages the ongoing development of natural and community          supports and promotes individual and family empowerment within the change process.   The Stern Center is committed to supporting staff who are dedicated to providing effective and  efficient treatment based the integration of a variety of treatment philosophies and models.  We take pride in providing community outreach which ensures that person's served can make informed decisions about treatment.


TSC Values

  The Stern Center:

  • Believes in the capacity to recover from adversity

  • Acknowledges the resilience of persons served and the community

  • Is committed to empowering individuals and families

  • Partners, collaborates and coordinates with other agencies, providers and/or community resources

  • Appreciates diversity and strives to provide culturally competent services

  • Is committed to professional standards that reflect clinical and administrative integrity and ethical practices

  • Believes in treating all individuals with respect, dignity and compassion

  • Invests in treatment practices which have been shown to promote wellness, recovery and self-determination

  • Respects individuals rights to privacy and confidentiality and acts to protect those rights

  • Supports the right of people served to exercise informed choice

  • Understands the importance of continued agency growth and development both as a business and as a clinical resource

  • Seeks and supports supervision, education and training opportunities to ensure clinical integrity

  • Values a safe, accepting and empathetic therapeutic environment at every level of the process

  • Strives to adhere to Pennsylvania state regulations specific to the programs provided

  • Promotes services informed by CASSP Principles: child centered, family focused, community based, multi-system, culturally competent and least restrictive/ least intrusive

  • Seeks input from person's served and other stakeholders in program and service development and change.


Our Philosophy

            The Stern Center has been built on helping individuals and families heal.  Through our journey, we all need to heal from the trials and tribulations of everyday life.  Gaining peace of mind during troubled times can be one of the most fulfilling and useful tools a person can learn.  For over a decade, The Stern Center has been dedicated to helping individuals, children and families regain their balance.  At The Stern Center, we take pride in providing affordable, accessible, and appropriate therapeutic care and support.

            Because all people and families are unique, The Stern Center's staff are trained to individualize our treatment using a "one size does not fit all" approach.  Enhancing the lives of our consumer's takes the personalized, thoughtful approach.  Our quality approach to treatment in all of our services ensure our consumer's never feel like "just a number."

Empowering Lives &  Making a Difference

The Stern Center 2020