BETHLEHEM BROADWAY CAMPUS OFFERS SPECTRUM OF PROGRAMS FOR LEHIGH VALLEY FAMILIES
KidsPeace has expanded and broadened its
services with the opening of a new outpatient facility at its campus located at
1650 Broadway in South Bethlehem.
The new KidsPeace Family Center
at Broadway will offer a spectrum of services for children and families,
including a new 24-hour toll-free phone number that will serve as a referral
source for parents who need help.
The Family Center will
offer: Diagnostic Services,
Autism Services, (Including the Sarah’s Smile Summer Camp and After School
Therapeutic Programs), Outpatient Therapy, Behavioral Health and Rehabilitation
Services (BHRS), Drug and Alcohol Treatment, In-Home Treatment, Allied
Professional Services and Referrals.
“We are very proud today to announce an exciting new
chapter in our organization’s 128-year-old history,” said William Isemann,
KidsPeace President & CEO. “This initiative expands our services to provide
much-needed programs in the Lehigh Valley and broadens our mission to provide
hope, help and healing to children, families and communities.”
As part of this new center, KidsPeace is also
launching a new toll-free phone number in the Lehigh Valley that will serve as
a referral source for parents who may be struggling with their children and
need assistance. 888-KP-Helps is staffed by KidsPeace Admissions Associates who
will assess the caller’s needs and help them navigate the system to find the
best resources. At times, those
callers will be referred to KidsPeace diagnostic or treatment services. Other calls may be referred to another
Lehigh Valley agency better suited to meet a specific need. Help may also be
accessed through a new online form at www.kidspeace.org.
The 50 children who previously
resided on the Broadway Campus have been moved to the newly renovated Pioneer
Center on the Orchard Hills Campus, Orefield, and have begun the school year
along with all other KidsPeace residential students.
The newly constructed 9,500
square-foot center on the southwestern end of the campus will serve as the
operation hub where assessments can be conducted, appointments provided and
where families can access help navigating the system to locate the best
resources to meet their needs.
Built on the original site of
the former Wiley House, the center was completed this summer and reflects the
original design of the home that began as a children’s orphanage in 1882. Space in the other buildings on the
campus will also be utilized for classes, services and a variety of programs
and therapies. At a total cost of
$3 million, the project included extensive curbing, driveway access and street
renovations by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
Approximately 117 full and
part-time KidsPeace Associates will staff the KidsPeace Center and Broadway