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KidsPeace Launches New Outpatient Services

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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


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 Campus.


KidsPeace Urges Neighbors to Walk Out of the Darkness October 10

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The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is holding its fifth annual fundraising walk in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania on Sunday, October 10th at the Lehigh Parkway in Allentown. KidsPeace Senior Psychologist Peter Langman, PhD, is the president of the Lehigh Valley Chapter and is very active in raising awareness of suicide through this event. "Someone dies from suicide every 16 minutes in the US," according to Langman, "and suicide is the third leading cause of death in 15 - 24 year old in this country."  

The walk is held every year to increase awareness of suicide, raise funds for suicide prevention and support those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Hundreds of adults and children walk in honor of friends and family members who have been lost to suicide and receive donations from supporters who sponsor their walk.

KidsPeace has a growing team of associates, their family members and youth in residential programs who walk to keep awareness of suicide high. At the end of the walk, there will be music and a chance to mingle and offer support to each other. Walkers are urged to bring a picnic lunch and blanket. Light refreshments will be served.

If you would like to join the KidsPeace team or form a team of you own for this inspiring event, visit to register or to make a donation through a registered team. Search for team names by clicking on the Participant/Team Search link. All donations and walkers will make a difference and help AFSP reach out to and educate our neighbors and community members.


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