Making Dreams Come True in the Pittsburgh Region

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The Barber National Institute was founded in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1952 by Erie educator Dr. Gertrude A. Barber. Our organization currently serves more than  4,200 children, adults and families across the commonwealth with a wide range of quality educational, vocational, residential and behavioral health services. We employ more than  2,100 dedicated staff who help to carry out our mission of providing hope and opportunity to individuals.

One of the largest providers of residential services in Pennsylvania, the Barber National Institute has operated six residential group homes in the suburban Pittsburgh area since 1999. We also provide  Day Services  to adults with developmental disabilities, and support to families.  


In addition, we offer Behavior Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS) and other supports to children and teens with mental health challenges through our Allegheny BHRS program.


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