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 2,400 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 Adult Day Services to adults with developmental disabilities, and support to families.
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