Diakon Wilderness Center
Diakon Youth Services provides a range of programs for at-risk youths from three primary locations—the Diakon Wilderness Center near Boiling Springs, Pa., and sites in Lancaster and Media, Pa. Since the 1970s, Diakon Youth Services, formerly known as TresslerCare, has been a leading provider of specialized services for children and youths from across Pennsylvania. Primarily serving individuals referred by county juvenile probation departments and children and youth services, as well as programs responsible for young adults ages 18 to 25, Diakon Youth Services offers a unique and rich array of services designed to help:
- Dependent youths attain permanency, safety, and well-being, and
- Delinquent youths learn the need for accountability, community protection, and the development of competencies for responsible, successful living embodied in the principles of Balanced and Restorative Justice.
- Young adults break cycles of addiction and dysfunction as they interact with family and the community to accept accountability for actions and to lead a crime-free life.
Diakon Youth Services’ goal is for every student to be a successful graduate and a productive, connected, and law-abiding member of society and the community.