For more than 140 years, the Sarah A. Reed Children’s Center has been known and respected for high quality treatment of traumatized and " at risk" children throughout Erie County, the state of Pennsylvania, and beyond. We offer a full continuum of care for children and families . We are committed to creating a safe, therapeutic and healing environment to promote positive changes, resiliency and success. Our entire organization, from direct care to administration has committed to adopting the Sanctuary Model of trauma informed care.
Sarah Reed offers a wide range of programs and services based at 5 primary locations throughout Erie County. In addition, many of these services can be accessed through our multiple school based sites.
Sarah A. Children’s Center is the 48th largest employer in Erie County with nearly 400 employees and an operating budget of 15 million dollars. We are a registered 501 c 3 charitable non profit organization. Sarah Reed has the distinction of being the first human services organization established in Erie County. Since 1871, the Sarah Reed organization has continuously provided help and support to Erie County children and families in need.
The Center is governed by a 24 member volunteer Board of Directors made up of highly respected community and business leaders recently distinguished for their leadership by being named the 2008 Bracken Governance Award winner.
The Sarah A. Reed Children’s Center is caring and committed people providing services aimed at promoting the emotional well being of children and their families, helping them to realize their potential and experience success.
It is the policy of Sarah Reed Children's Center to accept referrals and provide services for clients/families without regard to race, color, religion, disability, ancestry, national origin,sexual orientation, age or gender.