Woodbourne Center
An Integrated System of Care for Youth and Families

The Site

Woodbourne Center is located in the heart of Baltimore city, and has a long and storied history as a member of the community, serving orphaned children as early as 1798.

In 1930, the organization moved to its current site on Woodbourne Avenue, on the former estate of Enoch Pratt and the A.S. Abell family. In 1965, the organization took its current name, Woodbourne Center. Tivoli House, which was built in 1851, now serves as Woodbourne's administrative building.

In 1970, Woodbourne was licensed as a residential treatment center by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Today, the newly refreshed campus features paintings designed by Mural Masters, Inc., of Baltimore, and houses a psychiatric residential treatment program for boys, ages 12-18; a community treatment foster care program; and the Woodbourne School.
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Youth Served

Woodbourne's psychiatric residential treatment center serves boys, ages 12-18, with serious mental health problems and harmful sexual behaviors, who need an educationally enriched and structured program. Specialized programming includes two sexual trauma and recovery units, as well as comprehensive treatment units. Treatment foster care is a community-based, in-home program for emotionally troubled children and adolescents. The Woodbourne School provides specialized therapeutic educational services for boys in grades 6-12 and for all boys residing in the Woodbourne Psychiatric Residential Treatment Center.

Programming & Treatment

Woodbourne Center provides psychiatric residential treatment for boys, ages 12-18, who have serious mental health problems and have exhibited harmful sexual behaviors. Specialized programming includes two sexual trauma and recovery units and other comprehensive treatment units. Download a brochure about Woodbourne Center's Site and Programs.

The treatment approach is multidisciplinary and collaborative, utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, individual, family, group, and milieu therapy. All programming is trauma-informed and family-centered.

Family Involvement

Relationships are the foundation of treatment success at Woodbourne Center. Through the Nexus Family Partnership Initiative, staff at Woodbourne Center work to create an open and ongoing dialogue with parents about what will work for them and their child. Family involvement is a necessity throughout the treatment process, and the family is our partner in the treatment of youth in our care.

All Woodbourne Center treatment programs are built on relationships and are based on the Cornerstone Values of Honesty, Responsibility, Courage, Care and Concern.