About Saint Gabriel's System
Saint Gabriel's System, a division of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, directed by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is a non-profit social service agency that has been providing care and services to at-risk youth for over one-hundred years.
Our mission is the education and rehabilitation of court-adjudicated delinquent youth. In this regard, we provide academic and vocational education, social services, mental and behavioral health services, arts and recreational activities, spiritual development and community service opportunities to the young people in our care. We provide these services in residential and community based settings to court referred youth from the Philadelphia metropolitan region, as well as counties from across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Our goal in rendering these services is to prepare the young people entrusted to our care with the competencies, attitudes and self-confidence to become responsible, productive members of the community.
Many of the youth we serve experience poverty and frustration in their economic, social, psychological and spiritual lives. In the midst of such hopelessness and adversity it makes sense that many do not understand how to be positive about the future.
Saint Gabriel’s System takes the time to serve each client and help them see that a positive future is possible. We provide a Safe environment where young people learn how to understand and manage their Emotions, handle Losses in their life and community; and move forward to a brighter Future. This is done by equipping them with protective measures that will enable them to succeed: Achieving a Diploma, Career and Technical Training and Certification; obtaining job readiness skills and work habits; obtaining employment; internalizing the value of regular school attendance; and internalizing the value of counseling. Ultimately we are arming young people with Affect Regulation; Coping Skills; Educational Skills; Career Technical Skills; and Employment Skills which provide the keys to success.
We are more than a school or treatment facility-we help children re-imagine tomorrow.