through a mission-driven legacy

Auberle is a faith-based non-profit organization that transforms the lives of individuals and families across Southwestern PA. We serve 4,000 individuals annually across 20+ program areas.

Our History

Auberle was founded through the legacy and generosity of Pauline Auberle, a McKeesport resident, who upon her death willed money and land to the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh to start a "home" for boys. In 1948, the Pauline Auberle Memorial Foundation was incorporated and in 1952 the realization of Pauline's dream took place when Auberle was constructed and opened its doors.

Auberle became a home for adolescent males and was known as the "Boystown of the East." For years, Auberle was dedicated exclusively to providing care to boys. The late 1980s and early 1990s witnessed the planned growth of Auberle into new service areas. In addition to our residential programs for boys and the launching of adolescent male group homes, there was a new focus on keeping families together and providing services to girls and young women.

Today, our programming continues to evolve to address critical needs in the community, such as workforce development, housing, mental health and drug and alcohol counseling and school-based therapy.

Our New Initiatives

  • The Rapid Rehousing program works with individuals ages 18-24 to find young adults safe, stable and affordable housing

  • The Family Emergency Shelter is a 24-hour, seven day a week program that works with men, women and children to keep the family safe and help them secure permanent housing

  • Our School-Based Therapy and Student Assistance Programs have been implemented in the Duquesne and Bethel Park School Districts

  • The Family Healing Center, set to open in Spring 2020, will provide families affected by opioid addiction with the tools necessary to heal from trauma and maintain long-term stability

Our Awards

  • Agency of the Year in the United States

  • 2017 Aramark Building Community Leadership Award

  • 2017 Pittsburgh Business Times Innovation Award

  • 2016 NAACP McKeesport Unit Community Organizational Award

  • 7-Time Recipient of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Best Places to Work

  • 5-Time Recipient of Pittsburgh Business Times Healthiest Employer

  • Employment Institute was recognized as 2015 Community-Based Program of the Year in Pennsylvania by the Juvenile Court Judges Commission

"John and his staff and volunteers have made a positive impact on our vulnerable youth for many years. Auberle has been an important community partner, able to grow and adapt to meet the changing needs of children and families."

Marc Cherna, Director of Allegheny County

Department of Human Services

Transition and Employment Services:

programs designed to help participants learn life skills, access resources and education and gain the skills necessary for employment and self-sufficiency

Behavioral Health Programs and Services:

provides individual family and group therapy to children, adolescents, adults and families based on individual needs

  • Mental Health Services

  • Drug and Alcohol Services

  • Arson Prevention (TAPP-C)

  • School Based Therapy

  • Therapeutic Activities

Community Based Prevention and Reunification Services:

programs focusing on helping individuals and families meet their needs and preserve family unity when possible

  • Homebuilders®

  • Stop Now and Plan (SNAP®)

  • Housing Services

  • Community Stabilization

Placement Services:

provides youth with a safe, secure and alternative living situation with the goal of returning back home or being placed in kinship or Foster Care

  • Foster Care

  • Emergency Shelter Foster Care

  • Residential Care

Auberle Main Campus

1101 Hartman Street

McKeesport, PA 15132


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Site Published: 2016

2017 Aramark Building Community Organizational Leadership Award

2016 NAACP McKeesport Unit Annual Community Organization Award

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