Silver Springs – Martin Luther School

We are Silver Springs – Martin Luther School

Silver Springs Martin Luther School serves children who have faced steep challenges and helps them to heal and learn, experience joy and hope, and reach for a bright future. The school traces its origin to 1859 in Philadelphia’s Mt. Airy section when a pastor donated $1 to Elizabeth Ashmead Schaeffer to found an orphanage. Headquartered today on an attractive Plymouth Meeting campus, Silver Springs has evolved into a Lutheran Social Ministry Organization dedicated to holistically improving the developmental, emotional, educational, spiritual and social well-being of children and their families.

Our initiatives include:

  • Residential/clinical treatment operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week for children ages 6-14 who need healing, learning and the chance to experience joy and hope
  • A private school for children who cannot be mainstreamed in public school systems
  • Therapeutic foster family care for children and youth who for a variety of reasons cannot return to their traditional families
  • Outpatient mental health care for individuals and families
  • Behavioral health rehabilitation in homes and schools.

The children we seek to support range in age from infancy to 18 and sometimes beyond. We meet them after they have experienced the trauma of abuse, neglect or long involvement in the mental health system. Some 40 public school systems refer children to our trust and care.

To learn more, please visit our website by clicking on our logo.

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(R to L) Lutheran Charities Manager of Donor Relations and Ministry Partnerships, Barbara Stechert presents a check to social ministry organization member, Silver Springs – Martin Luther School President / CEO, Kristen Gay with two students who attend their licensed Approved Private School.

Click above to view Lutheran Charities’ new video entitled History, Helping & Heart.

Upcoming Events

Sep
28
Thu
6:00 pm Dining With Diakon Helping Child... @ ArtsQuest at SteelStacks
Dining With Diakon Helping Child... @ ArtsQuest at SteelStacks
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dining With Diakon Helping Children Find Forever Homes @ ArtsQuest at SteelStacks | Allentown | Pennsylvania | United States
http://www.diakon.org/dining-with-diakon-adoption/
Oct
11
Wed
11:00 am Men Can Rally @ Board Game Art Park
Men Can Rally @ Board Game Art Park
Oct 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
 
Oct
14
Sat
7:30 am Community Day & 24th Bike Steepl... @ Green Lane Park @ Morrow Pavilion
Community Day & 24th Bike Steepl... @ Green Lane Park @ Morrow Pavilion
Oct 14 @ 7:30 am – 2:00 pm
Community Day & 24th Bike Steeplechase @ Green Lane Park @ Morrow Pavilion | Green Lane | Pennsylvania | United States
WHO: Lutheran Charities…WE ARE: Daikon . KenCrest . Liberty Lutheran Family of Services. Lutheran Settlement House . Silver Springs – Martin Luther School    WHAT: Community Day & 24th Bike Steeplechase Community Day – $10[...]
Oct
16
Mon
all-day KenCrest Masters @ Blue Bell Country Club
KenCrest Masters @ Blue Bell Country Club
Oct 16 all-day
KenCrest  Masters @ Blue Bell Country Club | Blue Bell | Pennsylvania | United States
    KenCrest Masters Golfing, Painting, or Cupcake MakingMonday – October 16th, 2017Blue Bell Country ClubBlue Bell, PA Join us for lunch – then choose your favorite activity – wrap up your day with cocktails, dinner and live/silent auction fun![...]

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