Saint Gabriel's System

Reintegration Services

An Overview:

Reintegration Services are provided to youth who are committed to Saint Gabriel’s Hall and their families. Services begin at the time of discharge and are focused on assisting youth and their families with the re-entry process from Saint Gabriel’s Hall to the home and community through the development of community-based resources.

History:

The idea and need for follow-up and aftercare in the Saint Gabriel’s System has a long standing history. Since 1910 the need for someone to ‘”look after boys that have been discharged from the Institution”’ has been recorded and provided for through a variety of ways…the St. Vincent de Paul Society, a Christian Brother visitor, a system of parole, and the St. Gabriel’s Club at La Salle College (now University). In the early 1960s the caseworkers at Saint Gabriel’s Hall provided the needed aftercare services. The Saint Gabriel’s System’s day treatment centers, De La Salle in Towne and De La Salle Vocational were considered an integral part of the aftercare planning. In the early 1990s after negotiating with the Department of Human Services Saint Gabriel’s System initiated an aftercare component. In 1991 the De La Salle Aftercare was established. The first clients came from Saint Gabriel’s Hall however, the services expanded to other institutions and in 1992 the program was to provide aftercare services for the City of Philadelphia including a historic first to service young women. Today Reintegration Services still provide aftercare and treatment for all Saint Gabriel’s Hall youth. Aftercare still remains “the final transition within the System.”

(“A Century of Service: An Account of the Growth of the Saint Gabriel’s System, 1898-1998” by Br. Joseph L. Grabenstein, FSC, Archivist and Sr. Margaret Donohue, RSM, Editor)

Program Requirements:

• Reintegration Services must be court committed
• Reintegration Services are for youth who are discharged from Saint Gabriel’s Hall
• Reintegration Services are provided for up to six (6) months following discharge

Reintegration Services

227 North 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone (215) 854-7103
Fax (215) 965-5711

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Program Highlights:

• Services are provided within the youth's community throughout the City of Philadelphia • Case management provided to youth and their families to develop resources and supports in their own communities Planning and reintegration services start as the youth is being discharged from Saint Gabriel's Hall and continues up to 6 months following discharge from residential placement • Visits by the youth's assigned Reintegration Worker with the youth and families occur at least once per week once the youth is discharged and in the community • Close collaboration by the youth's assigned Reintegration Worker with Probation in planning, implementation of services, and monitoring of youth once back in their community

Successful Outcomes

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Saint Gabriel's Hall 2014 GED Pass Rate crushes the National Average!!

Written By
Mike H., Vice Principal

Saint Gabe's GED Pass Rate for 2014 far exceeds the National Average!! The National average GED pass rate for 2002-2013 was 70.9%. The National average GED pass rate for 2014 was 60% (implementing new changes to GED test). Proud to announce that Saint Gabriel's Hall's 2014 GED Pass Rate was... Read More