Salem offers a stable and structured environment, one with limits but tempered with acceptance and love. This is a place where healing can take root; where an emotionally injured child begins to build a healthy identity and to develop trusting relationships.read more
The Maryland Salem Children's Trust, Inc., founded and functioning on Christian principles, provides a home, therapy, and educational services to children who have been abused or neglected, or have educational or behavior needs that require a residential or day school placement.read more
From a single residence over three decades ago to the nine structures now in use and a complete range of therapeutic services, Salem has grown steadily through divine guidance and the help of friends. In its almost-four decades it has served 800 children between the ages of six and 18.read more
Salem Children's Trust
is a nonprofit charity, that welcomes children with emotional and behavioral challenges. Counseling is provided from a Christian perspective.
Salem opened its doors in Garrett County in 1979 to half a dozen children and as many staff. It is located on a 380-acre farm along Lower New Germany Road in Garrett County, between Grantsville and Frostburg, Maryland.
Salem programs in the United States are neither legally nor financially tied to other Salem programs. They are, however, all bound to one another by a commitment a common heritiage and general philosophy. There are schools in Germany, Salem Stadtsteinach Höchheim, Kovahl, Uganda, Russia, India, Israel, Togo, USA (New England and Mayland), Columbia, and Ecuador.
what we provide - Holistic Healing
Good, healthy eating habits coupled with regular exercise and visits to local pediatricians and dentists will hopefully encourage Salem children to make good health choices throughout their lifetimes.
The Salem community, though not affiliated with any single denomination, is a Christ-centered sanctuary which offers healing to hurting children and their families.
Salem offers a stable and structured environment, one with limits but tempered with acceptance and love. Healing can take root and an emotionally injured child can begin to build a healthy identity and to develop trusting relationships with others.
The Salem School is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education and provides full-day special education services and Type III regular education transition services.