April 29, 2020
This year, The Lincoln Center for Family and Youth (TLC) celebrates its 50th anniversary as an innovative leader in education, coaching, and counseling. Founded in 1970 by Eagleville Hospital, TLC’s Transformational Education® model has transformed lives and communities throughout the Greater Philadelphia Area. During the past 50 years, TLC has worked with thousands of individuals and families to close the gap in traditional education and behavioral health services.
Recognizing the need for additional socioemotional support services for students in local school districts, TLC began its school-based staffing services in 1973 and launched TLC Leadership Academy (formerly Lincoln Academy) in 1975. Through these programs, TLC provides counseling and therapy, positive behavioral interventions and supports, college and career readiness support services, and alternative education placement for students who need additional social, emotional, and mental health support.
In 1987, TLC began providing counseling services for victims of crime. Funded by federal grants administered through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), TLC’s programs provide free mobile counseling and art therapy services for any resident of Montgomery County affected by crime.
TLC’s success over the last 50 years serves as continued motivation for TLC’s dynamic team, led by Dr. GT Freeman, TLC’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “I’ve seen firsthand the difference that our talented and dedicated team makes in our community as they passionately live out TLC’s vision to equip individuals and families with the will and skill to reach their full potential,” said Dr. Freeman. “TLC is honored to have served the Greater Philadelphia Area for over 50 years, providing education, coaching and counseling services.”
Founded in 1970 and incorporated in 1983, TLC is a community-based organization providing comprehensive alternative education and social services to at-risk youth and families. TLC’s proven research-based Transformational Education® model improves student and client outcomes through client-focused practices (authentic engagement, meaning making, personalized support, and stimulated curiosity) in a supportive organizational climate.
The Lincoln Center for Family and Youth
820 Adams Avenue, Suite 210
Audubon, PA 19403
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