Woodbourne Center
Serving Baltimore Boys and Families

Trauma-informed, individualized psychiatric residential treatment for boys’ emotional, behavioral, and unhealthy sexual behaviors, and treatment foster care programs for youth and families.


The Woodbourne Center has operated under many names throughout its more than 200-year history. It began to help children orphaned during the Revolutionary War. Later, it became the estate of the Enoch Pratt and A. S. Abell families. By the 1940s, the organization focused on treating children with psychiatric and behavioral problems. By 1966, the organization became known as Woodbourne Center and in 1974, Woodbourne opened its own school on campus. In 1987, Woodbourne expanded its programming to include Treatment Foster Care.


Woodbourne Center is located on a historic site in the center of Baltimore, MD. The main campus features an administrative building residence halls, school, gymnasium, and field. The campus was renovated in 2014 with new lighting, updated grounds, and colorful murals.

Innovative Programming

Woodbourne Center provides psychiatric residential treatment for boys, ages 12-18, who have chronic mental health issues. Specialized programming is offered for unhealthy sexual behaviors. Treatment Foster Care services are provided to boys and girls, age birth-21, and families in the Baltimore area.

The site utilizes a comprehensive, integrated system of care to meet the individual needs of each boy.

Woodbourne Center Programs


  • Accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC)
  • Licensed by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH)
  • Approved for full-day special education, partial-day education, and regular education by the Maryland State Department of Education (MDSE)
  • Woodbourne’s Treatment Foster Care is licensed by the Maryland Department of Human Resources (DHR)

Woodbourne Videos

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Waiting Child
Zach is looking for a permanent home
Kristin Danielson Clinical Director
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Gerard Academy Youth Flip for their Flops
Gerard Academy Youth Flip for their Flops
Gerard Academy Welcomes Elaine Hansen
Gerard Academy Welcomes Elaine Hansen as Senior Development Coordinator
Gerard Academy Names Karen Wolf as new Associate Director
Gerard Academy Names Karen Wolf as new Associate Director
Gerard Academy 17th Annual Golf Tournament
Woodbourne Launches New Wellness Policy
Making Lives Brighter for Youth in Foster Care
Making Lives Brighter for Youth in Foster Care
One of these boys is in foster care. You can’t tell who because.. Nexus CARES
The Library
The Library
A list of resources for parents
Parenting Partner
Parenting Partner
Helpful articles for parents
Family Matters
Family Matters
(Q&A with Dr. Michelle Murray, Ph.D.)