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Guided by faith in God and love for all people, The Salvation Army has served the physical and spiritual needs of humankind since 1865, today we continue this mission in over 100 countries.

Beginning at Ivy House in Philadelphia, The Salvation Army Children’s Services has been caring for the special needs of children since 1915. We serve Southeast Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley, providing foster care, visit coaching, parent education, adoption and post adoption services.

As a foster parent or adoptive parent with our program, you will receive close, personalized attention from caring staff and ongoing support throughout your journey.

  • We are ranked in the top 5% of children’s service agencies monitored by the State of Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, scoring 100% on all agency audit requirements for both our Allentown and Harleysville offices for the past three years in a row.
  • 95% of our foster children stay with just one family--- rather than being transferred between multiple families --- as commonly happens in some agencies.
  • Smaller program size and case load means we will spend more time getting to know you  and providing the services you need
  • Experienced, compassionate staff
  • Ongoing, personalized support: throughout the foster and adoption process and beyond, we provide resources, advice and care



Florence Rhue - Director of Children's Services

Sue Shotwell - Placement Services Director

Sindy Berner - Community Resource Specialist

Sue Burnside - Visitation Coordinator

Julie Farnsworth - Permanency Coordinator

Stacy Flick - Family and Permanency Specialist

Angie Gillen - Outreach Coordinator

Kailey Graver - Visit Coach

Nicole Hirschman - Foster Care Caseworker

Robyn Hubbard - Visit Coach

Stefanie Niemira- Foster Care and Permanency Caseworker


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The Salvation Army's
Foster Care & Adoption
Lehigh Valley Office
2200 Hamilton Street, Suite 200
Allentown, PA 18104
Phone: 610.821.7706 | Fax: 610.821.8121

Southeast Office
426 Main Street
Harleysville, PA 19438
Phone: 215.256.6868

Directions (Harleysville Office):  CLICK HERE