In 2020, Wediko joined The Home for Little Wanderers’ family, bringing together two organizations with long and rich histories of service to vulnerable children and families.
Wediko offers school- and community-based programs for children who have faced repeated social, emotional, behavioral or learning obstacles. Children in Wediko programs are not defined by their diagnoses or by their failures; instead, they are guided to become the best versions of themselves. Our programs, which celebrate and honor diversity, include:
Wediko’s innovative treatment approaches help children create a sense of belonging, develop competencies, discover safe environments, reinforce positive behaviors and build supportive communities. As the complexity of risk factors for children and families continues to evolve, the Wediko approach remains focused on providing youth with the opportunity to enhance their strengths, resources, and resiliency to meet challenges proactively.
The Wediko commitment began in 1934 when founder Dr. Robert Young and his colleagues created an outdoor oasis for struggling children. This oasis enabled children to go to summer camp instead of psychiatric hospitals to get the treatment they needed and have the fun they deserved. More than eight decades later, Wediko programs provide a robust continuum of services for children and families, never losing the original sense of fun!