Pittsburgh and Allegheny Home for the Friendless is founded


Protestant Orphan Asylum becomes Protestant Orphan Home


Protestant Orphan Home becomes Protestant Home for Children

Pittsburgh and Allegheny Home for the Friendless becomes Pressley House

Dr. Benjamin Spock becomes first male member of the Pressley House board

Pressley House opens Marshall Avenue Residential Program


Board member John Gorsuch brings Re-ED creator Nicholas Hobbs to Pittsburgh to consult with the board of directors at Pressley House on new ideas and programs

Day School opens on grounds of School for the Residential Program in Pittsburgh

Protestant Home for Children and Pressley House merge to become Pressley Ridge School


Ohiopyle Therapeutic Wilderness Camp established to provide intensive mental and behavioral treatment for boys in a wilderness setting


Therapeutic foster care services begin, serving as the catalyst for growth and evolving into a nationally recognized Treatment Foster Care model. Throughout the decade, these services would expand into Clarksburg, West Virginia and Baltimore, Maryland.


Established Center for Research and Public Policy to evaluate the effectiveness of services and quality improvement, which would later become Organizational Performance Department

Family Preservation Services begin in Baltimore


Westmoreland Autism Behavioral Health Rehabilitative Services program opens

Office opens in Lisbon, Portugal with the purpose of applying the Re-Education principles and Pressley Ridge programming for kids and families outside of the United States; followed by establishment of Portugal NGO (Non-Government Organization)


Pressley Ridge opens office in Amadora, Portugal

Community Residential Rehabilitation program begins in Central Pennsylvania


Pressley Ridge’s Treatment Foster Parent Pre-Service Training is designated as evidence-based by the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare

Texas Family Care Network, a division of Pressley Ridge Texas, is awarded the Single Source Continuum Contract to provide foster care placement services in Region 5