The Maryland Salem Children's Trust, Inc., founded and functioning on Christian principles, provides a home, therapy, and educational services to children who have been abused or neglected, or have educational or behavior needs that require a residential or day school placement.
The Maryland Salem Children's Trust is licensed by the Maryland Department of Human Resources to provide long-term group home care and short-term shelter care to children placed by the Department of Social Services, Department of Juvenile Services and children placed privately by their parent(s).
Set against a backdrop of old-growth cherry, maple, pine and oak trees in the Appalachians and bordered by exquisite Meadow Mountain and pristine state forest in beautiful Garrett County, Salem is a haven for children who have experienced repeated trauma at a young age.
It is a sanctuary whose mission is to glorify God and respect His creation through promoting reconciliation and peace in a broken world.
From its humble beginnings in a single residence over three decades ago to the nine structures now in use and a complete range of therapeutic services, Salem has grown steadily through divine guidance and the help of a world-wide network of friends. In its almost-three decades it has served 500 children between the ages of six and 18.