Learn More About Our Affiliates

Through our current member agencies and over 1,205 employees, we offer a variety of treatment, education, and prevention programs and services for youth and families including residential treatment, school-based counseling, outpatient therapy, foster care and adoption programs, and autism services. We invite you to learn more about them.

Providing a safety net of services for vulnerable children and families

Applewood Centers is a private, nonprofit agency providing mental health services, social services, and education to children, adolescents, and families living in Cuyahoga and Lorain counties. Dedicated to addressing a variety of behavioral, emotional, and learning problems, Applewood provides a continuum of care from outpatient counseling to residential treatment.

Jennifer Blumhagen Yarham, LISW-S
Executive Director

Strengthening children. Strengthening families. Strengthening the community.

Bellefaire JCB is among the nation’s largest, most experienced child service agencies, providing a variety of behavioral health, substance abuse, education, and prevention services. Each year, Bellefaire helps more than 43,000 youth and their families achieve resiliency, dignity, and self-sufficiency through more than 25 programs.

Jeffrey A. Lox, LISW-S, ACSW
Executive Director

Hope for a new tomorrow.

Bluestone Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Hospital is Northeast Ohio’s first psychiatric unit designed to ensure a superior clinical and physical environment for youth in crisis. The 12-bed facility, built with a wide range of safety features, is supported by an equally impressive team of professionals who understand that long-term success of the youth served is the number one priority. From intake to discharge, Bluestone’s staff of licensed behavioral health professionals will be by your side to help decrease the likelihood of relapse and to increase the odds of long-term stability and wellness.

Pamela Budak, MSSA, LISW-S
Executive Director

Helping individuals with autism achieve greater independence through social, educational and vocational programming

A nonprofit agency dedicated to ensuring that individuals with autism lead healthy, enriched lives, Lifeworks Autism Services delivers evidence-based clinical and supported living services to youth and adults. Our highly trained team of professionals fosters a supportive environment not only for our clients, but also for each other as they strive to make each day better for those we serve.

Nikki Jaras, MS BCBA COBA
Executive Director

Become an Affiliate

To learn more about becoming a Wingspan Care Group affiliate, contact:
Beth Cohen Pollack, MPA - Director of Organizational Advancement.



“Bellefaire JCB has benefitted greatly from its affiliation with the Wingspan Care Group. We have experienced financial efficiencies and access to professionals who are at the top of their respective fields all while maintaining our Board and organizational autonomy. With their guidance, Bellefaire JCB has successfully navigated difficult times and continues to grow and thrive while fulfilling its mission.”

Stephanie Silverman, Chair, Bellefaire JCB Board of Directors, Co-Founder, Your Teen Media