About Us

Mission

Glenwood provides treatment and education services in a least restrictive setting, through a continuum of care, with the highest respect for individuals and families served. Glenwood leads the state in providing behavioral health care and educational services that are responsive and complimentary to a continuum of care for persons with unique mental health disorders. Glenwood supports mental health and educational professionals and promotes research in these specialized areas.

Vision

Glenwood seeks to become a nationally recognized provider of premier educational and therapeutic services for individuals with mental health needs. Through state-of-the-art training for staff, collaboration with nationally renowned clinicians, and linkages with academic health centers for clinical care and research, Glenwood assures the highest quality services to consumers and families in the state and region.

Philosophy

While symptoms may be subject to classification, people are not. At Glenwood, each person is evaluated and treated as an individual. Not only are services and treatment settings prescribed according to individual needs, but also professional staff creatively tailor programs to enhance each person’s opportunities for success. Glenwood believes each person has the potential to improve and strive to maximize that potential in the least restrictive setting possible. Equally important, Glenwood serves the families of each individual. Glenwood encourages parental involvement to strengthen the efforts of the support team. The staff at Glenwood respect the dignity of the individual and recognizes the individual as part of the family unit.

The treatment, education, and welfare of each individual are important and should be based on best-practice concepts. Glenwood is committed to research and is a member of a scientific research community affiliated with the University of Alabama at Birmingham that includes physicians, scientists, clinicians, Glenwood staff, and Glenwood Board members. A research committee was developed in 1987 and is dedicated to cutting edge research to improve treatment modalities for individuals with autism and mental illness.

Values

  • Respect for the human dignity and individuality of each person served.
  • Cooperation with community providers and referring agencies in assuring a continuum of quality care, which is both responsive and complementary to existing community services.
  • Commitment to providing needed services in the least restrictive setting.
  • Support for professionals throughout the state who care for individuals with special/unique mental health needs.
  • Advocacy for people with needs for specialized training and care.