Beech Brook (Cleveland, OH)


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Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Beech Brook
  • Address:3737 Lander Road
    Cleveland, OH 44124
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:216-831-2255

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  • Mission:
  • Mission:

    To advance the well-being and self-sufficiency of children, youth and families by providing effective, innovative physical and behavioral health, permanency, educational and related services and by serving as a strong voice for children, youth and families.

  • Overview:
  • For 162 years, Beech Brook has been serving Northeast Ohio’s most vulnerable children. Today, as a leading behavioral health agency, Beech Brook serves more than 24,000 children, teens and families each year.

    From prevention and early intervention programs to intensive treatment for the most seriously disturbed youth, Beech Brook helps to heal troubled children and strengthen families through these and other services:

    • Intensive treatment for the most severely disturbed children and teens
    • Residential treatment, including special programs for juvenile court-involved
    • Day treatment
    • Foster care for children of all ages
    • Adoption for children with special needs
    • Family preservation
    • Outpatient counseling
    • School-based mental health services
    • Community-based programs for at-risk youth
    • Parent support and education
    • Prevention and early intervention services
    • Early childhood services
    • ACT Team for transitional youth
    • Mentoring

    Last year, Beech Brook served over 24,000 children, youth and families throughout Northeast Ohio. The children, youth and families we work with are struggling with mental illness, child abuse and neglect, poverty, lack of educational attainment, and the lifelong effects of trauma. Beech Brook is a nationally recognized leader in trauma-informed care which means that understanding the effects of traumatic experiences on the lives of our children and families is central to all our work.

  • History:
  • In 1852, Beech Brook opened its doors as Cleveland’s first orphanage, marking the beginning of a long legacy of hope and healing for children and families.

    Beech Brook was founded by the ladies of the Martha Washington and Dorcas Society, prominent citizens who provided food and clothing to poverty-stricken families. The young city had been ravaged by a cholera epidemic, leaving many children alone and homeless. On January 22, 1852, at a meeting at the Old Stone Church, the ladies resolved to establish the Cleveland Orphan Asylum “for the purpose of sheltering orphaned and destitute children.” Soon after, in a rented house at the corner of Erie (now E. 9th) and Ohio Streets, they welcomed the first 11 children.

    Three years later, with the support of Cleveland’s leading families, the institution built its first true home at the corner of Willson (now E. 55th Street) and Woodland Avenue.

    In the years that followed, the number of children needing shelter continued to grow, and in 1878, construction began on a second structure that could accommodate 100 children at 5000 St. Clair Avenue. The new home of the Cleveland Protestant Orphan Asylum, as it was now known, was Cleveland’s first fireproof building. Cleveland philanthropist Jeptha Homer Wade paid for the construction of the orphanage, which he regarded as “the holiest of all human charities.”

    By the turn of the century, the rapid industrial expansion of Cleveland had surrounded the orphanage with factories, and the search began for a country home.

    In 1916, Jeptha Homer Wade, Jr. and his wife gave a gift of the Beech Brook Farm to the orphanage, and by 1926, the institution had moved to its present campus on Lander Road in Pepper Pike.

    In the years that followed, social policies began to change, recognizing the importance of keeping children and families together. The advent of public assistance meant that fewer children were placed in orphanages simply because of poverty or single parenthood. Increasingly, the children needing care had mental health or behavioral problems due to family issues, abuse or neglect, and the focus of the agency shifted more and more toward treatment. By the late 1950s, the transition from orphanage to treatment center was complete.

    Although residential treatment remained a mainstay of Beech Brook’s programs, the agency began to expand its programs to help children in their homes and schools, providing the help they needed before their problems became severe. By the 1990s, while residential and day treatment for the most seriously troubled children continued on the campus, the development of community-based services to provide earlier intervention and preserve families had expanded Beech Brook’s reach to families throughout the Greater Cleveland area.

    Today, as a leading behavioral health agency, Beech Brook serves more than 24,000 children, teens and families each year. From prevention and early intervention programs to intensive treatment for the most seriously disturbed youth, Beech Brook continues to pursue its mission of healing troubled children and strengthening families.

  • Year established:1852
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:29
  • Advisory board size:13
  • Staff size:284


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:34-0714597

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:340714597
  • Organization Name:BEECH BROOK
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  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:3737 LANDER RD
  • Organization City:PEPPER PIKE
  • Organization State:OH
  • Organization Zip:44124-5712
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1, 9, 2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization, , Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:October, 1971
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:12
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Hospital or medical research organization 170(b)(1)(A)(iii)
  • Activity Code(s):031, 160, 166
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Special school for the blind, handicapped, etc, Aid to the handicapped (see also 031), Mental health care
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:F300
  • Asset Amount:$33,646,607
  • Asset Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$30,652,199
  • Income Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$21,226,334
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 9:51:19 am

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