We are pleased to welcome you to our new website! As you may know, Gemma Services was formed in November 2019 by the merger of two long-standing nonprofit organizations: Silver Springs – Martin Luther School and theVillage. Together, we represent more than 300 years of uninterrupted service to vulnerable children and families in the Philadelphia region. Guided by the vision of a world in which all children, youth, and families feel valued and have the tools to realize their highest potential, our merged organization is now known as Gemma Services.
Why the name Gemma? The answer to that question can be found in the dual meaning of the word. In nature, a gemma is a young plant that grows and thrives independently, often after a disruption such as a rainstorm. In Italian, gemma means gem, or precious stone. When considering the work we do, promoting hope and healing through mental health services, education, and specialized support for vulnerable and at-risk children and families, we feel the meaning behind our new name reaffirms our belief that those we serve are absolutely precious and nothing is more important than creating and cultivating an environment where they are given the opportunity to grow, flourish, and shine.
On this website, you can learn more about our history, programs, latest happenings, and ways you might become involved with Gemma and our work to transform hope into action for youth and families in our local communities.
For information about our four locations in the Philadelphia region, click here. You will find there our telephone numbers and a Contact Us form to request more information. You are also welcome to email us at [email protected]. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!