Find Healing & Hope

Youth are making strides at PWA

In 2021, 86% of youth progressed toward their academic goals while in the PWA program. 

 Pierceton Woods Academy is a QRTP (Qualified Residential Treatment Program) Certified facility and is accredited by Council on Accreditation (COA).


  • Boys ages 13 to 21
With One or Both of the Following Needs:
  • Needing to complete the Sexual Health & Relapse Prevention (SHARP) program or Substance Abuse, Behavioral and Emotional Regulation (SABER) 
  • Needs to learn independent living skills 


  •  On-site facilities include an alternative school, counseling center, dorms, cafeteria, gymnasium, athletic fields, and a chapel. 
  • The campus also provides a vocational program that includes woodworking, small engine shop, horticulture, and beekeeping to teach work ethic, confidence, and leadership. 


  • Nestled between South Bend and Fort Wayne in Pierceton, Indiana, the 94-acre PWA campus rests in a peaceful, wooded setting.

How to Enroll A Student


Identify Your Student's Needs

Does the student match our “Eligibility” criteria? Contact us if you need help.


We’ll let you know what information we need.


We Evaluate the Referral

We’ll get back with you in 1-2 business days.

PWA Programs

PWA Programs utilize a Stages of Change model.

Celebrating our Students' Hard Work

Through our Vocational Program, the students at Pierceton Woods Academy are learning about and seeing the process of farm-to-table cooking and eating unfold.
Our Vocational Program helps equip our students with tangible skills and work experience to provide a greater opportunity to find employment after leaving our campus.
Good work, PWA students!

Stay In Touch

Keep up with our latest Projects and News!
We appreciate your support.

Get Help for Your Student Today

Contact Deb Johnson at