Welcome to addam

an association of directors of development, admissions and marketing


Who We Are

home-smiling-girlThe Association of Directors of Development, Admissions, and Marketing (ADDAM) is a group of professionals in the field of child, adolescent, and young adult residential services who are responsible for generating referrals, expanding markets, and creating new business opportunities for their organizations. Our members represent both private for-profit and not-for-profit agencies providing a wide array of youth services throughout the United States. Since its inception in 1996, ADDAM members from across the country have networked to exchange referrals and share their experience and knowledge relating to admissions, marketing, and business development.

Our Vision

“To serve as a network of admissions, marketing, and business development professionals in the field of child and adolescent residential services dedicated to the support of its membership by sharing mutually beneficial information, recognizing each other as potential referral sources, and affecting positive changes in our industry.”


Our Mission

“To continually improve our ability to mutually support and benefit our colleagues, our customers, our clients, and our companies.”

A Couple Examples of Our Excellent Programs:

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Woods, located on a 330 acre campus in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, provides supports and services to more than 800 people with special needs and challenges. Our programs are highly individualized and are as unique as the people we serve. The challenges…

Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch

Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch is a psychiatric residential treatment facility located on 410 acres in Billings, Montana. Boys ages 10 – 18 and girls 12 – 18 who have experienced trauma and mental health disorders benefit from vocational programming,…