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Residential Treatment

Adolescents in residential treatment are facing big challenges, but there's always something positive we can build upon. It's our job to find every young person's natural abilities, nurture them, and give them a chance to develop.

We Stay Focused on the Good

It’s easy to focus on what’s wrong. We focus on what’s right in every child we serve. Whether it’s a talent for sports, a creative mind, or a caring personality, building upon strengths fosters confidence.

Residential Treatment provides both long- and short-term care options for infants through young adults up to age 22.

Being engaged in the community helps prepare residents to enter the workforce and lead independent, yet socially connected lives.

To help build these bridges, they attend school, work in local shops, or take on household chores such as cooking, cleaning, and shopping. Many volunteer in animal shelters, nursing homes, and for other causes they care about. Some join cheerleading, swimming, or team sports.

Many adolescents come from inpatient psychiatric hospitals and struggle with issues of trauma, abuse, depression, self harm, and substance use. We provide on-site, integrated mental healthcare, occupational therapy, and nursing services. Even if reunification isn’t possible, family therapy is always offered.

Our staff prepares high school seniors and college freshman for the transition to independence. We teach life skills, goal setting, and self advocacy. Community involvement and part-time work is highly encouraged.

We also offer “stepping out” services that help kids get a driver’s license, learn to budget, register for school, or anything else they’ll need to be successful.

Follow Along

Our commitment doesn’t stop when adolescents move on. Follow Along is a lifeline for kids leaving residential services. A clinical staff member and case manager continue providing services to these young adults as they navigate work, relationships, financial responsibilities, and exploring all that life has to offer.

Meet Corey Smith

When Corey Smith was about 15, she ran into some behavioral trouble that led her through a series of residential treatment programs in her journey to find the help she needed. She’d been kicked out of four schools, and had difficulty following rules across the board. A large part of the problem, she’d soon learn, was rooted in a combination of underlying mental health conditions.

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