A staff secure 12-bed coed facility housing court-ordered youth for a short term stay of up to 30 days. Providing services to youth in transition, these beds are reserved for youth from Erie and Crawford counties; however, there is always one bed reserved for the use of other counties.
This facility provides a safe, therapeutic, staff secure setting for youth in transition. Youth are between the ages of 10 to 18 and usually will stay from 1 to 30 days or more. Youth are provided education through a Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit #5 classroom. This classroom includes a teacher and behavioral aide. Classroom academics and milieu will address life skills, required academic subject areas, and social skill development at a level appropriate for individual clients. Within the shelter unit Group and individual counseling will occur addressing individual needs as well as incorporating coping skills, social skills, separation and loss issues, decision making skills, drug and alcohol discussions, relationship and life skills.