Group Homes

Unit Two

Components

  1. Youth receive acceptance, accountability, a structured environment, individual and group counseling, and appropriate reinforcements all within community-style living.
  2. An initial Individual Service Plan (ISP) is developed in conjunction with the client, parents, caseworker/probation officer, and any other involved party.
  3. Youth are assigned a primary youthworker to address daily living goals, to reinforce, completion of therapeutic treatment areas identified on the ISP, to meet behavioral/structural goals, relationship develop, and independent living skills.
  4. Available adjunct services include the ADAPT, ART, and BARJ Programs. View the program page for more available options.
Kitchen Bedroom

Unit One

Unit One

Male group home for clients between ages 14 and 19 with specialized needs including: lower levels of functioning, functioning on the autism spectrum, inability to be successful in a regular classroom environment. Program ADAPT services are available for youth who have sexual issues or have committed a sexual offense. Youth may also exhibit mental health needs which do not rise to the level of psychoses. This is an 8-client unit with increased staff ratio.

Admission restrictions include significant assaultive behavior, significant psychiatric diagnosis, actively suicidal, substantial danger to peers or community.

Unit Two

Unit Two

Male group home for dependent/delinquent youth between ages 13-19 including those who: have failed within the foster care system, have needs which have not been met in a less-supervised setting, are exiting an RTF, Drug and Alcohol or more secure facility, or are in need of transition and/or independent living services. Program ADAPT services are available for youth who have sexual issues or have committed a sexual crime. Youth who are 17 and older may earn their advancement to the Transitional Living Units. Other admission issues may include: truancy, minor substance abuse, incorrigibility in the home, school failure, or theft. Youth may be dealing with other issues that do not rise to the level of being a significant danger to themselves or others in the community.

Admission restrictions: significant assaultive behavior, significant psychiatric diagnosis or psychosis that would hinder treatment

Unit Three

Unit Three

This unit involves the Intensive Supervision/High Impact Program and our Emergency Shelter. The goal of the Intensive Supervision Program is to provide a safe and therapeutic environment within a residential program for court-adjudicated youth, ages 12-20, who are in need of intensive intervention to reduce the risk of long-term placement and to decrease reoccurring incidents of maladaptive community behavior. This programs lasts from 75 to 125 days.

Our Emergency Shelter is a 12-bed co-ed facility that provides a secure and therapeutic setting for youth in transition as well as a short-term High Impact Program. This facility provides services for youth between ages 12-19. Youth placed for emergency shelter services will stay from 1-30 days or more as needed. This unit also serves youth who are in transition from another facility / living arrangement to their home.

Youth are provided education through the Northwest Intermediate Unit 5 classroom. Classroom milieu will address required academic subject areas, life skills, and social skill development at a level appropriate for individual clients. Within the unit, youth will experience individual and group counseling which addresses their needs as well as incorporating coping skills, social skills, separation/loss issues, decision-making skills, drug and alcohol discussion, and relationship skills. Youth will be referred for community-based therapy when needed.

South Campus

South Campus

Group home for females ages 13 to 19 including those who: have failed within the foster care system, have unmet needs in a less-supervised setting, are exiting an RTF, Drug and Alcohol, or more secure facility. They may still be in need of services, transition, or independent living services. Youth who are 16 and older may earn advancement to the Transitional Living Units. Other admission issues may include: truancy, minor substance abuse, incorrigibility in the home, school failure, theft, victim issues, or APPLA. Youth may be dealing with other issues which do not result in the clients becoming a significant danger to themselves, peers, or others in the community. Program ADAPT services are available for appropriate clients.

Admission restrictions: significant assaultive behavior, significant psychiatric diagnosis or psychosis that would hinder treatment

Referrals

Group Home Care and Transitional Living
Pamela Marsh
(814-734-4951)

Emergency Shelter and Intensive Supervision/High Impact Program:
Kristy Cole-Prenatt
(814-734-4951 or, after hours: 814-734-9909)