MAKE A REFERRAL

If you are interested in making a referral to Hermitage House please review the information below.

Group Homes and Transitional Living please contact:

Carla Hromyak at (814) 734-4951 or chromyak@hermitagehouse.org 

Intensive Supervision/High Impact Program and Emergency Shelter please contact:

Kristy Cole-Prenatt at (814) 734-4951 or (814) 734-9909 (after hours) or kcole-prenatt@hermitagehouse.org

Unit 1 

Boys Specialized Treatment

  • Provides a safe, child-supportive, trauma responsive, staff-secure residential environment within a community setting for up to 8 males (ages may range from 12 to 20) with specialized needs that may include: cognitive deficits, autism spectrum disorders, and/or significant social, emotional, or behavioral issues. Youth are court adjudicated dependent or delinquent or pending court adjudication.  Youth served are those in need of skills for successful living including an identified array developed from the following: competency development, social and emotional services, victim and/or offender services, transition to the community, balanced and restorative justice, family reunification, future planning, education enhancement and planning, and other individually established needs. Services are adapted to the functional level of the client served. The service goal may also include to provide an independent living track to the Transitional Living Program for those clients who are at least 16 years and older and able to function in the less structured environment.

  • Emergency placement services are conducted on an as needed basis and availability of bed space.

Unit 3 High Impact Program

and Emergency Shelter

  • Provides a safe, child-supportive, trauma sensitive, staff-secure residential environment within a community setting for up to 12 youth (ages 12 to 20) who are court adjudicated dependent or delinquent or pending court adjudication.  This setting will also include short term treatment intensive services and transition services.   Referral sources include Children and Youth county agencies and Juvenile Probation Offices.  

  • Youth referred for intensive supervision group home services (HIP) or longer term group home services are those who are Court adjudicated dependent or delinquent and have one of the following needs: committed an act of delinquency or are participating in inappropriate acts within the community that may lead to an adjudication of delinquency, need transition from a more secure environment to the community setting, to prevent a foster care disruption, as well as individual needs as designated by the county representative.    Issues can include but are not limited to truancy, school problems, drug and alcohol issues, theft, disorderly conduct, and foster home/adoptive home disruption.  Clients served for transition services can also include those exiting other residential services that would benefit from re-entry planning and service provision.

  • Emergency Shelter clients are those that need a safe, staff-secure placement, usually for 1-30 days, for various reasons such as; immediate protection from an abusive or neglectful situation, a violation of community based probation, awaiting an opening at a placement facility, awaiting a hearing date, etc.

Girls TLP 

Transitional Living Program

  • The Transitional Living Program (TLP) at Hermitage House provides female apartments for youth between the ages of 16 and 20 who have exhibited the maturity, trust and responsibility needed to function in this less structured setting. Youth accepted into the program do so after a successful stay in a group home, RTF, or foster home. For those entering HHYS from another facility, a stay within the residential program is needed to show the knowledge and behavioral stability for this program. The goal of TLP is to prepare a youth to love successfully within the community and acquire the skills to do so while residing in a safe and secure environment. Youth in the program often do not have a home to return to and are in need of transition planning services.

  • Transition services are provided in the areas of life skills, job preparation and/or employment, education, secondary education or vocational planning, money management, proper use of leisure time, substance education and other identified areas of need. Services strive to remove the barriers and facilitate healthy and safe transitions to independence. Although learning skills is important, it is also necessary for youth to practice the skills through everyday life responsibilities. With this in mind, youth live in apartments with up to 2 other youth where they are responsible to prepare a menu, purchase food within their budget, prepare meals, keep their bedroom and apartment clean, use their free time properly, get up for school and/or work in a timely fashion, use social skills in getting along with their roommates, and attend to their daily treatment responsibilities. Staff are available for monitoring, transportation, support, advice, and transition planning.

Unit 2

Boys Home and Emergency Shelter

  • Provides a safe, child-supportive, trauma responsive, residential environment within a community setting for up to 12 males (ages may range from 13 to 20) who are court adjudicated dependent or delinquent or pending court adjudication. Referral sources include Children and Youth county agencies and Juvenile Probation Offices. Youth served are those in need of skills for successful living including an identified array developed from the following: competency development, social and emotional services, victim and/or offender services, balanced and restorative justice, transition to the community, family reunification, future planning, education enhancement and planning, and other individually established needs. The service goal may also include to provide an independent living track to the Transitional Living Program for those clients who are at least 16 years and older.

  • Emergency placement services are conducted on an as needed basis and availability of bed space.

South Campus 

Girls Group Home

  • Provides a safe, child-supportive, trauma responsive, staff-secure residential environment within a community setting for up to 12 females (ages may range from 12 to 20) who are court adjudicated dependent or delinquent or pending court adjudication.  Referral sources include Children and Youth county agencies and Juvenile Probation Offices.  

  • Youth served are those in need of skills for successful living including an identified array developed from the following: competency development, social and emotional services, victim and/or offender services, balanced and restorative justice, transition to the community, family reunification, future planning, education enhancement and planning, and other individually established needs.  The service goal may also include to provide an independent living track to the Transitional Living Program for those clients who are at least 16 years and older.  

  • Emergency placement services are conducted on an as needed basis and availability of bed space. 

Boys TLP 

Transitional Living Program

  • The Transitional Living Program (TLP) at Hermitage House provides male apartments for youth between the ages of 16 and 20 who have exhibited the maturity, trust and responsibility needed to function in this less structured setting. Youth accepted into the program do so after a successful stay in a group home, RTF, or foster home. For those entering HHYS from another facility, a stay within the residential program is needed to show the knowledge and behavioral stability for this program. The goal of TLP is to prepare a youth to love successfully within the community and acquire the skills to do so while residing in a safe and secure environment. Youth in the program often do not have a home to return to and are in need of transition planning services.

  • Transition services are provided in the areas of life skills, job preparation and/or employment, education, secondary education or vocational planning, money management, proper use of leisure time, substance education and other identified areas of need. Services strive to remove the barriers and facilitate healthy and safe transitions to independence. Although learning skills is important, it is also necessary for youth to practice the skills through everyday life responsibilities. With this in mind, youth live in apartments with up to 2 other youth where they are responsible to prepare a menu, purchase food within their budget, prepare meals, keep their bedroom and apartment clean, use their free time properly, get up for school and/or work in a timely fashion, use social skills in getting along with their roommates, and attend to their daily treatment responsibilities. Staff are available for monitoring, transportation, support, advice, and transition planning.

  • Transition planning begins the day the youth enters TLP. Transition is personalized for each youth addressing the areas of education, housing, health, treatment needs, substances refusal skills, employment, banking and budgeting, and continuing support services.

  • Not only does transition address life skills but also addresses the ‘soft’ skills needed for a youth to be successful. Therefore, identified needs are addressed in the areas of decision making, conflict resolution, anger control, peer interactions, healthy relationships, communication skills, stress management, coping skills, and other identified needs.

  • Youth in the TLP program also have access to the services provided by HHYS through their educational, motivational and therapeutic programming.

More Benefits of the Transitional Living Program​

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