Residential Units

Traditional residential treatment is no longer traditional. We continually evolve our residential programming to meet the needs of children, adolescents, and families of today and tomorrow.

Our Continuum of Care is based on the level of need for each individual to ensure the delivery of appropriate services and safety for all youth in our care. Each program is differentiated based upon the youth’s needs and their levels of care, which may include: staff to youth ratios, education models, the amount of clinical interventions, and the level of professional medical involvement.

Intensive Stabilization, Assessment & Treatment Program (ISAT I)

A staff-secure and facility semi-secure five bed unit for youth whose long-term ability to function outside a psychiatric or juvenile justice facility is uncertain. This unit is either a step down from hospital setting or a diversion to psychiatric hospitalization. Expected length of stay is individual to client needs, in collaboration with family and/or caregiver and funder prior to admission

Intensive Stabilization, Assessment & Treatment (ISAT II) Program(s)

The first unit (Blue Jays) is a staff-secure and facility semi-secure 13 bed unit for youth with moderate to severe mental health issues. This unit is designed for those youth who are in need of a higher level of care, and display chronic mental health issues.

Our second unit (Cardinals) is a staff-secure ten bed unit for youth up to the age of 18 suffering from acute emotional and behavioral reactions to trauma and/or mental health problems. Clients have had moderate to severe dysfunction in residential, group home or juvenile justice settings, creating significant safety concerns to self or others. Expected length of stay is individual to client needs.

Residential Treatment Program for Sexually Abusive Adolescents (PSAA)

State-of-the-art, Intensive treatment for youth designed to safely and effectively eliminate sexually abusive behavior, while addressing underlying personal victimization and/or mental health issues. Juvenile justice and/or child welfare involved clients may or may not have an adjudication status.

Youth Fire Setting Education Intervention Program:

(Youth Fire Setting Intervention Specialists Levels I & II – The National Fire Academy as Outlined in the NFP Standard 1035)While not a separate unit, youth in the Fire Setting Education Intervention Program will be placed in one of our residential treatment units based on level of acuity.  Intensive 4-8 months residential intervention for children and adolescents to safely and effectively curtail what for these youth may have become a self-reinforcing cycle of fire setting and who have exhibited inappropriate fire use.

The General Treatment Unit

The General Treatment Unit also offers life/daily living skills, and/or transitional skills tailored to meet the individual needs of each youth.  Specialized groups may be offered to those youth who have particular diagnoses and/or risk related behaviors: daily living skills, anger management skills, conflict resolution skills, wellness groups led by Direct Care staff but may include members from education and/or the clinical/medical departments depending on topics being addressed.Off campus employment opportunities are available to youth who demonstrate consistent levels of appropriate behavior and social interactions.  These opportunities provides youths with an opportunity to practice social skills, develop a work ethic, communications skills, and money management and learn employability skills.