Our Shelter and Assessment program provides treatment for up to eight males, ages (12 to 17) in need of temporary shelter and evaluation due to delinquent behaviors, truancy and dependency issues, an inability to return to their home or who may be in transition to another placement.
Because of the diversity of our population, our staff have been trained in cultural sensitivity and some are also able to engage as an interpreter when necessary. We employ bilingual staff and clinicians who understand the complex needs of the youth that we serve. The youth in our care receive weekly individual, group and family counseling.
We provide a clinically recognized treatment model designed to achieve specific and measurable behavioral outcomes for each youth based on assessed needs and strengths, we value maintaining family and other natural connections, and strive to accelerate reunification whenever possible. Our residents are immediately enrolled in school and are encouraged to participate in community recreation opportunities.
We conduct assessments including DSM-V diagnosis, trauma assessments, genogram and eco-mapping, medication review if indicated, and we refer out for psychiatric, sexual abuse, and neuro-psychological exams for educational/ I.E.P. purposes.