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Intensive Group Home (IGH)

Saint Vincent’s Intensive Group Home Program provides an on-campus congregate care setting for children, ages 4 - 21, with a focus on the development of age-appropriate skills. The program provides a therapeutic, goal-directed alternative for children who require a high level of supervision, behavioral support and structure to develop the skills necessary for successful community re-integration.

While residing in the intensive group home setting, children attend school within the community, including public school, special education or collaborative programs. Staff works closely with family members and community resources with the goal of reunification, whenever possible. Each child’s clinical care manager serves as the liaison with families, collaterals and providers to ensure both timely and accurate reporting of treatment information. The clinical care manager also addresses educational advocacy issues and supports parents, educational surrogate parents and others to ensure the proper educational placement for those children requiring special education programming.

The IGH Program includes:

  • therapeutic, age-appropriate congregate care
  • clinical care management
  • collaboration with community-based services and supports
  • transitional services
  • family-centered programming
  • continued attendance at child’s identified community school, when indicated
  • healthcare/medical services
  • access to psychiatric services (including psychopharmacology)
  • clinical services (including individual, family and group therapy)
  • adventure-based counseling
  • educational advocacy
  • Life Skills services (including vocational and transitional services)
  • recreation