Saint Vincent’s Group Home Program provides a community-based congregate care setting for adolescent male clients, ages 12 to 22, with a focus on the development of age-appropriate life skills. The program provides a therapeutic, goal-directed alternative for youth who are unable to live in their home and is intended to be a step-down or alternative to a more restrictive level of care.
While residing at the group home, youth 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 youth’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 youth requiring special education programming.
The Group Home 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 youth’s identified community school, when indicated
- healthcare/medical services
- access to psychiatric services (including psychopharmacology)
- access to clinical services (including individual, family and group therapy)
- adventure-based counseling
- educational advocacy
- Life Skills services (including vocational and transitional services)