In an ideal world, there wouldn’t be any reasons for a child to need an out-of-home setting. But in the real world today, young people often need such a setting for their own safety and progress toward a successful future. We are proud of our long history of out-of-home expertise, and our commitment to what is best for each child and each family. Today, we offer an array of programs across different stages of childhood and adolescents, as well as support for teen mothers.
Safety & Progress
Alternative to Lockup
We provide emergency overnight or short-term foster care 7 days a week for children and adolescents ages 7 to 17 with status offenses, and non-violent delinquency charges.
Cottage Hill Academy
Cottage Hill Academy provides a comprehensive range of residential, educational, and therapeutic services on a gorgeous, peaceful, self-contained campus.
Comprehensive Foster Care
We provide intensive foster care services and placements for children from infancy to age 18.
The Grafton House provides a safe and stable group living home for young women ages 12-18 years old.
Latency Group Home
The Latency Intensive Group Home (IGH) serves children from ages 6-12 years in a structured, routine-based home-like environment.
The George Bernardin Oxford House is a long-term intensive group home for adolescent boys (ages 11-18) who have experienced significant adverse life events.
STARR Adolescent Program
The Adolescent STARR program provides short-term out of home placements for adolescents with the goal of developing the child’s natural supports within the family, community, and schools.
Teen Parent Supported Living
Our Teen Parent Supported Living program provides homeless teen mothers, or those at risk of becoming homeless, with a safe, comfortable and supportive home in which they can learn to care for their child and for themselves.
The Carol O. Schmidt Village program provides diagnostic assessments and clinical services including individual and family therapy to help reunite the child with his or her family or caregivers.
The Wetzel Center
With a family-centered approach, The Joy and Robert Wetzel Center for Children provides comprehensive, hospital-level psychiatric care for children in a comfortable, out-of-home setting.