The Village

Short Term Support for Adolescents

The Carol O. Schmidt Village program provides STARR (Short Term Assessment and Rapid Reintegration) services to our youth served. This short-term, out of home, co-ed placements for adolescents, aged 12-18, is with the goal of further developing the child’s natural supports within the family, community, and schools. The purpose is to disrupt the youth’s life as little as possible during this short-term program. At the program, we offer diagnostic assessments and clinical services including individual and family therapy to help reunite the child with his or her family or caregivers. The Village will facilitate the child’s attendance at their school of origin. We also maintain connections with their therapists and service providers, and help them to continue with their normal activities including sports or after school programs. We offer educational support including a Special Education tutor. The Village is staffed twenty-four hours a day and youth are referred by the Department of Children and Families and the Department of Mental Health.

For referrals, please contact Loni Griff, Assistant Component Director of Residential Services, 508-757-5579 (x645). Confidential VM/Txt.

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