The Crisis program provides short term (60 day maximum) emergency placement service for 10 youth between the ages of 16-20 who need out-of-home care. The program provides room and board services in a structured, safe, and nurturing environment with trained staff who will promote educational and social growth, and community-based services which include supportive counseling, recreation, basic living skills training, and behavior management.
- > Short-term (60-day maximum emergency placement)
- > Room and board provided in a structured, safe, and nurturing environment
- > Program promotes education, social growth, counseling, recreation, living skills, and positive behavior.
The Basic Care Residential Care Program provides services for adolescents, male and female, with mild emotional and behavioral problems. These young men and women are provided opportunities to replace negative behaviors with appropriate self-discipline behaviors. When ready to graduate from the program, hopefully within one year, the youth either move back with their families, to foster homes, or are transitioned into our Transitional Living Program.
- > Full-time residential care provided in “home-like” setting
- > Mild emotional and behavioral issues are addressed
- > Program promotes self-discipline and accountability
Services are provided through our Transitional Living Program for 8 young adults (16-20), male and female, whose needs can be meet in a family-style setting while working through the problems of adolescence and young adulthood. The residents live in a cottage-like home, with each home having a houseparent. Emphasis is placed on preparing youth for independent living and self-sufficiency, as they learn appropriate social and interpersonal skills. Trained staff members teach the youth to cook, clean, drive, and maintain bank accounts as a part of their life skills training.
- > Young adult (16-20) population
- > “Family-like” environment; full-time supervision provided by Houseparent
- > Emphasis placed on preparing for independence and self-sufficiency
To provide a continuum of care, our Independent Living Program is part of a sequential process that features helping youth prepare for and make a successful transition to independence. 8 Young men and women, ages 18-20, live in apartments subsidized by the Harris Home. Supervision and financial responsibility is gradually reduced as self-sufficiency is demonstrated. Objectives are put in place so that the youth, through training and experiential living, master independence and become self-sufficient adults.
- > Ages 18+
- > Reside in apartments subsidized by Harris Home
- > Training and supervision provided to help make successful transition towards independence