At The MENTOR Network, we believe that young people have greater opportunities to overcome challenges when they feel comfortable and safe. They need supportive environments designed to meet their unique needs where they can interact with peers and develop relationships with caring role models they can look up to.
For young people who are not able to be successfully served in our Therapeutic Foster Care programs, we offer our Specialty Group Home model. In this program we offer intensive services for teenagers with complex behavioral challenges and focus on fostering meaningful connections between our staff and the young people served.
Caring Support and Intensive Therapy
Our Specialty Group Homes for teenagers with intensive clinical needs are a community-based alternative to Residential Treatment Centers (RTCs)—a more expensive and less desired institutional setting—and for those who have been previously unsuccessful in foster care or may be transitioning from higher levels of care. Under the 24-hour supervision of caring professionals, young people are given the guidance and tools they need to reconstruct their lives.
Our individualized treatment program includes:
- Comprehensive assessments
- Individualized treatment plans and case management
- Individual and group therapy
- Behavior modification
- Recreational opportunities
- Psycho-educational activities
- Life skills development
- Medication management
- Discharge planning
Our goal is to help teens set a positive direction for their lives so they may transition into a less restrictive setting and ultimately reach their permanency goals. Whether they step down into our Therapeutic Foster Care or other community-based programs, reunify with their families, or move into their own home or apartment, we focus on giving them the skills they’ll need to lead healthy, stable lives as adults.
Skills to Succeed at Home and Beyond
In each of our homes, we offer personalized services and create opportunities for young men and women to develop physically, mentally and emotionally. Throughout all our services, we focus on helping young people learn to manage the challenges of their lives so they can reach their potential.
Our support goes far beyond the walls of our Specialty Group Homes. Staff members help each individual develop a network of community supports that includes neighbors, case managers, ministers, teachers and family members. We want to ensure that teens continue to be successful once they reach their permanency goals, which may include finishing their education, learning job skills or learning life skills like how to manage money or handle household chores.
Contact us to learn more about The Network’s Specialty Group Home model.