Agency Boarding Homes
The goal of the Agency Boarding Home program is to provide each youth with an opportunity to strengthen his/her ability for close interpersonal relationships within a home setting and the neighborhood; to develop skills for independent living and to survive the adolescent identity crisis with people who are able to provide more intensive help when it is needed. Each of the off-campus Boarding Homes have direct care staff who provide daily guidance and supervision in a very close relationship with the youth. Staff regularly interact with school personnel, transport youth to family visits, and teach independent living skills. Youth in these homes are able to handle a higher level of independence and receive counseling and training to develop the skills needed for eventual full independence. Youth in this program return home, to adoption or to independence.