Agency Boarding Homes

    The goal of the Agency Boarding Home program is to provide each child 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 child 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. Children and youth in this program return home, to adoption or to independence.