• Foster Care & Group Care

Group Care: Community Teaching Homes

The Teaching Homes provide individualized treatment with support services for each youth referred by Children’s Services to meet their individual needs.

Support services include:

  • Providing supervision and treatment to the youth in a community-based teaching home
  • Live-in Teaching Parents and other staffing supports that help youth learn the skills necessary to:
    • Successfully returned home
    • Move to another long-term placement
    • Live independently

Children who are brought into care and placed in our community-based teaching homes will have the opportunity to create a treatment plan with the teaching parents to identify essential skills that will benefit them in learning how to build strong relationships with others, including family members. They will also identify school and work skills, involvement in the community, and living independently. By creating these opportunities, children in the teaching home programs will discover their success while in the program and generalize their newly learned skills in future placements and all settings of their life long-term.

All youth are referred by Children’s Services and have core protection status.