Residential Services

The primary goal of our residential programs is to help each individual live safely and securely, reach their personal goals and transition to their identified  permanent living environment. Each resident will have the opportunity to participate in social, cultural and community events as they arise.


Crisis Residential Centers serve youth ages 12-17 that are missing from care, runaways, in conflict with their families and/or are in need of emergency placement. The youth can be placed by law enforcement or Children’s Administration with a maximum stay of 15 days. Our semi-secure CRC provides a safe environment that supports the reduction of high risk behaviors and an increase of stable behaviors of the youth. The goal is to minimize the time a youth spends in this crisis placement to ensure a quick return to a more permanent placement. We support engagement of youth and families in plans to maintain the youth’s stabilization through meetings with kin, community members, and child welfare workers. We encourage reunification with the family or transition to another safe placement. Within our CRC we have two identified HOPE Beds to serve high risk youth.

HOPE provides temporary residential placement, assessment, and permanency planning services for street youth. HOPE beds represent a key strategy for engaging youth missing from care to return to their home or care. Youth may self-refer or be referred by Children’s Administration but not by law enforcement. Evaluations for physical health, mental health, chemical dependency, and education are facilitated if necessary and results are documented. Eligible youth may be admitted for up to 72 hours and then should either be placed in the HOPE Center for services or returned to their parent or guardian.


Our community based Licensed Staffed Residential Homes (LSR)’s provide high level, long term, twenty-four-hour care for up to four children and youth, typically with developmental disabilities, ages 9-21 who:

  • Are unable to successfully live in a foster home;
  • Have emotional disturbances or physical or mental disabilities;
  • Are medically fragile; or
  • Are in transition from residential care to a foster home.

Our programs typically serve kids and youth with developmental disabilities on a long term basis. Service planning is open to include the child’s team to assist with care however possible, by facilitating team meetings, inviting family to medical appointments and team members to Individual Education Planning (IEP) meetings. The programs focus on the following: safety and security (medical needs), positive behavior support, independence, individualized care, family involvement and community involvement. The programs include planning to identify permanent plans for the youth and establish a solid transition plan to identified permanent placements where applicable. In addition, there are several other contracts served through our LSR homes including Voluntary Placement, Extended Foster Care, Medically Fragile, and more.


Our community group care programs provide high level twenty-four-hour care for up to six children and youth ages 9-21 who:

  • Are unable to successfully live in a foster home;
  • Have emotional disturbances or physical or mental disabilities; or
  • Are in transition from residential care to a foster home.

Our programs typically serve at-risk kids and youth on a short term basis. Service planning is open to include the child’s team to assist with care however possible, by facilitating team meetings, inviting family to medical appointments and team members to Individual Education Planning (IEP) meetings. The programs focus on the following: safety and security (medical needs), positive behavior support, independence, individualized care, family involvement and community involvement. The programs include planning to identify permanent plans for the youth and establish a solid transition plan to identified permanent placements where applicable.