The Nancy Joy Brown Grafton House provides a safe and stable group living home for young women ages 12-18 years old, referred by the Department of Children and Families as the result of challenges including a history of running away, physical and/or sexual abuse, substance use, truancy and/or family conflict.
Our goal is to provide stability for these young women as they develop their strengths, heal emotionally, and build a successful and productive life in their community. Strong community connections and academic success are emphasized through participation in positive activities such as sports, school clubs, and the performing arts. These young women display resiliency as they work with staff on productive and healthy futures.
The George Bernardin Oxford House is a long-term intensive group home for adolescent boys (ages 11-18) who have experienced significant, adverse life events (physical abuse, sexual abuse, severe neglect, exposure to substance abuse, pervasive disruption in primary caregivers, residential instability and/or homelessness, etc.) that negatively impact their functioning at home, school, and in the community.
We provide a safe and structured environment in a traditional colonial home where family and community participation is emphasized. The goal of this program is to stabilize inappropriate behaviors including running away, substance abuse, sexual offending, anger management, and poor social skills. Oxford House prioritizes client-specific levels of supervision, as well as daily house meetings, weekly group therapy, and workshops on topics ranging from character development and peer pressure, to creative expression and team-building. Transitional services are implemented to follow the youth through the transition back to their home and school community – allowing boys to achieve permanency goals and solidify their family relationships.
The Village (Carol O. Schmidt Village)
The Village provides STARR (Short Term Assessment and Rapid Reintegration) out-of-home services for co-ed adolescents ages 12-18. The program’s goal is to further develop the child’s natural supports within the family, community, and schools in a short-term stay. Our goal is limit the disruption in the child’s life, while offering comprehensive diagnostic assessments and clinical services including individual and family therapy to help reunite the child with his or her family or caregivers as quickly as possible.
The Village facilitates the child’s attendance at their school of origin, maintains connections with their therapists and service providers, and helps them to continue with their normal activities including sports or after school programs. We offer targeted educational supports including a Special Education tutor. The Village is staffed 24 hours a day, and youth are referred for services by the Department of Children and Families and the Department of Mental Health