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Residential Care

We work with children 5 to 12 years of age who, because of their behaviors, are a danger to themselves or others either at home or in the community. Residential treatment is our most intensive program.

After families have demonstrated that less intensive interventions have not been successful, our team steps in. However, families are very involved in the treatment process by participating in therapy sessions with their children. While children in residential treatment are closely supervised 24 hours a day, we are not a locked facility.

Generally children in the program have exhibited some type of violent or self-destructive behavior.

Our goal is to stabilize the child’s behavior so that he or she is no longer a danger to self or others and may be moved to a less restrictive setting.

Children served through the Residential Program generally have chronic and severe emotional, social and/or behavioral problems, which result from a primary psychiatric diagnosis; have a history of not responding to traditional outpatient treatment or short-term acute hospitalization programs; and have a history of treatment resistance, failed foster care placements and/or multiple inpatient stays.

If you are interested in referring a child to our Residential Youth Home, please contact [email protected]. We will respond to all inquiries within the business day.

If you need to reach our Residential Team directly, please contact SVFC Residential Operations Director (614-327-0585) or SVFC Residential Manager (614-743-0296).

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