The Community Residence was established to provide rehabilitation services and treatment support for youth who have an SED Diagnosis (Severe Emotional Disturbance) and who are 13 to 18 years old. This program offers eight beds in addition to one Respite bed.
This residence is designed for a short-term stay with a goal of successful functioning and integration into natural/surrogate families and the community. The child receives clinical treatment (therapy and psychiatric services) provided by local providers and advocacy and strong relationships with the local school district enable the child to have academic and social success.
Special Notes about the Program:
- Youth must have an SED diagnosis, which may include but is not limited to:
Schizophrenia, Other Psychotic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders, Oppositional Developmental Disorders, and/or Impulse Control Disorders.
- Youth may also have a secondary diagnosis of Developmental Delay [DD].
- The Community Residence is a community-based, non-restraint setting.
Veilka Perez-Arana, Program Director