Philosophy of Care
Our focus is on safety and crisis stabilization; teenage girls generally come here when they are struggling or experiencing a crisis at home, in the community, or at school, and are dangerous to themselves or others. Many may be experiencing a decline in their level of functioning; things that were once second nature are hard to accomplish. Others may be refusing to go to
While in our care, adolescents quickly come to understand that they are in a warm, supportive, welcoming environment, and are encouraged to talk about any problems and behaviors that are troubling them. Our milieu offers peace of mind for parents, too – the unit is highly monitored 24 hours a day.
During each adolescent’s stay, we focus on crisis stabilization so that the adolescent can move back into their home community as quickly as is safely possible. The average length of stay on our unit is seven to ten days.
Who We Serve
We treat teenage girls with a variety of behavioral challenges and diagnoses on our unit; many have depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia spectrum disorders, personality disorders, oppositional defiant disorder, or first-break psychosis; some will also be experiencing problems with substance use.