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The mission of The Villa is to restore hope and foster growth in the children and families we serve. We provide a nurturing, learning environment that values responsibility, dignity and the importance of family and community.
The Villa provides a specialized residential program for youth who have demonstrated a history of truancy, emotional trauma, family conflict and difficulties in the community. Our comprehensive program addresses the physical, cognitive, social, educational and emotional needs of youth so that they can become productive members of society. We provide services to address school refusal and to strengthen family relationships and support systems, while developing age-appropriate social skills. A strong component of our programming focuses on the skill development necessary for reunification with family and introduction into the public school system. Many of our youth come to us with a history of trauma from neglect or from sexual, physical or emotional abuse. With our support, many have been able to overcome the effects of these traumas and maximize their potential through the safe, secure and comprehensive treatment environment we provide.
The primary objective of the treatment environment is to provide children with a safe, nurturing, therapeutic environment that respects cultural and ethnic identities, while addressing unique educational, developmental, and emotional needs.
The program is designed to work toward the successful reintegration of a resident into his/her family, school, and/or home community. This is best accomplished by drawing on the strengths and resources of each resident, in partnership with his/her family when applicable, developing a vision of reality-based outcomes with reasonable and achievable goals.
Residential treatment is available to 65 male and female residents who are admitted between the ages of 12 and 18 years and manifest academic, mental health, social, emotional, an/or behavioral problems that cannot be addressed in a home placement. Residents can remain in treatment until the age of 21, or until the completion of high school.