Saint Vincent’s Community Treatment Residence (CTR) provides a community-based congregate care setting for adolescent male clients, ages 13 to 21, with a focus on the development of age-appropriate life skills. The program provides a therapeutic, goal-directed alternative for youth who are unable to live in their home and is intended to be a step-down or alternative to a more restrictive level of care.
While residing at the group home, youth attend school within the community, including public school, special education, or collaborative programs. Staff members work closely with family members and community resources with the goal of reunification, whenever possible. Each youth’s clinician serves as the liaison with families, collaterals, and providers to ensure both timely and accurate reporting of treatment information. The clinician also addresses educational advocacy issues and supports parents, educational surrogate parents and others to ensure the proper educational placement for those youth requiring special education programming.