Therapeutic Group Homes

–  Harmony House Shelter for Homeless Mothers and Children

Harmony House provides temporary round the clock housing for up to 16 homeless mothers and their children. Residents stay for an average of 90 days. Harmony House empowers women by providing them with the skills and resources needed to maintain a more stable life for their families and achieve the goal of living independently. FCA staff works with the mothers to help them gain employment, further their education and develop the necessary skills to live independently.

+  Short-term Family Integrated Treatment (S-FIT)

The Short-term Family Integrated Treatment (S-FIT) is a short-term residential treatment option providing crisis stabilization and assessment, with rapid reintegration and transition back home. The primary goal of the program is to: stabilize the youth and family (adoptive, biological, foster, kin, relative) and their extended social system; assess the family’s current strengths and needs; identify and mobilize community resources; and, coordinate services to ensure rapid reintegration into the home. It is an alternative to psychiatric hospitalizations and admissions to higher levels of care, and diverts placement disruptions. The program serves DCF involved children and adolescents ages 12-17 with the ability to seek a waiver through DCF licensing for children under the age of 12.

This service may also provide brief and temporary structured therapeutic care (respite) for children and adolescents ages 12-17 with the ability to seek a waiver through DCF licensing for children under the age of 12. This may include periods of time during the day or overnight. Respite will be available to children or youth who have been suspended from school and require structured day time programming for a brief period of time, and also youth who are currently waiting for a placement match to be made that day.

+  Therapeutic Adolescent Group Home for Boys

The Therapeutic Group home for boys provides a safe, home-like environment for young men ages 14 to 21. These young men come from long-term hospitalization and residential treatment programs entering the home with complex psychiatric and behavioral disorders. With the aid of FCA staff, the boys work together in overcoming past traumas, developing life skills, becoming involved in the community, gaining independence and developing goals towards future success outside of the program. Residents are admitted through DCF referral.

+  Therapeutic Adolescent Group Home for Girls

The Therapeutic Group home for girls provides a safe, home-like environment for young women ages 14 to 19. These young women come from long-term hospitalization and residential treatment programs entering the home with complex psychiatric and behavioral disorders. With the aid of FCA staff, the girls work together in overcoming past traumas, developing life skills, becoming involved in the community, gaining independence and developing goals towards future success outside of the program. Residents are admitted through DCF referral.