Open Line Group Homes, Inc. These youth are considered at-risk and have been placed in Group Home by their respective counties. Open Line is licensed by the Department of Social Services to provide these services. Our therapists are able to discuss, plan and receive guidance, thereby providing the best practice therapy for the youth placed with Open Line. Training for all staff is an integral practice of the agency, and a philosophy we embrace, so as to provide the very best strength-based treatment for our youth.
Group Homes for Troubled Teens
As Teenagers Leave Group Homes, a Challenge Placing Those Who Remain - The New York Times
Some child-welfare experts are worried they may soon be unable to recruit enough qualified foster parents, while others say the city has moved too slowly in putting support systems in place to help these older children flourish in private homes. Stephen McCall, a consultant who runs a support group for foster parents, said he fielded a frantic call in May from a New York City police officer he had helped persuade to foster her year-old godson. She suspected he was smoking marijuana with friends in her home in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. McCall said.
What Types of Grants Are Used to Start a Group Home?
For many children and teens, the pain of family breakdown is too much. They have suffered tremendous loss and act this loss out in many ways. For these youth, our group homes offer care, guidance and treatment. Our hope is that we can help children make progress so they can eventually rejoin their own families, or succeed with a foster care family. Each home has a different program design that is targeted to address the unique differences of age and gender and issues of the youngsters in each home.
Group homes for the disabled are an alternative to institutional care. Privately run group homes do not have government oversight unless they receive government funding. A nonprofit or government-run facility must adhere to certain rules and regulations, which can determine to whom they may provide services. Each facility is different, depending upon state and local regulations, and the options available will vary.