Community-based group homes for children and youth
Genacross Family & Youth Services works with children and youth, ages 6 to 21, who have not been able to be helped elsewhere. Our community-based group homes serve children and youth with multiple needs requiring a high level of structure, routine, and treatment services. The staff-to-client ratio of 1:2, or 1:1 if necessary, allows us to work with high-risk youth in an open setting.
The frontline staff implements daily structured programming to help clients strengthen and develop skills necessary to improve their overall daily functioning. This programming includes groups and individualized activities focused on teaching social skills, coping skills, and independent living skills. Community involvement is also part of the daily structure.
Clinical Services: Individual and group therapy
Genacross Family & Youth Services provides intense clinical services to all residents living in our group homes as well as individuals in the community. Clients receive an assessment and are assigned individual therapists based on need. Clients are seen one or two times weekly, or more often as needed. Afternoon therapy groups are provided by the therapy team Monday through Friday. Groups focus on social skills, coping skills, self-esteem, teamwork, self-awareness, and other topics pertinent to our clients.
Clients may also receive medication education from our on-site registered nurses. Additionally, they may receive pharmacological management from a contracted psychiatrist on a monthly basis.