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Children in need of out-of-home placement in their own community are maintained. Essential therapy provided for growth and development within the context of a structured home-like setting. Families strengthened and reunified when possible. The Four Corners are, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, and national youth are served. Referrals are made to Social Services for placement if appropriate and family cannot be contacted. Runaway and homeless programs are free. Group home rate is $79, paid by the referring agency or family if private placement.
Group Home: Services are offered for youth 5-17 years of age (some exceptions) and 18-21 years of age. The home works closely with parents of youth in conflict, and also with the court systems when youth are awaiting a bed in a treatment facility. Length of stay depends on each child’s situation, but a stay of ninety days or less is attempted. The ultimate goal in each case is to return the child or youth to her or his own home. The Runaway or Homeless Program: Serves youth 5-17 years of age, and youth may stay for up to two weeks at no charge. Youth can self refer if homeless or a throw-away. If youth is a runaway, they must be a runway for 24 hours. This is a nation-wide program in which all ethnicities and nationalities are accepted. Every attempt is made to reunite such youth with their families if that is appropriate or possible. Cultural & Recreational Activities: On and off-site activities provided daily Counseling: Work with individual children and youth and their families with the goal of reunification. Referrals to alcohol and substance abuse prevention programs, medical and dental services, and Ancell Casey Life Skills are also offered. School: Education department teacher for K-12, GED program, and close partnership with Job Corp Recruitment to place youth in a program if they meet criteria Transportation: Provided as needed only locally Clothing Closet
Hours: Administrative Office 8 AM – 4:30 PM Monday through Friday, Group Home & Runaway/Homeless Shelter 24 hours, 7 days/week