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Educational Services

Educational Services are uniquely designed to address the individual needs of youth who receive services through all levels of care within the program.  The Deaconess Home has a long tradition of instilling in each young woman the importance of receiving an education, obtaining and maintaining employment and how it will help each individual become a self sufficient, self reliant member of society. 


On Grounds School Educational Services:

  • Certified Special Education Teachers
  • On Grounds School
  • Small Classroom Size
  • Follow Massachusetts Framework Curriculum
  • Educational Testing Available
  •  MCAS Preparation
  • Vocational/Education Programs
  • Preparing Adolescents for Young Adulthood Courses
  • Creating, Editing and Adhering to Individual Education Plans (IEP’s)
  • Individualized Tutorial Services
  • After School Academic Enrichment Services
  • Quarterly Academic Reports
  • Transitional Plan to step youth back into public school
  • Credit Recovery Programs
  • Access to College Courses

Public School Educational Support Services

  • Daily Check ins to provide academic and social supports
  • Milieu support to improve school attendance and performance
  • Routine meetings with Teachers and Advisors
  • Individual Education Plan (IEP) support and guidance
  • After School Academic Enrichment
  • Individualized Tutorial Services
  • Preparing Adolescents for Young Adulthood Courses
  • Family Supports to understanding and Accessing Educational Services
  • Quarterly Academic Reports
  • Credit Recovery Programs
  • MCAS Preparation Courses
  • Connecting to Community and School Supports to enhance Academic and Social Success

Vocational Educational Support Services

  • Preparing Adolescents for Young Adulthood Courses
  • Volunteer Opportunities within the community
  • Assistance with Job Applications
  • Resume Writing
  • Teaching how to access Public Transportation

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Heath Care & Wellness Services

Deaconess strives to provide Health Care & Wellness services that will enhance the well being of each young woman.  The health care services are designed to ensure health care needs are met that are specific to each individual.  Wellness services provide nutritional education, meals with an emphasis on healthy life styles.  These services assist in building self esteem, self confidence and wellness for the future. 

Services are individualized and include:

  • Health Care is overseen by a Board Certified Pediatrician - who acts as Medical Director
  • On site Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurses
  • MAP Certified Staff
  • On site Health Care Clinic
  • Health Care Educational Services
  • Arrange and accompany youth to medical and dental appointments
  • Specialized Health Care Services
  • Consultations with Family
  • Admissions Physicals
  • Immunizations
  • Family Planning and Sexual Health Educational Services
  • Develop individualized Health Care Plans
  • Daily Living Skills Education
    • Create individualized plans to address hygiene and daily living skills needs
  • Psychiatric Consultation
    • Emphasis on managing, reducing and eliminating medication
  • Nutritional educational Services
  • Healthy Meals and exercise programs
  • Transitional planning for youth returning home
    • collaborate with Services in community prior to discharge









Wellness Policy - click to review Fall River Deaconess Home Wellness Policies

Evaluation of Wellness Goal 2014 - click to review Fall River Deaconess Home progress towards acheiving healthy BMI's for youth in the program

Group Home Programs follow the DPH Medication Administation Program (MAP)