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Programs and Services

At the Fall River Deaconess Home, comprehensive treatment services are provided to young women, ages 11-22, and their families.  Services are available to youth and families 24/7, 365 days a year to include emergency and crisis stabilization.

Services include:

  • Educational Supports, Services, and Advocacy
  • Employment and Vocational Supports
  • Comprehensive Health and Nutritional Services
  • Individualized Treatment Planning Based On Behaviors at Referral
  • Case Coordination with Outside Providers
  • Individual and Family Counseling; Parent Aide
  • Recreation; Life Skills
  • Respite Care

 

Group Living Services
Residential Treatment
Support & Stabilization

Services provide individualized therapeutic interventions and a range of services, including education for residents to increase productive and pro-social behavior, improve functioning and well-being, and return to a stable living arrangement in the community.

Group Living Services Include:

• Case coordination with public school personnel, including teachers and adjustment counselors
• Advocacy on behalf of youth and families in order to meet educational needs
• Fostering community connections
• Transitional Age Youth Curriculum; Preparing Adolescents for Young Adulthood (PAYA)
• Assist with volunteer, vocational and employment opportunities within the community
• Clinical assessments, safety planning, case management services
• Individual and family counseling; Specialized clinical groups
• Comprehensive health and nutrition services
• On-site nursing clinic and care
• On-site Psychiatric evaluation and medication administration
• Life skills such as preparing a healthy menu, cooking, budgeting, and personal care routines
• Individualized behavior support plans
• Sensory integration and de-escalation techniques
• Assist with college applications, alternative education plans and post-secondary education
• Assisting with career planning and exploring short and long-term vocational goals
• Connecting youth to health and clinical services within the community

Services provide individualized therapeutic interventions and a range of services, including education for residents to increase productive and pro-social behavior, improve functioning and well-being, and return to a stable living arrangement in the community.

Services Include:
• Educational support and advocacy; certified Special Education Teachers
• Afterschool homework time and tutorial services
• Case coordination with public school personnel, including teachers and adjustment counselors
• Advocacy on behalf of youth and families in order to meet educational needs
• Vocational services
• Transitional Age Youth curriculum; Preparing Adolescents for Young Adulthood (PAYA)
• Assist with volunteer and employment opportunities within the community
• Clinical assessments, safety planning, case management services
• Individual and family counseling; Specialized clinical groups
• Comprehensive health and nutrition services
• On-site nursing clinic and care
• Psychiatric evaluation and medication administration
• Nutritional education and services in accordance the Massachusetts and national standards
• life skills such as preparing a healthy menu, shopping, cooking, budgeting, and personal care routines
• Therapeutic and engaging program activity schedule
• Individualized behavior support plans
• Sensory integration and de-escalation techniques

Services improve family functioning, increase child and family safety and well-being, reduce the need for Department of Children and Families intervention, and the separation of children from their families, and ease the transition to reunification following out-of-home placement. Serving Families and Youth from infancy to age 22.

• Facilitate psycho-educational and therapeutic client groups
• Assist parents/caregivers in navigating medical systems to include health insurance enrollment, referrals, medical appointments and transportation
• Assist parents/caregivers with program assistance in areas of housing, financial aid, food supplement, child care, legal aid, immigration services, social security, DDS, DMH, substance abuse and outpatient treatment services
• Assist parents/caregivers in navigating educational systems to include virtual learning, school registration and school meetings
• Participating in educational assessments and individual educational plans; tutoring
• Case coordination with school personnel to include teachers and adjustment counselors regarding behavioral/mental health needs and academic performance
• Assist with planning for post-secondary education
• Daily check-ins to provide academic, social and behavior support
• Providing youth and families with employment and job readiness training utilizing PAYA curriculum
• Providing youth with incentive based volunteer stipends
• Sibling Support
• Immigration, Housing and Transportation Support
• Respite