Adolescence can be a difficult time for all young people. It’s a time of constant change, which can take its toll at home and in the classroom. Our residential care programs offer services to youth needing an intensive, structured environment.
We work with children of all ages who are youth in care due to abuse, neglect or abandonment.
One Hope United’s residential care programs provide a range of quality services to children and youth as well as to their families and guardians involved with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. Children entering residential care are often traumatized or in crisis. We provide mental health services and tailor a treatment plan to fulfill the specific needs of each individual.
Our programs help youth develop social skills, build trust and form relationships, with the ultimate goal being for youth to return to a family setting, or to prepare them for adulthood by helping them achieve self-sufficiency, educational goals, and financial stability. One Hope United has residential facilities in northern and central Illinois. For more information on Hudelson Residential, Group Home, or C.A.R.E. – Residential Treatment, please contact the location at right.
“The people who work here really care about these kids. It’s like a family.” – C.A.R.E. Worker, Centralia Residential Treatment Facility
Centralia Group Home
CARE Residential Program
One Hope United offers a Group Home placement for girls on the Centralia campus. Centralia Group Home care is focused on both the mental health treatment and stabilization of youth, but with an emphasis on preparation for adult living. The focus of care is often on self-care, home maintenance, employment and advanced education. Youth in high school are supported in completing their diploma. Older youth can attend college and all are encouraged to find meaningful employment. Family relationships are supported and encouraged, as are other healthy and meaningful relationships.
The Centralia Residential program serves males and females ranging in age from 12 to 18 who have moderate to severe emotional and behavioral disorders. The emphasis of treatment is always to assist youth in transitioning into a lower level of care such as returning to their biological home, a relative’s home, a foster home, group home, or a transitional living program.
The CARE Residential Program uses a trauma-informed approach to help youth heal from past trauma and increase their capacity to engage in healthy, trusting relationships with adults and caregivers. Clients are provided with a safe, structured environment and individualized treatment to help them gain important life skills. They learn to deal with their emotions in a healthy way and increase their motivation to engage in positive decision making. The CARE Residential Program builds on youth strengths and provide opportunities to increase their competencies. The CARE program is for boys ages 8–18 who are referred to OHU by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
PIVOT is a 24-hour, community-based transitional living facility serving males ages 17 – 20 located in Waukegan, Illinois. PIVOT works with the youth on employment skills, educational completion, money management, and other life skills needed to become successful adults in the community. Counselors and peers reinforce newly learned acceptable behaviors while helping clients recognize and deal with unacceptable behaviors. PIVOT participants develop their own individual transitional living plans with an ultimate goal of achieving independence by age 21.