07/01/18, 7:09 AM


Thank you for your interest in Hoffman Homes for Youth. We are a psychiatric residential treatment facility for children, dedicated to using trauma-informed care to treat youth ages 6-17 who have serious mental health diagnoses and behavioral issues as the result of profound trauma, abuse, neglect or loss.

Through the implementation of the Sanctuary Model, a proven method of trauma-informed care, we are creating a place of healing, and a culture of care specially designed to provide hope, healing and brighter futures for our children. The Sanctuary Model addresses the ways in which trauma, adversity, or chronic stress influence individual and organizational behavior.

Our entire care community, both the staff and the children in care, is expected to honor the seven
Sanctuary Commitments:

  • Nonviolence: being safe outside (physically), inside (emotionally), with others (socially) & to do the right thing (morally)
  • Emotional Intelligence: managing our feelings so that we don't hurt ourselves or others
  • Social Learning: respecting and sharing the ideas of our teams
  • Democracy: shared decision-making
  • Open Communication: saying what we mean and not being mean when we say it
  • Social Responsibility: together, we accomplish more and everyone makes a contribution to organizational culture
  • Growth & Change: creating hope for our children and our staff

I encourage you to learn more about our program, and see firsthand how we daily "live our mission" to serve kids in crisis. Find out how you can become involved through our UPCOMING EVENTS and WAYS TO GIVE pages, or call 717-359-7148 to arrange a personalized tour for you or your business or congregation. Your support—your time, your talent, your gift—helps make brighter futures possible for our children...Your kindness changes lives. 


Thank you for caring.

Melissa Leathery, LSW
Chief Executive Officer & President


Our Commitment to Quality Care, Our Commitment to You

Hoffman Homes, Inc. is accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC), and welcomes your feedback or concerns about the safety of clients served or quality of care. You may contact Hoffman Homes at 717-359-7148, or reach out directly to TJC: 

Email:  |  Fax: 630-792-5636  |  Mail: Office of Quality and Patient Safety, The Joint Commission; One Renaissance Boulevard; Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181  |  General phone number: 630-792-5800





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