Admissions Requirements

Hoffman Homes for Youth is dedicated to helping young adults successfully meet their treatment goals and experience growth and healing through this process. Young adults often come to Hoffman Homes for Youth when they continue to struggle emotionally and behaviorally and community-based interventions have been exhausted. It is not uncommon for young adults receiving treatment to have experienced some sort of trauma which has significantly impacted their mental health.

To be considered for admission to Hoffman Homes for Youth, young adults must have a psychiatric recommendation for placement in a residential treatment facility. The referral assessment process takes into consideration a number of factors including a psychiatric evaluation and recommendation, psychological evaluation, social history, medical history, cognitive skills, previous placement history, family resources, level of aggressive or self-injurious behavior, school history, level of substance abuse and legal history and status.

What to Expect on Admission Day 

When you arrive, you will follow Entrance 3 to the main parking lot and sign in with the receptionist in the adjacent Administration Building. In order to protect the privacy rights and provide for the safety of all young adults in care Hoffman Homes for Youth requires all visitors to provide photo identification. You may request your picture be taken on the day of admission if you do not have other photo identification available.

Throughout the day of admission, young adults and their families and agency representatives will meet with staff representing the Admissions Department, Medical Services Department, and Hoffman Academy education staff. A psychiatric and medical assessment will be completed, all required paperwork and documentation will be reviewed and completed, and the youth will be oriented to his or her residence. The legal guardian is asked to accompany the youth on the day of admission to sign consent forms, information release forms, medical forms, and educational forms. The admission process will take approximately three hours.<