Residential Programs

Residential staff are responsible for the care, supervision, and monitoring of the children 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Daily interactions between children and staff are used to build relationships, trust, and respect. Skills acquired through formal education, experience, on-the-job training, and ongoing in-service seminars enable residential services staff to provide the highest quality of care. Such trainings include Trauma Informed care, Safe Crisis Management, Diagnosis, Child Development, and High Risk. Residential Programs provide the following:

  • Residence bedrooms accommodate 1-4 children and are equipped with motion detectors to help ensure the children’s safety.

  • Individual storage areas for clothing and personal belongings are located in each child’s area.

  • Residences have space and equipment (televisions, video games, board games, radios, magazines, books, etc.) to provide a variety of opportunities for peer engagement, relaxation, and coping strategies.

  • Breakfast, dinner, and weekend meals are prepared and served in the residences. All meals, including school lunches, are prepared by the culinary team. Lunches during the school week are in the dining hall. Snacks are also provided in the residences each afternoon and evening.

  • Children participate in many leisure, fitness and physical activities. On campus, we have a fishing pond, soccer field, softball field, playground, basketball court, volleyball court, indoor gymnasium, cardio exercise room, and recreational room with ping pong and video games.

  • Video cameras have been installed in public areas throughout the residences to assist in ensuring the safety of children and staff.
  • Outings to the surrounding communities include hiking, swimming, YMCA membership, movies, bowling and more!

  • Summer schedule includes a structured daily schedule of therapeutic, recreational and field day activities.

  • Hoffman General store is open during the week for children to purchase items with “Hoffman Bucks” earned for displaying positive behaviors.