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Specialized Residential Services

Howard Center’s Child, Youth and Family Specialized Residential Services provide an array of specialized wrap around and out-of-home services for children, adolescents, and families with intensive therapeutic needs.


FAMILY REUNIFICATION PROGRAM (click for more program details)

Our Family Reunification Program supports children and youth (ages 5-14) and their families who are at risk of out-of-home placement or who are living in a community based therapeutic placement or in our staff secure residential treatment campus on Pine Street.  Treatment includes an array of wrap around and milieu based individual, group, and famliy therapeutic services.


CRISIS STABILIZATION PROGRAM (click for more program details)

Crisis stabilization is available for children and youth ages 5-14 who are experiencing an acute mental health crisis and are at risk for psychiatric hospitalization.  This short term program (1-10 days) includes an array of residential services designed to address the child’s acute psychiatric needs.


THERAPEUTIC FOSTER CARE PROGRAM (click for more program details)

The Therapeutic Foster Care Program provides children and youth with safe, nurturing, and stable therapeutic foster care during times when they need more supports than their family can provide.  Therapeutic foster homes are located throughout Chittenden County and surrounding areas.


WOODSIDE TRANSITION HOUSE (click for more program details)

The Woodside Transition House is primarily a step-down program for youth transitioning out of the Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center.  This Burlington based,  4-bed residential treatment program focuses on promoting and supporting  successful transitions for the youth in our care, back into their communities.


PARK STREET PROGRAM (click for more program details)

Located in Rutland, the Park Street Program is a community based residential program serving adolescent males (ages 12-17) with sexual harming behaviors.  Youth referred to the program must either have a substantiation or adjudication of sexual abuse or have an evaluation that supports the need for further assessment or intensive treatment to address sexualized behaviors.