Therapeutic Group Homes

The Therapeutic Group Home Program, based in Southern Maryland, is designed to help youth cope with their circumstances and learn life skills in a caring, structured, community-based home setting. A full range of clinical and residential services help youth overcome severe behavioral and emotional problems at home, school or elsewhere in the community, while connecting them firmly with supportive resources.

The Lighthouse Group Home in Waldorf, MD., houses up to six girls ages 12 to 17. The TRIAD Home in Prince Frederick, MD., houses up to eight boys ages 12 to 17. Both homes offer:

·      individual, group and family therapy,

·      psychiatric evaluation and medication management,

·      outpatient substance abuse treatment,

·      educational, vocational and employment support, and

·      recreational opportunities.

Youth who successfully complete the program receive an aftercare plan for a smooth transition to a less restrictive environment, such as their biological family, a therapeutic foster home, or an independent living setting.

The Therapeutic Group Homes are a part of Alternatives for Youth and Families, a St. Mary’s-based program acquired by the Board of Child Care in August 2010. Under the Board of Child Care, Alternatives offers a continuum of services that include the Therapeutic Group Homes and Treatment Foster Care.

The programs are licensed under the Maryland Department of Human Resources and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The program also has contracts with the Maryland Department of Education and the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services.

The programs primarily serve children in St. Mary’s, Charles and Calvert counties, but referrals are taken from throughout Maryland.

Alternatives for Youth and Families Program Brochure

Contact BCC’s Alternatives for Youth and Families Program
Phone: 301-884-0312
Fax: 301-274-4039

PO Box 659
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622

Directions to the AFYF Program Office

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