SHELTER/RESIDENTIAL

SHELTER PROGRAM - SHORT TERM

Keystone's Shelter Program is a short term program that's primary objective is to prepare male and female ages eight through twenty one in our care for placement in a permanent setting and/or for a return to family whenever possible. A supportive, structured and disciplined environment will be maintained, while the development of self-esteem, self-discipline and ethical decision making will be fostered by the primary Case Manager and Support Staff. The integrity of the family will be preserved by engaging the parents to be active participants in their child’s Service Plan. Residents gain insight regarding issues and are assisted in mastering adaptive coping skills, thereby enhancing behavioral controls.

RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM - LONG TERM

Keystone's Residential Program is a long term program for both male and females ages eight through twenty one whose situations make it impossible for them to remain in less structured settings.  Children who have emotional and behavioral difficulties, delinquency charges, school avoidance issues, parent-child conflicts, runaway behaviors, abuse/neglect, drug and alcohol issues and mild mental retardation are accepted into placement.  Those with developmental difficulties or extremely aggressive and violent children are also considered.

 

OVERVIEW OF SERVICES PROVIDED

Keystone Adolescent Center, Inc. provides males and females ages eight to twenty one, who have a variety of emotional, behavioral, academic, and family problems. In addition to shelter, food, and supervision, residents are involved in individual, group, and family counseling as needed. Psychiatric, medical, and dental services are provided. Educational programming is provided by the local school district. At the time of admission, a needs-based Individual Service Plan drawing upon the resident’s strengths is developed with the input of the resident, family, placing agency worker, and staff.