Unified Dwelling serves youth age 10 – 21 that have been abused or neglected and referred to the program by surrounding departments of children and family services.
One of our primary responsibilities is to work with each client to develop the necessary skills to move to a more independent living situation. For our younger residents, our Group Homes are often temporary placements, providing care until the youth can return to their natural family or until a foster family can be secured.
One of the goals is to increase the independence of residents. Staff members teach residents daily living and self-care skills, providing as little assistance as possible. Daily living skills include meal preparation, laundry, housecleaning, home maintenance, money management, and appropriate social interactions. Self-care skills include bathing or showering, dressing, toileting, eating, and taking prescribed medications.
- Case management services
- Individual service plans
- Individual, group and family counseling
- Behavior management program
- Educational monitoring
- Family visitation
- Discharge planning
- Crisis intervention
- Recreational activities
- Medication monitoring
- Skill building in preparation for independence
- Coordination of all routine and emergency medical needs
- Nutritional needs
- Physical assessment
- Mental Health assessment
- Individual Treatment Planning
- Referrals & community linkages