Students in the Residential Treatment program are assigned housing in a dorm unit that best serves their individual needs.
The Donnelly Family Student Residences
The Donnelly Family Student Residences houses 88 students in a state-of the-art complex comprised of three two-story dormitory buildings containing eleven inclusive living units. Each unit consists of eight private bedrooms, dining space, TV and recreation area, two private full bathrooms, and a supervisor’s office.
Residents are grouped according to age/peer group, gender identification, and social, emotional and behavioral needs. Each floor includes offices for a Residential Administrator and the Social Workers for those individual residents. Several dorm units are designated for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and provide an even more structured, cohesive, and supportive living environment.
David Hall houses 14 students in a two-unit all-inclusive dorm that focuses heavily on life skills instruction and vocational training. Residents are taught to be more independent and self-reliant as they prepare to make their mark on the world.
All residential students are provided with daily programming designed to meet their individual needs, as well as those of the group in that unit. Residents are also encouraged to participate in peer mentoring and monthly community service projects, selected and organized by the residents themselves.
Each living unit employs five direct care staff members – Unit Supervisor; Assistant Unit Supervisor; Social Worker; and two Youth Counselors – who provide specialized services that include therapeutic recreation, group work, independent living skills, mentoring and around-the-clock supervision.
Staff & Facilities
The Residential Life Administrative Team is comprised of five Residential Administrators; a Behavior Support Coordinator; and two Assistant Directors. Led by the Residential Treatment Center Director, the team offers guidance, oversight, and support in areas such as organizational processes and staff development.
Social activities, group sessions, and signage within living units support practice of safe and positive behaviors in the dorm, on campus, and at home.
Dorms are equipped with laundry and kitchen facilities, as well as multi-purpose rooms for family visits, treatment-related meetings, and small group activities.