To provide love, security and professoinal treatment for troubled children and their families through a fully integrated program of services.
St. Vincent Home for Children provides three core programs, all with a professional therapeutic focus on strengthening social, behavioral, and decision-making skills.
A residential treatment program that served approximately 85 children and families in 2007. Following treatment, and with improved impulse control, problem-solving skills, and independent living skills, 76% of the youth were returned to a less restrictive environment.
An emergency shelter program that has served more than 120 youth and families in the past two years. Through stabilization and follow-up family support, 95% of the youth and families remained intact and 94% of the youth attained 90% school attendance.
A special education school that served 121 students who had been removed from their community classrooms in 2007, with a goal of preparing them to achieve successful outcomes in a more traditional setting.