Residential Group Homes

Residential Group Homes

There are three family-style residential-care homes for troubled youth, featuring family style living in the least-restrictive environment: South Bluff , Indian River, and Cedar Creek all located in Marquette, Michigan. Our community-based residential group homes, South Bluff, Cedar Creek and Indian River, provide a home, a family and structure for youth coming from backgrounds of abuse, neglect and delinquency.  Based on the nationally-recognized Teaching Family Model, group home living teaches youth social skills, anger management, goal setting and basic living skills.  Family teacher couples care for up to eight youth per home, providing a family like setting.  Individualized treatment plans are set up for each child, setting personal goals and noting specific challenges.  Group homes are community-based, allowing youth to remain in their regular school, attend their regular church and begin to recognize their ability to become a productive member of their own community.  Behavioral and emotional challenges are dealt with through setting goals, meeting expectations and earning privileges.  The average stay for a youth in a group home is nine months.  Youth who meet their goals and graduate are able to return home, or transition to foster care supervised independent living and begin to rebuild  their lives.  

South Bluff Group Home

 South Bluff

Community-Based group home, co-ed, 6 youth, aged 5-17 years. Serves delinquent children. Behavioral treatment for developing social / emotional, academic and independent living skills. Staffed by a live-in couple or individual, assistant and family specialist who works with the family while the youth is in placement. Youth attend local schools and obtain support services in the community.

Cedar Creek

Cedar Creek

Community-Based group home, co-ed, 8 youth, aged 5 – 17 years. Serves abused and neglected children. Behavioral treatment for developing social / emotional, academic and independent living skills. Staffed by a live-in couple or individual, assistant and family specialist who works with the family while the youth is in placement. Youth attend local schools and obtain support services in the community.

TFH_IR_home

Indian River

Community-Based group home, co-ed, 8 youth, aged 5 – 17 years. Behavioral treatment for developing social/emotional, academic and independent living skills. Staffed by a live-in couple or individual, assistant and family specialist who works with the family while the youth is in placement. Youth attend local schools and obtain support services in the community.

RTC

Regional Treatment Center

The RTC was developed for children with a psychiatric diagnosis and prior hospitalization.  Featuring a staff secure environment including special education school, social work and counseling services on-site.

TFH_LakesGroupHome

Lakes Area Residential Treatment

The Lakes Area Program exists to help troubled boys, ages 10 to 17, with delinquency problems including sexual and substance abuse issues. The center, located in Newberry, Michigan combines a cognitive behavioral treatment approach in a staff secure setting and offers on-site educational and counseling services.

PREA

Teaching Family Homes takes pride in being a Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) compliant organization.   You can access out PREA policy and Procedures below.

TFH PREA Policy

Lakes Area Statistics

PREA Compliance Data Report for 2015

StatusSubstantiatedUnsubstantiatedUnfoundedPending
Totals:0000
Youth on Youth Non-Consensual Sexual Acts0000
Youth on Youth Abusive Sexual Contacts0000
Staff Sexual Misconduct0000
Staff Sexual Harrassment0000

Number of Clients Admitted in 2015: 9 Number of Clients Discharged in 2015: 7 Number of Clients in facility on 12/31/15: 6 Gender Breakdown on 12/31/15: 6 Males # Age 17 or Younger on 12/31/15: 6 # 18-20 Years Old on 12/31/15: 0 # Age 21 or Older on 12/31/15: 0

If you have any questions regarding PREA please contact our PREA Compliance Manager/Investigator, Nic Greenwood at (906) 293-5670.

Please call (906) 249-5437 for further information.