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Young people who are typically accepted for placement in the Assurance Home therapeutic group home are those who:

  • Have been abused and/or neglected.
  • Who have moderate behavioral and/or emotional problems that require treatment.
  • Have experienced childhood trauma such as Domestic Violence.
  • Have been exposed to negative living situations with drug abuse and/or crime.
  • Have been abandoned and are homeless.
  • Have had multiple placements or difficulty adjusting to family environments.
  • Have had little or no involvement with the criminal justice system.
  • Male or female.
  • Are 13 to 17 years of age.
  • Are Medicaid eligible.

Although most of our young people fit the above criteria, there are certainly exceptions.  If you feel a child may benefit from the therapeutic environment offered at Assurance Home but have questions about the appropriateness of a referral, we hope that you will call and talk it over with us.