HOFFMAN HOMES INC

Rating: 4.83 stars   24 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Mental Health

Location: 815 Orphanage Rd Littlestown PA 17340 USA

Mission: The mission of Hoffman Homes for Youth is to be committed to promoting personal growth and achievement of those we serve through continuous quality improvement, education, staff development, and the use of evidence-based practices.
Target demographics: We treat the needs of boys and girls ages 6 to 18 without regard to race, creed, or national origin, who have a major mental health diagnosis.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Roughly 130 children and families.
Geographic areas served: Serving Pennsylvania, specifically the following counties: Adams, Allegheny, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Pike, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, York
Programs: The purpose of Hoffman Homes for Youth (HHY) is to provide comprehensive psychiatric care, treatment, and education to emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families. Hoffman is committed to providing services that are cost effective and responsive to the unique needs of each child, always in close cooperation with the parents/guardians, referring agencies, case management organizations, school systems, and funding sources. We are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. HHY treats the needs of boys and girls ages 6 to 18 without regard to race, creed, or national origin, who have a major mental health diagnosis. The residential treatment program is licensed to provide behavioral and cognitive therapy, physical health care services, and a safe and comfortable home for up to 141 children on our campus. Children admitted to HHY have significant trauma experiences that include neglect, physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. Children are referred to HHY by psychiatric hospitals, public agencies, case management organizations, local educational agencies, and private practitioners. Our comprehensive clinical treatment program often serves the transitional needs of children between hospital and community based treatment. The primary expectation of all children admitted is that they are committed to gaining the abilities and skills necessary for a successful return to community-based living environments. Children admitted to HHY must be able to benefit from the wide range of therapeutic activities provided, such as talk therapy, recreation therapy, art therapy, horticulture therapy, pet therapy, and therapeutic horsemanship. During a child’s placement at Hoffman Homes for Youth, they are provided with educational services. Since the early 1970’s, HHY has partnered with the Gettysburg Area School District (GASD) and the Lincoln Intermediate Unit (LIU) to provide special education services on our campus to the children in care. HHY is licensed by the Office of Children, Youth, and Families (OCYF) and approved by the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMSAS) of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (DPW) and by the Department of Health. We are very proud of our success rate! In 2011, 83% of the children discharged met their treatment goals while at Hoffman Homes for Youth and successfully returned to the community.

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

THE MENTAL HEALTH WORKERS ARE IN EXPERIENCED AND LIARS. THEY FALSIFY DOCUMENTS, WRITING FALSE REPORTS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF WELFARE. YOUTHS EMOTIONALLY ABUSED AND RESTRAINED FOR NO GOOD REASON. ALOT OF BULLYING.
THE NURSES? THEY SHOULD BE CNAs OR MED TECHs.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

None

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Somewhat badly

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No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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I was a resident at Hoffman Homes a very long time ago. I was a child who had been in many residential treatment facilities growing up, much like a lot of other kids who "grow up in the system." Hoffman Homes was the very best! The staff who worked with me on a daily basis were so kind and caring. They made me feel like a "normal" kid- someone who didn't have all the emotional issues I had. They were warm hearted people who cared about the children they worked with. Many times I felt like I was just living with a really big, diverse family. I'll always remember Ms. Deavers. She was the grandmother I always wished I had. "If I had a million dollars..." she'd sing. Hoffman homes is a wonderful treatment based facility. I think that their approach to all the different therapies you receive is up close and personal and specially formulated for each individual. Hoffman homes is unique from other facilities because you're working with people who truly care about the well being of children.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

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Likely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2000

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2 people found this review helpful

Truly inspirational....
The work that the staff and volunteers do for these youth in need is heart-warming.

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hoffman Homes does truly wonderful work. Their staff are very dedicated to the children. and they certainly do what they can to make things great for them. I enjoy giving my time and money to them, because I know it is a good cause, and it will be used for the benefit of the children.

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Hoffman Homes provides caring residential, educational, recreational and therapeutic services to, on average, about 90 youth who benefit from a highly dedicated staff. As a non-profit organization, funding is always an issue. Nonetheless, Hoffman Homes has a highly competent managerial and direct care staff and a well maintained campus, residences and programs. The love and care that is shared with the residents and the focus on providing a safe and secure residential program experience enables the majority of youth to meet their program goals and re-enter their community settings better prepared to succeed. Hoffman Homes is a great place that provides an outstanding program!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

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2012

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When I was first asked to serve on the Board of Hoffman Homes, I wondered whether serving on the board would be worth the ride from Maryland to Gettysburg Pennsylvania. Now after being associated with Hoffman for 12 years, I have no doubts. When I meet the children that are served, I feel very good knowing that I have helped in a small way. The management and staff of Hoffman are the real heroes but I always feel better on my trip home.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

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2012

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I have been involved with Hoffman Homes for over 14 years as a board member and as a member of the Friends group. Hoffman Homes has the most caring staff I have ever met. They are constantly looking for ways to help the children. In addition to traditional therapies seen in this type of facility, the children are provided with pet and horse therapies, art therapy, and horticultural therapy. The administration is constantly looking for ways to provide treatment in a nurturing environment for these children. The experiences the children have at Hoffman Homes are often the best that they have experienced in their short lives. It is important that Hoffman Homes finds more ways to continue and enrich these programs so that more children can be helped.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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My personal experience with Hoffman homes has been amazing. The way they treat my son is wonderful. I want to thank everyone there for being so caring and understanding. Thank you so much to everyone at Hoffman homes.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have served as a board member of Hoffman Homes for over 7 years and look forward to continuing that relationship. I was first introduced to Hoffman Homes by my wife who served on various committees several years before. The mission of Hoffman Homes really drew my attention due to the crying need for such support for troubled and abused children. My observations over the past seven years have proven to me that the dedication of the staff to the well being and developmen of these children is without parallel. The facility itself is also an ideal environment to enhance the work of a residential treatment program. Never once have I ever felt anything but admiration for the work that is being done here.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with Hoffman Homes for over 2 years now and also a board member. I have been very close friends with the CEO, Mitch Snider for many years who is the one that got me emotionally involved with stories he has shared with me. That made it easy for me to decide to become active in a place like Hoffman Home. A quote I once heard sums up why I want to help good people get a better shot a life, " Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." ~ Dr. Suess. Since I took my first step into Hoffman Home for Youth, it has change my life wanting to make others' better. ~Dan Sharrer

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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