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Causes: Children & Youth, Mental Health, Residential Mental Health Treatment, Unknown

Mission: The mission of woodbourne center, inc. Is to change troubled lives through the cornerstone values of honesty, responsibility, courage, care and concern. The center provides treatment services to emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and adolescents through a residential treatment center in baltimore, maryland. Additionally, the center provides level v education services for grades 6-12, therapeutic foster care, family based therapy for children not in foster care and adoption placement services and counseling for foster care and adoptive families in maryland.

Programs: A private nonprofit organization, woodbourne has provided treatment services to children for more than two centuries. Today, we continue to support and care for children in difficult circumstances with a program mix that is both current and responsive to those we serve. Woodbourne offers an array of services to give children and families the tools and skills they need to successfully return home and to the community. Woodbourne center is a federally recognized psychiatric rehabilitation treatment facility (prtf) accredited by the joint commission. We operate residential treatment programs for boys, ages 12-18, with serious emotional and behavioral difficulties. Our model features a structured and enriched daily schedule and a high level of professional and clinical support and specialized units tailored to meet specific needs. Between july 1, 2016 and june 30, 2017, 93 youth received around-the-clock treatment, guidance, and care, including through our comprehensive residential program with diverse units tailored to meet the individual needs of each client. Woodbourne treatment foster care (tfc) provides children with clinical case management and access to mental health services while living in a supportive family setting. Working closely with social workers and therapists, foster parents provide in-home care to emotionally disturbed children from ages birth to 21. Our staff thoroughly trains each foster parent, then carefully matches the parent with a child to ensure the best and most positive placement. Each child sets clear benchmarks and goals, and attends a school appropriate to their needs (including the woodbourne school). We support foster parents 24/7 with services ranging from crisis management to community service coordination. Between july 1, 2016, and june 30, 2017, 32 foster families provided 57 youth with safe and supportive homes. The woodbourne school provides specialized therapeutic educational services to boys residing in the woodbourne residential treatment center and to students from the community who need a more specialized and intensive school program in order to be successful. It is a level v, nonpublic school for grades 6-12. The school offers a full schedule of classes and electives and is accredited by the maryland state department of education. For every three woodbourne students, there is one school staff member. As a result, teachers know each boy very well and can design and carry out an individual education plan (iep). Boys leave the woodbourne school with a greater understanding of academic subjects, as well as art, athletics, and technology. Its not uncommon to hear the sounds of enthusiastic voices, power tools humming, basketballs bouncing, and even drumming while walking around campus. Equally as important, boys learn appropriate behaviors to ease their transition back into community schools. Between july 1, 2016, and june 30, 2017, 95 youth benefited from specialized education offered at the woodbourne school. 2016 also marked the launch of a capital campaign to build the woodbourne center vocational program, designed to introduce high school students, post-high school students, and those who have not completed a traditional education program to a variety of hands-on programs at a formative period in their lives. Once completed, this new, 5,000 square foot building on the woodbourne campus will serve youth at woodbourne center as well as other baltimore-area youth. Woodbourne has received significant support from the state of maryland as well as individual, business and foundation donors eager to invest in the future of baltimores youth. Groundbreaking is anticipated in spring 2018 with a grand opening for the 2018 - 2019 school year.

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