ECH Every Child’s Hope offers a state-of-the-art residential program specializing in care for up to 55 youth, ranging in age from 6 to 18. Many of these young people have experienced trauma, abuse, or neglect. Often they have a history of physical and/or sexual abuse, neglect, aggression, or running away.

Each child receives individualized attention to help deal with their specific needs. While in treatment, youth receive individual, group, and family counseling, case management, and psychiatric consultation. Because they live on campus, we meet all their needs, including attending the ECH School or a community-based school, transportation to medical appointments, clothing and personal care items, and all meals. The length and type of intervention is determined by the severity of each child’s problems and assessment of at-risk behaviors related to safety and functioning. The goal is for children to improve in self-management and behavioral stability in order to return to their family or foster family and the community.

All houses on campus are equipped to meet the needs of young people in danger of harming themselves or others. ECH offers separate housing for boys and girls. The Social and Behavioral Learning Unit, SBLU, houses young men suffering from mental illness and intellectual challenges in addition to abuse and neglect.


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