The New Hope Youth Center program is a house that includes 15 slots for female youth in an out-of-home residential open setting.
New Hope Youth Center is designed to make an impact in a variety of areas in the girls’ lives. Counseling, education, life skills, community service, and employment opportunities are just some of the primary tools used to make that possible.
The girls participate in individual and group therapy with a licensed masters level therapist on a weekly basis. The girls also do Equine therapy and Pet therapy. The girls also participate in the Michigan Youth Opportunity Initiative which is partnered with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and many other agencies and local community partners. This initiative helps these girls succeed with the opportunity of having housing, education, employment, and community engagement when they are discharged.
Individuals are provided breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks daily, which are managed by a licensed dietitian, with special medical diets and religious diets provided as needed.
The girls attend school at Mt. Pleasant public schools for their educational needs. The girls also participate in life skills on a weekly basis to help develop their daily living skills. Topics include Permanency, Daily living, Self-care, Relationships and Communication, Housing and Money Management, Work and Study Life, Career and Education Planning, and Looking Forward. The girls are also allowed to obtain employment while at New Hope.
CARF accreditation anticipated Spring 2020
Girls are accepted by referral from the Department of Human Services, county courts, private placement and adoption subsidy.