Girls and Mother and Child Group Home Program


OLV Human Services Dorothy Miller Residence offers a community-based, group home treatment program for girls age 12 to 21 who require a higher level of care than a foster home. The girls in the program may also be pregnant or parenting. The Mother and Child component provides a structured program for teen mothers who need assistance in learning how to care for their children and themselves.

The care and compassion at Dorothy Miller Residence have roots tracing back to 1906 when Father Nelson Baker opened the first infant home in the area. Today we meet the needs of young women experiencing emotional, behavioral, social and family problems in a structured, supportive environment.

Girls Program Highlights

• Community-based group home treatment to help adolescent girls transition to returning to the community
• Referrals made through the Department of Social Services
• Offers more structure, support, and therapeutic services than a foster home environment
• Team approach utilized in the treatment including mental health specialists, residential manager nurses and therapy aides
• Involvement in community activities and after school activities is encouraged and facilitated
• Hands-on activities of daily living and independent living skills program
• Residents attend local schools or Baker Hall School, depending on their educational needs

Mother and Child Program Highlights

• Structured, supportive living environment for teen mothers and their children
• Assistance in developing parent skills and learning about child development
• Weekly parenting groups and mother-child developmental play sessions
• Residents monitored closely by nursing staff
• Pregnant residents participate in counseling on pregnancy and parenting

Service Offerings

• Individual, group and family counseling according to each resident's needs
• Educational support, vocational training, and employment opportunities
• Complete medical care
• Psychiatric and psychological services
• Structured groups and informational sessions
• Hands-on instruction in personal care and hygiene, nutrition, household management, parenting techniques, and child growth and development



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