FERREE'S GROUP HOMES
Ferree's Group Homes
This program has been developed to decrease the probability that a residents underlying psychiatric problems will infringe upon the rights of others or result in future criminal behavior which will endanger society. The minimum expectation of the program is that the resident will develop the educational, vocational, and independent living skills necessary to function as an adult. Most importantly, the program provides an environment in which self-esteem is enhanced and depression is reduced through consistency and stability. For residents whose social skills are inadequate, there is an opportunity to participate in structured peer-group activities and interaction. Therapeutic services give residents a better understanding of themselves and teach alternative behaviors to cope with overwhelming stress and abandonment issues. We work with the State Department of vocational rehabilitation to ensure each adolescent resident receives appropriate vocational evaluation and training.