Our group care services are unique. Our group homes are located on a 30+ acre park-like campus in Henrico County, Virginia. This neighborhood setting provides ample space for quiet walks or exciting ball games on our fields. Summertime includes swimming in our pool or grilling out in our picnic pavilion. The campus also holds a full gymnasium, baseball field, tennis and volleyball courts.
VHBG is the only accredited site in Virginia certified to use the highly successful evidence-based Teaching-Family Model of care. Trained Teaching-Parents use this model with a goal to help children transition to foster care, adoption, or back to their biological family. A team of caring Teaching-Parents guides and engages youth through their daily activities and uses an approach of Positive Behavioral Support. This approach is more interested in the “why” behind the behavior in order to better understand the underlying need of the youth and overcome maladaptive ways of meeting those needs.
Teaching-Family Homes can house up to eight children and contain all the elements one would expect in any home. Teaching-Families prepare their meals in their kitchen and eat at their own dining table. Children can study in their rooms, play games and socialize in comfortable family rooms and learn to interact appropriately in a family setting. Youth learn to develop skills associated with frustration tolerance, anger and or aggression management, healthy decision-making, conflict resolution and age-appropriate living.
Through the establishment of safe, therapeutic relationships, practitioners implementing the Teaching-Family Model seek to instill core values that speak to the healthy individual, healthy relationships, and the incorporation into the surrounding community.
Group Home services include:
- Social and problem-solving skill development
- Identification of anger and frustration tolerances
- Healthy conflict resolution skills
- Individualized treatment planning to meet specific needs of youth, including academic development, behavioral concerns, therapy, community involvement, permanency planning and family integration
- Recreational activities and community service projects
- On-site health, psychiatric, and clinical services
- Age appropriate Independent Living preparation experiences
For more information, call Christopher Campbell at (804) 270-6566 ext. 135 or CLICK HERE for an online admission form.
Our townhouse apartments are located on our 30+ acre campus that is centrally located in Henrico, Virginia just minutes from downtown Richmond. The Metro-Richmond area was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best places to live in America. With close proximity to colleges, employment, health care, shopping, and entertainment, the area offers public transportation and a walkable commute to jobs.
Our highly individualized Independent Living Arrangement supports youth in achieving success as independent adults by offering housing and support services to young adults who desire to reach successful independence.
-An Independent Living Arrangement in townhomes on VHBG’s campus (includes rent, food allowance, and utilities)
-Assessment of independent living skills (using the Casey assessment) and necessary training/coaching with the Casey Curriculum according to service plan in these areas, as needed
-Support with day-to-day living as needed
For referrals, contact Karen Swansey at 804-270-6566, ext. 176. Click here for a flyer.