Ethan House Group Home

Ethan House Group Home provides a temporary living arrangement for boys, ages 12-18, who are court-ordered into placement or referred from the county or state due to behavioral, emotional or legal issues. Staff provide structure, supervision and guidance to help youth overcome their troubled past, with an ultimate goal of family and community reintegration.


Who we Serve

Ethan House serves approximately 25 youth each year, with issues ranging from mental health, emotional, behavioral, and academic problems to those with AODA problems, physical and sexual victimization issues, sexual offenders, and youth with delinquent behaviors. The home is licensed to serve eight boys, from 12-18 years old.


Services Provided

To accomplish the youth’s reintegration into the family and community, our staff work closely with families, encouraging their involvement through home visits, phone contact, and monthly progress reviews. Individualized case management is provided with direct access to Family Services’ continuum of care and/or other community providers for services such as alcohol and drug abuse treatment, sex offender treatment, individual and family therapy, and/or psychological assessment.


Ethan House also provides:

  • Behavior assessment/individualized behavioral support and guidance

  • Cognitive behavioral intervention

  • Group therapy twice a week on topics such as anger management, social skills development, self-esteem, independent living skills, boundaries, coping, problem-solving, and communication

  • Educational assistance

  • Individualized goal-setting and treatment planning with measurable targets

  • Routine medical and dental care

  • Recreational activities/leisure skills promoting individual interests and talents

  • Community service projects

  • Discharge planning

  • Job search assistance

  • Respite care and aftercare services


Success Rate

The success rate at Ethan House is defined as the percentage of residents who are discharged to less restrictive placements, including familial home, foster care, or independent living. Averaged over the last 12 years, our discharge success rate for long-term residents is 76%. (View our program brochure for a breakdown of post-discharge placements.)


Aftercare services are also provided to each resident, for as long as it’s needed, to help increase their chances for long-term success. These services are often coordinated within Family Services’ system to ensure a smooth and secure transition to community-based care.

In 2015, Ethan House provided over 2,000 hours of service to 19 at-risk youth.





Ethan House II

Serving Wisconsin Counties

644 S Quincy St, Green Bay

House Manager: Courtney Ayala, email or call 920-437-5079


For questions or general program information, you may also contact Angela Steuck, Vice President of Community and Agency Development, by email or call 920-436-4360.




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View an Ethan House Group Home brochure