Ethan House Group Homes
Ethan House Group Homes provide a temporary living arrangement for boys, ages 12-17, 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 kids 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.
Ethan House I is licensed to serve eight boys from 13-17 years old. Ethan House II is licensed for eight boys from 12-16 years old. Exceptions to these ages can be made with the state licensing agency for older or younger residents, depending on the current distribution of ages within the homes.
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
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
Job search assistance
Respite care and aftercare services
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.