- About Us
Silvercrest is a live-in group home for boys, age 13 to 17, who are exhibiting harmful behaviors. We partner with Winnebago County to create a plan of care that fits the needs of each individual youth. Youth live with us while attending school in the local community and participating in community experiences.
The staff at Silvercrest Group Home use a trauma-informed approach to help youth gain and practice the skills necessary for long-term success. This includes independent living skills, anger management, and critical thinking. All services are designed to reinforce positive change through guidance, support and education.
- Focus on the youth’s needs to be successful in the community. We want the youth to have the tools to be successful in the community, we want the youth to graduate high school or earning a GED, developing effective communication skills, learning independent living skills, understanding available resources, and enjoying constructive leisure activities.
- Develop a support system for the youth as they move back home or live independently.
- Located in a neighborhood close to community resources, public transportation and employment opportunities.
- Provide a family-like living environment
- Provide social/life skills development through groups or one-on-one mentoring.
- Provide a structured daily program, including school, educational and recreational activities along with a graduated privilege system that teaches life/social skills, encourages positive behavior and advocates personal responsibility.
- Access community services, including education, employment, recreation, and culture.
- Ensure safety for the youth and those around him.
- We provide a Trauma-informed approach to the day-to-day functioning of the home.
At this time, Silvercrest Group Home only accepts referrals of teenage boys from Winnebago County. Clients accepted are 13 to 17 years old and are often under a court order through Winnebago County.
Silvercrest is licensed to serve up to eight clients at a time who are experiencing mental, emotional, behavioral, and/or academic problems. We also serve those with multiple diagnoses, sexual offenders, and children with delinquent behaviors.
To make a referral, please contact Cayla Botz, Program Manager, at 920-722-0375 to begin the referral progress.
The placing agency is responsible for the cost of the adolescent’s care.
What is expected of clients at Silvercrest Group Home?
All youth at Silvercrest are expected to engage in a wide range of activities focused on helping the youth be successful in the community. We expect youth to attend school, participate in evidence based groups, meet with staff individually, develop effective communication skills, learn independent living skills, understand available resources, and enjoy constructive leisure activities while living at Silvercrest.
Are clients allowed to have jobs while at Silvercrest?
Clients are encouraged to obtain employment while at Silvercrest. Behavioral staff work with each client on filling out applications, following up with potential employers, and preparing for interviews. Employment goals are individualized based on the client’s needs.