Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP)

Guiding Light Home for Boys, Inc. Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program provides 24-hours care and supervision to adolescent males ages 14-21. Youth are placed for a variety of reasons including those resulting from a history of trauma, abuse and neglect. Guiding Light seeks to provide a safe and therapeutic family-like environment for abused, abandoned, and/or neglected boys adolescent males. The program services youth who require intensive therapeutic treatment, support and guidance prior to returning home or to a lower level of care.

Recognized by counties and courts for our ability to proactively carryout programs that transform lives, Guiding Light Home for Boys, Inc. Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program employs innovative intervention techniques that focus on progress toward individual treatment goals. Therapeutic, psychiatric, medical, psychological, and rehabilitative services are part of our
comprehensive program.

Our Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program offers constructive activities, positive role models, and instruction to the youth placed in our facilities. The program also includes the following intertwined components:

• Substance Abuse Counseling and Education
• Social Skills Training and Development
• Anger Management Services
• Independent Living Skills Preparation
• Employment Readiness
• Mentoring support
• Transition/vocational services
• Enrichment activities (team-sports music, drama, art, etc.)
• Tutoring
• After-Care Treatment and Bridging Services

It is our belief that when living in an engaged, nurturing community environment, youth experience a sense of belonging where the emphasis is placed on personal responsibility. Youth learn skills enabling them to build and maintain healthy relationships with peers and adults by developing rational and effective ways of dealing with painful, stressful situations. Within this community of peers, all youth learn to encourage each other’s success.