Therapeutic Group Homes

Our Therapeutic Group Homes offer extensive clinical and psychiatric services required by youth with mild to severe emotional problems. These specialized group homes provide a nurturing environment enhanced by an individualized treatment regimen for the specific needs of each child. At the Therapeutic Group Homes, youth are provided with treatment by licensed social workers and a board approved psychiatrist. The community-based homes allow the youth to attend local schools, participate in extracurricular activities, and obtain employment with local merchants.

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Helen Smith Girls’ Home

Helen Smith Girls’ Home, tucked away in historic Takoma Park, Maryland, is a long-term program that houses eight young females. Through intensive counseling, the girls receive the necessary guidance to negotiate the difficult terrain of girlhood and the issues that may arise. Girls are encouraged to evaluate their choices and taught to become a change agent in their own lives. Through diverse programming and with the help of consistent, professional staff, the girls build solid life skills in preparation for the transition to adulthood.

Benefits of the Helen Smith Girls’ Home

Girls in the Helen Smith Girls’ Home range in age between 13 and 17 years old and hail from all parts of Maryland. Young women in this program typically spend up to 9 to 12 months in our home.  

The Helen Smith Girls’ Home offers the following benefits:

  • Individual, family, and group therapy targeted to building a strong personal identity, pride, self-esteem and confidence
  • Psychiatric consultation and medication assessments
  • Art, individual, and group therapy
  • Anger management education
  • Educational advocacy and support, tutoring and college preparation
  • Case management, coordination for health services, substance abuse treatment, family therapy, and additional necessary services
  • Recreation and constructive use of leisure time
  • Life skills training to support self-sufficiency and independent living
  • Employability development and placement with potential career development

To learn more about the Helen Smith Girls’ Home, please contact us.

Referral and Intake Coordinator
Phone: 301-679-1391
E-mail: admissions@heartsandhomes.org

 

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Avis Birely House

Avis Birely House is located in Rockville, Maryland. Serving young males, ranging in age from 13 to 17 years old, the Avis Birely House is an ideal setting that allows residents to reconnect with their childhood and learn how to manage their emotional problems.  Many of our residents have had traumatic, chaotic and dysfunctional childhoods.  This program offers support to its residents as they work hard to identify life goals and build the skills required to achieve those goals and become mature community members. Our boys are supervised and cared for 24-hours a day by trained, professional staff. While at Avis Birely, they receive counseling, therapy, substance abuse treatment, medication and psychiatric evaluation and other necessary services to help them become productive, independent adults. Residents typically stay at Avis Birely House for 9 to 12 months.

The Group Home is named after the late Avis Birely who was the first Chairwoman of the Montgomery County Council and whose grant to Hearts & Homes for Youth in the 1960s spurred its inception. Support from her family has spanned over three generations and her grandson, Vic Seested III, is an active Board Member.

Benefits of Avis Birely House

Avis Birely House offers the following benefits:

  • Individual and group therapy with a focus on building a strong personal identity, pride, self-esteem and confidence
  • On-site psychiatric evaluation and ongoing medication evaluation
  • Educational advocacy and support, tutoring and college preparation
  • Employability development and placement with potential career development
  • Case management and coordination for health services, substance abuse treatment, family therapy and additional necessary services
  • Therapeutic recreation and constructive use of leisure time
  • Life skills training to support self-sufficiency and independent living

To learn more about Avis Birely House, please contact us.

Referral and Intake Coordinator
Phone: 301-679-1391
E-mail: admissions@heartsandhomes.org

 

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Marys Mount Manor

Marys Mount Manor, located in a semi-rural community setting in Anne Arundel County, was established and specifically tailored to meet the unique needs of young females. The therapeutic, structured program provides a nurturing, home-like atmosphere where residents have the opportunity to learn appropriate coping techniques and essential life skills.  Girls range in age between 13 and 17 years old and hail from all parts of Maryland.  They typically reside at Marys Mount Manor between 9 to 15 months.

Benefits of Marys Mount Manor

Marys Mount Manor offers the following benefits:

  • Individual, family, group, and art therapy
  • On-site psychiatric evaluation and on-going medication evaluation
  • Anger management
  • Educational advocacy and support, tutoring and college preparation
  • Case management and coordination for health services, substance abuse treatment, family therapy, and additional necessary services
  • Therapeutic recreation and constructive use of leisure time
  • Life skills training to support self sufficiency and independent living
  • Community service work

To learn more about Marys Mount Manor, please contact us.

Referral and Intake Coordinator
Phone: 301-679-1391
E-mail: admissions@heartsandhomes.org