September is National Baby Safety...
Our youth live, learn, grow and play on campus as it serves as “home” until they find the permanency of a loving family. Each of our cottages are complete with 10 individual and private rooms for each child, two living areas, a full kitchen and dining room where children dine family-style. The cottages are just a few steps away from other programs and activities including on-grounds education, gymnasium, outdoor basketball and volleyball courts, movie/game room, a dedicated activities cottage and so much more!
At MCHS, it is our job to treat, heal and prepare youth for the futures they deserve. Since 2017, MCHS has been on a five-year strategic plan to implement a Trauma-informed Care (TIC) model which involves a paradigm shift and changes in the way we communicate, utilize therapy and interact with youth. Part of TIC means eliminating physical restraints, a common practice used at residential treatment facilities in an effort to deescalate a child from harming himself or others. For so many of youth, MCHS is the only reprieve from an abusive past. We owe it to our children and to our community to stop the cycle of re-traumatizing children. In 2020, MCHS became the first residential treatment program in the midwest to become restraint-free!”. We continue our journey toward a true trauma-informed model of care, creating brighter futures for each child in our residential treatment program.
Our residential care program is more than just being a home to children in foster care. Our services span a wide range of heating and restorative practices for children and their families!