Shelter Care Program
Shelter Care services are available to all counties and children service agencies that are in need of a staff secure setting while the males, 8 to 18 years of age, await court disposition or placement, requires sanction or is in need of temporary respite. Shelter Care services are intended to be temporary; however for youth who remain beyond 30 days, his needs and abilities are assessed and an individualized treatment plan is developed in conjunction with any existing plans. A master’s level therapist is located on site to address any emotional or behavioral needs identified.
The Shelter Program has an educational classroom within the facility which is operated by Grove City Area School District. The GCASD is held to the Pennsylvania state standards for education and has joined the PA Academic Career/Technical Training (PACTT) Alliance. The GCASD works in conjunction with the youth’s home school to ensure each youth is appropriately placed in the most suitable curriculum.
Nursing staff are on campus 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Comprehensive medical care will be provided to address physical health, dental, and vision needs in the medical center on campus. Safety plans are developed for medical and other conditions that could place a youth at risk.