Group Homes & Therapeutic Group Homes

The Group Homes at Hearts & Homes offer community-based residential support for youth who are in need of therapeutic and rehabilitative services. Specialized staff members assist the youth in working toward their personal, educational and social goals. The programs offer structure and support services aimed at helping each child realize their full potential. Often times, these programs are life changing for the youth who reside there.

Kemp Mill Group Home

Kemp Mill Group Home provides respite (“on call”) care to youth under the supervision of the Department of Juvenile Services as an alternative to placing the youth in detention centers. Referrals for this program are reviewed immediately 24 hours a day.  Hearts & Homes provides transportation to and from court centers and detention centers.

Kemp Mill serves males between the ages of 13 and 18 years old, providing them with short- term care. Within their time at Kemp Mill Group Home, our staff provides life skills training, healthcare, school enrollment and advocacy, behavior modification, medication management, and clinical services.  Our staff works directly with these young men to focus on issues like anger management, trauma and abuse, grief and loss, drug and alcohol treatment and job placement assistance.

To learn more about Kemp Mill, please contact us.

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

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John C. Tracey Girls’ Home

John C. Tracey (JCT) Girls’ Home is a residential, community-based group home located in the heart of Rockville, Maryland. We provide discipline building, personal growth and enrichment. The professional staff provides 24-hour supervision, nurturing, and care.

Benefits of JCT Girls’ Home

This group home offers support for up to eight young females between the ages of 13 and 17 years old from all parts of Maryland.

JCT Girls’ Home offers the following benefits:

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

To learn more about JCT, please contact us.

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

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Jump Start Semi-Independent Living Program for Boys

JumpStart Semi-Independent Living Program for Boys is located in bustling and artistic Hyattsville, Maryland. This historic home provides a structured, rigorous, and goal-oriented program for young men ready to embark as independent, mature community members.  With professional staff providing 24-hour supervision and behavioral role modeling, this program provides the consistency and continuity that allows our young men to develop skills necessary to become productive, responsible, and engaged community members.

This group home offers support for up to eight young males between the ages of 17 and 20 years old from all parts of Maryland.

Benefits of Jumpstart

Jumpstart offers the following benefits:

  • Trauma informed individual, family, and group therapy targeted to building a strong personal identity, pride, self-esteem and confidence
  • Employability development and placement with potential career development
  • Educational advocacy and support
  • Case management, referral and 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

To learn more about Jumpstart, please contact us.

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

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.

The Helen Smith Girls’ Home offers the following benefits:

  • Trauma informed 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.

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:

  • Trauma informed 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.

Benefits of Marys Mount Manor

Marys Mount Manor offers the following benefits:

  • Trauma informed 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