This program serves males and females between 16 and 18 years of age who are committed to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. The participants in this residential living program have or are experiencing emotional, behavioral and life-skills difficulties that may hinder their transition into the adult world. We provide an excellent level of care higher than the required standards for this program.
In our setting, youth have an opportunity to make choices in a structured environment that supports positive living. Residents receive careful guidance, monitoring and service planning.
Education and therapeutic care along with life skills training are at the core of our service. Each youth is required to attend school or work toward his GED, and improve his skills in basic living. Some may also be required to obtain and hold employment in order to save for their transition into a community or to attend college. Additionally, they receive carefully considered clinical care through a variety of practices.
The residents are in a supervised milieu located on campus. Residents share a kitchen and living space, with joint responsibilities for cooking, cleaning and other household duties. When residents complete the program successfully, they are transitioned to a community-based apartment.
To qualify for Bellewood’s Pre-Independent Living program, youth must:
- Be between 16 and 18 years of age who is committed to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services
- Need a structured, supportive living environment with 24-hour supervision
- Have a goal of moving toward emancipation and self-sufficiency
Bowling Green and Louisville