Our Services

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Vocational and Emancipation Services

Students in the Residential Program CHS are provided with training in daily living skills, as well as vocational education and training as appropriate to their age and assessed needs. Students attending the Children’s Home School Program are given interest and aptitude tests, and have opportunities in the classroom to learn about Job Search and Interview Skills, Career Choices, Apartment Hunting, Shopping, Money Management and Banking, etc. Opportunities for both on-grounds and community-based employment are provided to students.

Recreation Therapy

CHS Residential Programs offer complete recreational and activity-therapy components, to encourage students to develop healthy bodies and active lifestyles. All students are provided with the opportunity to develop diverse recreational interests and skills in a highly structured setting. Daily recreational activities occur both during school hours and on the Residential Cottages, and students attend a variety of activities in the community, such as college and professional athletic events, plays and concerts. Each program also participates in a weekly planned activity, where significant emphasis is placed on the enhancement of social skills.  Activities include:

  • Student Marching Band
  • Student Council
  • Student Community Service/Volunteering
  • Student Year Book
  • Student Chess Club
  • Arts/Crafts, Drama
  • Poetry/Creative Writing Contests
  • Student Talent Shows
  • Annual CHS Summer Olympics
  • Student Guitar Classes
  • Student Soccer Team
  • Girls Club
  • Student Canteen/Recreation Center
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Gymnasium/Multi-Purpose Room
  • Outdoor Basketball Court/Track
  • Large Landscaped BBQ/Picnic Area
  • Annual Prom/Awards Banquet
  • Annual Auxiliary Picnic
  • Various Off-Campus Recreational Activities and Educational Field Trips

Health Care / Nutritional Services

The CHS Residential Program works in close cooperation with our consulting psychiatrist, the student’s pediatrician and other health-care providers. Each student is assessed at intake, and their health issues are managed and documented until their discharge from placement. All students receive medical, dental, and eye examinations on an annual basis, as well as any additional basic health-related services that may be required. Extraordinary health care costs not met by the student's insurance are frequently met by CHS in the form of donated services from health care providers and/or contributions from the community at large. In addition to providing basic health care services to the student population, students are also provided with training in basic nutrition and meal planning, and participate in meal preparation. Agency personnel are certified in CPR and First Aid.