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Residential Services

Providing Nurturing Spaces & Care

Therapeutic Residential Services from Family & Children Services provide intensive stabilization services in a structured, safe environment for foster care youth who are experiencing behavioral health instability and need out-of-home treatment.

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Program Overview


Placements are accepted by referral only for care in a licensed, six-bedroom, home-like setting.

The foster care youth receiving this treatment may be:

  • Experiencing significant behavioral challenges.
  • Stepping down from inpatient hospitalization.
  • Stepping down from residential facilities.
  • Experiencing repeated placement instability.

During a youth’s stay, emphasis is placed on creating an environment designed to support youth in trauma recovery. Each youth will have a comfortable, private room. Residents will be encouraged to participate in structured activities scheduled throughout the day. Balanced, nutritional meals are provided in a family-like setting.


On-site therapeutic treatment services include:

  • Assessment of needs.
  • Educational activities.
  • Positive Behavior Support (PBS) structured lessons.
  • TARGET: Trauma Affect Regulation activities.
  • Individual and group counseling.
  • Structured activities such as art, team building, games, and independent living skills.
  • Structured physical activities.
  • Case management coordination of care.
  • Inclusion and involvement of parents, other family members, or caregivers.
  • Discharge planning.



Referrals are made through Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ Regional Placement Units (RPUs).



The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) provides funding for therapeutic residential services.