Ware Youth Center offers a 24-bed non-secure residential group home for twelve females and twelve males and a 16-bed substance abuse treatment program for eight males and eight females.
The male and female cottages provide a behavior modification milieu designed to reinforce positive behavior. The non-secure setting allows youth to relax outside, socialize with peers in comfortable day areas that have television, video games, and interactive games as well as sleep in pleasant, comfortable rooms. Residents are allowed to earn the privilege of going on outings to local movies, shopping, and sporting events. There is also an emphasis on the importance of family interaction by allowing youth to earn home passes twice monthly. A multi-disciplinary treatment team is employed to evaluate each resident’s needs and to develop a treatment plan of specific, change oriented interventions for each resident.