Therapeutic Group Homes
Therapeutic Group Homes provide a family-like setting in the community while, at the same time, offering necessary emotional and behavioral treatment. Group Homes are part of the Methodist Children’s Home inpatient residential program.
Each Group Home is staffed by persons (most often a married couple) trained in the Teaching-Family model of care. Each home serves 6-8 youth. This provides a stable environment in which troubled youth ages 12-18 can experience healthy family interactions and learn to manage their emotions and behaviors. Mental health services are provided, and youth attend public schools.
Children are referred to Group Home care by the state Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS), churches, parents and other Methodist Family Health programs. The length of stays are generally 9-12 months or longer.
Locations of MFH Group Homes are:
- Fayetteville (Washington County)
- Heber Springs (Cleburne County) Winfred D. Polk Home
- Helena-West Helena (Phillips County) Ophelia Polk Moore Home
- Little Rock Fillmore Campus (Pulaski County)
- Magnolia (Columbia County) John Magale Home
- Magnolia (Columbia County) Magale Manor
- Searcy (White County) Blanche E. Johnson Home
- Springdale (Washington & Benton Counties)
Little Rock Group Home
Helena-West Helena Group Home
Searcy Group Home
Heber Springs Group Home