Treatment Foster Care
Lithia Springs OYA Treatment Foster Care Program is a long-term program for male youth, ages 16 – 18, who require less supervision than youth placed in the residential programs. These youth have had legal issues in their past and are now looking to change their lives in positive ways. Youth are placed in specialized foster homes and attend Lithia Springs School in Ashland where they receive comprehensive services. Services include: individual therapy/counseling, group therapy, recreation and social activities, family therapy and reintegration, behavioral management, level system, mental health treatment, alcohol and drug treatment, educational and vocational services, and transition/aftercare services. Foster homes provide a nurturing, supportive, and safe home environment for youth that are placed by the Oregon Youth Authority. Foster parents are viewed as part of the service team and are expected to support the treatment that youth receive. The program provides 13 hours of evidenced based services per week.
Lithia Springs DHS Treatment Foster Care Programprovides long-term treatment foster care to male and female youth ages 16 – 18 that are placed by the Department of Human Resources (DHS). Youth are placed in foster homes, and attend the Lithia Springs School in Ashland, and participate in treatment services that are offered by the program. The major goal of the program is to support youth that are aging out of care to make a successful transition for them into the community where they are able to live independent of state and family support. Independent living services provide eight hours of evidence-based services per week. Support services are provided by an inter-disciplinary team of professionals in a day treatment model based at Lithia Springs School facility. During the school day, youth receive behavioral services, educational services, mental health treatment, and alcohol and drug counseling. Youth are supported by the foster families and staff in learning the daily living, independent living and relationship skills that are necessary for them to develop increased autonomy. The program’s highest priorities are to promote independence and provide skill enhancement that will lead to the youth making safe choices upon transition into the community.
Host Homes - The primary shelter needs for RHY services are provided through the use of local host (foster) homes. Host homes are certified for foster care by Community Works and can house up to two youth per home for a maximum of 21 days. Host homes are safe, with nurturing parents providing shelter. Youth are expected to follow program rules as well as the rules of the host home. During the placement, the Case Manager visits the home often to make sure things are going well. Host homes sign a contract with Community Works that identifies their roles and responsibilities as well as their rights and compensation.
Community Works is looking for foster families. Click here for more info.