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Plaid House Group Home

Plaid House is home to ten teenage girls who have been placed there by the Department of Children and Families . The ages of the girls range from 14-18 years and referrals are accepted from anywhere in New Jersey. Plaid House is a community-based program that provides a complete living experience. Girls are enrolled in local school and are encouraged to participate in the community by attending after school classes, working or volunteering.

The program provides an opportunity for residents to learn and grow through daily living experiences. Treatment plans are individualized for each child to take into account their diverse needs.

The group home uses a level system to assist girls to progress through the program and make explicit the expectations of the program. As girls become ready for more responsibility they move up levels and gain more privileges.

The staff provide a varied schedule throughout the week including recreational and educational activities. The value of good nutrition and health is emphasized and girls are encouraged to exercise regularly.

Individual and group counseling is provided on site by the Program Manager and off site by therapists in community agencies. All girls are seen regularly by Plaid House’s consultant psychiatrist.