To be eligible for admission, a child must:
- Be between the ages of 6 and 21
- Be unable to successfully live in his/her family and/or home community or a less restrictive setting
- Have educational goals he/she is willing to work toward
- Able to live in a non-secure, non-therapeutic environment without posing a risk to themselves or others
Our residential program serves children whose physical and intellectual capabilities will allow them to take advantage of the opportunities given to them at B&GH. Although we are licensed to serve children between the ages of 6 and 21, the majority of children in our residential program are teenagers.
We serve children who are in need of long-term placement, preferably at least one school year, due to family dysfunctions, parental incapacity or unmanageable behavioral problems. Many of our clients have experienced physical and verbal abuse, neglect, and even sexual abuse.
Referrals are accepted from various sources, such as:
- Educational Programs and school systems
- State and local social services
- Mental Health Centers
- Court Systems
- Private psychiatric hospitals
- Private practice counselors
- Private individuals
- Independent educational Consultants
For more information about admissions and referrals, please contact Steven Stewart, Senior Residential Director.
Through Boys and Girls Homes’ community-based services, deserving children of all ages are placed with licensed foster families primarily in the southeastern part of the state including the triangle area. We work closely with the Department of Social Services and consultants to help meet the needs of the child. Community-based services include family foster care, therapeutic foster care and adoption.
The Lake House
Also, we provide a loving and knowledgeable environment for young mothers called The Lake House. It is a temporary lodging for girls between the ages of 12 and 18 who are in custody of DSS and are pregnant or parenting a child.