Old Colony YMCA Group Home in Fall River

The Old Colony Y Group Home is a co-ed residential program for adolescents ages 12 through 18.  These adolescents have experienced multiple placements and treatment modalities, the trauma of abuse and neglect, the escape of drugs and alcohol and the failure of social systems to meet their needs.  In an effort to reach these troubled adolescents, to complete an accurate and valid assessment and to develop a thorough treatment plan, the Group Home Program was created.

The Group Home has developed a program through which our clients can be assessed, motivated and challenged to begin the resolution of their individual and family problems.  To accomplish this grand goal of assessment and diagnosis, we offer a highly structured, consistent and nurturing staff secure environment.  Within this therapeutic environment, clients are provided with a team of highly skilled and trained professionals who coordinate their efforts to meet the needs of the clients.

Clinical Offerings

  • Individual Therapy

  • Family Therapy

  • Psychological Testing

  • Crisis Management

  • Group Therapy

  • Psychiatric Evaluation/Review

Behavior Management

  • Level System

  • Individualized Contracts

  • Feedback Books

Educational Offerings

  • Remedial/Basic Skills Education

  • Continuation of Client's Previous School Curriculum

  • Tracking of Educational Progress

  • Tutoring if needed

  • Project "Chill" (6-week snowboarding curriculum in partnership with Burton Snowboards at Wachuset Mountain, MA)

Adaptive Life Skills

  • Summer Camps/Employment

  • Physical Education

  • Vocational Exploration

  • Basic Hygiene Program

  • Healthy Living

  • Field Trips

  • Arts and Crafts

  • Aerobics

  • Asset Development Program

  • Driver's Education

  • Culinary Skills

  • Music Appreciation

  • Community/Recreational Programs

  • PAYA

  • Art Therapy Group

  • Paid Employment at Community Based Program

  • Computer (BCC, FRPL)

Group Therapy (Agency or Community Based)

  • Access Community Based Groups

  • AA/NA Group

  • Relationship Group

  • Incest/Sexual Abuse Group

  • Social Skills Group

  • Violence Education

  • Male/Female Issues Group

  • Healthy Eating Group

  • Rapid reunification and wrap around services are also offered to clients and families

  • Job Readiness Group

  • Substance Abuse Group

  • Eating Disorders Group

  • Anger Management Group

  • Family Planning Group

  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Group

Sharon Magan, BA
Old Colony YMCA Group Home
257 North Main Street
Fall River, MA 02720
508 678 8936 tel
508 674 2326 fax