Residential Programs

Level I

  • Residential Programs for Mental Health or Substance Abuse Care: Level I residential care is designed to provide very low ratio (teen to staff) with  24-hour supervision and intensive therapeutic treatment.  Level I  care provides the most support possible, outside of a hospital, to assure safety and treatment of severe behavioral health issues. These may include substance abuse, addiction, mood disorder, affective disorders, depression, oppositional defiant disorder, reactive attachment issues, anger management, and any other behavioral health issue causing significant conflict in a child’s ability to participate in home, school, or the community in a healthy way.  Level I programs at The New Foundation also include nutritious meals and snacks, life skills and communication training, recreation and arts programming, and pet therapy and art therapy through our community partners FREE Arts and Gabriel’s Angels. All Level One clients also attend the Marion Burton School (an accredited and accelerated education campus providing support for students in grades 6-12) on The New Foundation campus.  Once youth have completed a Level I residential care program with The New Foundation, they might transition to Level II or  continue to receive treatment through our Out-Patient services.  Please read more about Level II and Out-Patient below.
  • Substance Abuse – Intensive Therapeutic Intervention (ITI): ITI provides substance abuse recovery care for adolescents, ages 11-17, at our Scottsdale campus. This program is specifically designed for youth struggling with drug and alcohol use and addiction. This comprehensive program includes individual, group and family counseling with Master’s level therapists to support youth in coping with addiction and moving past their challenges to new successes. Each child will have an individual care plan created to address specific needs and strengths. This program utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Trauma Therapy, and Forward Thinking Journaling, a trademarked self-reflection writing program endorsed by SAMHSA ( US Health and Human Services Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). To learn more about ITI download the brochure.
  • Mental Health Care – Residential Therapeutic Care (RTC): RTC provides youth mental health stabilization care and support children in developing the skills  that encourage positive behaviors and recovery in their mental health struggles.  Each child will have an individual care plan created to address specific mental health needs and strengths. This program utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Trauma Therapy, and Forward Thinking Journaling, a trademarked self-reflection writing program endorsed  by SAMHSA ( US Health and Human Services Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). To learn more about the RTC download the information sheet.
  • Domestic Violence Diversion Program: (Referral from Maricopa County Juvenile Court Required) This program is an exclusive residential program, in partnership with Maricopa County Juvenile Courts, to provide intensive individual and family therapy to address cycles of violence, abuse, and undue manipulation that research shows is likely to continue from generation to generation unless intervention methods are provided to interrupt the cycle.  The courts may also choose to utilize this program as a Detention Alternative option under certain circumstances.

Level II

  • Residential Care – Behavioral Health: Level II residential care provides youth, who have been determined to be at low risk of participating in harmful activities,  a less restrictive environment where they are given the opportunity to practice skills and positive decision making learned in Level I care.   Level II programs also include nutritious meals and snacks, life skills and communication training, recreation and arts programming, and pet therapy and art therapy through our community partners FREE Arts and Gabriel’s Angels.  Most Level II youth attend The Marion Burton School (an accredited and accelerated education program) on The New Foundation campus where they prepare to return to schools within their home community and their age-appropriate peers.
  • Therapeutic Group Home (TGH): TGH provides youth a home-like environment where youth are provided opportunities for greater independence and responsibility. Youth participate in chores, shared responsibilities with their peers, regular group therapy sessions, and self-reflection activities. Youth are provided more opportunities for self-direction while still under the 24-hour supervision of behavioral healthcare professionals. Youth in the program may participate in schooling, special events, and/or community service activities off-campus.
  • Elective Respite Program: The respite program provides, previous residential or out-patient youth, a temporary stay on-campus to refresh coping skills and a chance to discuss new stressors or life changes. All clients are assessed for program appropriateness. AHCCCS and Native American Tribal Healthcare Insurance youth are eligible.