Lives We’ve Changed
Every year, more than 400 youths in our community receive treatment at The New Foundation
We had tried so many things–counseling, medications, crisis team, hospitalizations, etc. before finally finding The New Foundation and having our 13 yr old son live in the Mental Health Residential Treatment Program. We are thankful for the time our son spent here and wish insurance paid longer. The staff were professional and pleasant and truly seemed to care about our son and our family. They seemed to work hard to assess our son’s needs, strengths and challenges and tried to help him as an unique individual through individual, group and family therapy as well as art therapy and a complex yet fair behavior mod. program.
Our son liked the challenge to earn passes (on campus and off) and liked being recognized for his good behavior. Our son said he loved the food. The rec room privilege was a highlight. Boys and girls are kept separate at all times–Refreshing to not worry about the distraction of teen drama of boy/girl relationships while our son was there for treatment. The onsite school was “easy” but met requirements for attending school and my son needed the break from the stress of failing at his prep school. This was an incredibly difficult time in our lives as parents. The New Foundation staff were kind and really seemed to help us begin to sort out how to help our son. I highly recommend this program
“The New Foundation has helped me a lot on how I used to fight a lot and harm myself. They helped support me — and when I needed to talk to them, they were there. I used to think I had no hope. Now I don’t feel alone anymore”.
“When I was five years old, my mother and father abandoned me and gave me up to the state to take care of me. I have been in several different placements since then and I was kicked out or failed every one of them because of my anger. The New Foundation helped me realize that I was important even though I didn’t believe it at the time. I learned to love myself again and make plans for the future. I want to be a counselor when I grow up so I can help kids who grew up like me.”
We chose The New Foundation because they are able to work with multiple disciplines of psychological assistance.
The New Foundation is one of few places that teach the Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) (behavioraltech.org/resou…). This therapy was highly recommended by her personal therapist and psychiatrist. We read up on DBT and knew it would be of great help for our daughter.
It was not all a bed of roses at first, but at least now our daughter is using the tools and resources to better communicate when help is needed.
Know for a fact that your child can succeed at The New Foundation They took care of our daughter and built on her successes throughout her stay. They can do that for anyone that wants to get better.