Community Based Residential Programs
The Key Program operates 19 community-based residential programs throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Our programs work with youth and families who have experienced trauma, physical and sexual abuse, mental illness, educational challenges, as well as involvement with the juvenile justice system. Our community-based residential program models include:
Bridge to Success
Our Bridge to Success program provides life skills development and permanency planning for adolescents females between the ages of 16-21. The core components are preparation for adulthood through skills assessment and skill building, and life-long connections for each youth. Referrals to this program are made through the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF).
Grafton Girls Detention Program
The Grafton Girls’ Program (GGP) is a highly, structured, staff secure setting for up to ten adolescent females who are ordered by the court to be held with or without bail pending court dispositions, trials, or placement. The youth are determined to be at low or medium risk with regard to the nature of their charge, their age, or other mitigating factors. GGP is one of a network of Overnight Arrest placement locations for youth who are arrested but are unable to be arraigned due to their arrest occurring when the courts are closed (i.e. at night, weekend, or holidays). Two beds are reserved for the overnight arrest referrals. Although Grafton Girls is located in the Central MA regional area, the program admits female youths from all across MA, whether the youth is a detention or overnight arrest client. Referrals are made by the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services (DYS).
Intensive Group Home Programs
Our Intensive Group Home Program model provides small, community-based settings. Depending on the client's treatment plan, length of stay ranges from three months to eighteen months. These strength-based programs include family work, pro-social life skills training, education, clinical assessment, counseling and recreation in order to prepare the child for reunification or a transition to a less restrictive environment. Referrals to these programs are made through the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF).
STARR (Short-term Assessment and Rapid Reintegration) Program
Our STARR program model provides emergency placement to youth who are runaways, abused or neglected and/or court-involved. Placement within a STARR program is for up to 90 days, during which time the focus is on stabilization, clinical assessment, life skills training and educational assistance to prepare the child for reunification or another appropriate placement. Referrals to these programs are made through the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF).