Children and Families

24-Hour Services

Comprehensive Care

Howard Center’s Comprehensive Care Programs provide 24/7, out-of-home care for children, as well as community-based services. The residential programs include short-term crisis stabilization and assessment, and family reunification. We also support children and their families within the community, in therapeutic foster homes or in their own homes. In most cases, they receive individual and family therapy, living skills support, and other services as needed. Referrals to the Crisis Stabilization, Short Term Assessment and Family Reunification Programs are made through the Local Interagency Team.

In addition, we operate the Woodside Transition House, a step-down program for young men leaving the Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center. Youth in this program receive support as they  transition into the community.

For more information about our Comprehensive Care Programs, please call 802.488.6726. Referrals for community-based services can be made by calling Angela Vogel at 802.488.6760.

Park Street Program

The Park Street Program provides intensive treatment to adolescent males ages 12-17 years who have committed sexual offenses. Treatment focuses on relapse prevention. Park Street also has an adjunct Community Skills program that provides individualized support for youth either transitioning from residential sexual offender treatment or who require a specialized wrap for community integration. Other services provided include individual, group and family therapy, psychiatric care, and an on-site, year-round educational program provided by the Vermont Achievement Center. All admissions are determined by the State Case Review Committee. Please call 802.488.6775 for more information.