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

Through our therapeutic, trauma-informed milieu, Park Street provides a 90-day assessment to determine treatment needs, including long-term treatment, skill building and transitional services.

A wide continuum of services are offered, including formal evaluations, risk assessments, individual and family therapy, group counseling (Relapse Prevention, Anger Management, Sex Education, Life Skills, Social Skills etc), psychiatric consultation, case management, therapeutic recreation, community service, mental health and substance abuse treatment, health services, community reintegration (i.e. employment, community classes, recreational activities etc.), on-site educational programming, and around-the-clock crisis services. 

Clients are referred to the program through the youth’s local team of service providers with either the Department of Mental Health or the Department of Children and Families taking the lead in the process.

For more information, call 802.488.6775.