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Group Homes

Devereux has a long history of providing treatment services to youth in group home settings. We are proud to have helped hundreds of young people return to their homes, foster care, or independent living environments.

To promote successful community living, group home services include a wide range of offerings encompassing: psychoeducational groups, individual skills training, crisis support, clinical oversight of care coordination, development and implementation of behavior support plans, vocational training, family treatment and recreational activities.

Group home programming places a strong emphasis on skill generalization to provide age-appropriate normalizing experiences, along with encouraging friendships with peers in the community. Participation in regular community based activities is encouraged, as well as various hobbies and activities, for example:

  • Volunteering and providing community service
  • Mentoring and support groups
  • Grocery shopping
  • Banking
  • Church groups and choirs
  • Sports teams and clubs
  • School related clubs
  • Recreational activities

To enhance independent living skills, Devereux works in line with the Positive Youth Development Framework and incorporates the use of PAYA education (Preparing Adolescents for Young Adulthood). Through these positive activities, youth are empowered to develop competencies that enable them to assume leadership roles and prepare for adulthood. 

Group homes provide a therapeutic environment with flexible individualized services that vary in intensity based upon the needs of youth and their families. Treatment integrates trauma informed care, evidence-based approaches and best practices, such as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).

1:4 Group Homes - MA & RI

These group homes serve students with complex mental health and behavioral challenges. With a ratio of 1 staff to 4 students, these homes are for young people who are ready for greater independence as they prepare to move home or to another community setting.

Trafford House (Rutland, MA) – Girls, ages 12-21

Fentress House (Rutland, MA) – Boys, ages 12-21

Laurel Hill House (Pascoag, RI) – Boys, ages 7-13

Woonsocket House (Woonsocket, RI) – Boys, ages 7-13

1:3 Intensive Group Homes - MA

These group homes are for students with more complex mental health and behavioral challenges, high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders, and/or substance abuse and mental health co-occurring disorders. With 1 staff to 3 students, these homes offer a higher level of individualized care.

Hillcrest  (Rutland, MA) – Boys, ages 12-21

Gate House (Rutland, MA) – Boys, ages 12-21

Hillside (Rutland, MA) – Girls, ages 12-21

Eastmeadow (Rutland, MA) – Boys, ages 6-21

Kettlebrook (Paxton, MA) – Boys, ages 12-21

1:2 IDD/ASD Group Homes - MA

These group homes serve youth with Intellectual Developmental Disorders and/or Autism Spectrum Disorders. With a ratio of 1 staff to 2 students, we offer specialized care to these young people with an emphasis on teaching daily living and coping skills.

Cathy House (Fitchburg, MA) – Boys, ages 6-21

Kimball House (Fitchburg, MA) – Boys, ages 6-21

Devon House (Fitchburg, MA) – Boys and Girls, ages 6-21