Shiloh House’s first residential programming was founded at this facility. It currently operates two of the residential programs, designated by the name Portland East and Portland West, for male youth, ages 11 years and older, facing emotional, behavioral, and family crisis situations.
Located within a residential community, the clients are surrounded by a neighborhood which allows opportunities for learning in a natural environment. The youth and their families are involved in an individualized treatment approach emphasizing on trauma-informed care and a strengths-based perspective.
The youth work with a comprehensive treatment team which includes direct-care Treatment Counselors, Program Coordinator, Master-level clinicians, special educators, adjunct medical services and the youth’s multidisciplinary team. Within the program, clients focus on safety, healing and reintegration into the community. Special attention is directed to issues of self-esteem, mental health stability, social skills, behavioral safety, family functioning and normative activities. Clients also benefit from living in a group setting and learning the relationships and responsibilities needed in a healthy and healing family unit. Community stewardship is an important lesson as well.