Chamberlain’s Youth Services is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that provides Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP) services, non-public schooling, and specialty mental health servicesto youth with complex needs.
Our Mission: Empowering youth and families to heal from trauma, discover individual strengths, and achieve meaningful relationships and permanency.
Chamberlain’s Youth Services needs your help to make a lasting impact for kids like Jessica.
With the help of caring staff, former Chamberlain’s resident Jessica gained valuable life skills like self-confidence, giving her a path to healing from past traumas and the ability to discover love and trust. Jessica wrote “When I came to Chamberlain’s abused, hurt, confused, angry, rejected by my mother and family and placed in and out of foster care wondering when this roller-coaster would end....I fell into Cottage Supervisor Lupe’s arms. That day I walked in as an orphan with so much fear that I would have to leave again. For the first time I finally felt like I was home.” Jessica now lives in Texas with her husband and children and is running a successful non-profit organization.
The Residential Program takes children that have often come to us after multiple placements in foster homes or with family members because they need more resources than that situation was able to provide them.
The clinical staff provides therapeutic treatment, case management, group therapy & life skills preparation to the children who are placed with us, all in a caring home-like environment. We also offer a comprehensive wellness program to include nutrition, exercise, the arts and more.
Our Keith Thompson Non-Public School is often a critical component that some of our children require. Every child who attends our school has experienced unique struggles in their previous academic setting due to their unique learning needs. KTNPS provides an educational setting that transitions them into a public school setting. Each student is followed with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) & the program offers Occupational Therapy & Speech & Language Pathology.
In our small school setting, Keith Thompson NPS staff provides individualized instruction, individual and group counseling, case assessment, case management and transition services.
Health, Wellness, and Nutrition Program (HWN) helps the children's physical and nutritional needs. 80% of the children we serve arrive with eating disorders, 75% arrive suffering from chronic health conditions including asthma, auditory problems, dental decay & malnutrition, 70% arrive overweight & 90% arrive with poor self-esteem & low self-confidence.This program helps address these issues.
The Wellness Center features exercise equipment, a rock climbing wall, a learning lab kitchen & six garden planter boxes and four flower boxes as well as a Music and Movement Room equipped with a dance floor space and musical instruments. The Tranquility Garden has a living teepee structure, vegetable plants and fruit trees as well as flowers, shade trees and patio with park benches.
Our children participate in structured activities & are encouraged by staff to utilize the space in their free time. The children's families utilize the space for visits. We believe that in doing so, the healthy living concepts that their children are learning will carry over to their families.
The children assist with upkeep in the gardens and harvest what they have grown into the ingredients for meals that they prepare in the learning lab kitchen & in their homes.
Chamberlain's is a place where children can call home, feel safe & loved and get the help they need to become happy, healthy individuals.