St. Mary’s Home, a faith based residential treatment facility, provides services for abused, abandoned and neglected children by focusing on five critical areas of growth:
Through our programs, we work with the children to address all of these issues, for there is no other way to have a lasting impact on children who have experienced such severe trauma.
Basic Living Skills
St. Mary’s Residential Treatment Programs provide therapeutic services and meet the basic needs of children who cannot live with their families for fear of imminent harm and those who have no family resources. These programs focus on the developmental needs of the children who experience difficulties in their behaviors and their adjustment to society. The children receive psychiatric, therapeutic, educational, and medical services in addition to basic care and supervision in a 24 hour a day setting.
The Transitional Living Program helps young, homeless adults, 18-21, attain necessary skills needed to reenter the community as productive citizens. The program provides education, job training, medical care, budgeting and daily living skills.
St. Mary’s Homes’ Therapeutic Foster Care Program offers families the opportunity to share the special strengths and skills with children who have been hurt and traumatized by abuse and neglect. This program provides homes and families to children who do not need the full services offered by St. Mary’s Home’s Residential Treatment Programs.
The Educational Programs include the Transitional Learning Center (TLC), TrailBlazer Academy (TBA), library services and summer programs. The TLC, a unique partnership with the Mobile County Public Schools, is a brief placement for students who are suspended and are in need of academic and behavior redirection or for students just placed at St. Mary’s Home and have not yet been enrolled in school.
All students residing in the Intensive Therapeutic Program are enrolled in TrailBlaizer Academy, an on-campus state-supported school begun in 2008-09. The TBA, staffed bythree teachers, three assistants and behavioral staff, provides students 12-18 years old with daily instruction in all academic and elective areas.
A library is available afternoons and nights Monday through Thursday to assist students with homework.
All students at St. Mary’s Home participate in a summer program for enrichment and maintenance of educational skills.