Our Children: Youth, ages 13 to 17, are removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect and/or abandonment by the State. The youth are placed at the Village for a few days, months, or sometimes, even years. Many youth will “age out of the system” with us at age 18.
Our Staff & Volunteers: The teens are cared for by a group of caring and trained staff and assisted by loving volunteers. The staff provide a home-like environment including chores and curfews. Volunteers enhance care by helping with homework, chaperone outings and donating household items.
Mental Health Services: Professional therapists provide on-site services to teens, specializing in the treatment of trauma-based disorders, behavioral health, and healing victims of sexual abuse. Services are provided by licensed therapists who have been professionally trained and have a true passion for working with youth. The teens also receive psychiatric services such as medication management in conjunction with our counseling services to ensure the best outcomes.
Trauma-Informed Care: Each teen is provided with services designed to reach identified treatment goals and objectives through a trauma-informed approach utilizing the Sanctuary Model.
Medical / Dental Services: Within 72 hours of arriving at the Village, youth receive a medical assessment and the appropriate services. A nurse is located at the Village to care for the teen’s daily medical needs. Teens also receive dental services in the community.
GED Lab: An on-site GED Lab is provided for youth who do not wish to receive their diploma through a traditional school.
Enriching Opportunities: The youth experience fun and educational outings and activities, including Camp Hibiscus, a ten-week summer camp.
To learn more about the Hibiscus Children’s Village and to take a tour of our facilities, please contact Lou Boccabella, Director of Village Operations at (772) 299-6011, ext. 103 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To volunteer at the Hibiscus Children’s Village, please contact Donna Clements at (772) 299-6011, ext. 334 or via email: email@example.com.