Orchard House

(Level 12 - CCL# 496801036)

The Orchard houseoffers youth ages 15-19 the opportunity to develop the necessary skills to support self-sufficiency. Orchard was built in 2002 and is located on our main campus. This spacious, ranch style home is set on an acre of land and surrounded by apple orchards.

Orchard House is designed to help youth connect to themselves, others, and community in new and healthy ways.Additionally, youth have the opportunity to work toward independence, and residents are afforded more opportunities to earn trust, develop life skills, and practice independence so they can become valued community members.

In the home they are actively involved in creating program guidelines and organizing activities and recreational outings.

In addition to self-management and social skills, special emphasis is placed on community awareness and independent living skills. Individual goals may include:

  • Acquire employment, either paid or volunteer
  • Develop positive work habits and relationships
  • Learn fiscal responsibility
  • Develop daily living skills such as cooking and cleaning
  • Improve personal hygiene and self care
  • Establish connections and support in the community