Cumberland Hospital for Children and Adolescents operates community-based programs in attractive neighborhood homes. With 24-hour supervision provided by nurturing staff, programs at the group homes enable residents to participate in self-care and family-type activities while learning skills needed for increased independence.
Cumberland’s group homes provide a specialized environment for residents who do not need hospitalization or residential treatment but require daily structure and interventions to address behavioral and emotional issues that prevent successful self-care. In a variety of ways, including family support services, recreational activities and group excursions, residents learn how to live with their families and neighbors.
Our group homes are designed for children and adolescents whose behavioral and emotional problems interfere with their ability to function well at school or at home. They need supervision and a structured environment to address their behavioral, emotional and control issues. Residents are treated with respect, are given choices and their inappropriate behaviors are redirected. With consistent interventions, residents begin to internalize positive behaviors, which then become habitual.
Having earned the distinction of being accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Cumberland’s group homes are recognized as providing consistent and quality care for young people. Many of our residents are able to transition to a supervised apartment or into foster care settings.