Crossover Yoga Project partners with social service agencies and organizations that provide support services, education and treatment for young women affected by trauma
Residential Treatment Centers (RTC)
Residential Treatment Centers are homes that provide mental health, social, and therapeutic services. Treatment programs on site vary by location, but may include recreation, vocational, writing, and art therapy as well as drug treatment and prevention for youth affected by trauma. These youth have been referred by the New York State Office of Family and Children Services or the local Committee of Special Education or Social Services.
Residential Treatment Facility (RTF)
Residential Treatment Facilities serve emotionally vulnerable adolescents who are challenged by a range of trauma-related, psychiatric issues and severe psychiatric conditions. These youth are referred by the New York State Office of Mental Health. During their stay, youth participate in intensive milieu therapy, individual, family, and group psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, special education and vocational training, all in an open setting.
Children’s Day Treatment Centers
An alternative to residential placement for emotionally disturbed youth ages 10 to 18. While living at home, youth receive a full range of treatment services, including individual, family, and group therapy, individualized education curricula, remedial training, and vocational preparation.
Pleasantville START Program
Short-term assessment and treatment services (START) for youth from Westchester, Nassau, Rockland, and Duchess counties. The START program serves 24 boys and 14 girls, ages 6-15. Pleasantville START’s philosophy is family centered, trauma informed, and directed towards helping each youth find stability in their lives. Staff works closely with the youth and family, foster parents, and community resources to develop an individualized, comprehensive treatment plan with the goal of returning the child to the community.
Community Residences are family-like environments for youth ages 8-18 transitioning back into communities. They offer rehabilitative programs for emotionally traumatized children ages 6-14. Referrals made through Single Point of Access (SPOA), initiatives designed to create a system that promotes recovery-oriented services, that are widely available, flexible, and personally tailored and responsive to individual needs.
Children’s Residential Services
Children’s Residential Services are short-term residential diagnostic center providing assessment, treatment and aftercare planning for 11-15 year olds.
NonSecure Detention Centers
Non-Secure Detention (NSD) offers a less restrictive setting for lower-risk juveniles who have court cases pending in the Family Court. NSD group homes house up to 12 youth, offering supportive, home-like environments and close supervision. Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) manages a network of NSD group homes, while others are operated by non-profit organizations contracted and overseen by ACS. Youth receive medical and mental health screenings, assessments, evaluations, and care including medical, trauma, depression and substance abuse services, dental services, educational and family assessments.
Runaway and Homeless Shelters
Runaway and Homeless Shelters are respite centers for youth from the Lower Hudson Valley ages 12 to 17 years. There is only one in the Lower Hudson Valley, and it is accessible and staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Youth are admitted by either calling the hotline numbers or being referred by the Street Outreach program, program, police, guidance counselors, therapists, community leaders, social service agencies, family members, church groups, or other professionals. It is a voluntary short-term program, and youth can stay for a maximum of 21 to 30 days depending on the type of services needed. A youth’s average length of stay is 9-10 days and they remain in the custody of their guardian(s) at all times.
Secure Detention Centers
Secure detention is typically reserved for youth who pose the highest risk or have been accused of committing serious offenses. Secure detention facilities have the most restrictive security features. All youth spend their first week going through the intake process which includes medical, educational, and social service assessments.