Residential Care

When more care is needed

Sometimes children and teens need more support to make a successful transition to adulthood. Wellspring Lutheran Services offers residential care programs with committed staff to helping children ages 12 to 18 develop the skills needed to live a successful and fulfilling life.

Services include:

  • A trauma informed approach to treatment
  • 24-hour per day supervision by trained specialists
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Medical and dental services coordinated by agency case managers
  • On-site social workers
  • Psychological and psychiatric services
  • Family therapy, if appropriate
  • Education at an on-grounds or community school
  • Experiential learning in a low and high ropes program
  • Skills building for independent living
  • Pre-vocational training and work experience opportunities
  • Community service opportunities
  • Social interaction skills development
  • Religious services to meet individual family requests

As part of the programs, Wellspring Lutheran Services offers a variety of community opportunities to help youth develop important social skills, including:

  • Symphony and theatre performances
  • Attendance at major athletic events
  • Overnight camping trips
  • Museum visits
  • Drama, art and music classes with working artists
  • Etiquette classes
  • Summer camp
  • Community activities