Family Services at Wellspring Residential Care

Residential Care

There are some adolescents who need more care and structure than a traditional foster home can provide. These are kids who have experienced trauma — usually from abuse or neglect — or and have cognitive/developmental, behavioral, and/or emotional challenges. Wellspring offers these kids and their families hope and healing at New Directions, a youth residential care campus in Farmington Hills, MI.
An 80-acre campus, New Directions provides around-the-clock care so youth are safe and secure while they get the education, life skills, and treatment needed to prepare them for their next transition.

Who Is Eligible for Residential Care?

Youth must be referred by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

New Directions Residential Care Services

Our amazing team of skilled and compassionate staff goes above and beyond to make sure each youth, and their family, has everything they need to feel confident in the journey ahead. Our New Directions Residential Care offers:
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    A trauma-informed approach to treatment
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    24-hour supervision by trained specialists
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    Individual and group counseling

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    Medical and dental services

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    On-site therapists

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    Psychological and psychiatric services

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    Family therapy, if appropriate

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    Education through Farmington Public Schools

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    Year-round tutoring services

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    Skills building for independent living

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    Pre-vocational training and work experience opportunities

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    Community service opportunities

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    Social interaction skills development

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    Religious services to meet individual family requests

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    Participation in multiple Special Olympic sports

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    Art therapy

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    Activity/Yoga therapy

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    Youth mentoring

Special Unit Addresses Sensory Needs

We have a Specialized Developmental Disability Unit at New Directions. It is a small unit designed to meet the needs of youth involved in the child welfare system who have deficits in social communication skills, experience sensory sensitivity, and a limited ability to conduct daily living tasks without intensive support. It is primarily geared to youth diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). However, some youth with mild, moderate, or severe intellectual disabilities have also benefited immensely from the same services.

Additional Services for the Specialized Developmental Disability Unit

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    Individualized treatment supervised by a full-time Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

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    Treatment environment that considers sensory needs (e.g., dedicated sensory room, lighting, visual schedules, individualized sensory tools)

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    Expressive therapies (e.g., music, yoga, and dance/movement)

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    Intensive direct care staffing (1:1 or 1:1.5 youth ratio as needed) for ABA data collection, ABA Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT), and Naturalistic Teaching (NAT)

Interested in Residential Care?