Youth Residential Treatment
When a teen is using drugs or alcohol, we provide a safe and supportive place for healing and growth that they can call home.
Addiction affects people of every age. Our Residential Youth Treatment program offers male-identifying teens, aged 13-18 who struggle with substance use to receive caring and effective treatment around the clock in a supportive environment. In 1985, we made a lasting commitment to young people and their families. Since then, our Youth & Family Center in NE Portland has helped thousands to heal, get back on track, and chart a healthier course for everyone’s future.
Frequently Asked Questions
The average length of stay is 70–90 days. However, the duration of treatment is based on the needs of each young person and determined by their personalized treatment plan.
The cost of residential youth treatment depends on the resident’s insurance plan, benefits and unique diagnosis. Call us at (503) 535-1151 today and our expert staff can review individual benefit structures, co-pays and deductibles and provide an estimate. We are contracted with most insurance companies that provide coverage in Oregon.
For young people enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid), residential treatment is covered by Coordinated Care Organizations. Call us at (503) 535-1151 to schedule an assessment.
Our residential building and dormitories are secured. Residents can earn privileges to spend time in less-restricted shared areas such as the gym, games room, art room and more. The reason for these rules is to ensure everyone’s safety as well as foster an environment of clear expectations, growth, goal setting and attainment.
Yes. Residents have 24/7 supervision while at the Youth & Family Center. There is never a time when staff is not available and providing active support. Our program is highly structured to help establish clear expectations and reset healthy habits. Teens in residence wake up weekdays at 8:00 am and have a full schedule of required activities consisting of group counseling, school, individual and family therapy, meals, chores and recreation time until lights out at 9:30 pm. You can find a sample weekly schedule here.
Yes, there are hours each day set aside for calls with family members as well as twice weekly times for scheduled visits. Residents are not allowed to have a cell phone or personal electronic device in treatment.
Current COVID protocols prohibit home visits. If circumstances change, residential teens beginning the transition process out of 24/7 supervised care may be eligible for one 4-6 hour family visit pass. To be eligible the young person much meet certain requirements such as the completion of all treatment work, academic work, family treatment plans and have been compliant with Fora Health rules.
At intake, each teen is assigned a primary counselor and a family counselor with whom they meet weekly for therapy sessions. These counselors are also the primary contacts for families and referents once the young person is enrolled in our program. Our 24/7 residential staff also includes a Director, Residential Counselor Supervisor, Residential Counselors (RCs), teachers and food services and maintenance staff.
Yes. Young people who struggle with substance use disorder often experience behavioral health issues at the same time. We call this a co-occurring mental health disorder, or dual diagnosis. Fora Health’s Youth & Family Center has a fulltime Qualified Mental Health Practitioner (QMHP) on staff who can help teens with an integrated approach to their mental health and provide psycho-social tools and coaching to work towards greater balance and more successful recovery outcomes. Our trained staff help patients connect with their primary care providers to complete psychiatric evaluations and prescribe medications if necessary.
Fora Health is the only youth residential substance use treatment program in Oregon that also has an accredited alternative high school. While in residence, teens spend a minimum of four hours a day on academic pursuits tailored to meet the goals they identified in their academic plan. Subjects offered daily include Language Arts, Math, Social Science, Art, and Fitness. For those who are not working towards traditional high school credits, Fora Health teachers assist with GED preparation and facilitates testing. If someone has already earned a GED or diploma, they can work on college applications, college courses or design and work on an independent project. The four hours of daily academic work are in addition to regularly scheduled individual, group, and family therapy, as well as community and recreational activities.
Physical exercise is an integral part of our treatment approach and commitment to whole-person health. The Fora Health Youth & Family Center has a modern fitness center featuring free weights, weight machines and cardio equipment on site that teens can use under staff supervision. There are scheduled times each day for counselor led fitness programs as well as independent use of the equipment. In addition to the fitness center, the Youth & Family Center has its own basketball court and games room. Our counselors also regularly schedule supervised outings such as hikes, movies, cultural experiences, and sporting events. Certain activities are limited due to COVID protocols.
We accept most private and public insurance including Medicaid and the Oregon Health Plan (OHP). Additionally, there are sliding scale fee options for individuals in need of treatment for whom co-pays and deductibles represent a financial hardship. Fora Health can also help prospective patients eligible for OHP navigate the enrollment process for public insurance. Call us at (503) 535-1151 to verify your insurance, get questions answered and learn more about funding available for special circumstances. Visit Payment Options for a full list of accepted insurance.
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