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A Place for Youth to Thrive

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Foundations for Living is a residential treatment center, designed to meet the needs of severely troubled adolescents struggling with behavioral, emotional and psychological problems.
Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment

The Visions Program at Foundations for Living is a residential treatment program for adolescents living with a psychiatric illness, chemical dependency or a dual diagnosis of both.

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Sexual Exploitation Healing Treatment

Foundations for Living provides specialized and individualized treatment services for victims of Human Trafficking and the complex trauma that can result.

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Trauma-focused Treatment

Our Passages program for trauma-focused treatment helps adolescent girls who are struggling with past trauma, psychiatric disorders or self-injurious behavior.

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Treatment for Pregnant Youth

Our program for pregnant adolescents provides treatment and hope for pregnant youth struggling with mental health and/or substance-related disorders.

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Diagnostic Assessments

We offer a short-term assessment option in which residents fully participate in the daily therapeutic milieu, including individual, group, and family therapy.

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Students attend school year round at our on-site, state-funded middle and high school. Additionally, Foundations for Living features a library on campus.

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Foundations for Living offers a number of treatment services to male and female adolescents, ages 11– 17. Our Visions Program is a dual diagnosis chemical dependency and mental health treatment program for males and females. Additionally, our Explorations Program is a 45 day diagnostic assessment option where residents participate in therapies including individual, group and family therapy.

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In addition to our programs and services for all adolescents, Foundations for Living offers three specialized treatment programs exclusively serving adolescent girls. For girls in need of mental health treatment, Passages Program provides a variety of services with a strong emphasis on behavior modification. The Journeys Program treats adolescent females who have been victims of sexual exploitation. Lastly, we offer services for pregnant youth experiencing mental health or substance use difficulties.

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Patient Stories

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Meet Our Staff

Meet and learn about the dedicated professionals who work tirelessly to ensure every student and family has a memorable and positive experience with Foundations for Living.

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Professional Referrals

Foundations for Living accepts referrals from community partners and other professionals. Visit our referrals page to find out how to help an adolescent in need.

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What to Bring

Find out which personal items should be brought for residential treatment at Foundations for Living and which ones should be left at home.

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Licensing & Accreditation
Licensing & Accreditation

Foundations for Living's multiple accreditations are a marker of consistently high-quality care. Get more information about these designations.

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Foundations for Living

1451 Lucas Road, Mansfield, Ohio, 44903 United StatesContact Us