NEW PHILADELPHIA GROUP HOME
Administrator - Lisa Green
135 Second Street N.E.
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
10 bed unsecure facility
October 1973 named the Tuscarawas Detention Facility
February 1982 Converted to current Group Home
Located in Tuscarawas County
The New Philadelphia Girls Group Home located in downtown New Philadelphia, Ohio is a ten bed facility licensed by The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services. The Group Home serves young women between the ages of 12 and 17 and up to 21 years of age if mentally or physically handicapped who are in the temporary custody of the Juvenile Courts or the Department of Jobs and Family Services and is Title IV eligible. Its focus is to meet the individual physical, emotional and social needs of the young women who reside there and reintegrate them into the community.
The facility provides gender responsive programming that is designed to meet the individual needs of each girl and her family and explore opportunities for reunification, foster care, or independent living. Residents learn to develop skills that will introduce them to the benefits of leading a healthy, positive lifestyle through female responsive services including the Girl's Circle, peer-group meetings and individual counseling. Girls learn to recognize the values and principles associated with being an independent woman and receive guidance in self esteem and respect issues, structured life skills, addiction support services, counseling for significant traumas and loss, domestic violence, victim abuse assistance, and health awareness services. The staff works hard to establish meaningful relationships with the young woman and act as role models for them to immolate.
When age appropriate, the young women are encouraged to seek employment opportunities in the community. Their pay is divided in ½ and ½ is placed in savings. Out of the ½ they save, they are required to use a ¼ of that to pay any court fines or restitution.
The program also offers community programming such as Drug and Addiction Services Group, Alcohol Anonymous and Compass. The women are also linked with health, counseling, recreational and other services in the community.
Education is provided through the New Philadelphia School System which has a long standing relationship with the facility. Students who benefit more from an alternative school environment can attend the STAR Alternative Program or on line schooling. In some cases youth are linked with the Buckeye Career Center for vocational training.
The center offers youth a residents Nurse that links youth to medical, dental and optical care within the community and is available to meet their daily health needs. The center is able to obtain the Ohio Medical Card for residents making services easier to access.
There is a strong emphasis on improving and maintaining relationships with parents and guardians through treatment and visitation. Residents with the goal to re-unify with the family can earn weekend home visits and put into practice the skills they learn, stay connected to their family and ultimately return to their home and community. Residents with a goal to become independent are guided by staffs who work with the placing agency to prepare them for this transition.
As part of our community engagement policy, I would like to welcome you to share any comments or concerns you may have with the New Philadelphia Group Home. The Administrator, Lisa Green, encourages you to contact us so that we may be able to continue to build positive community involvement with our young ladies.
The facility contact information is as follows:
New Philadelphia Group Home
135 2nd St. NE
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663