Admissions Criteria

The E.Y.E.S. System Coordinator will make an acceptance determination within one hour following the initial contact. Youth will be accepted into the E.Y.E.S. program based on bed availability and the following criteria:

  • Youth must be age 7-17.
  • Youth must have a documented DSM-IV diagnosis of mental retardation or developmental disability.
  • Youth must be in need of out-of-home placement due to a crisis.
  • Youth referred must not present an immediate danger to themselves or others.
  • Youth with a history of sexual offending or arson will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

E.Y.E.S. Services Provided
Services provided while a child is at an E.Y.E.S. Shelter will include, but not be limited to:

  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Basic Living Skills Development
  • Appropriate Educational Programming
  • Access to Medical Treatment
  • Recreational Opportunities


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