Introducing Promise Village, a Professional Therapeutic Boarding School for Boys that Also Trusts God Has an Amazing Plan for Your Boy and Your Family. Though Not Located in Maryland, It Could Be the Right Choice for Your Boy.
If your family is hurting because of the negative choices of a teenage boy, the fact that you are looking for a boarding school or residential therapeutic program in Maryland is a constructive step toward beneficial change. At Promise Village, we have partnered with hundreds of families just like yours, and we understand your crisis. You believe in a productive future for your son. We too perceive the promise in every child, and we can help him uncover his true potential. Although Promise Village is not located in Maryland, we have seen that spending time away from home and being surrounded by caring relationships can lead to radically positive changes. While you consider your options in Maryland, and anywhere else your search might take you, we invite you to consider Promise Village as a strong choice.
Life in the Milieu: Promise Village is a Caring, Relational, Home-Like Place where Therapy is Included in Every Aspect of Daily Life
Promise Village is an extraordinary residential treatment home and boarding school for troubled adolescent and teenage boys. Located on 70 acres of ranch property in Davisburg, Michigan, about a half hour from Flint and 60 minutes from the Detroit airport, we are easily easily accessible from Maryland and cities across the country. We use many forms of therapy in an eclectic model that lets us make a program hand-selected for each child. The cornerstone of our culture is our Life Coaches, staff who live and work directly with residents, being positive role models and looking out for everyday “teachable moments.” We call this loving, safe environment the “milieu,” and it simply means that we embrace your child with an encouraging place where change can happen.
Animal-Assisted Therapy and Activities
Children and teens bond readily with animals even when they can’t or won’t trust people. Having an animal-friend teaches empathy and breaks down walls, building relational skills that teens can apply later to human relationships. Dogs and especially horses are the main characters in our well-loved and professional animal therapy, but our farm also includes exotic birds; outdoor cats; miniature goats, horses, and donkeys; llamas; and a friendly cow.
Boarding School for Boys that Includes Improving Academic Performance and Motivations
We help children and teens name the reasons for their former poor performance in school, and then we take care of those reasons. As they set objectives for their lives and see how school contributes to those goals , they gain motivation to do well in school. With a personalized academic plan for each child, support from Life Coaches and Therapists, and consistent attendance, students show steady, if not radical, improvement.
Spiritual Development and PROMISES for Character Growth
Promise Village is a non-denominational faith-based program. We address spiritual needs as part of treating the whole individual. Residents work a step at a time through eight “PROMISES” principles designed for introducing personal values into their lives. In three stages, children and teens start from their strengths to implement the values in their own lives; then they begin to help and serve their peers; and finally they practice what they have learned in the home environment.
Finding the Best Therapeutic Program for Your Child
Selecting a therapeutic boarding school or residential therapeutic home for boys is an emotional decision, and one that we have walked through with many families before you. We encourage you to gather as much information as you need to, in order to make the right placement for your son: whether that is in Maryland, somewhere near you, or right here at Promise Village. Please make use of all of the information on our website to learn more about the strengths of our boarding school. When you are ready, we can start the application process or refer you to a program that will meet your needs. Call us or fill out our online inquiry form today.
We are honored that you would consider Promise Village as you search for a therapeutic boarding school or program for emotionally troubled or at-risk boys near Maryland.