Introducing Promise Village, a Professional Therapeutic Boarding School for Boys that Also Believes God Has a Marvelous Plan for Your Teenager and Your Family. Though Not Located in Missouri, It Could Be the Right Choice for Your Boy.
If your family is hurting due to the destructive choices of a teenage boy, the fact that you are contemplating a boarding school or residential therapeutic program in Missouri is a constructive step toward transformation. At Promise Village, we have come alongside numerous families just like yours, and we recognize your crisis. You dream about a better future for your son. We also see the promise in every child, and we can help him find his true potential. Even though Promise Village is not located in Missouri, we have seen that spending time away from home and being surrounded by caring relationships can bring radically positive changes. While you consider your options in Missouri, 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 Loving, Relational, Home-Like Setting where Therapy is Included in Every Aspect of Daily Life
Promise Village is an outstanding residential treatment center and boarding school for at-risk 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 easy to get to from Missouri and cities across the nation. We use assorted forms of therapy in an eclectic model that lets us devise a program hand-selected for each child. The cornerstone of our culture is our Life Coaches, staff who live and work directly with residents, serving as positive role models and making the most of everyday “teachable moments.” We call this loving, safe atmosphere the “milieu,” and it simply means that we surround your teen with an upbeat place that promotes change.
Animal-Assisted Therapy and Activities
Children and teens bond quickly with animals even if they can’t or won’t open up to people. Bonding with an animal-friend teaches empathy and opens communication, building relational skills that boys can transfer later to human relationships. Dogs and particularly horses are the highlights of our well-loved and professional animal therapy, but our farm also houses 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 boys name the reasons for their former problems with school, and then we mitigate those reasons. As they set goals for their lives and see how school contributes to those goals , they have a new reason to perform well academically. With a personalized academic plan for each student, support from Life Coaches and Therapists, and consistent instruction, students display 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 developing the whole child. Residents work a step at a time through eight “PROMISES” principles designed for building personal values into their lives. In three stages, boys start from their strengths to make the values true 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
Choosing a therapeutic boarding school or residential therapeutic home for boys is a tough 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 child: whether that is in Missouri, somewhere near you, or right here at Promise Village. Please read through 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 school 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 Missouri.