Introducing Promise Village, a Professional Therapeutic Boarding School for Boys that Also Believes God Has an Awesome Plan for Your Teen and Your Family. Though Not Located in Ohio, 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 contemplating a boarding school or residential therapeutic program in Ohio is a positive step toward healthy change. At Promise Village, we have come alongside hundreds of families just like yours, and we recognize your crisis. You believe in a productive future for your son. We also know the promise in every child, and we can help him find his true potential. Though Promise Village is not located in Ohio, we find that getting away from home and being surrounded by caring relationships can bring radically positive changes. While you weigh your options in Ohio, and wherever else your search might lead you, we hope you will consider Promise Village as a strong choice.
Life in the Milieu: Promise Village is a Caring, Relational, Home-Like Setting where Therapy is Included in Every Aspect of Daily Life
Promise Village is an exceptional residential treatment center and boarding school for at-risk boys ages 10-17. Situated on 70 acres of ranch property in Davisburg, Michigan, about 30 minutes from Flint and an hour from the Detroit airport, we are easily easily accessible from Ohio and cities across the country. We use diverse forms of therapy in an eclectic model that lets us make a program tailor-made for each boy. The cornerstone of our culture is our Life Coaches, staff who live and work in the home with residents, serving as positive role models and looking out for everyday “teachable moments.” We call this loving, safe atmosphere the “milieu,” and it simply means that we embrace your child with an upbeat place where change can happen.
Animal-Assisted Therapy and Activities
Children and teens bond easily with animals even if they can’t or won’t trust people. Having an animal-friend teaches compassion and opens communication, building relational skills that teens can apply later to human relationships. Dogs and especially horses are the highlights of our enjoyable 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 figure out the reasons for their former troubles in school, and then we mitigate those reasons. As they set goals for their lives and see how school helps them meet those goals , they begin to want to improve their grades. With an individualized academic plan for each boy, support from Life Coaches and Therapists, and consistent instruction, students show steady, if not drastic, improvement.
Spiritual Development and PROMISES for Character Growth
Promise Village is a non-denominational faith-based program. We address spiritual needs as part of caring for the whole child. Residents work a step at a time through eight “PROMISES” principles designed for integrating personal values into their lives. In three stages, children and teens 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 an emotional decision, and one that we have undertaken with many families before you. We encourage you to ask all the questions you need to, in order to make the best choice for your child: whether that is in Ohio, somewhere near you, or right here at Promise Village. Please look at all of the information available on our website to learn more about what our boarding school can offer. When you are ready, we can start the application process or point 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 Ohio.