Introducing Promise Village, a Professional Therapeutic Boarding School for Boys that Also Believes God Has an Amazing Plan for Your Teen and Your Family. Though Not Located in Ottumwa, Iowa, It Could Be the Right Choice.
If your family is hurting due to the out-of-control choices of a teenage boy, the fact that you are considering a boarding school or residential therapeutic program in Ottumwa, Iowa is a positive step toward healthy change. At Promise Village, we have worked with hundreds of families just like yours, and we understand your crisis. You believe in a better future for your son. We too see the promise in every child, and we can guide him toward his true potential. Although Promise Village is not located in Ottumwa, Iowa, we find that getting away from home and being immersed in loving relationships can lead to radically positive changes. While you consider your options in Ottumwa, Iowa, and anywhere else your search might take you, we hope you will consider Promise Village as a strong choice.
Life in the Milieu: Promise Village is a Loving, Relational, Home-Like Place where Counseling is Part of Every Aspect of Daily Life
Promise Village is an exceptional residential treatment center and boarding school for struggling adolescent and teenage boys. Located on 70 acres of ranch property in Davisburg, Michigan, about a half hour from Flint and an hour from the Detroit airport, we are easily easily accessible from Ottumwa, Iowa and cities across the country. We use diverse 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 in the home 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 surround your child with an encouraging place where change can happen.
Animal-Assisted Therapy and Activities
Children and teens bond readily with animals even if they can’t or won’t open up to people. Spending time with an animal-friend teaches empathy and breaks down walls, building relational skills that boys can transfer later to human relationships. Dogs and especially horses are the emphasis 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 children and teens identify the reasons for their former troubles in school, and then we take care of those reasons. As they set objectives for their lives and see how school helps them meet those goals , they begin to want to perform well academically. With a personalized academic plan for each teen, 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 organization. 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 introducing personal values into their lives. In three stages, children and teens start from their strengths to learn the values in their own lives; then they encourage their peers to do so; 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 undertaken with many families before you. We encourage you to ask all the questions you need to, in order to find the best fit for your child: whether that is in Ottumwa, Iowa, somewhere near you, or right here at Promise Village. Please make use of all of the information 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 Ottumwa, Iowa.
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Ottumwa is a city in and the county seat of Wapello County, Iowa, United States.GR The population was 24,998 at the 2000 census. It is located in the southeastern part of Iowa, and the city is split into northern and southern halves by the Des Moines River.
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