Group Homes for Troubled Girls
The goal of any reputable group home is to provide a structured and therapeutic home-like environment to out of control girls whose home life was inhibited by their behavioral, mental, and emotional issues. It is the goal of these facilities to provide troubled teenage girls with the tools to overcome their issues as well as teach them how to live a healthy, productive life back at home where they can be a contributing and supportive part of their family.
Generally speaking, group homes serve as a transitional program - basically, a subsequent treatment program that follows previous residential care.
Some residential facilities use group homes as a secondary treatment program teens must complete before returning home.
These types of programs utilize the home-like setting of group homes as a way to ensure that teens are able to functionally live in a close-knit, family-based environment before sending them back to their homes.
The length of stay at a group home usually depends on the classification and severity of a teenage girl’s mental, behavioral, and emotional issues.
That said, the length of stay at a group home can last anywhere between a few months to a year (or, in some cases, even longer).