35 Day Evaluation Program

(Not QRTP Certified)

A program within the Itaskin Treatment Center is our 35-day evaluation. This assessment provides families with recommendations and options made by professional, caring staff while giving immediate treatment. Areas of assessment and discharge recommendations may include: behavioral, psychological, Psychiatric, academic, family, recreation, and medical/mental health. Following the evaluation, youth and families are provided a recommendation for level of care needed.

Stabilization Unit

(Not QRTP Certified)
The Itaskin Shelter/Stabilization program provides a safe and structured short-term placement setting for adolescent boys and girls aged 12—18 years. Typically, stays are for thirty days or less and placements are accepted for the following reasons: Neglect/abuse, status offense, minor delinquency offenses, diagnostic assessment, respite/time out, and youth awaiting long-term placement. Health screenings occur within 24 hours of admission by a registered nurse, and planning for stabilization begins with admission to address immediate concerns and to identify a plan for the youth at discharge.

Contact Information

To make a referral or for more information, call:

Grand Rapids Office (218) 327-3000

The Cottage

Certifications: QRTP (Qualified Residential Treatment Program)

The Itaskin Treatment Center and North Homes Cottage residential mental health treatment programs seek to provide trauma-informed care in a safe, therapeutic living environment for children diagnosed with a Serious Emotional Disability. The program is adaptive to meet the individual needs of each youth, based on their trauma and mental health screens at admission.

The Cottage – North Homes

Additional Information

Program components include but are not limited to: family integration and support, daily therapeutic groups, cultural education and activities, on-site education, and health screenings and interventions. Program staff work with youth and families to develop support systems, build skills, and prepare for a successful transition back to the community/home setting. The program also provides after care support upon discharge.

The residential mental health treatment programs are rooted in trauma-informed practices, acknowledging families and youth are doing the best they can with their current skill sets. Appreciating 7 and acknowledging how traumatic stress and experiences have shaped the lives of youth and families enables the programs to provide a person-centered, strength-based, and trauma-informed approach.

Contact Information

To make a referral for the Residential Treatment Cottage, call

Grand Rapids Office (218) 327-3000