In the beginning of October, VisionQuest opened a girls’ group home in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. After a lot of hard work to get the house ready for use by Program Director Mary Tyrrell, the home received its first girl at the end of October.
The home can serve ten girls ages 14-17 and provides transitional services in a safe, structured and nurturing environment. Girls participate in evidence-based programming through The Sanctuary Model, Aggression Replacement Training (ART), and Casey Life Skills. Youth are able to be part of the community and attend public school. The first youth to enter the program has already improved her GPA tremendously.
This past week, the girls at the home along with Mary, cooked Thanksgiving dinner and decorated the home for the holidays. They enjoyed a meal provided by the Downingtown Office. We look forward to hearing about the successes of the girls in the program!