Arizona

Group Homes

Tucson Group Homes Barnes and Bluehorse are located on a ranch in Tucson’s Catalina Foothills. The program is a group home which serves 20 males between the ages of 12-17. The program is committed to evidence-supported and evidence-based practices and incorporates a number of these components into the daily milieu. The young men attend public school and an emphasis is placed on positive community involvement. The primary objective of the program is family reunification or successful transition into foster care, semi-independent living or independent living.

Madalyn Group Home  is a gender-specific program serving 10 adolescent females between the ages of 12 – 17. The program is located in central Tucson and maintains the same goals and commitments as Tucson Group Homes.

Mullaney  is a residential setting serving 10 young men from the ages of 12-17. The program is committed to evidence-supported and evidence-based practices and incorporates a number of these components into the daily milieu. The youth attend school on site. A variety of vocational activities are available for youth to learn skills and earn money. A silk screening process room allows the youth to make t-shirts for different events in the community. Young men also participate in selling eggs and garden vegetables they raise and grow, at the local farmer’s market.

Sibling Group Home  is a co-ed group home serving sibling groups between the ages of five and 17. The program is committed to evidence-supported and evidence-based practices and incorporates a number of these components into the daily milieu, including the Sanctuary Model of Trauma Informed Care, Casey Life Skills, and Cognitive Behavioral Self-Counseling Skills.

The program is designed for children entering care, being with siblings can enhance their sense of safety and well-being. They are not burdened with wondering where their siblings are and whether or not they are safe. Siblings in the same home can provide natural support to each other and some sense of stability and belonging. Continuity of sibling relationships assists children in maintaining a positive sense of identity and knowledge of their cultural, personal, and family histories. The program objective is successful family reunification or successful transition.

Semi Independent Homes

The Claire Burton House and the Katy Presley House is a gender-specific program serving adolescent females between the ages of 16 – 18. The programs are located in single family homes in Central Tucson. The supportive and challenging nature of the program allows for collaboration from a number of disciplines. The program is committed to evidence-supported and evidence-based practices and incorporates a number of these components into the daily milieu. The primary objective of the semi-independent program is the successful transition into an independent living situation.

The Bob Burton, James Potter and Van Taylor houses serve adolescent males between the ages of 16 – 18. The programs are located in single family homes in Central Tucson and are committed to the same daily milieu and primary objective as stated above.

ART – Marana Unified School District

VisionQuest provides Aggression Replacement Training (ART) in five schools in the Marana School District. The facilitators work closely with school counselors and teachers to provide progress notes for each session a student attends. Families are invited to a community meeting at the onset of the program for an overview of ART to help reinforce the skills at home. At the end of the year, families and students come together to celebrate their successes.