Maryland

VQ has worked with the state of Maryland for 15 years to help youth overcome adverse situations and create communities with stronger relational ties and happier members.

VQ got its start in Maryland in 2005 with Morningstar Youth Academy, a program dedicated to offering specialized treatment to youth in need. Since that time, we have continued to expand the population served by the Morningstar program and constantly improved on the treatment that we provide, always keeping on the cutting edge of the social services industry.

Maryland

VQ was first established in Maryland in 1973 on the premise of delivering a better alternative to detention centers.

VQ Services in Maryland:

Morning Star Youth Academy

Morning Star Youth Academy is a 24 bed, CARF accredited residential program for young men aged 13 to 18 located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.  We offer both a 6-9 month and 90 day short term program.  The program accepts up to and including ASAM criteria Level II. The program offers Substance Abuse, Trauma Informed Care, Equine Assisted Learning, Mental Health, Wellness, Life Skills, Community Service and Physical Activities.

Our features:

Substance Abuse Treatment

Education

Sanctuary Model

Equine Assisted Learning

Extraordinary Experiences

Our Leadership

Emma Diaz

Program Administrator

emma.diaz@vq.com
(443) 521-4512 (cell)

Ashley Conway-Benson

Addictions Counselor

ashley.conway@vq.com
(410) 352-4118 x4502

JaNice Stephens

Case Manager

janice.stephens@vq.com
(410) 352-4118 x4501

Lisa Robbins

Program Nurse

lisa.robbins@vq.com

Vicki Newman

Director of Education

vicki.newman@vq.com

Pat Smith

Business Manager 

pat.smith@vq.com
(410) 352-4118 x4503

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Morning Star Youth Academy

Woolford, Maryland

Age

13-18

Gender

Male

A 24 bed facility that provides two programs: a 6-9 month residential placement program and a short-term, 90-day program. Both programs provide youth with evidence-based substance abuse treatment services, wellness services, and education.

Program Administrator

Emma Diaz

Morning Star Youth Academy
Woolford, Maryland
Morning Star Youth Academy
Woolford, Maryland
Gender
Male
Age
13-18
# of Homes

MorningStar is proud to be CARF accredited.

A 24 bed facility that provides two programs: a 6-9 month residential placement program and a short-term, 90-day program. Both programs provide youth with evidence-based substance abuse treatment services, wellness services, and education.

Program Administrator
Emma Diaz
Eastern Shore FFT
Maryland
Eastern Shore FFT
Maryland
Gender
Age
# of Homes
Phone #

This program works with families in Baltimore City and County as well as the Eastern Shore area to help youth coming from residential treatment centers reintegrate with their families successfully. The therapy our clinicians provide helps reduce recidivism in these areas and is also used as an early intervention preventative measure.

Program Director
Joe Robertson