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

We remain committed to that belief today. Our homes are designed to provide the children and youth in our care with a sense of trust, honor and belonging.  Our focus is highly individualized based on the differing populations we serve. We establish positive and healthy boundaries and provide a compassionate environment to all children in our care.

Services we offer

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Morning Star Youth Academy

Woolford, Maryland

Age

14-18

Gender

Male

A 24 bed facility that provides two programs: a 6-9 month residential placement program and a short-term, 60-day program. Both programs provide youth with evidence-based substance abuse treatment services, wellness services, and education.

Program Director

Emma Diaz

Blue Ridge

Pennsylvania, Saylorsburg

Age

14-19

Gender

Male

This long-term program can house up to 15 youth and is focused on adolescent males who display sexually reactive behavior. Through this program, we seek to teach youth basic living skills and positive coping methods to help reduce the risk of recidivism. The program also aims to give youth a sense of accountability for their own actions and provide them with unique growth experiences.

Program Director

Joe Kistler

The Sanctuary Ranch

Florida

Age

12-18

Gender

Females

This program seeks to help youth address and come to terms with early childhood trauma. At the Sanctuary Ranch, we provide integrative therapeutic treatment through a trauma-informed lens with the ultimate goal of reuniting youth with their families, settling them into foster care, or establishing them in supervised independent living.

Program Director

Amanda Capalbo

VQ Supervised Independent Living

Luzerne, Pennsylvania

Age

16.5-21

Gender

Both

The Independent Living Program is designed to assist adjudicated delinquent or dependent youth in making a successful transition to independent living. To that end, we help youth get involved with their communities, complete their educations, and find employment while providing them with a safe and supportive environment.

Program Director

Jeremy Collins

Kent County RAD

Kent County, Delaware

Age

11- 17

Gender

Both

The Residential Alternative to Detention programs are designed to house youth who have been arrested and court ordered to be placed in a supervised, temporary, residential and educational program. The trauma-informed Sanctuary® model is used to treat youth in the program, alongside Aggression Replacement Training and community service to help youth give back to their communities.

Program Director

Carlton Adams

Sussex County RAD

Sussex County, Delaware

Age

11-17

Gender

Both

The Residential Alternative to Detention programs are designed to house youth who have been arrested and court ordered to be placed in a supervised, temporary, residential and educational program. The trauma-informed Sanctuary® model is used to treat youth in the program, alongside Aggression Replacement Training and community service to help youth give back to their communities.

Program Director

Carlton Adams

Kent County RAD
Kent County, Delaware
Kent County RAD
Kent County, Delaware
Gender
Both
Age
11- 17
# of Homes

The Residential Alternative to Detention programs are designed to house youth who have been arrested and court ordered to be placed in a supervised, temporary, residential and educational program. The trauma-informed Sanctuary® model is used to treat youth in the program, alongside Aggression Replacement Training and community service to help youth give back to their communities.

Program Director
Carlton Adams
Sussex County RAD
Sussex County, Delaware
Sussex County RAD
Sussex County, Delaware
Gender
Both
Age
11-17
# of Homes

The Residential Alternative to Detention programs are designed to house youth who have been arrested and court ordered to be placed in a supervised, temporary, residential and educational program. The trauma-informed Sanctuary® model is used to treat youth in the program, alongside Aggression Replacement Training and community service to help youth give back to their communities.

Program Director
Carlton Adams
Delaware Umbrella Program
Delaware
Delaware Umbrella Program
Delaware
Gender
Females & Males
Age
10 - 18
# of Homes

Our umbrella program spans the state of Delaware and offers pretrial counseling, Functional Family Therapy, Aggression Replacement Training, and other services to communities in need.

Lesley North