Therapeutic Residences (Referral only)
TherapeuticPage One of the most stressful experiences a child — and family — may have to deal with is being separated from home and each other, regardless of the circumstances or the age of the child.

The caring staff of YCS is extremely sensitive to this fact, and recognizes that the children who come into a residence need special care. From the day of a child’s admission, our staff of therapists, social workers, psychiatrists, nurses, and other childcare professionals begins treating both the child and, wherever possible, the family.

YCS offers an array of nurturing therapeutic, and life skills teaching residences for children, teens and young adults with emotional/behavioral health challenges, developmental and intellectual disabilities. While in the “home away from home” YCS helps the child learn appropriate behaviors by providing a structured and positive atmosphere where small successes are rewarded consistently. In the next placement, the child should be able to build on progress already made and continue to build on strengths.

For more information please contact
     YCS Northern region – 201-646-9784
     YCS Southern region – 856-309-5420


Psychiatric Children’s Homes
Estelll Manor – Intermediate term therapeutic care facility for 8 children ages 12 – 17 with a dual diagnosis of intellectual/developmental disabilities and behavioral health issues.

Fisher Hall, Hackensack – Intermediate-term therapeutic residence for 12 children ages 5 – 13.

Davis House, Newark – Intermediate-term therapeutic residence for 17 children ages 5 – 13.

Malcolm House, Orange – Intermediate-term therapeutic residence for 5 girls ages 17 – 22.

Cedarbrook Home – Intermediate-term therapeutic residence for 10 children ages 5 – 12

Haddon Hts. – Intermediate-term therapeutic residence for 5 girls ages 17.5 – 22.

Laurie Haven, Edison – Intermediate-term therapeutic residence for 10 children ages 5 – 12.

Sayre House, Farmingdale – Intermediate term therapeutic residence specializing in Trauma Focused Cognitive behavioral therapy for six girls ages 13 – 15.

Sicklerville – Intermediate term therapeutic care facility for 9 young men ages 17.5 – 22.

Vineland – Intermediate-term therapeutic care facility for 5 young men ages 17.5 – 22.
Residential Treatment Centers
Holley Child Care & Development Ctr, Hackensack – Long-term intensive residence for 45 children ages 6 – 13.

Kilbarchan, Paterson – Intermediate term residence and short term transitional unit for 21 boys ages 12-17.

STAR Program, Lawn Ridge – The Successful Transition and Reintegration residential program prepares five young women 18 – 21 for independent living.

STAR Program, Jersey City – The Successful Transition and Reintegration residential program prepares 10 young men 18 – 21 for independent living.
Intensive Residential Treatment Centers
Muller Hall, Hackensack – Secure safe therapeutic residence for 7 children ages 11-13 with severe impairment of social functioning. See Brochure

Kilbarchan, Paterson – Secure safe therapeutic residence for 8 adolescents ages 14-17 with severe impairment of social functioning. See Brochure
Emergency Diagnostic / Crisis Stabilization Center
EDRU, Newark – Short term housing and emergency diagnostic residential care for 8 adolescents ages 13 – 18.

Grace Hall Shelter – Short term crisis stabilization residential program for 8 adolescents 13 – 18.
Sawtelle Residential Program for young adults with development/intellectual disabilities
Sawtelle Residence Thomas Street, Paterson – Therapeutic residence for 6 young men and women ages 21 – 29 with a dual diagnosis of intellectual/developmental disabilities and behavioral health issues. See brochure

Sawtelle Residence Buffalo Ave., Paterson – Therapeutic residence for 6 young women ages 21 – 29 with a dual diagnosis of intellectual/developmental disabilities and behavioral health issues. See brochure
Sawtelle Homes for children with developmental/intellectual disabilities and Behavioral challenges.
Sawtelle Hall, Hackensack – Therapeutic residence for 4 children ages 6 – 15 with a dual diagnosis of intellectual/developmental disabilities and behavioral health issues.

Sawtelle Home, Camden – Therapeutic residence for 4 young men ages 16 – 21 with a dual diagnosis of intellectual/developmental disabilities and behavioral health issues.

Sawtelle Home, New Brunswick – Therapeutic residence for 4 girls under the age of 21 with a dual diagnosis of intellectual/developmental disabilities and behavioral health issues.

Sawtelle Home – Orange – Therapeutic residence for 4 boys under the age of 21 with a dual diagnosis of intellectual/developmental disabilities and behavioral health issues.

Estelll Manor – Intermediate term therapeutic care facility for 8 children ages 12 – 17 with a dual diagnosis of intellectual/developmental disabilities and behavioral health issues. See brochure
Specialized Treatment Centers
Voorhees – A long term intensive therapeutic residence for 10 high-risk boys ages 14 – 17.

New Brunswick – “Trauma-based” therapeutic residence for 12 girls ages 12 – 17.

Kilbarchan, Paterson, Assessment Unit – An intermediate term therapeutic residence for 6 high-risk boys ages 12 – 17.