While in the Shelter/Assessment Center, residents have no need for any personal possessions or property other than the clothes being worn to the shelter/assessment center and medication currently being taken. Youth should not wear expensive clothing to the shelter/assessment center. No jewelry (e.g. ring, earring), watch, wallet/purse, money, tobacco, food, additional clothing, or other personal property is to be worn or taken to the shelter/assessment center.
During the resident's intake they will be issued Shelter/Assessment Center clothing. Each resident is permitted to wear their own under garments (i.e. boxers, underwear, bra). No thongs, G-strings, or underwire bras will be permitted. If a resident's clothing is soiled or otherwise unfit for public wear, parents may replace it during business hours Monday-Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Subject to prior administration approval.
Each resident will not be permitted to make any calls until their contact list has been pre-approved by their social worker. Once the contact list has been approved, the resident will receive a $20.00 phone card every 7 days. Phone cards will be distributed to those residents who maintain at least level 3 with the Behavior Management Program. If the resident's Parent/Guardian has a cell phone, they will need to call Encartele at 866-476-6723 or visit Encartele
on the web to set up a calling card account in order to receive calls. Residents are not allowed to receive any personal telephone calls.
Residents may write letters weekly to friends or family as pre-approved by social worker. Residents may write their attorney, probation counselor or minister at any time. Incoming mail is not limited. Visitors may give or receive written communications to or from residents during visiting hours.
There is no public transportation to the shelter/assessment center. Visitors must arrange their own transportation.
The shelter/assessment center has a registered nurse on staff and a medical doctor on call. Any medication will have to be verified before a resident will be allowed to use it.
Mental Health Services
The shelter/assessment center provides mental health assessment and individual, family, and group counseling through a grant-funded case manager.