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Long-Term Standard Residential Care

Residential Care

Rawhide’s Standard Residential Care program is based on the family living model. Living units are staffed with live-in Houseparents and Resident Youth Care Workers. Male youth, ages 11-18 years old, are provided a positive, structured, supportive, family environment. This traditional family model demonstrates an integrated approach to life and family living through intensive training and 24-hour-a-day role modeling. Progress is measured through individual treatment plans. Our program services allow a focus on using personal strengths for growth while at the same time addressing areas of weakness. Outcomes focus on the areas of self-control, respect and responsibility.

Youth in the Standard Residential Program learn how to function within healthy family dynamics, self-control, respect for others, productive study, and recreational habits.

Community Service Work: Youth learn to serve others by helping low-income families and non-profit organizations including Habitat for Humanity, homeless shelters, food pantries, local park and recreation projects, and disaster relief. Youth serve local Wisconsin communities.


Counseling and Therapeutic Services: Youth work with a licensed Social Worker or Professional Counselor who provides individual and family counseling with an emphasis on transitioning back into the home community. Young men participate in weekly groups addressing criminal thinking errors, anger management, and positive social skills. Youth have the option to participate in Rawhide’s Equine-Assisted Services (CHAPS).


Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy: Pairs horses with people to overcome emotional issues and trauma. Students have the opportunity to work with the horses as part of their individual, group or family sessions of the equine-assisted service.


Occupational Therapy: Through a thorough assessment process, youth can participate in OT services on a weekly basis with an Occupational Therapist and a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant.


Academics: Starr Academy, an accredited school, works with youth on improving their basic academic levels in English, math, reading, science, and social studies. Youth also participate in elective activities each week and the option of participating in Rawhide’s basketball and track teams.


Moral and Religious Training: Youth attend a community church that teaches morals and values. Youth can voluntarily participate through daily study and meditation.

For more information please contact us at 1-888-745-7445