Residential Treatment is provided in small, community-based
settings in a female, male or co-ed environment. Depending
on the client's treatment plan, length of stay ranges
from three months to 18 months. Highly structured, strength-based
services include family work, pro-social life skills
training, education, assessment, counseling, and recreation.
Referrals come from the child welfare, mental health,
juvenile justice and educational systems.
Shelter Care programs are provided to youth
who are runaways, truants, and/or abused or neglected.
Placement may last up to 90 days. Located in a community
setting, the goal is to have the youth return to a stable
home setting. Specific services include family work,
behavior stabilization, assessment, life-skills, education,
counseling, and recreation.
Specific to Juvenile Justice work, Key operates group
homes and detention programs for female and male offenders
and a federally funded overnight alternative lock-up
facility for youths making a court appearance. Available
services include behavior stabilization, education,
assessment, counseling, recreation, and life skills.
Key provides Managed Care functions
for the Massachusetts child welfare population. Key
was one of the very first social service agencies to
be selected as a Lead Agency for managing the care of
child welfare placements and in-home populations. Key
is responsible for the development of a network of residential and non-residential agencies and
for clinical oversight, quality assurance, data information
systems, and program support.
The Semi-Independent Living Program provides life skills development and permanency planning for adolescent females between the ages of 16-18. Based upon a Positive Youth Development Model, the core components are preparation for adulthood through skill assessment and skill building, and life-long connections for each youth.