Stevens Treatment Programs is a private, non-profit corporation, operating a continuum of therapeutic residential programs as well as community and home-based transitional services. Stevens’ programs include a Chapter 766-approved Residential Treatment Center and Special Education School, a campus-based Intensive Group Home, and a community-based Transitional Living Group Home. Stevens also has available community and home-based services to assist youth and their families making transitions from and within our residential programs.

Overview of Programs & Services

Stevens serves youth with behavioral and emotional problems that present serious treatment concerns. Our programs provide structured, therapeutic environments that are safe and secure. A trauma-informed, cognitive/behavioral approach gives youth the tools to be in control, to trust others, and prepares them for successful transitions to families and communities. 

Stevens’ youth-guided and family-driven programs are committed to positive outcomes. We believe that offering a pathway to a new beginning provides a chance for an improved future.

Youth We Serve

Difficult to place males between the ages of 11-22
Adolescents with a history of fire setting
Adolescents with a history of sexual behavior problems (trauma reactive to sexual offending)
Adolescents with a history of other serious behavior problems due to emotional disturbance, often the manifestation of complex traumatic stress reactions

Programs and Services

Specialized, staff-secure, therapeutic residential treatment center and special education school
Specialized, staff-secure, therapeutic campus-based group home
Community-based transitional living group home focused on transitions, including pre-independent living
Short-term (45-60 day), campus-based assessment program
Transitional Services providing intensive community and home-based interventions and supports

Stevens is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

Stevens is a member of the Massachusetts Association of Approved Private Schools and the Children’s League of Massachusetts.

DESE 2013 Program Review

The Final Report of the Program Quality Assurance staff of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's 2013 Program Review of Stevens' Residential Program has been completed and is now available. Copies of the Review may be obtained by contacting Stevens by phone (508.679.0183) or email (info@stevensprograms.org). The complete Review findings may be viewed at the Department's website at:


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 Stevens Treatment Programs
 24 Main Street
 Swansea, Massachusetts 02777

 Email: info@stevensprograms.org
 Phone: 508.679.0183
 Fax: 508.679.1950

DESE 2013 Program Review

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