A Continuum of Service

Stevens Treatment Programs is proud to provide youth an opportunity to move to a less restrictive setting while still utilizing programs and therapeutic services provided through our main campus. This continuum of service allows youth to transition from a highly structured environment on the main campus to the Transitional Living Program (TLP).  The TLP provides youth with the opportunity to gradually adjust to a less restrictive environment and reintegrate to their communities as productive members of society. 

Located in a three story Victorian home in a residential neighborhood in Fall River, Massachusetts, the TLP provides community-based living that can include public school and employment opportunities.

Preparation for Life

Youth who enter the program attend school on the main campus.  If they progress academically and behaviorally, they may attend public school.  Some youth return to their local school system.  Youth who have graduated from high school or a vocational program may continue their education at a local college.

TLP youths participate in a series of life-skills activities that combine study with practical application. The focus becomes instruction in the skills necessary to live in an open community-based setting and enabling youths to make the transition from structure and staff direction to limited structure and self-direction. The TLP teaches youths responsible decision making.

Several life skills curriculums are offered, i.e. The PAYA Curriculum (Preparing Adolescents for Young Adulthood).  Topics such as banking, cooking, laundry, menu planning, shopping, and health care are important elements that are covered.

Youth are slowly introduced to various segments of the community such as education (public schools), businesses (retailers and banks), health care (clinics, hospitals and doctors), and recreation.  Youth are monitored as they learn to negotiate the difficult task of reintegration.  The monitoring system rewards youth as they develop the skills needed to succeed.  It also enables the staff to collaborate with the youth in identifying and responding to problems as they develop. A behavioral program is utilized and youth are monitored.  Rewards are earned for appropriate behavior by increasing the opportunities for youth to make decisions, thereby increasing their sense of independence.  Individual, group and family therapy continue.

“It is my opinion that the staff at Stevens are excellent at what they do and the care and concern that they show my family is reassuring during this troubling time. It is nice to be able to call with concerns or questions and know that my call will be returned promptly and my questions will be answered. I am grateful that the Stevens Home accepted my son for treatment and I sleep well at night knowing that he is finally safe. Thank you for taking such good care of my child.” - Parents

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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