How do I know if my teen is a good fit for Shelterwood?

Shelterwood students are in middle and high school, ranging from age 13 through 17. We serve students from a variety of backgrounds, and every student’s needs are unique. Our strong relationship-based approach to treatment wraps teens in love when they are at their worst. Students arrive at Shelterwood during a very difficult time in their lives, but many say at their graduation that it was the most difficult and rewarding experience of their lives.

As a residential treatment agency, we are uniquely equipped to help struggling adolescents who are spiraling out of control and showing signs of:

  • Low self-esteem, depression or suicidal thoughts
  • Abuse, anger or anxiety
  • Drug use, alcohol use or other risky behaviors
  • Loss of academic standing or school suspensions
  • Low motivation, manipulation or poor peer choices
  • Family or authority conflict and discord
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

While we would love to help every teen that applies, we simply cannot do so. Our therapeutic team evaluates every application to make sure that each teen who applies would be a good fit for our program. We only accept those teens that we believe we can help, and who have a good chance of success in our program