Oesterlen Services for Youth began serving needy children and families in 1903. Today the agency is respected statewide for its emotional and behavioral health services for children, adolescents, and their families.
Oesterlen is prepared to help address the changing needs of children and adolescents statewide. We serve children and adolescents regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, or handicap (unless specific treatment programming is required).
- Residential Intensive Therapy
- Severely emotionally troubled youth, ages 12-18, receiving intensive mental health therapy and living in 10-bedroom cottages on the Oesterlen campus, for stays of 6 to 12 months. Learn more »
- Treatment Foster Care
- Youth, ages birth to 18, occasionally older, needing out of home placement, and typically presenting with troubling behaviors requiring some level of therapeutic intervention. Learn more »
- Community Counseling Center
- Outpatient counseling center for youth and families, offering individual, group, and family behavioral health counseling, in multiple programs, on the Oesterlen campus and on-site in area schools. Learn more »
- Intensive Home-Based Therapy
- Home-based services providing intensive intervention into unacceptable behaviors of youth and families, which are necessary to prevent the possible imminent decision to remove a child from the home for out-of-home placement. Learn more »
- Transitional Independent Living
- Serves 17 and 18 year old youth transitioning from foster care or other placement programs to living independently as young adults. Learn more »
- Wraparound Services
- A strength-based model of in-home intervention services, planned by family members and case coordinators, to preserve an intact family when moderate issues of neglect or abuse have been discovered, which likely could result in removing the child from the home, if not resolved. Learn more »
- Respite and Resource Center
- A collaborative program operated by multiple agencies in the three counties to provide an emergency short-term drop off center, for stays up to two weeks, for youth and young adults where a crisis exists in the home, and temporary respite is necessary to evaluate the situation and to determine potentially more permanent solutions for stability in the home. Learn more »