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Residential Programs

Youth Villages’ residential treatment programs serve boys and girls with serious to severe emotional and behavioral problems combined with other needs. Although placement criteria vary for each campus, the programs accept adolescents and teens with IQ scores of 45 or above. Almost 95% of those admitted have multiple presenting issues.

Our goal is to return children to a less restrictive environment to continue their progress through intensive in-home services, with their family when possible, or therapeutic foster care when it is not.


  • Bartlett Campus

    Located just outside Memphis, the Bartlett Campus provides residential mental health treatment for boys ages 8-17 and girls 11-17 who have serious emotional and behavioral problems.

  • Dogwood Campus
    Also located just outside Memphis, Youth Villages’ Dogwood Campus provides residential mental health treatment for boys ages 8-17 and girls ages 11-17 who have serious emotional and behavioral problems.

  • Deer Valley Campus

    The Deer Valley Campus provides psychiatric residential treatment for boys ages 11-17 who have serious emotional and behavioral problems in a natural setting amid more than 1,000 acres of wooded land and rolling hills near Linden, Tenn.

  • Boys Center for Intensive Residential Treatment

    The Youth Villages Intensive Residential Treatment Center provides a safe environment on the Bartlett Campus to help boys ages 9-17 with serious emotional and behavioral problems.

  • Girls Center for Intensive Residential Treatment

    Youth Villages offers intensive, individualized treatment for girls ages 9-17 at our Girls Center for Intensive Residential Treatment located on the Bartlett Campus.

  • Group homes

    Youth Villages operates group homes in the Memphis and Nashville areas to allow young people to receive mental health support while they learn to live successfully in the community.


  • Inner Harbour Campus

    The woodland setting of the Inner Harbour Campus offers an experiential therapeutic environment for seriously troubled children on 1,200 acres in Douglasville, Ga., just outside Atlanta.



  • Germaine Lawrence Campus
    The Germaine Lawrence Campus is located in the Boston, Mass., area and provides services for adolescent girls with complex behavioral, psychological and learning challenges.



  • Christie Campus

    Located next to Marylhurst University in Lake Oswego, Ore., the Christie Campus features intensive residential treatment in a secure environment as well as enhanced psychiatric residential treatment with extra staff and psychiatric support for higher acuity youth. The beautifully landscaped setting also houses the Cedar Bough Native American Program, which offers help for Native American youth and others who can benefit from a strong cultural and spiritual life program.

  • Clackamas River Campus

    Situated along the Clackamas River in Oregon City, Ore., the Clackamas River Campus regularly hosts youth receiving help in the Cedar Bough Native American Program. The campus also is home to the staff of Youth Villages’ Intercept intensive in-home services program.


Although admission requirements vary based on the individual program, primarily, we treat hard-to-help, hard-to-place children who have emotional and behavioral problems plus co-occurring medical issues and failed at numerous other programs.

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Youth Villages is an approved TRICARE provider for residential treatment.

About Us
Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully. We help more than 23,000 children and families each year from more than 20 states and Washington, D.C. Our Evidentiary Family Restoration™ approach involves intensive work with the child and family, a focus on measuring outcomes, keeping children in the community whenever safely possible, and providing accountability to families and funders. The EFR approach produces lasting success for children with success rates twice that of traditional services at one-third the cost of traditional care.
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