Therapeutic Program Koinonia

Koinonia Homes for Teens offers short-term residential therapeutic homes and therapeutic programs for male and female adolescents in California’s foster care system; who need support in recieving treatment for mental health and substance abuse health issues.

Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program

Koinonia Homes for Teens, a division of Koinonia Family Services, began in 1985 as an extension of Koinonia’s vision to provide for the needs of abused, mental health, and behaviorally challenged foster teens in a structured and nurturing setting. We currently have five short-term residential therapeutic homes in Placer County.

Koinonia’s Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program homes are highly-structured, professional inpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities for male and female adolescents. Our homes are spacious six-bed facilities which are licensed by the CA Department of Social Services/Community Care Licensing and certified by CA Department of Health Care Services. Our program is trauma-informed and treatment-focused with intense physical training and life-skills components.

The following is a summary of our Homes for Teens program:

        300 & 602 populations served.

        Three 6-bed male facilities.

        Two 6-bed female facilities.

        Cognitive-behavioral, trauma-informed approach to treatment.

        Positive peer culture driven program is utilizing peer counseling, feedback, and support.

        Full-time social workers and 24-hour awake child care staff.

        Minimum of 6 hours per week of individual and group treatment.

        Regular urinalysis & oral testing available.

        Family treatment group involving youth and their family members.

        Therapy and medication evaluation with consulting psychiatrist, as needed.

        Transition planning and support with family therapy, as needed, in preparation for reunification.

        A program-dedicated accredited premier school in Placer County, California.

        Fully-WASC-accredited High School diploma, AB167 and GED preparation available.

        Independent “Living Skills” and “Career Development”.

Community involvement and support is vital to the emotional recovery of these foster youth. This support frequently comes through community-based organizations, corporations, local churches, and service clubs, all of which assist with treatment needs, financial aid, and in-kind donations which are always needed and much appreciated.

We are here to serve foster youth; who are placed with us in our community. For more information contact us online or use the information below.