School Program

Young House Family Services operates a School Program at Christamore Family Treatment Center in Mount Pleasant. The School Program provides educational and rehabilitative treatment services for adolescents who have been aggressive, assaultive, or extremely disruptive within the school setting. Referrals come to the program from school personnel.

Mental Health Services

Young House Family Services provides comprehensive services of high quality and integrity. Services are designed to include comprehensive assessments to evaluate the emotional, behavioral, and mental health needs of each client. Young House Family Services therapists are trained in trauma-focused interventions and provide services to individuals of all ages. Services are available in both the […]

Brief Intensive Services

Brief Intensive Services (BIS) is fluid and flexible, designed to assist your family in whatever way you need. This includes skill-building to address behavioral problems, needing new “tools” for your parent toolbox, counseling, connecting to resources, or helping your child improve in school. During a Family Team Meeting, the caseworker will assist in establishing the […]

Day Treatment

Day Treatment provides supervised community treatment services to assist youth in achieving positive self-improvement, accountability, and judgment that will enhance community safety. Day Treatment is an after-school program that focuses on teaching and building skills such as anger management, coping, social skills, and communication. Individual and family counseling are also part of the program.

Behavioral Health Intervention Services

Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS) is a skill-based program funded solely through Iowa Medicaid. Individually a caseworker will meet with youth and their family to provide intensive skill development to address behaviors that impacts the youth’s success in school, at home, and in the community. Services are designed to improve the youth’s level of functioning, […]

Achieving Maximum Potential

“Nothing about us, without us.” The Achieving Maximum Potential (AMP) program involves young people as advocates for themselves and as a voice for positive change for issues affecting them. AMP youth are empowered to educate legislators, child welfare professionals, juvenile court representatives, foster parents, and the public about foster care and adoption from a youth […]

Aftercare and Preparation for Adult Living

Aftercare and Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) Services bridge the gap between leaving foster care and entering into independence by assisting youth with necessary skills to become self-sufficient, such as education, housing, employment, health, and relationships. Participants will meet with a Young House advocate to develop skills and achieve individualized goals.


Respectful Individuals who Are Strong and Empowered (RISE) RISE provides therapy and support to stabilize and improve your child’s academic efforts and classroom behaviors. Your student’s overall level of emotional, behavioral and social functioning is strengthened through the therapy process, promoting a successful school year. The student will meet individually with their therapist, usually weekly. […]

Pediatric Integrated Health Program

Pediatric Integrated Health Program (PIHP) provides care coordination and family support services to help youth and adults with mental health challenges. The PIHP coordination team partners with families, community providers, and health care professionals to connect the family with information, social supports, and resources to assist with physical and mental health needs and wellness. Access […]