During times of crisis, a child’s need for psychiatric care may exceed the resources of the community, and intensive 24 hour care is required to ensure safety. CARES Center was developed specifically for these families. We provide our children with a therapeutic residential environment where they gain understanding and learn to manage their challenges. After completing treatment, most children leave the CARES Center to return to their home with a comprehensive discharge and aftercare plan.
Transforming the lives of nearly 200 children each year, CARES Center is Mississippi’s first private, nonprofit psychiatric residential treatment center for children with severe emotional or behavioral disturbances. While at CARES Center, each child participates on a multidisciplinary child and family team that includes therapists, case managers, psychiatrists, family therapists, family partners, school staff, dietary staff and residential staff who all play an integral role in achieving the goals of the child’s treatment plan. In Jackson, the 60-bed facility provides services for ages 6 – 17. On the Mississippi Gulf Coast, our 20-bed facility in Saucier provides services for ages 13 – 17. Comprehensive services include intensive individual, group, and family therapy as well as medical services, therapeutic recreation, education services, and social skills training.
Children living at the CARES Centers attend the CARES Schools, an accredited, private school developed to serve children with behavioral issues.
To learn how your child can receive treatment at CARES Center, please contact a care coordinator.