The Heritage Community is a therapeutic, residential treatment center for teens. Our students thrive in our small, home-like setting, receiving intensive, individual attention and participating in specialized, evidence-based programs and activities that help them overcome their personal difficulties.
Our campus is home to several distinctive academies, each designed to deliver powerful, life-changing experiences to a carefully targeted population. In our transformative, multi-dimensional environment, students participate in a wide range of activities, including sports and recreation, work, worship and social and service experiences. Our students learn how to once again become vital, valued members of their community.
Our highly respected, tenured Heritage Community staff provides our students with resources and experiences such as:
- Spiritual Enrichment
- Performing Arts
- Sports & athletics
- Gender-specific programs
Our students grow and thrive in gender-specific therapeutic environments designed to leverage the traits and behavioral characteristics unique to boys and girls, and men and women. In a gender-specific setting, teens feel more empowered to share and work on self-development without the distractions, fears and discomfort that can pervade a co-ed environment. Students develop strong and enduring bonds, helping each other through the process of healing and growth.
Parents have peace of mind knowing that their child is safe, served by staff members trained to work with the population they serve. To provide social balance and growth, our programs for troubled teens incorporate planned community events and highly structured activities that are closely supervised.
Since 1984, the Heritage Community has provided our students and their families with valuable, research-based services and state-of-the-art therapies. Our founder and CEO, Jerry Spanos, pioneered the revolutionary Heritage School Relationship Model for the residential treatment of at-risk youth. The Spanos model is now used in teen and adolescent residential treatment centers across the United States.
Since our inception, Heritage has focused on evolving and discovering innovative ways to serve our students and their families with excellent, compassionate and highly personalized treatment protocols.