Americus

Referral Types Accepted:

  • DFCS Custody
  • DFCS/DJJ Joint Custody
  • MAAC Referrals
  • Parental Custody (special circumstances)

Population Served

  • Girls ages 13-17; youth may be served beyond 17 until emancipation
  • Minimum IQ: 70; below 70 on case by case basis
  • Public School Eligible; Alternative School acceptable
  • Must be ambulatory and independently mobile

Youth Characteristics include, but not limited to:

  • Mild/Moderate Behavioral Issues
  • Mild/Moderate Emotional Issues
  • Oppositional/Defiant Behaviors
  • Reactive Attachment Issues (RAD)
  • Sexual Abuse History

Population Not Served

While we wish we could assist every situation, The Methodist Home must restrict our services to those who are most able to benefit. Some behaviors observed in youth are not effectively served in our setting. We cannot serve:

  • Youth who are drug or alcohol dependent (those with a history of substance use can be served on a case by case basis)
  • Youth who are currently suicidal, extremely aggressive or psychotic
  • Youth are pregnant.
  • Youth are medically fragile
  • Adjudicated Delinquents (can be served on a case by case basis; DJJ should contact Regional Director)
  • Youth clearly in need of more intensive services

Program Services

  • The Americus Campus provides Residential Care Maximum Watchful Oversight/Additional Watchful Oversight services for girls (13-17 years old)
  • Emergency Placement- emergency placement services to DFCS counties in a fifty mile radius of the regional office.

Other Services Offered

  • Higher Education- Educational support is available for youth attending college, vocational school and/or military.

For more information about our Americus campus:


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      Contact Americus campus

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