Located in the same building as our Group Home, Plummer’s Supported Apartment houses up to six young men ages 16 – 22. These residents no longer need the full services of a group home, but are not ready to live on their own and have no family with whom they can live.
Referrals to this program come through the Department of Children and Families and occasionally the Department of Mental Health. While living in the apartment, youth:
- Attend school and/or participate in a vocational opportunity
- Do their own cooking, cleaning and laundry with staff support
- Participate in grocery shopping
- Learn how to use public transportation
- Engage in the development of their own youth-guided treatment plan
Each young man helps develop his own treatment plan, which may include individual therapy where they work to process past traumas and group classes, where they can learn coping skills and conflict. Young men in the Supported Apartment experience the full range of Plummer Home’s Intervention Model, which focuses on connecting them with permanent family, preparing them to meet their own physical, emotional, educational and economic needs, and help them become a productive member of the community.