Plainville Group Home is a Preparing Adolescents for Self Sufficiency (P.A.S.S.) -level group home for up to 10 young women ages 14-21 years in DCF custody. Located at 50 Bank Street in Plainville, this program offers a broad spectrum of services including: hands-on job training and vocational skill building, positive recreation opportunities, psycho-educational and life skills groups. Each of the interventions adheres to the principles of gender-responsive and trauma informed programming. This program provides a more intensive level of services for youth.
S.A.I.L. is a state funded transitional living program for male and female youth ages 15-23 in DCF custody. Residents (including pregnant and parenting youth) live in clustered apartments in 10 condominiums at 70-90 Boardman Street in Bristol that accomodate a total of 12 foster youth at one time. Two of the condos house staff offices and provide shared space for young people to study, receive tutoring and spend time with their peers. Young people may stay in S.A.I.L. for 6 months to 3 years, and up until their 23rd birthday. Individual case managers, 24-hour staff and a full-time parent educator support youth in meeting personal, social, community, family, parenting and educational/vocational goals using a positive youth development approach. Geared for youth who can live more independently.
The agency has a vocational training program, Stitch and Hammer, for youth in its care.