Group Homes located in Noank (Main Street House) and Ledyard (Gray Farm House) serve young women ages 14-18; High Street House in Mystic is currently being redesigned. Each group home has intensive staff levels and services provided within a 24/7 home-like milieu. Main Street House has 5 single rooms for girls; the number of beds in other homes was not available. Young people are referred to these group homes by DCF from higher levels of care settings to receive specialized, trauma-informed clinical services and support. Education is a major component of services.
CHAP is open to both young women and young men who are in DCF care. These youth must be 18 or older and have successfully completed a Life Skills Program. Full-time case managers assist young people in finding and leasing their own apartments, securing and maintaining employment, and continuing in full-time educational or vocational programs. Case managers provide youth with the support and assistance they need to go out on their own to live independently.