Sunnybrook Children's Home is licensed by the State of Mississippi to provide residential care. It serves male and female youth who meet the criteria for basic care.
Youth considered appropriate for basic care are those who are capable of functioning in an open environment and community without needing continuous supervision or intense therapeutic services. Our residents attend public schools where academic excellence is encouraged and is a priority.
The typical Sunnybrook resident will possess the following characteristics:
- Ages 16-18 (Tier I) and 18-20 (Tier II)
- An active desire to finish education (GED/HS Diploma), start post-secondary education, or career training
- An active desire to find gainful employment and begin working toward a preferred vocational or career path
- An active desire to develop oneself personally and professionally
- Agrees to comply with the program’s Placement Agreement while at Sunnybrook
Currently, we receive referrals from three primary
sources: CPS, state-wide Mississippi nonprofits, and
national nonprofits serving unique disadvantaged
teenagers within the foster care system. All referrals are
put through a process that screens for potential success
at multiple levels. Once a referral’s paperwork confirms
that they are an eligible candidate for the program, an
interview is conducted. Every candidate interviewed has a scorecard completed by the Resident Development
Coordinator and Clinical Services Director based on
six distinct metrics:
- Behavioral / Placement History
- Medical Status
- Developmental History
- Professional History
- Individual Motivation /
Willingness to Work.
Determinations are made based on
the scorecard’s rating and the capabilities of Sunnybrook
to help meet the resident’s needs for successfully
achieving goals. Because Sunnybrook Children’s Home is a non-therapeutic home, youth in need of continuous supervision or intense therapeutic services are better served in other environments.
For admissions information and forms, please contact our Assistant Program Director, Hannah Benton.
You can also call our Sunnybrook office at (601)-856-6555.
Note: We will accept Department of Human Services application forms for all DHS referrals.
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