Our Home offers residential treatment to adolescents for psychiatric, behavioral and substance abuse issues. The agency was founded in 1972 by concerned citizens of Huron, South Dakota as a shelter for troubled youth. Today, it has campuses in Huron and 75 miles away in Parkston. Our Home promotes a non-restrictive atmosphere where young people participate in their own recovery under the supervision of a multi-disciplinary staff. The residential programs focus on education, recreation, health, community service and cultural sensitivity.
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The Rediscovery drug and alcohol treatment facility at the Huron campus has 20 beds and serves clients ages 12 to 18—the average age is 16. The Parkston campus serves clients 12 to 17. In what resemble compact college dormitories, clients sleep two to a room. The facilities’ decor is spare and almost clinical. Clients are expected to do cleaning and chores. All meals are served in a cafeteria and prepared by staff on-site.
Length of treatment at Our Home is typically 45 days, though stays can be extended for up to 60 days. Clients attend school in the morning at both campuses and group therapy in the afternoon. Teachers are contracted out of the public school system and schooling follows the state curriculum.
The Rediscovery program at Huron is specifically for male and female clients who are struggling with drug and alcohol abuse, while the program at Parkston is for clients who have a greater range of behavioral and mental health issues. Parkston admits clients who have abused chemicals, but their peers include those with more traditional psychiatric issues and who have grown up around chemical abuse.
The treatment program is divided into four phases. Phase One, which lasts two weeks, includes orientation, assessment of the severity of chemical dependency and the development of individualized treatment plans. Individualized plans help staff to address the needs of clients with co-occurring disorders. The “master” treatment plan at Our Home (that is to say, their broad vision for recovery) is a combination of 12-step methodology and group work. In Phase Two, which is four weeks, includes work on self-acceptance and clients begin working steps one through four. Phase Three is just four to seven days and requires clients to complete the fifth step and develop a discharge plan with a staff counselor. Finally, in Phase Four, clients complete the program and discharge from the facility.
Clients are eligible to meet with counselors for individual counseling as needed. They are required to attend several types of groups during treatment serve. Childcare workers lead Step Group, which meets four days a week for one hour each session. In Task Group, which meets three days a week for 90 minutes, chemical dependency counselors help clients to implement their individualized treatment plans through organized activities. In Spirituality Group, led by a member of the clergy, clients meet once a week for one hour to develop understanding of the 12-step program. Cultural Education Group allows clients to appreciate for individual cultures and languages.
Clients attend AA meetings three times a week and one NA group once a week in the evenings, both on- and off-site.
The family program is just one day and takes place once every five weeks. Clients meet with their families toward the end of treatment. Participation varies depending on the location of client families.
Our Home recently added a short-term relapse prevention program that enables adolescents to re-enter treatment for 18 days.
Our Home provides adolescent clients with a highly-structured, peer-supported environment for recovery. The multitude of groups reinforce without replacing 12-step work. Clients with substance abuse disorders are treated in mind, body and spirit by a team of counselors.
40354 210th St
Huron, SD 57350
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