OVERVIEW

The Youth Opportunity Center (YOC) provides comprehensive treatment services to meet the individual needs of the children and families we serve.  Youth are referred to the YOC through the Department of Child Services, CMHI, Probation, and The Department of Education.  YOC treatment milieu uses a multi-dimensional approach to treatment using various evidenced-based clinical and behavioral interventions.

What makes the YOC unique?

The staff psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians, therapists, administrators and experienced program managers work collectively to effectively deliver diverse treatment interventions to meet psychological needs of each child.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), dialectical behavioral techniques (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) are standard forms of treatment modalities utilized to strengthen the child and the family.  Individual, family, and group therapy are part of the weekly milieu within the program schedule.  Additionally, youth engage in skill building sessions, independent living services, character education, mentoring programs, cultural activities, spiritual services (optional), community engagement, and wellness programs

Muncie Community Schools (MCS) provides accredited educational programs for elementary, middle and high school students on the campus of the YOC.  The structured educational setting provides students with an opportunity to learn at their individual level in small classrooms with low student/teacher ratios.  High School students are able to complete credit recovery and the high school equivalency exam (HSE).  Students may also attend county or city schools within Delaware County when approved by the treatment team and the parents/guardians.

GENERAL SERVICES

  • Room and Board
  • Routine medical, dental, and vision care
  • Accredited educational program provided by the Muncie Community Schools (on campus or community school options available)
  • Individualized educational assistance
  • Skill building sessions
  • Court representation (at designated hearings)
  • Structured recreation and wellness programming
  • Individualized treatment plan
  • Individual, group and family counseling
  • Parenting classes
  • Psychiatric consultation, as needed
  • Transportation/gas cards, as needed

REQUEST INFORMATION

YOC Admissions Department 

To speak directly with Jodi Thomas, the Director of Admissions, please call 765-741-1022 or email jthomas@yocinc.org.

TRU Harbor Admissions 

For admissions and referrals for the TRU Harbor program, please contact Dr. Katrina Mallory at TRUHarborAdmissions@yocinc.org.

Customer Relations

To speak with Liz Bergren, the Director of Customer Relations, regarding general information, campus tours, vendor fairs, and conference attendance, please call 765-289-5437, ext. 3373 or email ebergren@yocinc.org.

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