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Fall River Group Home

The Group Home Program with Follow Along Services is a community based residential program, for males and females between the ages of 12 to 18 years of age. We provide a safe nurturing environment, located in the heart of Fall River. 

The Old Colony YMCA Group Home with Follow Along Services will work with clients, families, and community support systems to help achieve common goals. In accepting this challenge, the Group Home has developed a program through which our clients can be assessed,  motivated, and challenged to begin the resolution of their individual and family problems. Within this therapeutic environment, the clients are provided with a team of highly skilled and trained professionals, who coordinate their efforts to meet client needs.

  • Clients work with our  treatment phase, which includes Orientation, Pre-Community Living, Community Living, Discharge Phases that focuses on the positive reinforcement pro-community behaviors for their actions
  • Weekly house meetings increase effective communication
  • PAYA groups are required to teach clients self-sufficiency skills
  • Clients participate in community activities, recreational activities, and support groups that promote health and wellness
  • Program staff assist clients in job coaching and vocational exploration


Focus and Obective

Our focus is to provide useful, practical effective interventions which assist with your return to community living

  • Develop Healthy Relationships
  • Develop effective coping skills
  • Develop and strengthen connections with the surrounding community
  • Learn to manage your adolescent challenges/life experiences
  • Provide each client with an educational, clinical, and recreational program and an opportunity for part-time employment
  • Lessen teen’s sense of isolation and despair
  • Empower healthy decision making
  • Empower teens to be responsible and accountable for their actions
  • Develop individualized educational, clinical, recreational, vocational and medical services


Developmental Assests

Old Colony YMCA team members utilize the Developmental Asset framework to maximize the potential for the individual as well as the family. Developmental Assets are essential building blocks for youth’s successful growth and development.  These are 40 qualities and positive experiences that youth need to transition successfully into adulthood.  

Below they are divided into eight categories:

  • Support
  • Empowerment
  • Boundaries and Expectations
  • Constructive Use of Time
  • Commitment to Learning
  • Positive Values
  • Social Competency
  • Positive Identity

For more information about the Fall River Group Home, contact:

Sharon Magan

Katherine Crossley, LMHC
Lead Clinician

Tel: 508-678-8936
Tel: 508-678-9328

Old Colony YMCA Group Home

593 Plymouth Avenue
Fall River, MA 02723
508-678-8936 tel
508-678-9328 tel
508-674-2326 fax