programs and services

Our goal is to engage the resident and their support system in identifying goals for the resident while they are at the Orion House.

During the first 30 days of admission, the resident is asked to complete a variety of assessments to help identify treatment goals and objectives in five domains: Safety/behavior, Family/community, Medical/Mental Health, Education and Independent Living.  This 30 Day Summary, which includes Recommendations, highlights individualized interventions and techniques for working with the resident. From this the resident’s Treatment Plan is developed.

The resident’s treatment plan provides current information of skills and needs and identifies goals and objectives to assist the resident in meeting his goals. Orion House incorporates both sociology-oriented and psychology-based treatment interventions. Rehabilitative progress and graduation from our program are directly connected to a resident’s successful completion of their individual treatment goals and objectives. Naturally, residents accomplish their objectives and goals at varying paces. Therefore, the length of stay for our youth varies based on their individual needs.

…Is an acronym for the Orion House’s overview of the programs and services the agency provides. Collectively, C the FuTuRE is an effective methodology that blends both cognitive based therapy and clinical sociology. The delivery of services to youth focuses on five principle domains: Community, Family, Treatment, Residency, and Education.

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HOPE ~ Supported Independent Living Program

Since 2019, Orion House expanded their array of services to providing transitional support services to males over the age of 18 with mild behavioral and emotional needs who remain in the care of DHHS.  Orion House physically separated the farm house so that residents above the age of 18 reside on the north wing of the house.  These residents have higher levels of responsibilities and independence based on their identified treatment needs and progress in the program.  Residents in this program are expected to complete their personal care and hygiene, manage and prepare meals as appropriate, work 20 hours in the community or complete community service and complete a minimum of 10 additional hours of independent living and transition preparation and planning each week. 

In this program, residents are provided daily support while also being empowered to safely make their own decisions. The administration and staff within this program subscribe to TBRI and the belief that building relationships based on trust with the residents is the first step in being able to mentor and guide them.  Residents are encouraged to engage in their treatment and are supported in gaining the skills to be their own voice in the community, at meetings, and in court. Residents are supported in running their own treatment meetings and identifying their goals for future focus.