The Madison Group Home, in Madison County, is located in Madison, about an hour from Syracuse and serves females only.
The Madison Group Home is one of several community residences currently operated by Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth. This home provides a 24-hour staff supervised and structured treatment environment for females between the ages of 12 and 21 whose personal, social, developmental, or family situations preclude them from living at home or in a less restrictive setting.
The Madison Home is located in Madison, New York, a small town about an hour from Syracuse, New York. Our youth attend the Madison Central School District. We encourage our youth to become involved in sports and clubs, to perform volunteer work in the community, and to attain employment locally. Residents of the home who have graduated from high school have attended Morrisville State College but could attend any local college or trade school.
The Home Treatment team aids in the cultural, clinical, recreational, and educational development of each youth by implementing the Berkshire Model of Care and Treatment (BMCT). This model builds on each youth’s strengths, using "teachable moments" throughout the day to reinforce their positive behaviors. Staff members at the group home, as well as people from the community, facilitate group counseling for the youth approximately twice a week. Topics for the groups include: Independent Living, Social Skills, Anger Management, Discharge Planning, and Grief and Loss. The youth at times also help to facilitate a group.
In addition to the Direct Care Group Home Counselors, our staff consists of a Clinical Coordinator and a Coordinator of House Management. The Clinical Coordinator counsels the youth and their families, whereas the Coordinator of House Management oversees the youth in program by supervising the Group Home Counselors, all of whom are dedicated to excellence in the field of child and family welfare.
Academic tutoring services are provided in the home four days each week to assist our residents meet their educational goals. Collaborating with outside service providers and our community, we strive to provide our youth with all the tools and supports they require to be a success.
We invite you to visit us and learn more. We would be delighted to provide you with a tour of our group home, to answer questions you may have about our program, to introduce our staff, and to show you how we can provide services you may need.
Madison Group Home
PO Box 233
3416 Fredericks Rd.
Madison NY 13402