Low Cost Programs


Low Cost Programs

If you have limited income, we’ve prepared a list of lower cost programs (generally $1,200 or less per month). Please contact these programs directly — we cannot contact them for you or on your behalf. DISCLAIMER: We have no formal affiliation with programs listed below, but we offer them as helpful suggestions for programs offering quality low-cost services. Be sure to check them out carefully:

* Lives Under Construction (Lampe, MO) Lives Under Construction Ranch, Inc. is a residential treatment home for at-risk boys between the ages of 7 and 21. We desire to help each boy find his way back to his family by changing his behaviors and by helping him discover those things about himself that help him re-build a positive structure for a successful future. This is done through behavior management techniques and individualized counseling, whereby goals are set for each young man, with the staff helping each boy achieve his goals. We offer Residential Treatment Program of 15 – 18 months, we also have a short term summer program for kids who do not need that intense of a program and they are just starting to act out their negative behaviors. (WEB: www.lucboys.org) Phone: 417.779.5374

* HOUSE OF HOPE (Several locations nationally) House of Hope is a national system of non-denominational, non-profit treatment organization with homes dedicated to helping troubled teens between the ages of 13-17. House of Hope provides residential care where teenagers are nourished, protected, healed and reconciled with their families. Their program offers counseling, academic assistance, and prayer. (WEB: www.nationalhouseofhope.org)

* PROJECT PATCH (Garden Valley, ID) Project PATCH is a licensed and accredited residential therapy program for boys or girls age 12 – 17, run by the Seventh Day Adventist denomination. Project Patch provides certified counselors to provide group and individual therapy, accredited academics, and residential care. Sliding scale tuition based on financial need. (WEB: www.projectpatch.org) Phone: 360.690.8495

* FLYING H YOUTH RANCH (Naches, WA). Boys age 14-17 years. Tuition based on a sliding scale. (WEB: www.flyingh.org) Phone: 509-658-2990

* YOUTH-REACH (Houston, Texas and Louisiana) Christian youth program includes a 14-month residency, personalized Christian education, counseling, life skills, recreation, music. Boys ages 12-21 are accepted by application and interview. The prospective resident must have a clear desire to change his lifestyle. (WEB: www.youth-reach.org) Phone: 281-459-4555

* HAPPY HILL FARM (Granbury, TX) (WEB: www.happyhillfarm.org) Phone (254) 897-4822

MOUNTAIN STATES CHILDRENS HOME (Longmont, CO) for boys or girls ages 3 – 17, though the program houses mostly teens. Sliding scale tuition based on family income, Christian counseling and academics are part of the program. (WEB: www.msch.org). Phone-303-776-6841

 (Claysville, PA) is managed by a team of professional care givers. Each employee is carefully screened and trained to insure that boys are nurtured and educated by skilled people with sound ethical and moral judgment. The result is that the group home exceeds all state and federal regulations governing the appropriate care of youth. The Mel Blount Youth Home of Pennsylvania’s total capacity is (24) twenty four males between the age of 7-17 years of age. Referrals are accepted 24 hours a day for both long-term and short-term placement. The ability to accept referrals depends upon available bed space. (WEB: http://www.mbyh.org/) Address: 6 Mel Blount Drive, Claysville, PA 15323 Phone: 724.948.2311 Fax: 724.948.2318

C DIAMOND C YOUTH RANCH (New Mexico) Boys age 13-17. (WEB: www.cdiamondcyouthranch.org)

FRENCH CAMP ACADEMY (French Camp, MS) Christian, low cost or scholarship to low-income families able to demonstrate financial need. (WEB: www.frenchcamp.org). Phone: 662-547-6482

TEXAS BOYS RANCH (Lubbock, TX). Program enrolls 24 boys, ages 12-17, counseling, boys attend public schools and there is a sliding scale fee. Phone: 806-747-3187, Web: www.texasboysranch.org

CAL FARLEYS CHILDRENS PROGRAMS (Located in several locations in Texas).Christian residential care for boys or girls age 5-18 who no longer have a home, or do not live with their parents. Call: (800) 687-3722. (WEB: www.calfarleysboysranch.org). No longer taking kids with behavioral issues.

FAITH RANCH (Uvalde, Texas). Boys up to age 16. Residential care is $830+ per month based on financial situation. Phone 210-232-6611.

TEXAS BAPTIST CHILDREN’S HOMES (Round Rock, Texas) TBCH is a private, non-profit organization. TBCH operates on a sliding scale fee, which is determined by the family’s ability to contribute toward the child’s care. (WEB: http://www.childrenatheartministries.org) Phone: (512) 255-3682

FREE DRUG PROGRAM (San Antonio, TX) (WEB: http://www.pdap.com/sahome.htm) Palmer Drug Abuse Program

WEST TEXAS BOYS RANCH 10223 Boys Ranch Road, San Angelo, Texas 76904 Phone: (325) 949-1936 Toll Free: 800-756-9827 (WEB: www.wtbr.org) Email: wtbr@wtbr.org

ANCHOR ACADEMY, Van Deuser, MO http://anchoracademymo.org/index.html

CALVARY CHRISTIAN BOARDING ACADEMY, Eufaula, OK http://www.calvarybaptistministries.net/

JOB CORPS (Free – NATIONWIDE) Job Corps is a free education and vocational skills training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible youth at least 16 years of age, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life. If you are interested in placing your teen in a Job Corp program in your area, call (800) 733-JOBS or (800) 733-5627. An operator will provide you with information about Job Corps, place you in touch with the admissions counselor closest to where you live, and mail you an information packet about the Job Corp program.

PILGRIM’S REST BOYS HOME 1192 Boswell Rd, Dundee, Kentucky, 42338 Contact Pastor Kelly at 270-276-5152

NATIONAL GUARD CHALLENGE PROGRAM — A preventive youth-at-risk program, targets unemployed drug-free and law-free high-school dropouts, 16 to 18 years of age.  Core components of the program are citizenship, academic excellence (GED/high school diploma attainment), life-coping skills, community service, health and hygiene, skills training, leadership/followership, and physical training. The five-month residential phase is followed by a year-long mentoring relationship with a specially trained member from each youth’s community (Web: www.ngycp.org)

Alaska Military Youth Academy Challenge Program – 907-384-6017 Arizona Project Challenge – 480-988-4100 Arkansas Youth Challenge – 501-212-5344 Grizzly Youth Academy (California)- 1-800-926-0643 Florida Youth Challenge Academy – 1-866-276-9304 Fort Gordon Youth Challenge Academy (Georgia)- 706-791-5950 Fort Stewart Youth Challenge Academy (Georgia)- 912-767-2666 Hawaii Youth Challenge Academy – 808-673-7530 Lincoln’s Challenge (Illinois) – 217-892-1315 Kentucky Bluegrass Challenge Academy – 502-624-3698 Louisiana Youth Challenge – 1-800-CAMP-KID Freestate Challenge Academy (Maryland)- 410-306-1804 Michigan Youth Challenge Academy – 269-968-1397 Mississippi Youth Challenge – 1-800-507-6253 Montana Youth Challenge Program – 1-877-367-6927 Nevada Youth Challenge Program – 775-885-8201 New Jersey Challenge Youth Program – 609-562-0571 New Mexico Youth Challenge Academy – 1-800-366-9098 Tarheel Challenge Youth Program (North Carolina)- 1-800-573-9966 Thunderbird Youth Academy (Oklahoma)- 918-824-4850 Oregon Youth Challenge Program – 541-317-9623 ext 223 Puerto Rico Youth Challenge Program – 787-260-1757 South Carolina Youth Challenge Academy – 803-896-6480 Seaborne Challenge (Texas)- 409-741-7131 Virginia Commonwealth Challenge – 1-800-796-6472 West Virginia Mountaineer Challenge Academy – 1-800-529-7700 Wisconsin Challenge Academy – 608-269-9000 Wyoming Youth Challenge – 307-836-7500

YOUTH BUILD USA –In YouthBuild programs, unemployed and under-educated young people ages 16-24 work toward their GED or high school diploma while learning job skills by building affordable housing for homeless and low-income people.  To find a location near you, click here.  For more information, call 617-623-9900. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration–Online directory to help locate treatment facilities for adolescents and adults. Call 1-800-622-HELP; 1-877-767-8432 (Spanish); 1-800-487-4889 (TDD). (WEB: http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/)

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