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Fall River Deaconess Home provides services to adolescent females ages 11 to 22 years of age. The girls present with behaviors such as running away, assaultive behaviors, self- abusive, sexual acting out, sexual aggressive behaviors, substance abuse, school truancy, poor academic achievement. The Deaconess also serves adolescents who may have been physically, sexually and emotionally abused; adjudicated delinquent; oppositional-defiant; impulse disordered; obsessive-compulsive and disrupted adoption.

The program is designed to meet the specific needs of each girl and her family. Every individual and family is unique and the Deaconess Home works to ensure that the needs of the girls and family are met.

The program provides multiple levels of care ranging from:

  • Residential School
  • Group Home
  • Independent Living
  • Behavioral Treatment Residence (BTR),
  • Group Home Specializing in Family Reunification
  • Support and Stabilization


The program provides on grounds school, specialized clinical services, health care and nutritional services, psychiatric consultation, on grounds and community based recreational activities, vocational education and training, home based family services; community, school and home support and stabilization. Respite services are also provided for girls and families as part of support and stabilization.  The program emphasis family and community involvement.  Girls may enter the program at any level of care and transition in between programs to allow a continuum of care without a disruption in services and treatment.