This care is limited to 20 days or less for children needing immediate care due to a family and/or personal crisis. When necessary long term services are provided to children admitted as Emergency Shelter Care residents. Care may be changed to Open Residential Care when necessary.
This service is provided to pregnant teens and teenage mothers needing additional education, guidance and support. Participation in community schools, recreation and cultural events is provided and community medical pre-natal care, post-partum care also provided. Hand in hand emotional support and reassurance is given by experienced moms who have the special training needed to meet the needs and calm the anxieties of young women experiencing pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood.
This service is meant for children requiring care greater than 20 days. Open Residential Care means that a child participates in the community life outside of the Carmelite Home. Children also recieve benefits derived from our therapeutic program.
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Master and Bachelor level professionals provide a range of behavioral health care services for residents and family members in addition to the therapeutic program of care provided by these three services.
The Carmelite Home will accept referrals from Indiana Department of Child Services family case managers every day of the year and 24 hours a day. We open our Home whenever there is an emergency and a child needs a safe place to stay.
To place a referral for care call one of the following numbers:
Main Number during the Day - 219-397-1085
24-Hour Numbers: 219-201-1084 | 219-614-8554
We would like to give a special thank you to all our donors, below are just a few of the people and organizations who have given back.
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The Carmelite Home will accept referrals from Indiana Department of Child Services case workers every day of the year and 24 hours a day. We open our Home whenever there is an emergency and a child needs a safe place to stay.