Miller House is a long-term 15-bed co-ed residential program for youth ages 12 to 18 with behavioral and emotional problems. Of the 15 beds, 3 are for youth in the state’s custody and 12 are for those in custody of their families. All residents receive group, individual, and family counseling, along with skill-development activities. An on-site classroom for residents is included in the facility. Youth participate in positive daily activities, such as schooling, chores, therapeutic recreation, and community outings.
The program provides behavioral rehabilitation services and mental health treatment for youth who have had difficulty following rules and laws in the community or at home with their family.
Miller House uses a Positive Peer Culture service framework that emphasizes empathy development and individual/group responsibility. Additionally, residents focus on stages of change and work to overcome issues and correct mistakes they have made in the past. The program emphasizes harm reduction and the importance of having healthy relationships with others.
Residents attend an on-site classroom, staffed by a Juneau School District teacher and instructional assistant to facilitate the learning environment. Most residents begin attending mainstream school prior to graduating from the program.
Miller House Details
- Care level : III
- Age Range : 12-18 years
- Gender(s) : Co-ed
- Beds : 15
- Staff to Client Ratio: 1:5
- Length of stay : 9-12 months