Evidence-Based,
Holistic Residential Care.

On a five-acre campus in Rock Hill, South Carolina, we offer specialized residential services for male and female adolescents ages 12 to 21. Through six distinct programs, we provide adolescents and their families treatment for a variety of challenges, including mood disorders, substance abuse issues, behavioral disorders, and offensive sexual behavior. Programs are designed to treat both normal functioning and intellectually and/or developmentally disabled populations.

Access to Coverage

New Hope is sensitive to the difficult decision it is for parents and legal guardians to send their child to a residential treatment program. Adding to that emotional burden, there is often the concern that placement may impose a financial hardship as well. However, there are a variety of public and private payer sources that parents/legal guardians may not be aware they qualify for. New Hope has a skilled team of financial professionals and experts who understand managed care and are waiting to assist you. Call us at 1-800-776-6482.

Key Components of Treatment

Holistic, Bio/Psycho-Social Approach

Our Board-certified psychiatrists work closely with Masters-level clinicians to coordinate a variety of services, ensuring a comprehensive approach to patient care. Multidisciplinary teams, including the patient, guardians, and all invested outside agencies, meet regularly to ensure collaboration and involvement by all invested parties throughout treatment.

Psychiatric Services

Our Board-certified psychiatrists manage each patient's overall care and treatment - from comprehensive admission evaluation and weekly monitoring of care, treatment and services, to progress reviews, treatment planning, interventions, and emergency needs.

Education

Our on-site, private school is AdvanceED accredited, an international accreditation that allows student's credits to transfer to most public and private schools. Along with a qualified teacher or special education teacher, residential staff is always present in the classroom to provide behavioral and academic support. General and special education is offered, as well as tutoring and computer training. Youth who qualify may also pursue their GED and take college courses.

Medical Services

Our team of Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses are on-site and available 24 hours a day to assess, treat, and/or make referrals for medical care. Services include a team of psychiatrists, onsite dental and X-ray services, and a close relationship with a local hospital for urgent medical needs.

Trauma-Informed Care

Our team utilizes exposure-based cognitive behavioral therapy to help children process traumatic experiences. Experiential and expressive therapy techniques may also be employed at the discretion of the therapist. Psychiatric intervention, including medication, may also be offered to target symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and anxiety-based disorders often associated with childhood trauma. All staff is trained to understand the traumatized child's needs and responses to ensure they provide compassionate, non-confrontational intervention strategies.

Evidence-Based Treatment

Our clinical staff embraces a variety of best practice and evidence-based theories as core components to treatment including Trauma-Focused CBT, Good Lives, and Motivational Interviewing. Evidence-based treatment approaches are also utilized for our specialized populations, including Self-Regulation and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Kinesthetics and a broad range of Recreational Therapies complement our comprehensive curriculum.

Family Matters

We're committed to family involvement throughout the treatment process. For families that reside far from New Hope, we will offset the travel costs (transportation, lodging, and meals for two non-local family members twice a year) to facilitate this vital treatment component. Families within driving distance of the facility who demonstrate financial need receive similar travel cost assistance.

Female Programs (ages 12-21)

Transformations

The Transformations program offers a clinically intensive, trauma-focused residential program for adolescent females with significant mental health, para- suicidal behaviors, substance abuse, and/or behavior-management difficulty. Programming includes an array of traditional and non-traditional therapeutic interventions within a Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT) framework, and utilizes Kinesthetics and other physical and sensory-based interventions. The program facilitates personal development that inspires lasting positive change and restoration of healthy emotional and/or behavioral functioning.

For those that qualify, Prime for Life,® an evidence based motivational prevention and intervention model designed to change drinking and drug behaviors, complements the Transformations program. Through youth and family centered weekly group treatment, youth and families openly explore and examine the choices that affect their lives in a safe, non-judgmental environment.

Our clinical and administrative staff have also completed an extensive training in trauma-informed treatment of victims of sex trafficking and exploitation - including but not limited to prostitution, pornography, sex tourism, mail order bride, adolescent marriage (generally to older men), performance in sexual venues such as strip clubs, survival sex, private parties, massage parlors, gang-based prostitution, and Internet-based exploitation. Our treatment programs go beyond addressing the trauma – they look at the dynamics that created the risk for them initially as well as continuing risk factors throughout life. We rely on the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy’s (DBT) core philosophy of validation and acceptance to enhance victims’ coping strategies.

Safe Harbor

Designed for intellectually and/or developmentally disabled (I/DD) female adolescents who present with significant emotional and/or behavioral issues, Safe Harbor encourages the development of pro-social behavior and adaptive living skills in a structured residential setting. Clinical programing includes an array of behavior-modification techniques and therapy aimed at enhancing self-concept and restoring healthy emotional functioning.

Our clinical and administrative staff have also completed an extensive training in trauma-informed treatment of victims of sex trafficking and exploitation - including but not limited to prostitution, pornography, sex tourism, mail order bride, adolescent marriage (generally to older men), performance in sexual venues such as strip clubs, survival sex, private parties, massage parlors, gang-based prostitution, and Internet-based exploitation. Our treatment programs go beyond addressing the trauma – they look at the dynamics that created the risk for them initially as well as continuing risk factors throughout life. We rely on the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy’s (DBT) core philosophy of validation and acceptance to enhance victims’ coping strategies.



Turning Point

With the growing demand for short-term stabilization and assessment services, New Hope introduces the Turning Point Program for youth ages 12 through 18. As this program is intended for 30 days or less, South Carolina ICPC is not required, allowing for rapid admission. A comprehensive behavioral health assessment is completed that includes psychiatric, psychological (including objective testing), academic, nursing, nutritional, recreational, substance abuse and speech/language assessments/screenings, along with diagnoses and recommendations for treatment/supervision. Intensive work is conducted with the family to enable quick transition back into the home, as appropriate. As with all other program, a Professional treatment team headed by Board Certified Psychiatrists and licensed clinicians coordinates care. Regular or special education services will continue, including GED monitoring as needed.

Male Programs (ages 12-21)

New Choices

Specializing in male adolescents with mild cognitive and/or developmental impairment who present with significant emotional and/or behavioral issues, New Choice offers a comprehensive, holistic treatment approach designed to encourage the development of pro-social behavior and adaptive living skills. Programing includes an array of behavior-modification techniques and therapy aimed at eliminating offensive behavior and restoring healthy emotional functioning.

Starting Pointe

For adolescent males who exhibit offensive sexual behavior, this clinical programing provides the adolescent and his family with education and therapy regarding the nature, progression, and management of offensive sexual behavior. The program utilizes the Self-Regulation model to establish offense pathways to target individualized treatment interventions and discharge recommendations. Starting Pointe also embraces the "Good Lives" approach, helping patients identify, develop, and maintain healthy lifestyles beyond treatment.

Waypoint

Created for male adolescents with significant emotional and/or behavioral issues, Waypoint offers a comprehensive, strength-based approach designed to help young men learn how to effectively manage mood and/or disruptive behavior disorders. The program develops or improves an internal locus of control, pro-social behavior and adaptive living skills. Each young man's problem-solving ability, language skills, and ability to process information are carefully assessed in order to tailor the treatment approach. Motivational interviewing is utilized continually in order to enhance each patient's internal investment in recovery.

For those that qualify, Prime for Life,® an evidence based motivational prevention and intervention model designed to change drinking and drug behaviors, complements the Transformations program. Through youth and family centered weekly group treatment, youth and families openly explore and examine the choices that affect their lives in a safe, non-judgmental environment.

Turning Point

With the growing demand for short-term stabilization and assessment services, New Hope introduces the Turning Point Program for youth ages 12 through 18. As this program is intended for 30 days or less, South Carolina ICPC is not required, allowing for rapid admission. A comprehensive behavioral health assessment is completed that includes psychiatric, psychological (including objective testing), academic, nursing, nutritional, recreational, substance abuse and speech/language assessments/screenings, along with diagnoses and recommendations for treatment/supervision. Intensive work is conducted with the family to enable quick transition back into the home, as appropriate. As with all other program, a Professional treatment team headed by Board Certified Psychiatrists and licensed clinicians coordinates care. Regular or special education services will continue, including GED monitoring as needed.

Learning Enriched Autism Program (LEAP)

For male youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder who are in crisis, LEAP provides immediate, short-term stabilization and assessment services. Overseen by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), LEAP provides residents with a specialized environment of care, including individual rooms, muted colors throughout the unit, and suspension swings and trampolines. Residents receive individual and group, speech and language, physical and occupational therapy services as indicated, and education services overseen by a Certified Special Education Teacher. With a 1:1 resident to staff ratio, night staff, and 24/7 nursing services, LEAP accepts youth outside of traditional business hours and provides a mental health screening, risk assessment, medical screening and a comprehensive functional behavioral assessment.