As Christians we, LHS Family and Youth Services, Inc., recognize a continuing need for assistance, especially among families, youth and children. We feel inspired to do what lies within our power to strengthen the individual and family through care and treatment and in the abiding concern shared with residents, staff, and families.
About LHS Family & Youth Services
We provide community-based residential care and treatment to high-risk youth. We strive to meet the needs of these youth in open settings with a high staff to youth ratio. We provide an integrated service delivery system that includes an emphasis on family relationships and education.
We maintain a no-eject commitment to seriously disturbed children and youth who have histories of multiple failed placements, administrative discharge from institutional settings, involvement with the juvenile court system and repeated hospitalization.
We operate 24 hours per day, seven days per week, with on-call staff for crisis intervention and additional supervision as well as awake-night staff for appropriate supervision within each residential setting.
We receive referrals and placements from
5 community-based residential homes
3 on-ground SBH classrooms
Partners in Treatment Family Weekends
Individual and group counseling
Mental health education
Campus-based residential services
Maumee Youth Center
We serve youth ages six to eighteen. Clients may demonstrate one or all of the following:
Inability or unwillingness to cooperate or participate in self-care activities
Suicidal preoccupation or rumination
Refusal to attend school or other anxieties, severe withdrawal and isolation
Obsessive rituals, frequent anxiety attacks, or major conversion symptoms
Frequent episodes of aggressive or other antisocial behavior requiring considerable supervision
Impairment related to anxiety, such as severe depression
Giving Help and Hope
Family and Youth staff are faithful in helping these youth receive care needed to live healthy, productive lives in society. Staff members are patient, giving calm reassurance in small ways through daily difficulties, persevering where others had given up.
Jason, now a convenience store owner, put it this way: “You people stuck with me and didn't give up on me.”
“Without you guys,” said Heather, “I would be lost.”
Jack came back to visit and told staff, “Thank you for putting up with me. You helped me, even though I didn't see it at the time.”
“I was treated like a human being,” Kimberly said, “and it helped me become one.”
“I never knew I mattered,” Jeff said one day, after staff recognized the changes he had made in his life.
Jill, a fifteen-year-old, explained, “I feel like my insides can finally rest.”
A Success Story
Scott never knew his biological father and his biological mother abandoned him because she could not cope with his difficult-to-manage behavior. Classified as seriously emotionally disturbed, he had many failed foster placements, two failed adoptions and was in detention numerous times for assaultive behavior.
After spending two years in care with LHS Family and Youth Services, he graduated from high school, attended