A.R.E. is one of Washington, D.C.’s oldest group home care providers and strives to provide a safe, caring, and home-like environment for all of the youth in our care.
The program serves youths between the ages of 13-21 who have been who have been referred to the program by the juvenile justice system.
The A.R.E. Residential Services Program aims to assist its residents in becoming successful and productive citizens after they leave our homes.
A.R.E. has adopted an evidenced based model, the Adlerian Model in
all of our residential homes, and we complete a series of comprehensive assessments that assist us in helping the youth reach their permanency goals. We also provide:
- case management,
- therapeutic groups,
- individual and group counseling,
- crisis intervention,
- substance abuse counseling and education,
- life skills training,
- career exploration,
- parenting classes,
- health education,
- recreational and cultural outings,
- and community involvement.
A.R.E.'s Sonronko House Residential Program is a therapeutic reintegration program that navigates a youth’s transitioning from adjudicated youth
facilities back into the community. The 12-month program begins at the
New Beginnings Youth Development Center and then transitions
to a Community Residential Center where residents participate in a recovery program, follow-up tracking, and program evaluation. Residents receive mental health
services, educational support, and recreational and cultural activities to include independent living skills, life skills, group and family counseling, behavior
management and, substance abuse education prevention services.
A.R.E.'s Dupont 3 Residential Program provides a short-term Family Reunification Home located in the Northeast
quadrant of the District of Columbia. Within this program emphasis is placed on rapid family reunification and connecting youth to positive opportunities. Dupont 3
serves 5-6 pre-adjudicated or detained youth that are between 10-17 years of age. Residents receive mental health services, educational support, and recreational and
cultural activities to include independent living skills, life skills, group and family counseling, behavior management, and substance abuse education prevention services.