Baptist Children’s Home in Carmi, IL offers residential care and treatment to teens with behavioral issues (multiple suspensions, truancy, fighting, failing grades, family struggles, homelessness, runaways). Often times, BCH can help redirect the life of a troubled teen before the need for legal or DCFS involvement becomes necessary.
What the BCH Residential Care Program offers
Residential Housing – The heart of BCH is the family life in our cottages which provides a strong model for a healthy family structure.
Houseparent Couples – Our cottages are staffed by live-in Christian houseparent couples who reside with students around the clock. This family-like environment promotes houseparent/student bonding.
Counseling – Because no two teens are alike, our Masters-level therapists design a unique treatment plan for each student, providing individual, family and group counseling.
Therapeutic Recreation – We use social activities, sports, art and adventure-based recreation (including high and low ropes courses) to help build self-esteem and positive peer relationships.
Behavior Modification – BCH cottages operate on a token economy. Students are given the opportunity to earn privileges by making positive behavioral choices.
Academic Development – BCH students attend local schools and are offered ongoing tutoring to improve academic performance. 75% – 95% of our students improve their Math, Reading and GPAs.
Spiritual Opportunities – BCH cottages attend Sunday worship services as a family. Students also participate in on-campus worship services designed to promote a hands-on involvement.