The mission of Explorations Mental Health Services is to provide a safe, supportive, therapeutic environment within an educational setting. The program strives to meet the adolescent’s individual and emotional needs while maintaining them within the community.
The purpose of the program is to provide a family-focused, community-based alternative for adolescents with chronic or acute mental disorders who require active treatment. The aim of the program is to focus on stabilizing the patient’s emotional functioning so that they learn acceptable behavior in order to transition back to the least restrictive environment. The program focuses on the psychological, cognitive, physical, and socio-cultural development of adolescents. The program involves an interagency collaboration of all child serving agencies – mental health, education, children and youth services, drug and alcohol, juvenile justice, health care, and vocational rehabilitation.