Italian Home for Children

Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA


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Italian Home for Children exists to help children, adults and families with emotional, behavioral and educational special needs thrive through progressive programs.

What We Do

All campus-based programs serve children with significant emotional and behavioral disorders between the ages of 4 to 13 years old. Outreach programs serve youth up to 21 years old. Outpatient mental health program serves children, adolescents and adults from ages 3 to 90+.

Community-Based Acute Treatment: Provides stabilization and comprehensive assessment services for 30 children. Each child participates in an intensive short-term program of individual, family, group and milieu therapy plus daily educational tutoring.

Community-Residential Treatment Programs: Provide services of varying durations for up to 21 children. Services offered include milieu treatment, individual therapy, focused group treatment, spiritual enrichment, intensive family treatment and family preservation.

Therapeutic Day School: Special education program consists of six classrooms with 8-10 students. Each classroom is run by a certified Special Education Teacher, Assistant Teacher and Child Care Worker.

Cranwood Children’s Services: Located in Southeastern MA, these programs provide community residential services for 19 children. Services include milieu treatment, individual and group therapy, intensive reunification services with biological, foster, and adoptive families, as well as intensive clinical case management.

Family & Community Solutions: Provides outpatient mental health services, such as individual, group and family therapy, to children, adults and families.

In-Home Therapy/Therapeutic Mentoring Programs: Therapeutic Mentors work one-on-one with a child who, because of behavioral health needs, requires support and coaching to learn social skills including better ways to communicate and get along with others. In-Home Therapy takes place in the home of the child and is provided by a clinician and para-professional providing intensive family therapy to treat the child’s behavioral health needs and help the family support the child in the home.


Stephanie K
Stephanie K.

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Melanie L
Melanie L.

Director of Development