The Residential Treatment program at DePelchin treats children and adolescents struggling with severe mental, emotional or behavioral problems that inhibit normal functioning in a family setting.  The purpose of the program is to help youths develop the coping methods, internal control and social skills they need to transition to a home environment.

DePelchin's residential treatment center, located in Richmond, Texas, provides 24-hour care and temporary residence for youths ages 5-12.

Program Components

Residential treatment services are short-term and typically last 90-120 days. Once a resident leaves the program, he or she may continue to receive therapy and medication monitoring if necessary.  DePelchin's residential program provides:

  • Psychiatric, psychological and trauma evaluations
  • 24-hour short-term intensive treatment
  • Medication management
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Milieu, recreational and art therapy
  • Individualized education
  • Life skills classes
  • Ongoing outpatient therapy and services after residents leave program

As a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, DePelchin's residential treatment staff is trauma-informed and utilizes a range of evidence-based approaches to helping residents achieve stability. Our goal is to foster self-regulation and competency while enhancing residents’ sense of self-worth.

Admission Criteria

DePelchin is currently only accepting referrals from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (foster care and post-adoption) and the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.

Contact Us

For more information, contact us at (713) 730-2335.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement 2015
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(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.