St. Vincent Catholic Charities’ (STVCC) Children’s Home offers 30 Day Comprehensive Clinical Assessment or a Case Planning, Stabilization and Treatment Program for children ages five to seventeen. Our assessment and stabilization services for children in crisis include individual and family therapy, an on-grounds educational program for children unable to attend public schools, and twenty-four hour counseling and role modeling.

Many of the children living at the STVCC Children’s Home suffer from severe abuse and neglect, and find it hard to trust adults. STVCC staff care for the children, assess their needs and recommend a living situation for the children that will help nurture a stable living environment and foster healthy relationships.

Contact us to make a referral today!

STVCC Intake Coordinator
517.323.4734 ext.1303


Types of Services

Case Planning, Stabilization, and Treatment Program:

The Case Planning, Stabilization, and Treatment Program is a flexible term program that provides services to youth ages five to seventeen who are unable to maintain in a home setting due to safety issues. The program length is determined in large part by the individual child’s needs and goals as well as their discharge plan. Teenage girls, boys, and younger children live on three living units and have programming specific to their treatment needs.

To provide a therapeutic and caring environment for children in need, services include:

  • Coordination of Educational Services (including the option of on grounds school through the Ingham Intermediate School District).
  • Family Therapy
  • Health Needs Assessment
  • Individual Therapy
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychosocial Groups
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Social & Recreational Activities
  • Therapy Groups


Specialized groups address specific issues such as:

  • Grief and Loss
  • Independent Living Skill Development
  • Self Harm
  • Sexual Abuse

30 Day Comprehensive Clinical Assessment Program (CCAP):

Caring for emotionally scarred children is often difficult and overwhelming. Our skilled and professional Adolescent Multidisciplinary Team will conduct a thorough 30 day comprehensive clinical assessment, identifying the source of the child’s trauma and providing DHS and/or other referring agencies throughout the State of Michigan with clear and concise recommendations for follow-up treatment.

Our intensive 30 day assessment program can accommodate male and female clients, ages 5-17 and is the only program of its kind in in the State of Michigan offering Full Battery Psychological Evaluation and Psychiatric Assessment and Medication Management.

View our 30 Day Clinical Assessment Program brochure.

Services provided include:

  • Behavioral Assessment
  • Chemical Health Assessment
  • Educational & Academic Functioning Assessment
  • Family Assessment
  • Health/Medical Assessment
  • Neuropsychological Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Assessment & Medication Management

Accessing STVCC Children’s Home Services.

Over 90% of the youth served by the STVCC Children’s Home are wards of the court due to abuse or neglect. Most referrals are placed by case workers through the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) or purchase of service agencies for DHHS. Referrals may also be placed by court workers, adoption workers, and adoptive parents. The Children’s Home is now able to accept Adoption Subsidy as payment if pre-approved by the Adoption and Guardianship Assistance Office. The Children’s Home is not able to accept private pay insurance.

Learn About the Effects of Trauma

We are now offering a Community Trauma Workshop to move beyond the walls of the STVCC Children’s Home to promote within the Greater Lansing community and neighborhoods. The workshop is an informal, awareness raising training on the basics of trauma.

Visit the Community Trauma Workshop webpage to schedule a training today!