Homme Youth and Family Programs has been committed to treating each child as an infinitely valuable individual for over 100 years. This is a nationally-known treatment program for children and adolescents dealing with issues of sexual perpetration, delinquency, victimization, alcohol and drug abuse, cognitive behavioral issues or dual diagnosis, and independent living support.
Our main campus rests on over 200 acres of wooded land and streams in central Wisconsin. Within this tranquil setting, children and families discover they can regain control of their lives and recover from their issues. Four of Homme's male units are located in Wittenberg, WI. Homme's female treatment programs are also located in Wittenberg, WI, providing one unit to customize services based on the needs of each youth.
Homme features sight and sound supervision, recreational opportunities, treatment specific programming, on-campus accredited school, enhancement and family centers, care advocate specialists, allowance earning opportunities, transportation for home visits, medication management, case management services, on-grounds accredited school, and psychiatric services. We strive to wrap ourselves around the youth and family to enable the family to make healthy choices. All of our units provide awake overnight staff coverage.
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Males and females between the ages of 10 and 20 (18 to 20 on a juvenile order) are eligible for placement with Homme. Each referral is reviewed and a face to face admissions screen is held. Homme is committed to quality care and wishes to be certain that the individual is matched to the appropriate program, which can best assist him/her.
We will do all we can to ensure that your referral is treated with dignity, confidentiality and respect. That's part of our philosophy - to treat each youth as a unique individual.
Homme has offered treatment-specific programming for males and females since 1985 when it opened its first sex offender program. Programs are now available for sexually acting out youth, abuse victims, fire-starters, cognitively delayed and community-based programming.
Homme will do 45-day assessments to determine treatment needs, stabilize behaviors and assess risk as well as appropriate interventions and placement.
Homme will collaborate with other agencies to provide short-term care to youth that are placed while community-based programming is arranged. We have 60-day and 90-day programming to be used in conjunction with intensive aftercare.
Homme continues to serve youth long-term. These youth complete a multi-tiered level system, which takes them from assessment to relapse prevention through an objective-based program.
Affiliations and Accreditations
Accredited by Council on Accreditation (COA), Member of Wisconsin Association of Family & Children's Agencies (WAFCA), Licensed as a Residential Care Center (RCC) by State of Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Service, Licensed as a Type 2 Facility by the State of Wisconsin, Certified by the Minnesota Department of Corrections, Approved by the State of Michigan Family Independence Agency (FIA), approved by Illinois Governor's Purchase of Care Review Board, and licensed as a CBRF by the State of Wisconsin.
Please be aware that the following documents must be furnished for placement:
Copy of original birth certificate
Copy of court order to agency
Copy of referring agency's case plan
Current MA or medical & dental insurance card
Copy of social security card
Social history and individualized education plan
Insurance forms (if applicable)
Copy of physical and dental examinations done in the past 12 months
30-day supply of ALL prescribed medication (if applicable)
Type 2 forms (if applicable)
View the Parent Handbook.
Homme Youth and Family Programs offers six various units (four for males and two for females) devoted to youth. All units have private bedrooms and house up to 14 residents.
Proven Program Components
Short Term Placements
Type 2 Certified
Assessment Services and Recommendations
Structured activities and recreation
After care planning
Home visits or on-grounds housing for on-campus visits
On-grounds support center for acting out youth
Multi-sensory integration rooms
Acceptance: Specializing in independent living curriculum, relapse prevention and job skills education in order for older youth to maintain healthy, abuse-free lifestyles.
Journey West: Sex offender specific and non-offender program designed for males, ages 10 and older.
Nelson Hall: Programming for youth who have engaged in sexually reactive or offensive behavior, ages 10-16.
Journey South: Programming for youth who are victims of abuse, showing symptoms of reactive attachment disorder, ages 10-15.
Visions Junior/Senior High School
Homme's fully accredited on-campus school in Wittenberg develops and implements an individual education program for each student. Individual attention is assured with an adult to student ratio of 1:5. The philosophy of Visions Junior/Senior High School is "With the right structure and with guidance, every child can enjoy academic achievement." Visions also offers Day School Services to youth, ages 10-18.
Emphasis is placed on completion of high school graduation requirements, personal and emotional development, knowledge of the work world, respect for self and others and preparation for re-integration into the public school system. A developing vocational education program allows specific training for youth in automotive and food services.
Course work completed at Visions is recognized by Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Michigan school districts. In addition to the standard required coursework, a wide variety of electives are available including woodworking, communications, drafting/woods, general metals, art therapy, automobile maintenance, and life skills. Visions also offers employment-focused programming such as computers, automotive and small engine repair, carpentry and welding.
Visions Alternative School Serves at-risk youth, ages 10-21 to achieve school success, incorporationg social skill development into the academic curriculum. Special education licensed teachers provide individualized instruction with small class size and behavioral supports.
W18105 Hemlock Road
Wittenberg, WI 54499
(715) 253-2116 x151