The Residential Program on the Versailles Campus of The Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children and Youth is designed to help male and female adolescents, ages 12-17, many with histories of abuse, neglect, abandonment, and/or family trauma that have resulted in emotional or behavioral problems.
(See admission criteria for Residential Treatment)
(See admission criteria for Emergency Shelter)
Our Versailles Campus is a Child Caring facility, licensed and regulated by the Cabinet for Health Services, Office of Inspector General. Our license allows for Residential Treatment and Emergency Shelter with Treatment. Many of the youth we care for have had multiple placements prior to coming to our program. Our goal is to address the individual needs of the client and thereby stabilize them to build a better future.
Our licensed clinicians work with our youth, their guardians, and involved parents to develop a plan that is designed to achieve success in treatment. Trained Residential Youth Care Workers and Team Leaders provide 24 hour supervision and assist youth in establishing a healthy routine that allows for work on identified treatment goals.
Clinical Services on our Versailles Campus include:
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy
- Cottage groups
- Drug and Alcohol Prevention (SIGNALS Program)
- Drug and Alcohol Treatment (KYUMH is a licensed Seven Challenges® provider)**
- Family Therapy
- Social Skills Development Group
- Grief and Loss Group Therapy*
- Anger Management Group Therapy*
- Sexual Abuse Survivors Group Therapy*
- Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)**
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)**
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)**
- Play Therapy**
- Equine Assisted Psychotherapy**
*Specialty groups are based on the needs of youths on campus.
**Specific interventions are reviewed on an individual basis during the treatment planning process. Licensed clinicians providing TF-CBT, EMDR, DBT, Play Therapy, and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy have additional training in those processes. Seven Challenges® groups are facilitated by trained staff with oversight as required by licensees of that program.
- Fuel assistance for visiting parents/guardians
- Overnight accommodations available for visiting parents/guardians (upon request)
- Referral to KYUMH Pre-Independent Living/Independent Living Programs (when appropriate)
- Classroom on site
- Chapel on site, Part time Chaplain on campus
- Recreational opportunities, on and off campus, throughout the year
Emergency Shelter Services are available within our Residential Treatment Program. We serve 12-17 year olds with more short term needs in our ES component. We accept Emergency Shelter referrals from DCBS and other state agencies working with youth in need of short term placement and treatment. Shelter residents receive the same professional services afforded those here for a longer term stay.
Multi-Disciplinary Treatment Team
Meets weekly to review the progress of each client
- Licensed Clinical Therapists on site
- Registered Nurse-24 hour access
- Psychiatrist on campus bi-weekly
- Dietician-monthly consults
- Education Coordinator-advocate for clients within the school system
- Crisis response-24 hour on call for clients
- Residential Youth Care Workers trained to supervise and provide the care and routine necessary for a safe environment
How to make a referral
Placement Coordinators and/or DCBS workers call or email a member of the KYUMH Clinical Services Residential Treatment Staff.
Fax referral information to 859.879.1153
A response will be provided within 24 business hours.
The Methodist Home Residential Treatment Program does accept referrals from private sources. If you would like more information click here (Private referral information)
Jennifer Knight, LCSW
(859) 873-4481 ext. 211
Carol Loose, LCSW
Clinical Therapist, Girls' Cottage
Gene Mayes, LPCA
Team Leader, Girls' Cottage
Clinical Therapist, Boys' Cottage
Kenneth Payne, BA
Team Leader, Girls' Cottage