Welcome to Foundations For Living
"There are two lasting bequests
we can give our children.
One is roots. The other is wings.”
--Hodding Carter, Jr.
The above quotation seems to embody a contradiction: roots hold us
down, while wings allow us to fly.
Working with troubled youth, however, we realize that children can
rise to their full potential only when they’re grounded in the rules
of social behavior, and supported by a root structure
of values and attitudes that nurture self-discipline, responsibility
and a sense of self-worth.
At Foundations for Living, we offer proven, pro-social programs that
capitalize on the strengths of adolescents with emotional or
behavioral problems. We have talented, passionately dedicated
professionals who can inspire troubled adolescents—even those who
have failed in previous programs—to put down the dead weight of
their past, lift their sights to the limitless sky…and soar.
Few residential treatment facilities for youth, if any, offer the
strong clinical orientation, the closely monitored programs or the
special resident incentives provided by Foundations for Living.
Situated on 14 rolling, wooded acres near Mansfield, Ohio,
Foundations for Living is a secure, mid-to-long-term residential
treatment center for adolescents 11 to 17 years of age, with minimum
IQ of 55. Our privately funded, 84-bed center
is accredited by CARF and licensed by the Ohio Department of Mental Health.