Welcome to Foundations For Living

Situated on 14 rolling, wooded acres in Mansfield, Ohio, Foundations For Living is a secure residential treatment center for youth 11 to 18 years of age, with a minimum IQ of 65. Our 84-bed center is accredited by CARF and licensed by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

Foundations For Living offers innovative, evidence-based clinical treatment through closely monitored programs and unique resident incentives, creating a comfortable, safe environment for youth to heal and flourish.

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Make a Referral

Referring a patient to Foundations For Living is seamless. To better help us understand the child, please include any assessments, placement history, education and/or medical information with your referral packet. Please include a contact name and phone number so that we may call you if we need additional information or clarification.

Join Our Team

Want to make a difference in the life of a child? If so, Foundations For Living is the place for you. Find out more about our career opportunities, which include a competitive benefits package and a team of great co-workers waiting for you to join Foundations For Living!

Our Programs

We offer four unique programs within our residential program: a dual diagnosis AoD treatment program, a concentrated mental health program with a strong emphasis on emotional behavior modification, specialized and individualized treatment services for Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) otherwise known as survivors of human trafficking, and a short-term assessment program that consists of a 45-day period, during which residents fully participate in the daily therapeutic milieu, including individual, group, and family therapy..