What is Meadowlark?
A residential treatment program for 9 adolescent girls. Established in Bend, Oregon in 1974. It is a private non-profit corporation.
Who are the residents?
The girls are 13-18-year-old wards of the Court -- committed to the Department of Human Services (DHS)
Why are they at Meadowlark?
The girls have one or more of the following conditions: behavior/emotional problems; law violations; drug and alcohol abuse;
education/school failure; family problems; physically and/or sexually abused; untreated psychiatric disorders (PTSD, ADD/ADHD, OCD, Depression)
What do girls do while they are here?
- Attend public high school
- Participate in group, individual and family counseling
- Follow a regimented exercise program
- Participate in a summer work program
- Pay restitution and complete court ordered requests
- Give back to the community by volunteering at community events
What do Meadowlark girls achieve?
- Age appropriate social skills
- Responsibility for themselves
- Empathy for others
- Job skills/placement
- Scholastic credit
- Leadership abilities
- Independent living skills
- Healthy relationships with peers and adults
- Family relationship skills
- A greater sense of self-worth
- A sense of direction and goals for their future
Meadowlark's funding is secured through a contract
with DHS and private donations.