Versailles Campus Residential Treatment and Emergency Shelter Programs

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:

Weekly Services:

  • Group therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Cottage groups

Specialty Services:

  • Drug and Alcohol Treatment (KYUMH is a licensed Seven Challenges provider and also utilizes the MET/CBT therapeutic approach to treatment)**
  • 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 and MET/CBT individual treatment and groups are facilitated by trained staff with oversight as required by licensees of that program.

Family Resources:

  • Fuel assistance for visiting parents/guardians
  • Overnight accommodations available for visiting parents/guardians (upon request)

Additional Information:

  • Referral to KYUMH Pre-Independent Living/Independent Living Programs (when appropriate)
  • 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
  • Crisis response-24 hour on call for clients
  • Chaplain
  • Residential Youth Care Workers trained to supervise and provide the care and routine necessary for a safe environment

For child placement in
Emergency Shelter
call (859) 983-6520

How to make a referral:

Step 1:
Placement Coordinators and/or DCBS workers call or email a member of the KYUMH Clinical Services Residential Treatment Staff.

Step 2:
Fax referral information to 859.879.1153

Step 3:
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
Clinical Director
(859) 873-4481 ext. 211
jennifer.knight@kyumh.org

Carol Loose, LCSW
Clinical Therapist, Girls' Cottage
(859) 879-4025
carol.loose@kyumh.org

Gene Mayes, LPCA
Team Leader, Boy's Cottage
(859) 879-4030
gene.mayes.@kyumh.org

LeeAnne Thomas, CSW
Clinical Therapist, Boys' Cottage
(859) 879-4026
lee-anne.thomas@kyumh.org

Taylor Kimberlain, BSW
Team Leader, Girls' Cottage
(859) 879-4031
taylor.kimberlain@kyumh.org