The Settlement- Headland, Alabama
Our Headland Group Home in Alabama is called The Settlement and is currently housing 9 boys. These young men are active on the football team, one is taking piano lessons, and a few are working part-time jobs.
We have a Transitional Living Program in this area as well for kids who are too old for the foster care and group home setting, but who need extra support. Our financial assistance and guidance to young adults who need a life plan helps them acquire the skills they need to be successful on their own. These young men are attending community college and are working part-time.
The children placed into Residential Group Care come from varied socioeconomic, cultural and religious backgrounds to live and to learn in a healthy, nurturing home environment. Many have faced difficult childhoods and have mild to moderate emotional and/or behavioral challenges.
Each child follows an individualized plan of care developed by our qualified caregivers. The goals of the plan are to increase self-reliance, emotional stability, spiritual growth, and interpersonal competence. Each home can care for six to eight children between the ages of 11 and 18. Each child/youth is evaluated and placed according to their best interest.
When it is safe to do so, we make every effort to involve family members in the children’s lives and ultimately help transition them back into their own homes. When this is not possible, we work with the community to provide opportunities for family involvement outside of the group home.
Contact UMCH’s Headland Group Home Program Manager, John McGlown, for more information.