Journey House Program

Natchaug Hospital's Journey House program is a 13-bed specialized residential treatment facility on the Mansfield campus for adolescent girls ages 12 to 18 who are involved in the court-system.

Residents are only admitted with a referral from the juvenile justice system. 

Referred girls have identified needs for behavioral health services and may have a history of one or more of the following circumstances - significant trauma, mental illness, victim of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking, a history of substance abuse, and assaultive and/or self-injurious behaviors. 

Journey House offers a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities that are carried out in individual, group and family settings, including:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • The Seven Challenges® substance abuse treatment
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Trauma-informed yoga

Residents and the treatment team collaborate on discharge planning, which includes coordination of individual and family therapy, medication management, identification of a primary care physician and any vocational, recreational or educational planning.

Journey House is Compliant with the National Juvenile Facility PREA Standards.

Program Locations: 

  • Natchaug Hospital

    Natchaug Hospital is the key provider of a regional system of care for children, adolescents and adults who are living with mental illness and substance abuse problems.

  • Mansfield

    189 Storrs Road, Mansfield Center, CT 06250-0260

  • Journey House

    189 Storrs Road, Mansfield Center, CT 06250-0260

Residential Treatment

  • Location

    189 Storrs Road
    Mansfield Center, CT 06250-0260
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  • Residents

    All residents are connected with the juvenile justice system.

    Ages: 11-21
    Gender: Female
    Capacity: up to 12 a day
    Average Stay: 9 months