Waco Center for Youth is a long-term psychiatric residential treatment facility serving teenagers between the ages of 13 through 17 experiencing emotional or behavioral difficulties. The facility bases its treatment philosophy on a strength-based model where strengths are identified and skills are taught as needed.
Waco Center for Youth's mission is achieved by modeling five core values:
Individual, family, and group therapy
Dietary and nutrition services
Equine program and challenge course
Social and self-regulation skills training
Spiritual and residential life
Waco Center for Youth partners with Axtell ISD for educational purposes. Please visit their website here to learn more about how the teachers play a vital role in the clients education.
This facility is 1 of 10 state hospitals governed by the Health and Specialty System, part of the Health and Human Services Commission of Texas.
Waco Center for Youth is accredited under the Behavioral Health Care Standards of the Joint Commission and offers a rich and varied program providing comprehensive services.