We are a Therapeutic Boarding School for girls from Michigan. We serve girls from Michigan and across the US in our southeastern US location. It’s an ideal location for Michigan families as it’s just far enough away to create distance and separation from the issues and peer group and could be preventing your daughter’s healing.
The Evangelhouse therapeutic boarding school was established in 1995 to serve Christian families with a quality residential treatment option for troubled teen girls. In its quest to do so, Evangelhouse pioneered a treatment model that blends licensed behavioral healthcare with the structure of a traditional Christian boarding school. Since then, it has evolved to become the premier non-denominational Christian option in the marketplace of high-quality teen residential treatment centers.
At Evangelhouse, we get so many girls from Michigan that we created this page for Michigan families looking for a Christian all-girls boarding school. Girls in large cities like Detroit, Grand Rapids, Warren, Sterling Heights, Lansing, and Ann Arbor face unique mental health challenges.
The Evangelhouse Community
The unique setting at Evangelhouse therapeutic boarding school for girls from Michigan provides a safe community that we believe allows our students to grow and study. In our community, we eliminate many of the outside world’s stressors that can hinder our residents from performing well academically and feeling well emotionally. Many of the stressors in our outside world may create overwhelming situations for our teens that are difficult to cope with. In the interest of fostering beneficial change in our teenage girls, we help them to develop coping strategies.
Milieu Therapy at Evangelhouse
The main goal of Milieu treatment programming is to eliminate the stressors that can trigger negative emotions from our teenage residents. In turn, when we achieve de-risking of our residents, we produce a therapeutic setting. Under the protection of a controlled therapeutic setting, our residents are able to develop new coping mechanisms. These new coping mechanisms become their personal set of tools to better cope with and understand the world. As our residents become more familiar with the routine at Evangelhouse, their ability to feel safe increases. Likewise, in a mutually safe environment, the peer group is able to build trust and make great progress in promoting emotional growth within each individual.
There are many advantages to participating in Milieu therapy. One advantage is that our teenagers learn to accept responsibility for their own actions. Another advantage is that they learn how to open up and disclose their difficulties. Our peer group receives regular feedback during therapy and this allows our residents to observe how their actions affect the community. This therapy setting offers them time to process and reflect on the consequences of the actions or decisions they have made in the past and how they can improve moving forward.
At Evangelhouse, our residents will participate in milieu therapy and gain coping skills that will help them in the real world.
Michigan Troubled Teen Stats
- A recent study in Michigan found that 17.6 percent of children and adolescents in Michigan have been diagnosed with anxiety, depression or ADHD.
- Around 40 percent of teens in Michigan in the above study were not getting mental health treatment.
- One out of five girls ages 12 to 17 had experienced major depression within the last year.
- 9.5 percent of teen girls engage in binge drinking.
- 7.7 percent of children between 4 and 17 are diagnosed with ADHD every year.
You can find resources on mental health resources in Michigan here: https://www.rtor.org/