The Maryville St. Martin de Porres program is for young men aged 14-17. These youngsters come to us from more restrictive settings and will spend six to nine months in the program learning the skills they will need in their next, less restrictive, placement. The program is designed to help these boys learn to manage their behavior through education, therapy and vocational training.
The youth have been diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders. Once the child is stabilized, our goal is to work with the boy to:
- Increase his ability to take responsibility for actions
- Increase his empathy for others
- Increase his job skills
- Increase his independent living skills
- Increase his ability to release anxiety in open/recreational time periods
Overall, we want to enable the young man to return to his family or transition to assisted or independent living.
This program can accommodate 11 young men. They are educated either at our Jen School on the Des Plaines campus or at John Hersey High School in District 214, Arlington Heights. Vocational training is through the Maryville INVEST program. Therapy is an incremental part of each day’s schedule along with schoolwork, job skills and home responsibilities. Adult volunteers serve as mentors to the boys.
For more information on the Maryville St. Martin de Porres program, please contact:
Maryville St. Martin de Porres Program
1150 N. River Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Phone (847) 390-3052
Fax (847) 294-1737
Program Director • James Eaglin