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Therapeutic Group Homes

Residential care is a core service of Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth. Children and youth who are victims of abuse and neglect and who have serious emotional / behavioral problems are cared for in the Agency's two therapeutic group homes.


Harden House for Girls in Fulton

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The Harden House Therapeutic Group Home for Girls is the result of a local community becoming aware of a need and finding a way to meet that need. In response to the need for services for girls who have been abused and neglected, the citizens of Itawamba County built a spacious and attractive home in Fulton and entered into a partnership with Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth, Inc. to develop program services.

Girls ages 9-21 from north Mississippi experience a safe, secure, and supportive home-like environment at Harden House. Program components include: counseling, educational services, training in daily living skills, medical and dental care, opportunities for spiritual growth, recreational and cultural activities, and vocational counseling. Whenever possible, family members are included in treatment planning and in preparing the resident for discharge from the program. After care services are also provided.

The goals of the Harden House Therapeutic Group Home for Girls are to promote healing and to equip residents to return home when possible, to experience a successful adoptive placement or placement with a foster family, or to transition to an independent living situation.


Joe Rowland Home for Boys in Grenada

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The Joe Rowland Home for Boys provides an array of services for males ages 12-20 who cannot remain in their homes due to abuse or neglect. The purpose of this program is to equip young men to become self-sufficient, contributing members of society.

The program utilizes a spacious, home-like facility in Grenada in close proximity to a variety of recreational opportunities. During their stay at the Joe Rowland Home, young men are given opportunities to acquire daily living skills, to work toward completion of a high school diploma or GED, to gain employment skills, and to participate in recreational, cultural and spiritual activities. Through individual and group therapy, young men are assisted with the development of interpersonal skills and with the resolution of past issues. Programs also focus on health education, substance abuse issues, and law-related education.

Whenever possible, staff work closely with family members to support the progress and discharge plans for each young man. Careful discharge plans are made to insure continued success. Aftercare services are provided up to one year after discharge from the program.


For more information contact:

Jamie Himes, Program Administrator
scscyjamie@att.net  (601)354-0983