Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility


The Program

Maryhurst’s MB Care Program, located on Uspiritus’ Brooklawn campus, serves girls ages 12-18 who have been traumatized by repeated abuse and/or neglect and who are dealing with psychiatric issues like depression, bi-polar disorder or schizophrenia. MB Care welcomes girls with profound intellectual and social delays as well. The program, led by on-site, highly trained clinical staff, is a joint venture between Maryhurst, Inc. and Uspiritus, Inc. It provides short-term, intensive therapeutic treatment and focuses on improving the skills needed to re-enter the home and school environments. Our girls live in one of two cottages and attend Brooklawn’s on-campus Jefferson County Public School. Through the highly structured environment, intense staff supervision, and therapy MB Care provides, children learn how to build and maintain healthy relationship as well as how to overcome emotional and behavioral challenges. The program also offers specialized therapies designed to address substance abuse, highly aggressive behavior and self-inflicted violence.

Client profile:

  • Gender: Female
  • Ages: 12 -18 years
  • Assessed as having developmental delays
  • Moderately to severely emotionally disabled
  • Able to participate in own self-care
  • Not actively suicidal/homicidal at time of admission
  • Not in need of medical detoxification
  • Medicaid funded

The Treatment

The MB Care Program provides a highly structured environment with intense staff supervision and therapeutic treatment designed to teach skills needed to overcome emotional and behavioral challenges. Children learn how to build and maintain healthy relationships with others. The program is built on the team approach and includes group (milieu) therapy, clinical services, educational services, medical services and activities.

Services include:

  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Life skills and social skills training
  • Substance abuse assessment and services in accordance with the Seven Challenges® treatment model
  • Mentor-mentee relationship with youth counselors
  • Physical and recreational activities

The Education

The educational needs of the children in the MB Care Program are served through the on-campus Brooklawn School in partnership with Jefferson County Public Schools. An Educational Program Manager and youth care workers coordinate services between treatment and academic team members.


Paula Garner, Executive Director

Angel Todd, Residential Director


Jennifer Laster, Admissions Coordinator
502. 271.4661

Jenny Van Meter, Admissions Coordinator
502. 271.4514

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