Group Home Program | Behavioral Health Treatment for Teens

Group Homes

two adolescent males reading books

Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services offers a Group Home Program (ages 11–19) for those who are unable to maintain placement at home, or in a foster home, but do not require a more restrictive residential treatment center or acute care from our behavioral facilities.

Higdon Hill serves males and females ages 11-19, RISE, Phase II serves females 18-21 in DHR’s custody with a focus of transitional living services; placement may vary depending upon individual needs.

Higdon Hill is most appropriate for adolescents who are not ready for the responsibility of independent living, or the intimacy of a foster home, but could benefit from services that assist with transition into the community.

The projected length of stay is individualized, usually ranging between 6 and 12 months.

Assessment(s) include:

 Psychiatric, others as needed.

Individualized Services include:

 Weekly individual therapy sessions
Family therapy sessions when appropriate
Psychiatric care
Monthly treatment team meetings and master treatment plan reviews
 Discharge planning

Group Services:

❖ Group therapy sessions covering such topics as:

  • Anger management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Stress management
  • Goal setting
  • Recreational therapy
  • Independent living skills
  • Community-based outings
  • Substance abuse issues

School / Curriculum features:

 Licensed private school/with state support services
 Master’s level teachers
Facility and community-based instruction

Higdon Hill

6865 5th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL, 35212
Referrals or Inquiries, call:
(205) 833-9000


1631 2nd Avenue North
Bessemer, AL 35020
Referrals or Inquiries, call:
(205) 428-8046