At our Bonnie Brae Main Campus staff practice their craft of helping boys and young men heal in an ideal setting: more than one hundred green acres, filled with basketball courts, football and baseball fields, an outdoor swimming pool, a low and high elements ropes course, a climbing wall, an indoor gym, a theater, and of course lots of open space to run around and make healthy noises! These first recreational facilities encourage our residents to be and to act their ages, for many the first time that they have not had to act older than their ages. In this country setting staff employ a strengths-based approach to treatment that encourages growth of existing talents and many opportunities to learn new skills.
Upon learning more pro-social skills residents can move to one of our community based transitional living homes: the New Brunswick House; Van Houten House at Bound Brook; and/or Brozowski Liberty House at Bridgewater. In these smaller community-based settings staff assists residents to try out these new skills while attending local high schools or colleges, working at part-time jobs, and volunteering in the surrounding communities.