Bonnie Brae Residential Treatment Center
- On-campus residential services. Bonnie Brae’s main campus is located on 100, beautiful acres in New Jersey. There are plenty of activities for our boys to do that will nourish their minds and bodies. Many of our residents arrive to us after experiencing abuse, neglect, and violence and living in an average of five, out of home placements. They need a place to stabilize their issues and make progress. When boys first arrive at Bonnie Brae, they are placed in one of four, state of the art, LEED Silver certified cottages. There, they are guided by cottage supervisors and clinical staff, and assigned a roommate. Once they make significant progress in their living situation, the boys are then moved along the continuum into cottages where they are allowed more independence and privileges. They will learn to cook their own meals and some will even have jobs in the community.
- Off-campus community based transitional living homes. Some of the young men that have excelled in the program will move into one of the community-based transitional living homes. These are located in New Brunswick, Bound Brook and Bridgewater and enable us to continue the healing process. Residents learn essential life skills, attend school in the community, obtain employment, and are connected to local community services. During this experience, they learn about relationship building, communicating, managing conflict, developing friendships, and healthy behavior.
- Aftercare Program. After the boys graduate from the on-campus residential cottages and transitional living homes, Bonnie Brae provides an Aftercare Program. We understand that our service cannot end once the men are off-campus. The Program helps former residents bridge the delicate transition to their home communities or to independent living. Aftercare counselors help young men to: find affordable housing; continue their education; build support systems; and identify community connections.