A Shift in Treatment
- Funding shifted from largely private to largely public and “the farm” was now a “residential treatment center” and equipped with a fully accredited school. Boys could not work on the farm or attend local public schools;
- An Outpatient Treatment Center helped youth from surrounding communities who needed psychological testing, psychotherapy, vocational rehabilitation and career guidance;
- A new Admissions Intake Cottage opened;
- Bicentennial Cottage burned down;
- The first vocational training program was established called “Education for Survival.” This program also extended to girls;
- In the late 1970’s, after a loss of funding, 277 acres were sold as a means of financing a new residential treatment center as well as establishing an endowment.