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SPARC House provides Shelter Care, long-term residential, and after care services to girls (ages 12-17) who are primarily referred by the Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court and/or Social Services agencies in Lynchburg and surrounding counties. For girls in the full program the average length of stay is 6-9 months, during which time, they are provided with individual and group counseling, as well as family meetings and structured home visits with their guardians.
Visitation for the resident's parents/guardian is normally set for Monday and Wednesday from 6:00 - 7:00 PM. If the family has a special need, they can contact the caseworker to make alternative arrangements.
SPARC House has adopted the Victim to Survivor model to help transition these adolescents from "Victim Based Living" to "Survivor Based Living" in a seven step, gender specific, behavioral modification focused program. Successful graduates are able to take accountability for their actions, have increased self-esteem, enhanced leadership skills, improved decision making skills, have completed several hours of community service, and have addressed issues of restorative justice with their victims.
For more information or to inquire about a referral, please email Tracy Brown or Heather Sorenson, SPARC House Casework Supervisors.
Services provided to residents:
- Independent living skills
- Anger management skills
- Social skills
- Communication skills
- Referral for necessary appointments (mental health, medication management, dental services, various medical conditions)
- Individual counseling
- Strong family component via bi-weekly family meetings to address placement issues, family stressors, parenting skills, and home visit follow-ups
150 Linden Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24503