An individualized, trauma-sensitive, and holistic approach to addressing boys’ emotional and behavioral issues, and educational, recreational, and vocational goals.
Onarga Academy is located in the quaint community of Onarga, IL, on a former military academy campus. Onarga Academy opened in March 1990 as a residential treatment facility for boys. In 2008, a transitional living program home was added to the campus. In 2010, a group home was completed. In 2012, Onarga Academy celebrated the opening of its new Grand Prairie School. Shortly after, the school added a new vocational training building, offering woodworking areas, a bay for car detailing and oil changes, and furniture building. In 2013, Onarga Academy expanded its aftercare program by adding two therapeutic foster care homes, nearby.
Onarga Academy is located approximately 90 miles south of Chicago, on a historic site in Onarga, IL. The main campus features an administrative building residential halls, group home, transitional living home, school, and auditorium. Additionally, two therapeutic foster homes are located just a block away. The school also operates the Cornerstone Café in downtown Onarga. Café work provides the boys with real-world experience in business operations and service industry. The beautiful and recently remodeled auditorium is home to the Onarga Professional Development Institute.
Onarga Academy offers boys, ages 11-20, a structured, homelike environment where they can safely address their unhealthy sexual behaviors and their emotional and behavioral issues. Programming also addresses any related underlying chemical abuse issues.
In addition to residential, educational, vocational, and foster care services for youth, Onarga Academy also operates a professional development institute that provides training to individuals and groups who work with youth.