The Mille Lacs Academy New Trails Group Home helps young men prepare for life back in the community. During this final stage of treatment, youth participate in employment opportunities, as well as educational and extracurricular programs that help them develop social and independent living skills.
Youth focus on problem-solving and decision-making, while they continue to address issues related to family, peer pressure dynamics, chemical use, technology challenges, vocational skill development, social skills development, independent living skills development, and healthy sexuality.
Each resident has his own bedroom, and supervision requirements are established based on individual needs, behaviors, and length of time spent in the group home environment. Youth are required to participate in therapeutic aftercare services designed to meet their unique individual needs, as well as individual and family therapy, as needed.
New Trails Group Home youth participate in employment opportunities, as well as educational and extracurricular programs, both at Mille Lacs Academy and within the community.
Youth Served: Adolescent boys, ages 14 to 19, who have completed MLA's sex-specific treatment program and have progressed to a level where they no longer demonstrate a risk to the community, have shown an understanding of the dynamics related to their harmful sexual behaviors and abusive patterns, and have developed a comprehensive Relapse Prevention Plan.