The Therapeutic Day Treatment Program can be an alternative to out-of home placement and to support youth who are transitioning from more restrictive environments as a step down from residential placement. This program is also an excellent setting for youth who lack consistent structure at home, have difficulty establishing and maintaining relationships, and have difficulty exhibiting appropriate social behavior. Day Treatment is designed for court-involved, at-risk youth ages 13-18 and their families and is an intensive afternoon and evening program that allows youth to remain living at home while getting the help they need to get back on track.  The program is provided year-round.

Services provided:

  • Group therapy
  • Recreational activities, field trips, sports
  • Substance abuse prevention
  • Relationship/communication skills
  • Life skills training
  • Community service - weekly
  • Homework assistance
  • Drug screens
  • Practicing mindfulness, yoga, meditation
  • Case management
  • Job seeking skills
  • Transportation
  • Dinner/lunch


Program components:

Milieu:  Staff and clients partner to maintain a positive and safe environment built around peer support, meaningful participation, and personal responsibility.

Behavioral: Designed to respect each individual’s need for independence and to focus on unique strengths with clearly defined expectations and consequences.

Educational: An educational liaison (individual case worker) can assist with homework and advocate for the youth at the participant’s school. Day Treatment staff provide daily attendance checks and participate in school meetings.

Individual/Family Counseling: A strengths-based and solution-focused treatment model.  Referral to CFS counseling program, commmunity agencies.

Crisis support: CFS staff members are available to provide after-hour and weekend crisis support, 24 hrs/day, 7 days/wk.

Special services: Weekend activities, family group and meals.


Referrals are accepted from DCYF, CPSWs, JPPOs or District Courts. Call the Day Treatment program manager at (603) 722-9364 and an intake meeting to assess the youth’s needs will be scheduled within three days.




CPSW, JPPO or Court referred



Areas served:
Concord, Nashua and surrounding communities



Melissa Davis, LCMHC, program manager,
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Call: (603) 722-9364