Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Resource Treatment Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Resource Treatment Center.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Cardinal Point Program for Males

Cardinal Point, our male-only group home, offers high-quality independent living skills training for youth who are struggling with developmental disabilities and emotional and/or behavioral concerns.

Admissions Criteria

Resource Treatment Center runs Cardinal Point, a 10-bed community-based group home for males between the ages of 13 and 21 who have developmental and behavioral challenges, yet can function in an unrestricted home setting. Cardinal Point is part of the Resource Treatment Facility’s continuum of care and is provided in a standalone home setting. Youth in this unit must have an IQ score of 70 and above and be able to learn and implement daily living skills while in our care.interaction with the juvenile justice system

Program Philosophy

The core philosophy of Cardinal Point is to offer high quality independent living skills training for youth who are experiencing moderate developmental disabilities and emotional and/or behavioral concerns in the least restrictive environment as possible. The ultimate goal is to help youth acquire autonomy so that they can be productive members in their respective communities.

Therapies Offered

Treatment planning within this program is individualized and builds on the already-existing strengths of the youth in our care so that the learning of new skills is proactive in achieving successful reintegration back into in the community. The comprehensive care that is afforded to youth that fosters this success includes the following modalities of treatment:

  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy

Experiential Therapies

Furthermore, youth are able to partake in the listed experiential therapies and activities, which allow for opportunities to practice new skills and gauge a youth’s readiness to assimilate back into society:

  • Gym
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Community outings
  • Spiritual youth group ministry
  • Teen outreach program
  • Pro-social activities, on-site at Resource and in the community
  • Computer lab
  • Student council

Continuum of Care

The Cardinal Point Program can be utilized as a step-down program for youth who have completed another treatment program at Resource or who have completed a more intensive level of care at another provider of mental health and behavioral services.

Once a resident has acquired the necessary skills to return home, attained a level of stability by showing marked improvement in managing emotions and behaviors, and articulated intentions to manage and maintain daily living skills, the discharge planning initiated at the time of admission is put into action. Each resident is an active participant in his discharge planning and is provided necessary referrals and linkages to entities that offer continued support so as to ensure a productive, healthy, happy future.

I always felt so misunderstood, but at Resource it was like someone finally took the time to get to know me. That made a huge difference. This place helped me so much.