Fact: On average, 80% of youth in residential care previously experienced severe childhood neglect or abuse.
Studies have shown that the vast majority of youth in residential care suffer from severe family instability including: domestic violence (23%), substance abuse problems (51%), parental abandonment (42%), mental health issues of a family member (24%), or parental arrest or incarceration (30%) to name a few.
Nearly all of the youth at Lad Lake come from a family in crisis. These same youth often also encounter violence within their neighborhoods and community. The result is that 92% of youth in residential care report experiencing multiple traumatic events.
That is why Lad Lake staff works tirelessly, with the whole family, to help stabilize crisis. Expert staff rely on a trauma-informed approach that embraces a positive youth culture and builds on a child’s strengths in a safe and healthy environment.
Lad Lake supports these young people in a structured, safe, therapeutic and trauma-sensitive environment in a residential setting that allows them to heal and rebuild. Learn more about how Lad Lake’s programs help traumatized youth.
95% of youth at Lad Lake report they have learned critical skills in how to handle challenging situations.
Lad Lake helps traumatized youth and abuse survivors through:
They treated me like a person, not a number… When I came here [Lad Lake], I realized people do care if you just give them a chance.