Life at Senior House
An exciting upgrade for young men, close to turning 18. Senior House provides an outstanding opportunity for students transitioning from youth programs but who are not quite ready for adult programs. It celebrates the older teen with age-appropriate roommates and activities while providing a support structure that keeps students on track. Campus life encourages independence and life choices that are healthy, like self-directed workouts in the private gym or fitness center, shopping for food and preparing a few meals a week. Senior House provides a higher structure, oversight and services for older teens who are not ready for full independence and still need help finishing high school. When students are ready they can move to less structured living at the Telos U apartments located on the same campus. The transition is easy and provides a clear-path to independent living that students can aspire to.
Ages: Early as 17.5
Gender: Male Only
School: High School
For young men close to turning 18, enrolling in a program can be a challenge. They want to be around age appropriate peers, yet may not be ready for the lower structure and services of an adult program.
A Telos Senior House apartment is a small, 8-bed team for young men, devoted specifically to students nearing 18. The Senior House is higher in structure, oversight, and services (much like our youth Academy campus), but has programming and activities specially suited to an older teen. Academics range between high school and early college.
A highlight of the Senior House is a student’s ability to transition to one of four lower levels of structure once they turn 18 (or sooner if ready). The ability to eventually move from Senior House to Telos U helps emerging adults “buy in” to the overall process, giving them something to work toward as they reach 18.
Senior House provides the ability to transition to lower levels of structure once they turn 18 (or sooner if ready). The ability to eventually move from Senior House to Telos U helps emerging adults “buy in” to the overall process, giving them something to work toward as they reach 18.
The Senior House is distinctly different from our youth program. These differences are purposeful, as the Senior House is designed around an older teen who may be eventually transitioning to a young adult apartment at Telos U.
The clinical services at the Senior House include:
- A full-time primary therapist
- Weekly individual therapy sessions (minimum, 60 minutes)
- Weekly family therapy sessions (minimum, 60 minutes)
- Periodic Family Days which include live family therapy sessions, space missions, process groups and meetings with key team members
- Bi-weekly space center simulations focusing on team building, leadership, culture and executive function training
- Masters level clinician-led emotional safety groups, twice each week
- Nightly student-led, staff-supported community groups
- Weekend activity therapy
Life Coach services are reserved for students enrolled in a Telos U apartment, as the key role of a Life Coach is to assist students in college classes, employment, and independent living skills.
The graphic illustrates how the Senior House, our highest level of support, integrates into a natural progression of increasing freedom and responsibility.
Senior House highlights…
- Telos U
- Therapy at Telos U
- Geneva Campus
- Family Days at Telos
- Executive Function
- Life Skills
- Producers Path
- Telos Titans
- NeuroFitness & Activities
- Space Center
- Telos Aftercare Support
- Anthem House
- Senior House
- Independent Living