Mathom House serves youth from throughout Pennsylvania. Appropriate candidates for Mathom House are male, ages 13 through 18 years who have demonstrated sexually problematic behaviors and have exhibited at least one Axis I diagnosis that is of the severity that does not exclude treatment.
Our program integrates CBT and DBT modalities ,traumatic stress, relaxation, psychosexual awareness, and trauma sensitive yoga group therapies with academic learning, recreation activities, mentoring, and life skills learning opportunities. Mathom House’s highly respected therapeutic program supports youth as they embrace challenges, tap into areas of strength, and find self-acceptance. To learn more about our admissions process, please visit our contact tab.
We provide a safe and supportive environment at Mathom House. Youth quickly settle into our campus and feel comfortable. Upon admission, each youth is introduced to a Child Care Worker (CCW) who will be their “primary” mentor and introduce them to other residents and staff, show them around, help familiarize them with our rules, and answer any questions.
Each resident’s day is highly structured. He will be busy with therapy, academic work, participating in physical education activities, and recreation. Our staff is actively involved in the daily life of all youth. They can be found playing chess with a group of youth in our lounge, involved in a game of flag football, taking a moment to process an issue that may have arisen, or sharing a meal with them.
During the week residents focus on participating in therapy, as well as academic study, physical education and recreational programming. Please see our daily schedule for more details. On weekends the day is filled with on-and off-campus activities, community service projects, chores, and social time.