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Building Responsibility

At  Mathom House each youth will be  assigned daily tasks and chores that contribute to the maintenance of a home. Through this he will learn the value of a good work ethic, which contributes to  job readiness and even future academic success. In addition, he will work on developing personal responsibility while learning and practicing interpersonal communication skills.

Our Department of Public Welfare regulated PACTT (Pennsylvania Academic Career Technical Training) affiliated life skills program  is specifically designed to assist your son  in developing the age-appropriate skills he will use in daily life after leaving residential care as well as the social skills needed to:

  •      Solve problems, resolve conflicts, and make decisions;
  •     Control impulses and manage anger; and
  •     Interact appropriately with others.


When possible and appropriate, he will have opportunities to practice and demonstrate these skills outside of the program.