Pride House

harvey-milk-quotePride House is a therapeutic residential program for LGBTQ+ youth and their allies.  While we do not impose any specific gender identity on any resident, the home is open to both males and females between the ages of 12 and 18.  As with our other specialized group home programs, our therapy is provided by specially-trained staff who will provide these youth with a comfortable, safe house and a nurturing environment.  Staff will encourage residents to re-evaluate their sense of self-worth and to build greater self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-sufficiency.

Our intake and orientation process consists of three days of intensive one-on-one therapy to begin the critical process of self-awareness, de-stigmatization, and the development of coping mechanisms to deal with the psychological trauma that our clients may be experiencing.

Ongoing programming will focus on how these youth can stabilize their lives and successfully transition into healthy, productive adults.

The therapeutic treatment of our residents has four main points of interest:

Provide the residents with the opportunity to gain self-awareness through group and individual counseling sessions;

Gain interpersonal development through healthy relationships with peers in a structured environment;

Learn responsibility and develop self-esteem by being a part of the decision making process and learning to effectively handle the privileges that are offered;

Provide family counseling, psychological, and psychiatric assessments deemed necessary by the Social Worker for each resident, and to provide a relatively pressure-free environment, to allow freedom of choice to each individual, and to enhance the reunification or emancipation process.

All Harrison Homes staff and administration undergo Safe Zone training.safe-zone-trained-sticker-solid-3400