The Connecticut Junior Republic operates group homes in East Hartford and Winchester for boys referred by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF). See below for more information about each home.
Phone (860) 289-0110, Fax (860) 290-8356
The Connecticut Junior Republic's East Hartford Group Home provides a home-like residence for up to six adolescent boys who do not have a family to return to after leaving a residential program.
Boys residing at the CJR Group Home attend public high school and become involved in athletics, extracurricular activities, and hold part-time jobs. Since the majority of students enrolled in the program will live on their own after graduation from high school, CJR augments their education by providing an independent living skills curriculum.
Instruction includes practical experience with food shopping and preparation, banking, money management, household chores and other tasks the young men will need to live independently. Individual and group counseling is provided by CJR staff, with any necessary medical, psychiatric, or psychological services provided by community sources.
While residing at the Group Home, many boys complete high school, move into independent living programs, enlist in the military or prepare for college.
Phone (860) 379-1599, Fax (860) 379-1648
The Connecticut Junior Republic's Therapeutic Group Home in Winchester provides a home-like residence and a physically, emotionally and psychologically safe environment for adolescent boys with complex needs, all of whom are working toward more independent living.
Serving up to five boys, CJR's Winchester Group Home is staffed by a full complement of highly-trained professionals who are well-equipped to care for such young men. In this family atmosphere, boys can reach appropriate developmental milestones and progress toward more independent living - gaining the skills necessary to negotiate a healthy living environment. The house is based in a relational model, with the staff not directing the residents in activities of daily living - shopping, money, management, time management, building healthy relationships, etc. - but rather participating with the boys in all activities. This learning environment prepares boys for their next step - returning home, adult transitional living, or community living.
The Winchester Group Home staff are trained extensively in the relational model; individual therapy, family therapy (when appropriate and possible), group therapy, and milieu therapy are part of each boy's treatment plan. Each young man is engaged in an appropriate education plan based on his educational, psychological, and developmental needs. Boys participate in school and community activities, become members of local organizations, and contribute to the community through volunteer work.
At CJR's Winchester Group Home, young men learn to master the skills necessary to negotiate healthy relationships and a positive lifestyle.