The Family Environment
The Whittier House has four bedrooms, a media center, a large living room as well as a cozy family room. There is also a one bedroom apartment on the grounds for additional client accommodation. Each client has their own bedroom, which staff help them to personalize so they feel at home.
Our small group home is situated on a large property with a private yard and scenic woods. There is also a large vegetable garden and coop where staff and clients raise chickens, turkeys, and homing pigeons.
The Client-centered Experience
What sets the Whittier House apart is our dedication to providing clients with a wide variety of opportunities to build their skills and self-esteem. Our staff members develop individualized programs for each client by tailoring activities to suit their abilities, needs, and personal interests.
The Whittier House staff ensure a dynamic, nurturing and safe environment for our clients. Onsite activities include walking, arts and crafts, computer time, gardening and family barbecues. The staff also organizes regular field trips to the swimming pool, library, bowling alley, basketball courts, fishing, skiing in winter and concerts.
Our staff members are also experienced at arranging enriching employment and volunteer opportunities for our clients.