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Oakland County Children's Village offers a safe, structured environment for youth that includes secure detention, residential treatment and shelter care services.

Secure Detention 

  • Short-term secure facility where juveniles are held awaiting court hearings.
  • Juveniles may be held because of the seriousness of the offense, a history of criminal offenses, a threat to others, or to ensure that the juvenile returns to court.

Residential Treatment

  • Long-term program is for youth, ages 12 to 18 sent by the court for rehabilitative treatment.
  • Non-secure setting in four cottages for 60 boys and 20 girls. 

Mandy's Place 

  • For children ages birth to 18 who have been temporarily removed from their homes by the court due to parental neglect and abuse.
  • Mandy's Place houses 44 boys and girls, waiting to return to their family, go to foster care, be placed in Oakland County Children’s Village residential treatment, or at another agency.

All programs include:

  • Medical and Health care including physicals, psychiatric services, immunizations, dental care, and diagnostic medical treatment as needed.
  • Clinical and Counseling Services provide case management for all residents. The clinical and counseling staff provides therapeutic intervention by providing individual, family, and group therapy and crisis intervention. Comprehensive case management includes bolstering relationships between the resident, their family, hometown school and community.
  • The Children’s Village School is a self-contained facility on campus. It is a part of the Waterford Township School District. The school provides regular and special education curriculum for grades K-12 and is accredited by the North Central Association, which is the national commission on accreditation and school improvement. All residents of school age attend school.
  • Recreation that allows residents to express themselves in a positive, healthy, and appropriate fashion, fostering teamwork and trust among peers.
  • On-campus food services provide three daily meals and snacks. Emphasis placed on a healthy diet.

Oakland County Children's Village staff is committed to working with youth to change inappropriate behavior.  Staff affirms and appreciates religion, culture, ethnicity, gender and all other aspects of diversity.  Staff are responsible for safety and security and also serve as coaches and mentors.  The Village strongly believes that each resident has potential and can be successful if provided with professional guidance.