Belcrest House

 General Residential Operation- (GRO)

Sam’s Heart Provide High-Quality Programming

GROs generally serve children and youth in foster care or those who need temporary, long-term, or emergency shelter due to abuse, neglect, or other family issues. GROs typically provide basic care and support services, such as shelter, food, clothing, education, and recreation.

  1. Personalized care plans: Develop individualized care plans that address each child’s unique needs, strengths, and goals.
  2. Structured routine: Provide a structured daily routine that includes meals, school, therapy, recreation, and other activities to promote a sense of safety and security.
  3. Trauma-informed care: Train staff to recognize and respond to the effects of trauma on children’s behavior and emotions, and provide services to help them heal.
  4. Collaborative case management: Work closely with case managers, therapists, and other professionals involved in the child’s care to ensure consistency and continuity of support.
  5. Life skills training: Offer educational and practical support to help children develop important skills for independent living, such as budgeting, job search, and healthy relationships.
  6. Family engagement: Encourage and support family involvement in the child’s care and help them develop strategies to strengthen their relationships and create a supportive environment.

Sam's Family and History