The process consists primarily of 4 main evaluation steps designed to to get to know a young person and his or her primary caregiver(s) as well as possible. This allows us to tailor the process to meet their needs. During the process we may recommend additional meetings based on individual need.
After all of our steps are complete, we decide whether a young person is accepted.
If a young person is accepted, we will arrange a move-in date. Occasionally, we don’t have space in certain age groups. In this case, the young person will be assigned to an upcoming opening. We do our best to predict when space will become available.
We know that when you care about a young person in need, you want him or her to be able to move into Mercy Home as fast as possible. Our admissions process is designed to ensure that each youth who comes to live at our Home is best served by the resources we provide.
Sometimes we determine that a young person needs a different type of program than Mercy Home. For those who are not admitted, we can recommend other agencies that can best address their needs.