Our girls are smart and capable, but come to New Haven burdened by months or years of emotional pain or behavioral dysfunction. For these girls, things have stopped working at home, at school, and in life. Many of our students have suffered with one or more emotional issues – such as eating disorders, anxiety, or substance abuse – with little relief, often despite multiple hospitalizations or therapeutic placements. Our experience working with complex emotional and psychiatric issues, however, means that 80% of our graduates never need another residential placement. They arrive at New Haven saddled with pain, but they leave with hope, healing, and the skills to succeed in life. We know that every one of our girls is part of a family system that is also suffering, so our treatment approach brings nurturance, healing, and support to the whole family.
New Haven students come from all over the United States and the world. We welcome international students.
Despite a beautiful and confident outward appearance, on the inside Maggie was a tortured child, longing for love and self-acceptance. Her desperate attempts to satisfy her need for belonging led her through a series of painful relationships and self-harm. After a roller-coaster ride of failed treatment programs, Maggie finally found peace and self-esteem at New Haven...
Beautiful. Talented. Troubled. As a young child, Maliha felt like she didn't "fit in". She was prettier, smarter, and darker-skinned than other children. After a traumatic experience robbed her of her ability to trust, she became aggressive, angry and unwieldy. It was only through the powerful relationships she found at New Haven that she began to trust herself and others again...