Therapeutic Group Homes (TGH) are licensed by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Health Standards Section. A TGH is defined as a facility that provides community-based residential services in a home-like setting of no greater than 8 beds under the supervision and oversight of a psychiatrist or psychologist. TGHs provide a structured living environment 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
The purpose of a TGH is to provide community-based services in a homelike environment to clients under the age of 21 who are determined to need psychiatric or psychological services.
Each TGH shall deliver an array of clinical treatment and related services, including psychiatric supports, integration with community resources, and skill building taught within the context of a safe home-like setting under the supervision of a professional staff person. The goal of a therapeutic group home is to maintain the client's connections to their community, yet receive and participate in a more intensive level of treatment in which the client lives safely in a 24-hour setting.
Desiree Castello, RN
P.O. Box 3767
Baton Rouge, LA 70821