Services On Our Campus
Teaches 120 students, during a 12-month school year, how to succeed when returning to community schools. The Tilton School is divided into the Tilton East program, serving students ages 6 to 13; Tilton West program for students ages 14 to 18; and Day Services for students who reside at home or at one of our residences. The typical class-room size is six students, one Teacher, and two Teacher Assistants. A computer lab, library, gym, and art room are shared by all students. Technology, career awareness classes and vocational classes are offered to students in grades 7 to 12. Additional support services for children include occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, work study programs, individual tutoring in our Learning Center and diagnostic evaluations.
The Tilton School is a member of the New York State Coalition of 853 schools. Click here to learn more about 853 Schools.
Children’s Residences (On-campus Cottages & Community Homes)
Provides boys, ages 6 to 18, and girls, ages 11 to 18, living in on-campus residences and in neighborhood homes, with the treatment and support they need to reunite with their families or to prepare to live on their own. Services include individual, family, and group therapies; medical care; psychiatric and psychological services; milieu therapy; therapeutic recreation; independent living training; post-discharge case management; and in-home support services.
Schafer Residence (Residential Treatment Facility or RTF)
The community’s only long-term psychiatric care facility for young people, ages 10 to 18. Services include 24-hour nursing care; psychiatric and psychological services; individual, family, and group therapies; milieu therapy; therapeutic recreation; and post-discharge case management.
The Schafer Residence is certified by the Office of Mental Health. All referrals to the Schafer Residence, must first be approved by the regional OMH Pre-Admission Certification Committee.
Milton A. Abelove Children's Shelter and Transition Group Home
Provides children in crisis, ages 6 to 18, short-term diagnostic residence and treatment, to address family issues and reduce the need to leave their families.
Provides a full range of health care services that focus on the children as well as their overall treatment goals. Services include well child care, immunizations, medication management, annual physical exams, coordination of dental service and eye care, and the establishment of nutrition programs.
Offers the necessary support services to successfully transition a child from The House back home and into the community, reducing their time in care. Services include individual and family counseling, regular school checks, activities in the community, referrals to community-based services, and crisis intervention.
Staff Training and Development
schedules and organizes both required training and enhancement training for all staff at the House of the Good Shepherd which includes instructor recruitment, organization of training area and resources, tracking of required training for all staff and training evaluation and effectiveness. Staff Training and Development is also a part of the Quality Improvement area.