A unique program provided for the Amish community features separate group therapy led in Pennsylvania Dutch, devotional experiences each morning and evening, and flexible visiting hours. As with all Oaklawn clients, individual faith and religious practices are respected and honored.
Oaklawn therapists provide clinical services for Amish adults living in Rest Haven, Pleasant Haven and Horizons of Hope, three residential facilities managed by the Amish. Rest Haven, located on the Oaklawn grounds at Lakeview Drive in Goshen, is a co-ed facility designed for short-term residential care while clients are receiving services at Oaklawn. Pleasant Haven, located to the east of Oaklawn across State Road 15, was built as an extended care facility for Amish men. Horizons of Hope is an extended care faciliity for Amish women located east of Middlebury, Indiana.
In 2010, Oaklawn opened an intensive residential treatment program for seriously troubled Amish youth. The 12-bed, coed program accepts Amish youth from across the United States who are in need of a highly structured, therapeutic environment. Designed to be respectful of Amish beliefs and culture, the program includes daily chores and devotions, recreation, therapy groups, and education about mental illness.
Download this brochure about the Amish program for more information. Download this flyer for more specific information about the residential program for Amish youth.