What to Expect on Admission Day
In order to protect the privacy rights and provide for the safety of all children in care, Hoffman Homes for Youth requires all visitors to provide photo identification. You may request your picture be taken on the day of admission if you do not have other photo identification available.
All paperwork required prior to the day of admission will be reviewed for accuracy and to insure that all necessary signatures have been obtained. The legal guardian is asked to accompany the child on the day of admission to sign consent forms, information release forms, medical forms, and educational forms. This process will be broken into four parts to ensure that all the child’s needs are met and that everyone has a clear understanding of the various program components. The admission process will take approximately three hours.
Please bring all current medications/prescriptions. Personal hygiene products are also provided to the children by Hoffman Homes for Youth. It is recommended that a seven to ten day supply of season appropriate clothing be packed for the child. Children should not bring personal items of great value with them. Many children choose to bring hand held electronic games, toys, and CD players with headphones.
Throughout the day of admission, children and their families and agency representatives will meet with staff representing the Admissions Department, Medical Services Department, Clinical Services Department, and a representative of the Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12 school program. A psychiatric and medical assessment will be completed, all required paperwork and documentation will be reviewed and completed, and the child will be oriented to his or her residence.
We look forward to meeting with you and your child!
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:
Brecia Nevada, MSW, LSW
Vice President of Admissions
(717) 359-7148 ext 1200
Fax: (717) 359-2603
Kelly Feister, AS
(717) 359-7148 ext 1201