Was one of first clients ever and this place is God sent. The staff are all very nice and down to earth and will go out of their way to help. Thank you for all you’ve done for me.

Robber Faulk

I can't say enough about the staff here. They go above and beyond in order to help their clients. I've always been treated with courtesy and respect. I would recommend anyone to go there if they find themselves in a position where they need assistance.

Alisha Zeimer

These people, legit saved my life. I wouldn't have been able to make it where I am today without this program. When you are released from prison the don't give any sort of stepping stone, just kinda throw you to the streets. Intergrated Services has been there with me from the beginning making sure that I do not fall on my face. Thanks for everything you did/do for me!!!!

Natasha Lloyd

About Mary Hill Youth & Family Center Services

Our program is founded in the trauma informed model “ARC” - Attachment Regulation and Competency. The Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) Framework is a flexible, components-based intervention developed for children and adolescents who have experienced complex trauma, along with their caregiving systems. ARC’s foundation is built upon four key areas of study: normative childhood development, traumatic stress, attachment, and risk and resilience. Drawing from these areas, ARC identifies important childhood skills and competencies which are routinely shown to be negatively affected by traumatic stress and by attachment disruptions, and which – when addressed – predict resilient outcome.

We serve all gender and non-binary youth between the ages of 10-17 with complex behavioral health and multi-system needs. The ages and genders accepted are dependent on our current milieu; currently, we are serving Females ages 13 through 17. MHYFC was designed in cooperation with area child-serving agencies with the goal of expanding the capacity for residential behavioral health care in our area! One of our goals is for youth and their families to be able to access intensive services and supports they need in or near their communities.

Our 16-bed facility is in the Appalachian region of Southeast Ohio in the rolling hills of Athens County. Our program is here to provide safe and nurturing care to youth who have experienced complex trauma and to help them learn to safely cope with the myriad of emotional and behavioral issues that often result from such trauma. We serve all genders and are an unlocked facility, so we are unable to accept juvenile sex offenders or sexually aggressive youth. The ages and genders accepted will be dependent on our current milieu.

Treatment services include individual, family, and group therapy, as well as expressive therapies such as art, movement, music, and recreation. These therapeutic approaches help youth further develop their capacity to self-regulate and provide them with opportunities to build healthy relationships and form trust in others.

Our program provides safety and structure to the youth in our care with a 1:5 staff-to-youth ratio, private/single bedrooms, access to 24/7 emergency nursing and/or therapy, and security cameras in shared areas.


  • Learning is a lifelong process
  • Positive relationships supply the tools for success
  • It is important to respect and value each person’s individual abilities and culture
  • Working collaboratively and hearing each other is key to solving problems
  • Being present at each moment helps us find hope and stability

Mary Hill Youth and Family Center focuses on a family-centered treatment approach and endeavors to strengthen and preserve family connections.

We understand that connection, support, and belonging are imperative to the success of the youth’s integration back into their community. We are committed to developing collaborative, wrap-around care for the youth and their family during and after the youth’s residential treatment stay. We strive to build a bridge of service to ensure smooth transitions for the youth and their families as they move from one level of care to another.

Contact/Referral Information

Services are available to youth living in our residential program. Referrals can be made by calling Admissions and Engagement directly Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM or by submitting a referral form via email.

Location Information

Office Hours: M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Located in 

1950 Mount Saint Marys Drive
Nelsonville, OH 45764

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