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Nearly everything a child needs is located right on The Marsh Foundation’s expansive 1,400 acre campus. An administration building houses a school, brightly painted cafeteria and auditorium. Large, three-story brick group homes feature recreation rooms and private bedrooms. In addition, all group homes have recently been remodeled by the Marsh maintenance and carpentry staff. The campus also offers a gymnasium, farm, garden, pond, wooded areas and playgrounds.
Group homes are gender-specific. Clymer Hall is licensed to house up to 10 girls. Vance and Marsh Halls are licensed to house up to 10 boys and Senior Hall is licensed for up to 6 independent living aged youth (15 and older). The homes are staffed 24-hours a day by highly trained staff who consistently provide behavioral treatment using the Teaching-Family Model. The homes are multi-staff secure. Foster Care is provided as a step-down service to children within The Marsh Foundation’s continuum of care. After meeting specific treatment goals within the group homes, children can transition to Foster Care with the ultimate goal of permanent placement or reunification with family.
The Marsh Foundation is a supportive member of the Teaching-Family Association and is committed to the Teaching-Family Model of care (TFM). TFM is a unique approach to human services characterized by clearly defined goals, integrated support systems and a set of essential elements. The model is not a punishment model or traditional counseling model. Programs emphasize the positive teaching of functional skills and behaviors. It is a combination of low tolerance for poor behaviors and high praise for good behaviors. TFM promotes the development of relationships with clients that are maintained through trust, respect and positive regard within professional boundaries. The Marsh Foundation has been using components of the Teaching-Family Model since 1991.
VAN WERT, Ohio – In 2014, Rob and Jennifer Sniegowski decided to pursue a foster care license with The Marsh Foundation. They were interested in growing their family and giving their daughter, Abigail, a younger sibling. After months of waiting, they were blessed two-fold with what has turned out to be a perfect match. In […][More]