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Serving The Youth and Families of Fremont County Since 1977
  Serving The Youth and Families of Fremont County Since 1977
Serving The Youth and Families of Fremont County Since 1977
Fremont County Group Homes Lander Group Home for Girls  

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Lander Group Home for Girls

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Parent Handbook  Resident Handbook 
Both homes are located out of city limits. Being in rural settings is relaxing and lends itself to more outdoor activities for our residents. The Lander home is on the Popo Agie river and has a spectular view of the Wind Rivers.


Fremont County Group Home policy is to use need as the first criteria for placement. The Group Home reserves the right to refuse service to any youth who:

  • is considered to be high risk to injure him or herself, another person, or is likely to jeopardize the program itself
  • is at high risk for suicidal or homicidal behavior
  • is exhibiting severe psychiatric symptoms that cannot be safely managed and treated with the resources available at the facility
  • is exhibiting combative behavior

Youth who are currently under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicating substances must meet the above criteria and be cleared by hospital medical staff or a personal physician IF:

  • they currently have a BAC of .08 or greater
  • are exhibiting unstable vital signs and/or signs and symptoms requiring emergency treatment, (e.g. persistent vomiting; body temperature of greater than 100 degrees or less than 95 degrees; hallucinations; open lacerations or uncontrolled bleeding; possible fracture; pupils dilated and unresponsive to light; or a pulse greater than 120 per minute while resting)
  • are pregnant
If medical personnel clear a youth for placement, staff follow the Procedure for Detoxing Residents. 
Fremont County Group Homes, Inc. provides long-term care to youth between the ages of 10 and 17, who have been adjudicated as CHINS (Child in Need of Supervision), Delinquent, Abused, or Neglected.

Service Delivery Plan
   A. Referral is received.
   B. The Executive or Associate Director and other staff meet with    youth, parent or guardian, and social services worker for an interview.
   C. The youth and parent or guardian receive information regarding rules, expectations, program and resident responsibilities, and resident rights.
   D. Staffing occurs and a decision is made as to denial or acceptance of applicant. If admission is denied, staff make recommendations to the youth and parent or guardian for service options. The decision to accept or deny a resident for admission is based on information gathered from the youth, the parent or guardian, the referring agency; the need for the agency's services, the youth's inability to receive such services in a less restrictive environment, and the safety of other residents, staff, and the community.
   E. When a resident is accepted, the next step is intake. All staff are trained in intake procedures. The resident and parent or guardian receive explanations and written copies of all rules, resident rights, complaint procedures, etc. and are asked to sign required forms. The person with custody signs intake form.     F. Placement in the Group Home provides
  1. Fremont County Group Home for Girls
    A positive home environment, with direct care staff who provide a positive parenting model.
  2. A comprehensive assessment:
    a. a preliminary evaluation of the request or need
    b. a compilation of information about past or current services from this or other agencies
    c. consideration of ethnic and cultural factors
    d. health assessment
    e. discussion with resident's parent or guardian regarding need for continued services
    f. information regarding psychological, developmental, behavioral, and educational factors
    g. identification of special treatment needs due to age, sexual orientation, culture, religion, nationality, race, or ethnic identity
    h. exploration of underlying problems such as family violence, child abuse, or substance abuse
    I. resident and family strengths
    j. assessment of social problems effecting the resident and family
    k. assessment of family relationships and legal status of resident
    l. substance abuse assessment
  3. A service case plan is developed by the resident, the Clinical Director, staff, parent or guardian, and social services worker. (See services)
  4. Continuing education and support through existing school districts
  5. Individual counseling

    Lander Group Home for Girls

    a. Behavior
    b. Education
    c. Life skills
    d. Future planning
    e. Substance abuse
  6. Group counseling
    a. Supportive
    b. Awareness building (i.e. value clarification, thinking errors, accountability, substance abuse, and self-respect)
    c. Recreational therapy, including but not limited to
    - Wilderness trips, fishing, etc.
    - Community offerings
    - Participation in school activities
  7. Long term placement
    a. Fremont County Group Homes ultimate goal, unless otherwise stated by the Department of Family Services, is reunification.
    b. Or long term foster care in coordination with DFS worker.


Fremont County Group Homes provides short-term care (30 days or less) to youth, between the ages of ten(10)
and seventeen(17), who are in need of emergency shelter due to a crisis situation.

Referrals come from social services, law enforcement, parents, schools, youth services, and residents themselves.

Crisis Admission Policy:
Follow overall admission policy. One or more of the following criteria are specific to Crisis placements to
determine eligibility of services:

  1. Must be between the ages of ten(10) and seventeen(17).
  2. A child in need of protection
  3. A non-violent child as an alternative for secure detention.
  4. A child requiring diagnostic assessment
  5. A child awaiting permanent placement.
  6. A non-violent child awaiting trial.
  7. A child unable to receive parental care in their home or independent living situation.
  8. A child who participates in family and community life

The agency begins exit planning and aftercare preparation at intake.  When you ask a new resident and his or her parent or guardian "What is the permanent plan?" and "What is the expected length of stay?" you are beginning the aftercare planning.  This process continues with case planning, case reviews, and exit planning.  The agency either meets the aftercare needs itself or does so through referrals.  When possible, staff develop a plan (for a long term resident) with the Department of Family Service worker, therapist, and whoever the resident is going to live with.  A copy of the aftercare plan is given to the resident, supervising adult, involved agencies and put in the case file.  A plan for a resident in crisis placement follows the same process except there may not be a Department of Family Service worker involved. When possible agency staff will follow up on the aftercare plan.   Of course, all residents are encouraged to call and come for visits after they exit the program and an aftercare group is offered to all exiting residents.

Aftercare is a process involving input from:
  1. resident
  2. family or guardian
  3. therapist
  4. Department of Family Service worker (if long-term)
  5. Youth services and school counselors  (if appropriate the agency makes contact with potential service providers and resources needed for the aftercare plan).
The aftercare plan should include the following:
  1. Resident's name
  2. Date of discharge
  3. The plan 
      a.  who will provide service
      b.  what service
      c.  where is it to be provided
      d.  how the resident will get there
      e.  who is responsible for overseeing the service
      f.  duration of service

Termination and discharge from Fremont County Group Home occurs:
  1. when a resident successfully complete his or her goals
  2. if a resident refuses to participate in the program
  3. if placement is no longer appropriate 
  4. if a resident requires services this agency can not provide
  5. if court chooses to remove resident
    An exit summary form should be completed within 48 hours of discharge and put in the case file prior to closing case

Involuntary Discharge

      When a resident is involuntarily discharged, staff verbally explain the reason for discharge and provide written documentation in the case file.  If possible, staff will refer the resident and family to service appropriate

It is our agency policy to screen all residents for safety issues or concerns upon entry and results are noted on the intake form and in the daily log. 

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