To help you make the best decision possible when looking for a program for your daughter, we want to let you know who we are – and who we are not.
Bloom – A Place for Girls is a short-term Teen Challenge program dedicated to helping teen girls, ages 12-17, and their families through difficult times.
We offer a warm environment rich in love and strong in structure but we are not a boot camp or military school. We offer foundational Christian curriculum but we are not a traditional boarding school. We help troubled and out of control girls that struggle with drug/alcohol use, thoughts of suicide, depression, cutting and much more in a compassionate group home environment where they will learn how to live their lives in freedom – not just be scared straight into compliance.
At Bloom, we offer a 3-5 month faith-based residential program where girls can come into a safe environment and experience help, hope and freedom. Through Biblical Counseling, Christian curriculum and compassionate 24/7 care, each girl Is given an opportunity at a fresh start!
As a faith-based program, we believe that only Christ can bring about genuine life-lasting transformation. For each girl that comes to Bloom, the transformation process may look different. Some girls come into the program desiring real change and as a result, God will move dramatically and quickly in their heart and mind. Others may enter the program not fully convinced that they need to make changes in their lives and hesitate to get involved. Regardless, their individualized curriculum will take them through a journey of self-discovery so that ultimately, they recognize their need for change and a new life.
Our objective is to help you and your daughter experience life-lasting transformation. We are not interested in helping girls ‘conform’ to our program. Instead, we want to see them transformed by the renewing of their mind and through an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ.
At Bloom, there are three main components that comprise our program:
The staff at Bloom are compassionate Christian care givers, uniquely equipped and called to minister to troubled teen girls. Direct care staff is responsible for the general supervision of the students and their daily activities. They are the staff members that will both love – and hold your daughter accountable – as she learns how to live her life differently. They work closely with our Learning Center Coordinator and Biblical Counselor to ensure that your daughter gets the most out of our program.
The Direct Care staff will help put practical application to everything your daughter is learning in both the classroom and the counseling office.
Bloom is not a medical detox, rehab, military or clinical environment. We are a ministry and use a Biblical counseling model that addresses the issues your daughter has. We encourage repentance for their actions and help them learn how to apply the Word of God in their lives. Here at Bloom, we don’t use labels such as “ADD” or “OCD” with your daughter. Instead we focus on how to overcome their current issues while developing the fruit of the Spirit to avoid future problems in their life. It is this practical application of God’s Word that makes the Teen Challenge program the most successful of its kind!
We are here to help you and your daughter through this difficult time of crisis. At Bloom, your daughter will receive Biblical counseling individually as well as in a group setting. We also provide counseling to you! The counselor you and your daughter have is a well-trained, experienced and a mature Christian that will treat your family with both honesty and respect.
Although your daughter is the one that will be staying here, your entire family is enrolled in our program. That means that your counselor will be honest with you and address any issues she sees need to be addressed in you and your family. Your cooperation, participation and willingness to receive correction and instruction in counseling is important – your daughter’s success depends on it! Think about it. Drugs, rebellion, cutting, abuse and emotional roller-coasters– these things work to destroy a family. Our objective is to help reunite families and sometimes that means that parents need to address their own issues and learn how to parent differently. Your daughter’s new life starts at Bloom but you are responsible for discipling her once she returns home.
When you complete the Intake paperwork for Bloom, you will also be enrolling her in the New Testament Christian School in Cedarville, MA. Bloom recently partnered with New Testament Christian School and is providing nationally accredited Christ-centered coursework that challenges their character while focusing on practical aspects of both faith and conduct. Each student at Bloom is expected to complete a minimum of three curriculum units to satisfactorily complete the program and attain graduate status. Each unit is carefully customized for the individual student, with input from the Biblical counselor to specifically address their individual issues.
Upon successful completion of the Bloom program, your daughter will receive a transcript from New Testament Christian School that you may present to the school she will be returning to for the award of any applicable credits. We are excited about the potential for your daughter to continue her education through New Testament Christian School following her completion of Bloom through their home school track if that is an option you are interested in.