Norman C. Sleezer Youth Home     1401 Sleezer Home Road     Freeport, IL 61032    815.232.8336
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Who We Serve

NCS Youth Home serves females age 12-21 years old. We serve
youth statewide. Referral sources typically include the following:
        Illinois Department of Corrections
        County Probation Departments
        Public School Districts
        The Department of Children and Family Services
        Local Community Mental Health Agency

The typical residents of the NCS Youth Home frequently display the
following behaviors:
       Argumentative and non-compliance with authority
       Deliberately annoys other individuals
       Often blames others for her mistakes or misbehaviors
       Is easily annoyed by others
       Is often angry or resentful
       Bullies, threatens or intimidates others
       Initiates physical altercations
       May have used a weapon that could cause harm to others
       May have displayed stealing behaviors
       May have unhealthy ways to get her needs met, for example, manipulation
       May use self-harm as a means for coping

NCS Youth Home does not accept youth with a history of, or active, psychosis.
NCS Youth Home emphasizes a Strength-Based and Client Empowerment treatment philosophy using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Therefore, it is required that all residents have an IQ above 70 in order to understand daily programming.