Our goal is to provide a safe, caring and nurturing residential environment that supports the physical and emotional needs of children and adolescents. We offer two programs: Stone Bridge, a psychiatric respite facility; and Stone Brook, a high intensity group home.
These licensed programs provide treatment for children and adolescents who need short-term or intermediate residential services within a structured therapeutic environment. Individual, group and family therapy, as well as medication management are integral aspects of treatment offered in these programs.
Our Facilities and Setting
Stone Bridge and Stone Brook provide private and semi-private rooms for residents. In addition, there are activities areas, group rooms, an arts and crafts room, a modern dining hall and a gym. Our spacious 100-acre campus offers a large game field, soccer and softball fields, basketball, tennis and volleyball courts, and a pond for fishing.
Nestled among rolling hills and farmland near Hagerstown, the residential facilities provide natural beauty as well as privacy for residents. Our residential programs are part of a wide variety of services offered at Brook Lane, including inpatient and outpatient mental health, and a partial hospitalization program.
Residents have the opportunity to participate in a number of activities, which include chapel, off-campus church services, Bible study, and faith issues group. While Brook Lane's chaplain is available upon request, each resident's own minister is welcome to visit.
For additional information and referrals, please contact the Admissions Coordinator by calling: 301- 733-0331 ext. 112 or 800-342-2992.
Stone Bridge [Click for Virtual Tour]
Licensed by Maryland's Department of Human Resources, Stone Bridge is a psychiatric respite facility, providing treatment for boys and girls, ages 6-12 years old and female adolescents, ages 13-17.
Typically, these youth are emotionally and temporarily in need of a protective and supportive residential placement. Our structured therapeutic environment provides for their safety, education, psychiatric assessment and medication management, as well as providing stabilizing individual, group and family interventions.
Residents' length of stay at Stone Bridge may range from a few weeks to a number of months, depending on the needs of the individual, the family and the requirements of the referring agency.
Stone Bridge offers an array of therapeutic services such as individual psychotherapy, group therapy, and life skills training to assist the residents. Family involvement is encouraged in all phases of care, from admission through discharge. When appropriate, provisions are made for visitation both on campus and at home.
Located within the program, Stone Bridge Academy is a Type III non-public school. Each resident receives education services in accordance with their personal education plan. Alternatively, if prescribed in their individual education plan (IEP) or their individual treatment plan (ITP), enrollment in Washington County public schools or the Laurel Hall School (a Type I non-public special education program located adjacent to Stone Bridge) may be arranged.
Stone Brook [Click for Virtual Tour]
Licensed by Maryland's Department of Human Resources, Stone Brook is a high intensity group home, providing treatment for female adolescents, ages 13-18.
Typically, these youth have experienced multiple disrupted placements in foster care, hospitalizations, and been diagnosed with a mental illness, or are displaying behaviors that require an increased level of therapeutic intervention within the support of a semi-secure living environment. The major goal of this program is to empower the adolescents, who are typically "difficult to place," to explore the source of their disruptive behaviors and develop appropriate alternatives that will enable their re-entry into a home environment.
Psychiatric assessment, individualized psychotherapy, medication management and behavior modification form the basis of treatment. The program also utilizes group therapy, peer support counseling and life skills training to assist the residents in achieving their goals of increased self sufficiency.
Family involvement is encouraged in all phases of care and family interventions emphasized, as strategies that support the plan for the youth's return to their communities. Where appropriate, visitations both on campus and at home are arranged.
Residents attend Washington County public schools in accordance with their personal education plan. When prescribed by their individual education plan (IEP) or their individual treatment plan (ITP), specialized services are available. Enrollment in Brook Lane's Laurel Hall School, (a Type I non-public special education program located adjacent to Stone Bridge) is also an option.