Keys Counseling - Nurturing Our Village

Connecting adoptive, foster, and all other types of families and kids with the resources they need to thrive.

Connecting adoptive, foster, and all other types of families and kids with the resources they need to thrive.

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Keys Counseling

Keys Counseling
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Physical Address
300 S. St. Louis Boulevard, Suite 150, South Bend, IN 46617; 424 Perry St. LaPorte, IN 46350; 120 S. Main St. Elkhart, IN 46516; 259 Indiana Ave. Suite A, Valparaiso, IN 46383
Phone Number
South Bend: 574-406-1520 | LaPorte: 574 406-1520 | Elkhart: 574 326-3905 | Valparaiso: 574-406-1520
Description of activities

At Keys Counseling, our goal is to significantly change the lives of at-risk children and families by providing intensive, home-based prevention and intervention services. We will strive to engage families in therapeutic and educational services as well as provide linkage to long term community resources and supports. We are committed to advocating on behalf of vulnerable children and families. HOME-BASED SERVICES Home-Based Therapy Our licensed therapists provide strengths-based therapy to address a range of behavioral and mental health issues. We view problematic behaviors as a client’s attempt to deal with trauma or emotional pain, and we work with clients to develop healthier ways of managing their emotions and having their needs met. Clinical services include individual, family and group therapy utilizing evidenced based models. Our clinicians work collaboratively with other existing services within the treatment team as well as with law enforcement, medical and psychiatric professionals, schools, and community supports to foster the best possible outcomes. Home-Based Casework Our dynamic team of Caseworkers provide a variety of services to help safely maintain children in their home, support and stabilize families, and promote the general well-being of the family unit. Working collaboratively with clients, our caseworkers can help connect families to community resources, develop budgeting skills, provide life skill training, parenting education and other supportive services to meet the unique needs of families. Service Support Aide Homemakers/parent aids provide assistance and support for adults who are struggling to fulfill parenting or homemaking functions. Homemakers work with our clients by advocating, teaching, coaching, and modeling behaviors that will help clients develop new skills and increased knowledge to manage their homes safely and adequately. Supervised Visitation Our team of qualified staff members provide supervised visitation between children and parents. The goal of visits it to support and strengthen the parent-child relationship while ensuring child safety through observations. Supervised visitations can be held in office, in the community and in the home. Family Preservation The goal of Family Preservation services is to help families stay together in a safe home environment and avoid the need for a child’s out of home placement. Intensive, home-based services are provided to the family to address the problems that led to involvement with DCS. Family Preservation services are short term and intended to improve family functioning and help parents develop skills to safely maintain their children in the home. Parent Education Parent education programs are offered in both individual and group settings. We serve clients whose children are involved with Juvenile Probation or who have an open case with DCS. We educate parents about child development, developmental milestones, discipline techniques, communication strategies, self-care, and other issues that can help them better understand and respond to the unique needs of their children. Father Engagement Fathers involved with DCS work with Keys staff to support and strengthen the relationship with their children. Staff work alongside DCS case managers to successfully engage fathers in services that will improve safety, stability, well-being, and permanency for their children. EDUCATION SERVICES Tutoring Educational Advocates develop and implement personalized programs to support a client’s academic success and ensure school compliance. Using standardized assessments, collaboration with teachers and parents, and individual work with the child, tutors address a range of academic challenges presented by our clients. Truancy Termination Clients in this unique program are assigned an educational advocate and caseworker who work cooperatively to ensure the child attends school regularly and improves their academics. Group modules are included in this program for both parents and youth to attend. Our team approach to treatment involves working with the child and family to identify the barriers that led to truancy. Keys Academy Keys Academy is located in our South Bend Office and provides assistance with school-assigned academic work for clients that have not succeeded in a traditional public-school setting. Clients are assessed to determine their level of academic functioning using Edmentum Assessments and programming is centered around client’s individual needs. PLATO Credit Recovery is available to clients that need HS credits.

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Child protective services involvement
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Kids with background of abuse
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Serves South Bend, La Porte, Elkhart, Valparaiso
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Nurturing Our Village
540 Carroll Street, South Bend, IN 46601