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  • Boys Dorm Room 1

  • Boys Dorm Room 2

  • Counselor Area

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  • Family Room

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  • Girls Dorm Room 2

  • Girls Dorm Room 3

  • Girls Dorm Room 4

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  • On-site School

  • Outside View - Boys Dorm

  • Outside View - Girls Dorm

  • Palmetto Dorm - Girls Side

  • Patio and Playing Field

  • Therapist Office

  • Typical Dormitory Boys

  • Typical Dormitory Girls

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Highridge Family Center is a 3 month, Monday through Friday residential treatment program for Palm Beach County youth.  We provide services to families with youth ages 11 through 16 years, who are experiencing problems at home, school, with friends, and in the community. Youth on medication(s) are eligible for the program when closely monitored by their prescribing physician.

There is a one time $75 Application Fee and a $75 Activity Fee.

Residential Setting

  • Program participants stay in a dormitory style "house" of up to 12 youth per dorm
  • Six dorms comprised of 3 male and 3 female dorms
  • Twenty-four (24) hour supervision
  • Nursing staff available on each shift to address medical concerns
  • Nutritional services including cafeteria style dining
  • Indoor/outdoor recreational areas


  • Social Skills
  • Behavior Management
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Communication Skills
  • Anger Management Groups
  • Parent Education Groups
  • Recreational Activities
  • Conflict Resolution Skills

School Setting

  • Palm Beach County School on-site
  • Small Class sizes
  • Behavioral specialist in each classroom
  • Youth learn how to be successful in a classroom setting
  • Open communication and collaboration between residential staff and school staff


  • Program participants are immersed in a structured and therapeutic environment Monday through Friday
  • Behavior is shaped by reinforcing positive behavior and consequencing negative behavior
  • Youth learn behavior management strategies for home, school, with peers, and in the community
  • Family members attend weekly family sessions and monthly educational groups
  • Residents and families practice new skills at home each weekend to improve family relationships and decision making
  • Youth learn and use appropriate coping skills to manage their emotions
  • Character development is enhanced through teaching the values of Commitment, Responsibility, Trustworthiness, Maturity, and Integrity

Contact Us

Highridge Family Center‚Äč

4200 N. Australian Avenue
West Palm Beach, Florida 33407

Phone:  561-625-2540

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