All Kinds of News for January 11, 2017
Montford Hall (NC), a residential recovery program for teenage boys, extended $270,000 in scholarship funding to offset tuition expenses for 8 students in 2016.
“We can’t change the fact that good treatment for teenagers is expensive," says Alex Kirby, Psy.D., Montford Hall’s executive director. “But as a nonprofit organization—thanks to our donors—we’re able to mitigate some of the cost for parents in truly meaningful ways.”
In what is already a very small market, Montford Hall stands alone in offering significant scholarship funding to prospective families. “These students were clearly in need of long-term treatment,” Kirby says. “And their parents had nowhere else to turn.”
One of the recipients says, "I honestly don't know what we would have done without Montford Hall. They came through for us in a very difficult time, with a scholarship that made treatment viable—and gave us hope for our son's future."
Montford Hall uses an outside service to evaluate applicants’ need. This ensures objectivity and fairness, says Kirby, and “keeps finances out of the therapeutic relationship.”
About Montford HallLocated in Asheville, NC, Montford Hall is a nonprofit residential recovery program for boys 13-17. The program combines comprehensive clinical care for substance use and co-occurring disorders, innovative academics, 12-step facilitation, family support, and a wide range of health/wellness and recreational activities to give students an integrated, individualized, an inspiring recovery experience. Montford Hall is licensed as a therapeutic boarding school in the State of North Carolina, and a member of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP).