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Case House is a home designed for students who are focusing on transitional living skills. Case House students benefit from all the specialized services offered by the Swansea Wood School while living in a surburban neighborhood in Taunton, Massachusetts. This small, homelike environment fosters safe and strong relationships with peers and staff and also ensures highly individualized tranistion planning.
Taunton, MA 02780
The Case House Campus of Swansea Wood School is a home designed for students who are focusing on transitional living skills. Case House students benefit from the specialized services offered by the Swansea Wood School while living with more independence in a suburban neighborhood in Taunton, Massachusetts. This small, family like environment fosters safe and strong relationships with peers and staff and also ensures highly individualized transitional planning.
Case House accepts both boys and girls, ages 12-22, who are coping with mental illness, cognitive impairment, significant past trauma, academic struggles and/or behavioral difficulties. In order to be accepted at Case House, students must be stable in effectively using regulation skills and must be working towards a transition to more independent living. Case House gives students the opportunity to prepare for a less-structured community setting while providing them with the staff support, safety, and consistency they require to achieve more independence.
All Case House students participate in weekly individual and group sessions at the Swansea Wood School. Family therapy services are also available. The clinical staff at Swansea Wood School provide cutting-edge interventions. Treatments provided include ARC and DBT skill groups for students, CBT, trauma-informed yoga, and sensory focused interventions to aid in self-regulation.
Many of our students are working towards their high school diploma while attending classes at the Swansea Wood School during the day. Other students participate in our transition program where the focus is development of vocational and independent living skills. Additionally, students attend enrichment and sports activities in the community based on individual preferences.
The teaching of life skills and the development of individual competencies at Case House are often embedded within the realities of community living. Case House staff and students work together to plan and cook nutritious meals on a budget as well as carry out the daily maintenance of the home. Students are encouraged to contribute in meaningful ways with the goal of becoming successful members of the community.
Our low student-to-staff ratio allows staff to work individually with Case House residents on transition-related skills. Whether shopping on a budget, preparing a meal, learning to take public transportation, or building community connections the experience is hands-on and has real and long-lasting impact. Although not all of our students are working towards entering the workforce immediately, all are supported in obtaining work, paid or voluntary, that has a special meaning for them.