Our Navigator personally answers questions and talks with you about resources that may be available in the community to meet your individualized needs. If you have any questions about our programs or services, or aren't sure what you need, contact our Service Navigator, Rachel Arruda, and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
The Lanewood residence of the van der Kolk Center at Glenhaven Academy is uniquely purposed as the only program in the United States that provides comprehensive clinical, educational, vocational, and medical services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex (LGBTQI), and allied youth.
Framingham, MA 01701
The primary goal of Lanewood is to provide opportunities for students who are LGBTQI and LGBTQI allies who would benefit from an environment where they can work through identified treatment goals in a confidential, nurturing, safe, and supportive environment. Lanewood staff are trained in the ARC (attachment, regulation, competency) model and work to support students as they are working through treatment.
We provide intensive, holistic services and resources to students that are welcoming and nonjudgmental, respectful of preferred terms for sexual orientation and/or gender identity. We also offer services and supports to family members to ensure the families/identified supports receive services that will allow for a successful reunification or transition plan to allow for long-term success. Our experienced, appropriately trained, and affirming health and mental health providers address mental health and physical healthcare needs. We provide educational, clinical, vocational, and medical services to all students.
Lanewood offers the unique experience of coupling trauma-informed treatment and care with real world independent living opportunities. Our staff work closely with students to identify individual interest level and talents that would compliment employment and volunteer opportunities in the local communities. We are committed to teaching our students life skills necessary to thrive after graduation. Students learn to plan menus, prepare meals, balance budgets, and self-care.
Specialized groups offered cover a wide range of LGBTQI issues including:
Trauma & family issues
Grief & loss
College preparatory classes
Substance abuse education
GLBTQI peer mentoring
Lanewood is designed to give students who have faced adverse situations a safe place to heal and develop a healthy sense of self. We work closely with every student to ensure they are able to develop healthy coping strategies, supportive relationships, and exposure to positive life experiences that can be transformative in nature. Every journey is unique; however, with a strong sense of community, Lanewood offers a place to excel.