We want children on Beloit’s campus to have fun in a safe way! Children will enjoy the outdoors, take field trips, watch movies, and learn new hobbies.
- Parents and guardians are encouraged to stay in touch with their child as much as possible. Children can visit home, and families can schedule regular visits to campus.
- Phone calls, letters, and postcards are always welcome, and we strongly encourage parents and guardians to participate in a child’s regular family therapy sessions.
Most children at Beloit attend school in the Ames Community School District. But Beloit also provides additional on-campus classrooms run by the school district. To attend school on campus, a child must have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) stating that a special school environment is needed.
Programs and Eligibility
The goal of FGCS is to create a safe living environment within our residential treatment centers for children in foster care, while also engaging their families to make sure they are reunified as soon as possible.
- Children referred into the program are court-ordered
- Children can be referred into this program through the Department of Human Services (DHS) or the Juvenile Court System (JCS)
Our Psychiatric Medical Institute for Children (PMIC) serves children who display inappropriate behaviors, have difficulty with social skills, or are unable to enjoy daily life due to mental illness.
- Children can be between the ages of 5 and 15
- Families must have a “Certificate of Need” signed by the child’s psychiatrist and therapist
- A child must have a letter written by his or her therapist, detailing the services they have received through therapy
- A child must have pre-authorization from the family’s Managed Care Organization (MCO) insurance
Our Enhanced PMIC program is for youth with significant mental health issues. They may struggle with lower intellectual functioning, developmental delays, or other disorders or inappropriate behaviors.
- Children are recommended to be between the ages of 12 and 18
- Children will have an IQ of between 60 and 75
One of the most important things I’ve learned is the importance of love and relationships. The importance of patience, of acceptance, and the importance of second chances.
I spent 15 months in intensive residential treatment. During those 15 months, I was able to find my heart again. After finishing, I stayed on staff at that same program and eventually moved up to become the Executive Director at the same organization. During that time, I also became a father of two beautiful children and finished my bachelor’s degree in psychology.
When I look at the children and families we serve at Beloit, what I see is a great need for the same patience, acceptance, and second chances I received. It is my goal to spend the rest of my life giving unconditional care to the people I serve.