Residential Treatment

Campus Life

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.


During a child’s stay at Beloit, they will have access to quality mental health services.


Children at Beloit participate in one-on-one therapy sessions with counselors, group sessions with other children and staff, and therapy sessions with family members. They also participate in “milieu” therapy, where children live in communities together to learn skills like communication and conflict resolution.


LSI’s Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS) are available for children at Beloit. This service includes regular sessions with a BHIS caseworker, where a child develops coping skills like anger management, healthy decision-making, and problem solving.


Beloit has a nursing staff on campus during regular business hours, as well as an on-call registered nurse available at all other hours. Our nurses take children to medical appointments and they stay in close contact with parents or guardians if a child needs medication or hospital visits.

Trauma-Informed Care

All of us have experiences, both positive and negative, that can affect how we relate to the world around us. That’s why Beloit offers a Trauma-Sensitive Care (TSC) environment. We focus on helping children feel safe while they learn to identify their emotions, and how to communicate those to others.

Family Engagement

  • 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)

To refer a child into FGCS, please download and complete this form. When the form is complete, email it to our Beloit Intake Specialist at

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 

To refer a child into PMIC, please download and complete this form. When the form is complete, email it to our Beloit Intake Specialist at

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

To refer a child into Enhanced PMIC, please download and complete this form. When the form is complete, email it to our Beloit Intake Specialist at

Meet Matt, Beloit’s Residential Manager

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.