Ottilie Residential Treatment Facility
The Ottilie Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) is located on six acres in the heart of Queens. It is the only OMH residential facility that exclusively serves adolescents and young adults with a serious emotional disturbance as well as developmental delays. The 24-hour facility provides the most intensive residential mental health services available outside of a hospital. The Ottilie RTF offers a highly structured, therapeutic setting that focuses on strengthening family connections, providing a trauma sensitive approach to treatment and preparing the youth to return to their communities. Residents attend the Theresa Paplin School, an ungraded, non-diploma bound New York State special education school.
Who Can Benefit from this Program
Youth with SED needing a highly structured residential setting with all services on site.
10 -21 years of age
How to Access this Program or Service
Referrals go through the Pre-Admission Certification Committee (PACC)
4 out of 5
runaway or homeless youth leaving our transitional living programs are engaged in educational pursuits or gainful employment
of 12th graders in SCO's Family Foster Care program graduated high school, with 65% enrolled in post-secondary education