Germaine Lawrence Campus Youth Villages

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Contact Information

Youth Villages
Contact: Kristin Vander Els, Director
Email Address:
Phone: 781-648-6200
Alternate Phone: 781-859-1288 xDirect
Fax: 781-646-9106

18 Claremont Avenue Arlington, MA 02476-5812
Area Served: Greater Boston

Map Location Germaine Lawrence Campus


Germaine Lawrence provides a safe-haven and high-quality, individualized residential treatment services to adolescent girls who suffer from severe emotional and behavioral issues. The girls at Germaine Lawrence come to us with a variety of serious emotional and behavioral issues. Some are struggling with substance abuse issues or eating disorders. Many of the girls have attempted suicide at least once and some are aggressive and physically violent. Other girls chronically run away. Most of the girls' behaviors have evolved from traumas that they have suffered. Nearly 90% of the girls have been physically or sexually abused. Most of the girls have already been hospitalized multiple times and some have been in 5 or more foster homes, none of which have been successful placements. All of these young women need special treatment to help them feel safe and to re-establish their sense of self-worth.

Service Types

  • Domestic Violence Counseling
  • In-program Transportation
  • Outpatient
  • Outpatient-Substance Abuse
  • Rehabilitation
  • Schools - Residential
  • Skills Training
  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Housing
  • Mental Health

Populations Served

  • Behavior Disorder
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Illness
  • Multiple Disability

Ages Served

  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Accessibility Features

  • Medical Needs
  • Near Public Transportation

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service, Personal Funds
  • Licensed By: OFC, DOE