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Group Home

Higdon Hill Group Home Program

Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services offers an adolescent Group Home Program for youth ages 12–19 who are unable to maintain placement at home, or in a foster home, but do not require a more restrictive residential treatment center or inpatient acute care.

The Higdon Hill Group Home Program serves males and females ages 12–19. RISE, our Phase II program, serves females ages 18–21 in DHR’s custody with a focus on transitional living services; placement may vary depending upon individual needs.

The Higdon Hill Group Home Program is most appropriate for adolescents who are not ready for the responsibility of independent living, or the intimacy of a foster home, but could benefit from services that assist with transition into the community from a youth group home.

Mental Health and Teens

The World Health Organization suggests that mental illness starts at a young age, with most beginning before the person turns 14. Early detection and an accurate diagnosis can be key in getting to the root of the issues and setting young people on the right path moving forward. 

Depression and anxiety tend to be the highest percentage of mental disorders in teens, and that number continues to grow each year according to studies done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Breaking the stigma surrounding mental health is extremely important to stop this trend, as is getting people who have mental health issues help from mental health professionals as early as possible. Getting your loved one help now could prevent a lifetime of mental health struggles.

Assessment(s) include:

Our treatment center for teens includes assessments that can determine the type of mental health disorders that need to be treated. No patient is the same, and specialized treatment is not one-size-fits-all. 

We offer several assessments, including: 

  • Psychiatric, with others as needed
  • Nursing
  • Psychosocial
  • Educational

Individualized services include:

Psychiatric care for teens often includes individualized services to get to the root of the patient’s mental health issues. Our group home for teens can include individualized services, including: 

  • Weekly individual therapy sessions
  • Family therapy sessions when appropriate
  • Psychiatric care
  • Monthly treatment team meetings
  • Master treatment plan reviews
  • And discharge planning

Group services:

Teen treatment that includes group therapy services can benefit patients through building social skills, comfort, a support system and more. Our group therapy sessions covers such topics as:

  • Anger management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Stress management
  • Goal setting
  • Recreational therapy
  • Independent living skills
  • Community-based outings
  • And more

School/Curriculum features:

Your loved one’s education is important – and so is their mental health. At Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services, we understand this, and offer a school curriculum in order to balance both out and make sure that they are not left behind in school while they work on the very important goal of improving their mental health. 

Your loved one’s mental health should not be ignored, but neither should their education. Our Higdon Hill Group Program recognizes that through school/curriculum features, including: 

  • Licensed private school with state support services
  • Master’s-level teachers
  • Facility and community-based instruction


Higdon Hill
6865 5th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL, 35212
Phone: 205-833-9000

1631 2nd Avenue North
Bessemer, AL 35020
Phone: 205-428-8046

Help is Just a Phone Call Away

Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services’ professional staff are here to help. Call 205-833-9000 or 800-292-8553 for a no-cost, confidential assessment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.