Grafton’s Winchester facility is comprised of 2 locations — Elm Street, which has an educational facility as well as group homes, and the Bellview Avenue educational facility, known as the Ruth Birch Center, which also houses our corporate office.
Collectively, through our Winchester facilities, we provide a comprehensive range of services from education in classroom settings to one-on-one development, from residential life in group homes to vocational training.
Our group homes provide a setting for children and youth to learn adaptive functional skills such as self-care, home care and how to use community resources. These group homes are designed for male and females ages 6 to 21 with:
- Autism or mental retardation that may co-exist with other psychiatric disorders
- Challenging behaviors
- Psychiatric conditions
Services for students in group homes include:
- Speech therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Medication management
- Positive behavior supports
- Individual psychotherapy
- Case management
Functional Skills Training
- Adaptive living skills
- Social skills
- Behavioral self-management
The Winchester facility offers a range of educational services geared toward each student’s needs from two locations in the vicinity.
Children get their sensory motor development in the occupational therapy room.
The playground provides a place to get physical activity and enjoy nature.
A range of playground equipment at both locations foster independent behavior.
Grafton’s group homes provide adults with the ability to live in a supervised residential setting with the support and monitoring they need.
Group homes allow young adults to live as part of the community but with the supervision they need.
Another typical group home on a residential street in Winchester.
Grafton provides vocational training, such as mail sorting skills, at our Winchester facilities.
Grafton’s Community Group Homes are licensed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.