Organizations that provide alternative living arrangements for children and young adults who require care, supervision and support on a 24-hour basis or during part of the day. Use also for children and youth who have been neglected or abandoned and would benefit from a professionally supervised, structured group environment.
Key words: Boys Ranches; Group Homes for Children with Disabilities; Group Homes for Dependent Children; Group Homes for Disabled Children; Group Homes for Children with Developmental Disabilities; Orphanages; Residential Care Facilities for Children; Residential Care for Dependent Children
Scope notes: Use this term for residential facilities for children or young adults who need custodial or developmental care. For facilities that offer residential care in conjunction with clinical treatment, use F33, Residential Mental Health Treatment.
See also: Foster Care (P32); Prison Alternatives (I44); Residential Mental Health Treatment Facilities (F33); Nursing Facilities (E91)