90 Day Short Term Residential Evaluation
Short Term Evaluation Program (STEP) is located at D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s in Grand Rapids. The program is a 90 day residential short term evaluation program for youth ages 6-17 who live in Michigan. These youth are in need of a more intensive, comprehensive evaluation in order to better assess their current needs and strengths; and utilize that information to make effective service and appropriate placement recommendations.
To make a referral, please submit the referral form as well as a copies of the following documents: Initial Service Plan, most recent Updated Service Plan, and if applicable, psychological evaluation, psychiatric evaluation, and Individualized Education Program. Please email documentation to our intake specialist.
• Weekly individual therapy sessions
• Family therapy when appropriate
• Group therapy
• Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation
• Multidisciplinary Team Meeting review
• Educational/School Coordination
• Tutoring, Mentoring, & Education support
• Recreational & Activities program
A treatment team will be assigned to each student consisting of a Clinical Manger, Program Manager, House Manager, a team of Direct Care Counselors, a Clinician, Assessment Specialist, Nurse, and Case Manager. In addition, contracts will be maintained with other services as needed. Educational services are provided either through a community school or onsite with Lighthouse Charter Academy. Daily attendance and youth's academic progress will be monitored and submitted monthly to the case worker and families.