Balancing top-notch clinical care with a variety of recreational opportunities, Lighthouse of Augusta provides a carefully structured yet supportive environment. Dedicated to serving the unique needs of children and adolescents, the facility also maintains an on-site private school that is approved by the Georgia Department of Education and fully accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission.

Residential Group Home (RBWO)

LCCA offers a highly specialized residential program for high management males between the ages of 12 and 17. All applicants must be committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice or the Department of Family and Children Services and possess an IQ of 70 or above. Twenty-four hour care is provided to assist residents in addressing psychiatric, behavioral and family/social issues they may be experiencing. Our goal is to help residents get back into their community with all the personal, academic, vocational, social, and life skills they need to be successful.

Psychiatric Residential Treatment (PRTF)

The PRTF program is open to male and female residents between the ages of 5 and 17. The program is dedicated to nurturing residents in a manner that creates positive change and personal growth. We strive daily to give our most challenged youth the tools they need to overcome the obstacles they are facing. We provide a highly structured program that empowers the participants to reach their maximum potential through positive reinforcement. Using innovative programming as well as individual, group and family participation, the therapeutic experience will focus on a holistic approach that will ensure that resident needs will be identified and addressed.

Treatment Components

The programs are based on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which has proven to be highly effective in treating mood, behavior, and anxiety disorders. In addition, the clinical staff uses behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), group therapy, family therapy, educational programming, and therapeutic activities to make use of every opportunity to help our residents succeed. In addition, LCCA follows the 7 Challenges program for our substance abuse services.

Level System

The level system provides an incentive in which residents participate and earn appropriate social privileges. It serves as an objective assessment tool which helps determine progress and behavioral function. Behavior indicators include performance in school, work, milieu, treatment, relationships, and attitude towards others. The treatment team evaluates the behavioral functioning of each resident weekly and assigns him or her to an appropriate level.

Education Program

There is an on-site school accredited by the George Accrediting Commission with certified teachers who have been trained to assist residents in meeting their educational goals. Residents may be asked to participate in the development or update of an Individual Education Plan (IEP) that functions like their Individual Treatment Plan, but focuses on educational or vocational goal attainment. The facility also offers a GED Track for residents wishing to pursue this avenue of education. Independent living skills are also a part of the program.

Recreational Programming

LCCA employs recreational coordinators to ensure that the resident’s physical well-being is met. Residents participate in a host of activities to include swimming in our on-site swimming pool, volleyball, basketball in our facility gym or outdoor basketball court, flag football, track and field competitions, ropes course and arts and crafts. Local outings are also offered to residents meeting criteria. These may include trips to the movies, local restaurants, roller skating, ice skating, going to local amusement facilities, attending sporting events or our annual trip to 6-Flags.

Outpatient Program

The Lighthouse Care Center of Augusta Child and Adolescent outpatient program is designed to provide a safe, nurturing, and therapeutic environment for the treatment of children and youth ages 5-17.

This program is appropriate for patients who:

  • Have mild to moderate psychiatric, emotional, and or behavioral needs
  • Have the ability to maintain themselves in the community
  • Present no immediate threat to themselves or others

The program provides a multi-disciplinary approach and is administered under the direction of an attending psychiatrist, licensed professional counselors, and provides:

  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Group and Individual Therapy
  • Family Skills Training
  • Medication Management
  • Educational Support
  • Individualized Discharge and Aftercare Planning
  • Core/CSI services

Symptoms Commonly Addressed Include:

  • Conduct Disorder
  • Substance Abuse
  • Sexual Behaviors
  • Sibling Related Difficulties
  • Mood Disorders
  • ADHD
  • Learning Disorders

Help is Just a Phone Call Away

We cannot offer diagnosis, counseling or recommendations online, but an Assessment and Referral Specialist is available 24 hours/7 days a week at 706.651.0005. If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

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3100 Perimeter Parkway | Augusta, GA 30909
Phone: 706.651.0005