Forest Ridge was founded in 1983 as a residential foster care facility for at-risk youth. The twelve-bed facility was located at our current Center location, Crystal Cottage. Adding Eagle Cottage the following season, Forest Ridge expanded to include another 12 beds and has continued to grow since that time. Forest Ridge now has the capacity for 140 emergency shelter or residential treatment beds in four different locations.
The changes at Forest Ridge have included a residential treatment specialization to provide gender-responsive services female at-risk youth beginning in 1996. Forest Ridge has since added a school location, expanded its behavioral health intervention and therapeutic services, and partnered with local providers to meet the unique needs of the young women they serve.
Forest Ridge is excited to have joined the Sequel Youth and Family Services organization in December of 2014, whose efforts to help at-risk youth since 1999 have grown to include programs in 17 states serving clients from 37 states and territories.