MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Residential Care

The goal of the MBCH Children and Family Ministries Residential Program is to provide a living environment that promotes growth, positive change and ultimately, a move toward permanency. A structured, but nurturing atmosphere is accomplished by utilizing daily schedules, clear and realistic expectations, praise and encouragement, responsibility and trust, limits and boundaries, choices and consequences (both natural and logical), that results in the child’s assurance of safety and security. We desire to include and empower the family by providing family counseling, training, and referral for practical assistance. Families are an integral part of the treatment plan with identified goals and responsibilities.


Byrne Campus
20509 S. State Route J.
Peculiar, MO 64078
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Hutchens Campus
603 N. Main
Mt. Vernon, MO 65712
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Lowe-Frillman Campus
11300 St. Charles Rock Road
Bridgeton, MO 63044
800-264-6224, 314-739-6811
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Therapeutic Group Homes

The Therapeutic Group Homes (TGH) Program of MBCH Children and Family Ministries is licensed for children ages 6-21 with 8-12 children per house. In addition to the basic necessities of food, clothing, shelter and medical care, the children also receive individual, family and group counseling, public education, a structured environment, psychological care and recreation. Each child has an individualized treatment plan and is assigned a therapist who directs counseling and case management for that child.

The goal of residential care is the reunification of each child with the biological family (if possible) or the development of an alternative family structure when necessary. The average length of stay in residential programs is 6-9 months.

Residential Services are available in Bridgeton, Mount Vernon and Peculiar (boys only). As with all programs of MBCH Children and Family Ministries, Spiritual Development is emphasized. All staff are dedicated Christians who actively share their faith without being judgmental. Bible-based devotions are an important element of daily activities and the residents are encouraged to become involved in a local church.