Our Program

Miller Home of Lynchburg, Virginia provides a loving and nurturing structured environment that meets the needs of each resident.  All basic needs will be met as well as opportunities for growth and development.  Behavior modification will be provided by the Level System as well as other consequences outlined in policy.  Each resident will receive case management services, in house counseling, referrals for any needed service, transportation, assistance with academics through study hall, and supervision and guidance from staff.  Miller Home of Lynchburg also offers services to the resident’s family based on the needs of the resident and the family unit.  Family services include counseling, case management services, and referrals for services in the community.

  • Structured Environment
    • Miller Home strives to provide a semi-structured family environment that the residents can depend upon for stability and security. A daily schedule is posted for the following day before bedtime and includes all daily activities.
  • Supervision of Residents
    • Child Care Workers supervise residents and the child to staff ratio shall not exceed 10 to 1. The resident’s whereabouts must be known at all times and if more than one resident is in an area then a Child Care Worker should be present.  All supervision must be active and meet the needs of all residents.  Supervision is not just watching but engaging residents.  Supervision also includes ensuring all Miller Home Policies are followed and enforced.  Ensuring all daily tasks are completed is also part of supervision as well as instruction and assistance as related to daily tasks.
  • Behavior Management
    • In caring for residents and ensuring their needs are met, behavior management is a vital component. Miller Home utilizes the Level System as the main form of behavior modification in addition to room restriction, loss of privileges or possessions, assignment of sentences or chores, and rewards for positive and appropriate behavior.  Since appropriate behavior is also necessary at school, consequences specific to school discipline are necessary as well.  Behavior management will not be humiliating, degrading, harmful or abusive and at no time will corporal punishment, mechanical restraints, or chemical restraints be utilized.
  • Program Components
    • Family Involvement and Visitation
    • Academics
    • Health Care
    • Nutrition
    • Personal Conduct
    • Religion
    • Recreation
    • Entertainment
    • Computer and Internet
    • Telephone and Mail
    • Chores
    • Personal Appearance
    • Personal Property
    • Personal Needs
    • Resident Money
    • Job Skills
    • Volunteering