Sierra Sage Treatment Center is a nationally accredited residential treatment center for girls and gender-nonconforming youth ages 14 – 17 who are struggling with a variety of issues. We offer individualized residential care for teenagers struggling with:
- Attachment and Adoption issues
- Body image issues
- Family dysfunction
- Grief and loss
- Impulse control
- In need of daily independent living skills
- Low self-esteem
- Mild eating disorders
- Poor academic performance
- Poor relationship choices
- PTSD/Complex Trauma/Developmental Trauma
- Running Away from home
- Self-Harm and suicidal ideation/suicidal behavior
- Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse, Emotional Abuse, and Neglect
- Substance Abuse
- Trafficking Survivors including sexual exploitation
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Family Referrals (including Post-Adoption)
Sierra Sage Treatment Center is a nationally accredited residential treatment center for girls and gender-nonconforming youth ages 14 – 17 who are struggling with a variety of issues.
Our team has long history of working with parents and families to meet the needs of their child. We understand the whole family will need care and treatment to recover.
We accept Medicaid and Adoption Assistance Funding.
Please feel free to review our:
- Client Profile
- Frequently Asked Questions – Including Answers for Adoptive Parents
- Therapeutic Services
- Student Life
- Referral Packet
Please contact an admissions specialist to discuss if Sierra Sage Treatment Center is the right match for your child. CONTACT US
Our Admissions specialists work with social services, probation, parole, Courts, and victim-witness offices to ensure that the admission process is comprehensive and professional.
Please contact an admissions specialist to discuss if Sierra Sage Treatment Center is the right match for your client. CONTACT US
Program Brochures for download:
The following questions are often posed to us by youth and their families or other support people interested in learning more about Sierra Sage Treatment Center. If you have a question that is not here, please contact us and we will be happy to help.
What is Sierra Sage Treatment Center?
Sierra Sage Treatment Center is a residential treatment program for young women that provides a safe, supportive and nurturing environment. The program serves vulnerable young women who are referred by their parents, juvenile courts and social service agencies both locally and across the country. The youth enter the program with a history of abuse, neglect, trauma, substance abuse, mental illness and violence. They graduate from Sierra Sage as educated young women who have overcome challenges and have demonstrated making healthy choices for themselves and for their future.
Where are you located?
Sierra Sage Treatment Center is located in the high desert of Northern Nevada nestled in an agricultural valley with lots of horse-riding trails and outdoor opportunities. Our exact location is disclosed upon acceptance to project the vulnerable youth in care and to ensure traffickers cannot easily locate the facility.
How long is the program?
The program follows an evidence-based treatment model focusing on safety and stability first while the youth work on coping and emotional management skills. Deeper trauma and family therapy begin when the youth can safely tolerate these topics.
Most youth successfully complete their therapy within 12 months of arrival. The treatment program ensures that the youth’s individualized needs, clinical progress, and aftercare planning remains the focus of their length of stay at Sierra Sage Treatment Center.
What post-adoption services are available to my family and how do families find out more about them?
Post-adoption services are available in many counties throughout the United States.
Post-adoption services may include:
- Information and referrals
- Educational programs
- Support groups
- Respite care
- Crisis intervention
- Educational materials
- Resource library
Not all services may be available in all cases. Families should contact their state or county adoption assistance worker or post-adoption services contact for information process, eligibility, availability, and duration of services.
Who is eligible for AAP assistance and how do families access residential treatment services?
When an AAP-eligible child is placed in an approved out-of-home placement such as a group home or residential treatment facility, the placement should be part of a plan for the child’s return to the adoptive family’s home within 18 months. AAP may pay for an eligible out-of-home placement if the placement is justified by a specific episode or condition and does not exceed 18 months. After an initial authorized out-of-home placement, subsequent authorizations for payment for the out-of-home placement must be based on the child’s subsequent and specific episode or conditions.
The payment for the out-of-home placement may not exceed the maximum state-approved foster care facility rate for which the child is placed.