Butterfield Youth Services meets difficult needs with a model program of community residential treatment of children who would otherwise require institutional care. To better serve the number of seriously emotionally disabled children (SED), Butterfield Youth Services expanded its facilities with a new Child and Family Therapy Center.
The Butterfield Youth Services center contains administration, education, art therapy, recreation, and clinical therapy wings that serve the SED children and their families. The building’s footprint is a radical design branching from two entry towers.
The administration entrance tower contains the administrative office for the executive secretary as well as record storage for the entire facility. The educational entrance tower serves the many classrooms and connects the educational wing with the gymnasium.
The residential wing, comprised of bedrooms, time-out space, child-care office, dining, kitchen, and living/game room, is secure from the other areas to insure residents’ safety.