Sauk Valley Community College

an institution of higher education that provides quality learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of its students and community

Focus House of Ogle County

Address: 3279 IL Route 251, Rochelle, IL, 61068

Phone: (815) 562-5881

Fax: (815) 562-5653

e-mail: focushouse@oglecounty.org

Web Site URL: www.focushouse.net

Contact: Mike Dale, Director; Irene Roe, Associate Director

Counties

  • Ogle

Purpose:

The mission of Focus House is to provide a safe, nurturing, and structured environment for youth. Through our commitment to children, youth will be given the opportunity to develop self worth, responsibility and respect -- enabling them to successfully return to their families and communities.

Remarks:

The primary goal of Focus House is to return each child to his/her family, avoiding further — and more severe — court-mandated actions. The length of the placement is relative to the child's progress and the stability of the family. Generally, placement may range from five to 18 months. During this time, the resident must meet goals in each of three components: counseling, school, and residential. In doing so, the child is promoted through a level system, allowing the child to earn more privileges, including eventual full-weekend home visits. Home-visit passes are closely monitored, with parents required to complete a written report after each home visit. Children are also required to submit to urine testing and breathalyzers, as needed, upon their return to Focus House. Finally, parents are encouraged to call Focus House at any time during home visits if they are experiencing problems or have concerns and/or questions

Services Provided

  • Counseling/Mental Health
  • Teenage-Related Programs and Information

If this information is out-of-date or incorrect, please email any changes to servicesdirectory@svcc.edu.