Titan House Evaluation & Treatment Services

Titan House provides evaluation and treatment services for hard-to-place youth. Services are provided on the campus of Wyndham Lawn Home for Children in Lockport, NY.

Titan I
Titan I serves youth ages 6 to 12. Youth ages 5, 13 and 14 may be considered based on individual needs. It is located in the Cape Cod-style building called Titan House.

Titan II
Titan II serves youth ages 13-17. It is located in the spacious, modern building called Dittmer Cottage.

Youth with an IQ less than 65 (within the same age ranges) will be considered on an individual basis.


Services
In both Titan I and Titan II, there are two packages of services:

1.90-day evaluation-focused placement. Includes:

  • Psychiatric assessment
  • Psychoeducational evaluation
  • Socio-emotional assessment
  • Substance abuse evaluation
  • Placement with short-term treatment (stabilization, behavioral management)
  • Recommendations for continued treatment and placement

2. Placement focused on individualized, trauma-focused treatment and/or individual special needs.  
The appropriate length of stay is determined collaboratively by the county, family and New Directions staff based on need and progress.
Includes:

  • Psychiatric assessment
  • Psychoeducational evaluation
  • Socio-emotional assessment
  • Substance abuse evaluation and treatment as needed for youth 12 and older

Facilities
The Titan program is located on the Wyndham Lawn Campus in Lockport.

Titan I (ages 6-12) is located in the yellow Cape Cod-style building called Titan House. Remodeled in 2006, the house features a large, homey living area. Each youth has his or her own bedroom. The program serves eight to nine youth.  See larger photos

Titan II (ages 13-17) is located in modern and roomy Dittmer cottage. It features skylights, vaulted ceilings and fireplaces. Girls and boys are in separate halves of the cottage, each with its own large living room. Each youth has his or her own bedroom. The program serves 8 to 10 youth. See larger photos

Recreation
The youth have a variety of therapeutic recreational activities on site as well as in the community. On campus, youth can enjoy outdoor activities such as swimming, sports, playing on the swings or playing in the snow, depending on the weather and the age of the youth. Indoor activities include working out in the weight room and doing arts and crafts. The youth also have access to the YMCA, go on field trips and go to sporting events.

Home Visits
Families are permitted to visit their children at Titan House. Visits usually occur on weekends but parents may visit during the week as well. The frequency and duration will depend on the individual needs of the child and family. Home visits are arranged at the discretion of the county Department of Social Service caseworker and the Titan House social worker in collaboration with families.

Education
Youth in both Titan I and Titan II attend a full-day school program at the Henrietta G. Lewis Campus School, also located on the Wyndham Lawn campus.

Elementary Education: Elementary students attend class in the elementary building, located next to Titan House. Core subjects are taught by a certified teacher with support from two certified teacher assistants. Special area subjects (foreign language for grades 3-5, art, music and physical education) are taught by subject area-certified teachers at the main school building. Youth also eat lunch in the main building.

Middle and High School: Middle and high school students attend school in the main school building, located a short walk across campus.

 

Contact:
Julia Fierle, LCSW
Titan House Supervisor/Social Worker
(716) 433-4487, ext. 514

Edward Gargala
Residential Director
Wyndham Lawn Home for Children
(716) 433-4487, ext. 469

6395 Old Niagara Rd.
Lockport, NY 14094
Fax: (716) 433-9171
Web site: www.ndyfs.org

E-mail addresses are the first letter of the person's first name, followed by the last name, with the ending @ndyfs.org
Example: John Smith would be jsmith@ndyfs.org

 

 

Contact:

Julia Fierle, LCSW
Titan House Supervisor/Social Worker
(716) 433-4487, ext. 514

Edward Gargala
Residential Director
Wyndham Lawn Home for Children
(716) 433-4487, ext. 469

6395 Old Niagara Rd.
Lockport, NY 14094

Fax: (716) 433-9171
Web site: www.ndyfs.org

E-mail addresses are the first letter of the person's first name, followed by the last name, with the ending @ndyfs.org
Example: John Smith would be jsmith@ndyfs.org

 

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outside view Dittmer_ evaluation services

Dittmer living room back_helping struggling teens

Dittmer living room from front_evaluation teens