Casa De La salle
Casa De La Salle is an educational residence chartered by the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) and the New York State Education Department (NYSED). We serve young men ranging from 13 to 21 years of age who due to emotional and behavioral problems have not succeeded in school. The CASA is a great resource for all when other options have not met with success! We provide educational, clinical and residential experiences that are comprehensive as well recreation, independent living skills training and opportunities for vocational skills development. At the CASA, a young man can benefit from MDP's structured environment that provides multiple opportunities for growth.
The CASA has a capacity of twenty-four residents and operates on a twelve month basis. Our young men live in the Ozone Park residence and attend classes at the Martin De Porres High School in Rockaway Park. At the high school, our students have a specialized program. It is a "school within a school" that is structured to meet the academic, vocational and socio-emotional needs of each individual.
At the CASA's residence in Ozone Park, staff members are certified in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI). TCI is a nationally recognized program and was developed to assist caregivers in the management of youth's behaviors. TCI certification is one example of MDP's commitment to providing students with skilled caretakers who are able to work well with those entrusted to their care. Of equal importance is the fact that staff members focus on the development of caring and nurturing relationships with our students. Positive role models who truly care about their students are a healing force. Since 2008, the CASA has been transforming the lives of young men. We are proud of our work and grateful for the trust placed in us by all.
101-25 104th Street
Ozone Park, NY 11416