Cambia Hills Residential Group for males ages 10-14

Cambia Hills Residential program is opening a new group for boys ages 10-14. This group will be housed in a newly renovated department that has been specifically designed with their age in mind from the bed selection, to the paint colors, to the family dining room table to allow for family style dinners.

What makes this unit different from others?

Therapists’ space, office space, and unit are designed specifically for youth ages 10-14. Staff are being hired who want to create a playful, supportive, and fun environment.

The unit will be create a sense of belonging, a comfortable space, and programming that addresses needs at their developmental level.

This unit will be separate from the other groups. The department will have a family like feel, including family dinner served in the department. The youth will also have the opportunity to connect more frequently with families, including nightly calls home if needed.

The highly energized staff will provide ongoing, purposeful and fun therapy tactics that will also include mindfulness activities and outdoor physical activities.

We have partnered with ISD 709 to provide an experiential learning environment that will be individualized to the student’s needs.

Amy Schumacher joins The Hills as a therapist for their new mental health residential group that will serve boys ages 10-14. Schumacher was previously working as a therapist for Cambia Hills Day Treatment program, a program of The Hills. Schumacher received her Bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Minnesota Duluth and Master’s degree in clinical social work from The College of St. Scholastica.

Her experience includes working in residential, day treatment, and community based settings with children and adolescents who are struggling with mental health. She has experience providing individual, group and family therapy services, and strives to take a creative approach to therapy. Schumacher understands the importance of taking a client centered approach and meeting each child where they are developmentally.

Amy enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, cooking, painting and exploring Duluth’s beauty.

Schumacher said, “I am so excited to be a part of creating and innovating the new Hawk unit at The Hills! I can’t wait to work with a younger population of kids where I can put creative thinking skills to use in a therapeutic setting!