Esser House provides a highly supportive, safe place to call home for especially vulnerable populations including commercially sexually exploited youth and LGBTQ identified youth, who are involved in the foster care and/or probation systems. Staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Esser House is a co-ed, six-bed group home that serves youth ages 15-19.
The primary goal of the Esser House program is to provide a safe and supportive environment for youth to begin to heal from trauma, practice daily living skills, and prepare for independent living. Esser House clients are supported with services including mental health services, stabilization, and case management. All of our treatment services are tailored to support each individual’s specific needs.
Crisis intervention and emergency support is available to Esser House residents 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Side by Side gratefully acknowledges the Walter S. Johnson Foundation and the Bernard E. & Alba Witkin Charitable Foundation for supporting Esser House.