Somerset Home for Temporarily Displaced Children

Somerset Home has been helping abused, neglected and homeless youth since 1973. Each year, hundreds of teens from difficult family situations find a safe haven and the caring support they need in one of their seven programs for youth ages 13 to 21-plus: Brahma House residential crisis intervention program; Passages, My Place and Whitney House transitional-living programs; Pathways independent-living skills program; Street Smart street outreach program; and Bridge House supportive-housing program. The kids who come through their doors have broken lives. Some are shattered; some have just a small crack. Some show no physical signs of damage - the scars are on the inside. They help them put the pieces back together again, with the basics of food and shelter as well as counseling, medical attention, education, recreation, career and employment counseling, financial literacy - all of the skills they need to succeed.