Hallmark Youthcare

Get the help your child needs.

        • About Us
        • Our History

          At Hallmark Youthcare, we treat adolescents with emotional and behavioral issues triggered by past traumatic experiences. We strive to empower youth and their families to overcome their difficulties and fulfill their potential. Utilizing The Sanctuary Model, Building Bridges, and Trauma-Focused Therapy, we are committed to providing trauma-informed and individualized support to residents and their families.

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  • Sanctuary
        • Assessment & Diagnostic Services
        • Our Assessment and Diagnostic Services (A&D) provide a secure facility for children who do not have the necessary evaluations required to determine the most appropriate level of care…

        • Residential Treatment
        • Hallmark Youthcare’s comprehensive Adolescent Residential Treatment Program offers a multidisciplinary approach to individualized care…

        • Short Term Residential Care
        • Customization and flexibility are key to Hallmark Youthcare’s short-term treatment options for youth…

        • TSAY (Treatment for Sexually Acting Out Youth)
        • Our TSAY Program provides immediate and intensive early intervention services for male adolescents, who have demonstrated aggressive sexual behaviors…

        • Substance Abuse Program
        • The ASAM approved Substance Abuse Program is a specialty track within our traditional Residential Treatment Program (RTC) that utilizes the Stages of Change Model to focus on the impact of addictive behaviors on the resident, family, and community. The SA Program encourages re-evaluation of current behaviors and substance abuse while working to develop self-efficacy, responsibility, and self-help strategies.

        • Educational Program
        • As an accredited member of the Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Education Facilities (VAISEF), McAfee Academy is licensed by the Virginia Department of Education to offer both regular education and special education services…

        • Activity & Recreation Therapy
        • The Activity Therapy Department provides a variety of meaningful, constructive programs in a safe, supportive environment that foster growth and opportunity for reintegration into the community. A.T. works closely with the multidisciplinary team in creating a welcoming, and nurturing milieu for residents…

  • Admissions
        • Family Engagement
        • Stay updated on all the engaging family events and activities geared towards helping your child heal.

        • Family Visitation
        • Every Tuesday and Thursday evenings
          Family Visitation 6:00pm – 8:00pm

          Every Saturday and Sunday
          Family Visitation from 1:30pm – 4:30pm

  • Contact Us

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:  We would like to make you aware of the steps Hallmark Youthcare is taking in response to the growing health concerns related to COVID-19.
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much more I can take.
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Welcome to Hallmark Youthcare

Hallmark Youthcare was founded in 1976. Originally called Psychiatric Institute of Richmond, located in the Highland Park area of Richmond, it was a Treatment Center/Special Education Program serving children, adolescents, and adult patients. In 1992, the residential program expanded to 50 beds and moved to its current setting in Goochland County, Virginia. Purchased by Hallmark Systems in April 1995, Hallmark Youthcare expanded to 84 beds and focused solely on adolescent residential treatment and assessment and diagnostic services

Our Staff

Every single person who works at Hallmark Systems, Inc. is here for the children. I’m truly blessed and grateful to work with the most amazing people..

Every single person who works at Hallmark Systems, Inc. is here for the children. I’m truly blessed and grateful to work with the most amazing people..

Every single person who works at Hallmark Systems, Inc. is here for the children. I’m truly blessed and grateful to work with the most amazing people..

Working at Hallmark has provided me unlimited opportunities to be a part of changing lives. Witnessing a resident come in at the height of their crisis, and walking with them through their journey of healing has been rewarding. In addition being able to grow into a program coordinator, and completing growing a new program and watching it take off, has given me purpose and reason to come to work each day. My girls have by far, taught me more than I could teach them about life. Working with this population is not always easy, but when I discharge a resident, and reflect back on where they started and where they ended, it makes all the hard days worth it.

Working at Hallmark has provided me unlimited opportunities to be a part of changing lives. Witnessing a resident come in at the height of their crisis, and walking with them through their journey of healing has been rewarding. In addition being able to grow into a program coordinator, and completing growing a new program and watching it take off, has given me purpose and reason to come to work each day. My girls have by far, taught me more than I could teach them about life. Working with this population is not always easy, but when I discharge a resident, and reflect back on where they started and where they ended, it makes all the hard days worth it.

Working at Hallmark has provided me unlimited opportunities to be a part of changing lives. Witnessing a resident come in at the height of their crisis, and walking with them through their journey of healing has been rewarding. In addition being able to grow into a program coordinator, and completing growing a new program and watching it take off, has given me purpose and reason to come to work each day. My girls have by far, taught me more than I could teach them about life. Working with this population is not always easy, but when I discharge a resident, and reflect back on where they started and where they ended, it makes all the hard days worth it.

I have only been here for a year and can tell you that there are significant differences between where I came from and here. Here at Hallmark the staff are trying to practice what they teach. We all have plans to refer to in times of stress just as we teach the residents to have. We state how we, as staff, are feeling and what we each have for a goal for the day at shift change and during the beginning of any meeting. Randomly we are asked what we plan to do for ourselves that week. We are encouraged to have self improvement. It’s nice to work in an environment where you feel heard. I have voiced ideas and although not all have been accepted, they were heard and not ignored. I’m glad I came to work here.

I have only been here for a year and can tell you that there are significant differences between where I came from and here. Here at Hallmark the staff are trying to practice what they teach. We all have plans to refer to in times of stress just as we teach the residents to have. We state how we, as staff, are feeling and what we each have for a goal for the day at shift change and during the beginning of any meeting. Randomly we are asked what we plan to do for ourselves that week. We are encouraged to have self improvement. It’s nice to work in an environment where you feel heard. I have voiced ideas and although not all have been accepted, they were heard and not ignored. I’m glad I came to work here.

I have only been here for a year and can tell you that there are significant differences between where I came from and here. Here at Hallmark the staff are trying to practice what they teach. We all have plans to refer to in times of stress just as we teach the residents to have. We state how we, as staff, are feeling and what we each have for a goal for the day at shift change and during the beginning of any meeting. Randomly we are asked what we plan to do for ourselves that week. We are encouraged to have self improvement. It’s nice to work in an environment where you feel heard. I have voiced ideas and although not all have been accepted, they were heard and not ignored. I’m glad I came to work here.

I enjoy working at Hallmark Youthcare. It has given me many opportunities to grow and learn in various departments. In addition I have enjoyed getting to know some of the residents.

I enjoy working at Hallmark Youthcare. It has given me many opportunities to grow and learn in various departments. In addition I have enjoyed getting to know some of the residents.

I enjoy working at Hallmark Youthcare. It has given me many opportunities to grow and learn in various departments. In addition I have enjoyed getting to know some of the residents.

I teach high school science at Hallmark. I like teaching here because of the small class sizes and the individual attention that the teachers and paraprofessionals can give to the students. The small classes help make the school environment more conducive to learning.

I teach high school science at Hallmark. I like teaching here because of the small class sizes and the individual attention that the teachers and paraprofessionals can give to the students. The small classes help make the school environment more conducive to learning.

I teach high school science at Hallmark. I like teaching here because of the small class sizes and the individual attention that the teachers and paraprofessionals can give to the students. The small classes help make the school environment more conducive to learning.

What keeps me coming back to work at Hallmark is being able to see the change in the young men that I work with. Seeing them grow into young adults who are ready to return to their communities and break the cycle of sexual abuse.

What keeps me coming back to work at Hallmark is being able to see the change in the young men that I work with. Seeing them grow into young adults who are ready to return to their communities and break the cycle of sexual abuse.

What keeps me coming back to work at Hallmark is being able to see the change in the young men that I work with. Seeing them grow into young adults who are ready to return to their communities and break the cycle of sexual abuse.

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Treatment Philosophy

Hallmark Youthcare’s trauma-focused, non-violent treatment philosophy promotes a safe, secure, and therapeutic environment for at-risk youth in community-based and residential services. Hallmark believes a non-violent treatment environment forms the basis for addressing the traumas in the lives of at-risk youth, promoting the formation of healthy relationships and caring homes. We value the importance of matching the client’s needs with the appropriate level, type of treatment, care and services. Hallmark promotes a culture that reflects the sequalities at every level of our organization with the goal of providing hope, recovery, and renewed direction for youth and families.

Residential Programs

  • Assessment & Diagnostic
  • Educational Program
  • Residential Treatment
  • Short Term Residential Care
  • Activity & Recreation Therapy
  • TSAY (Treatment for Sexually Acting Out Youth)