Pine Mountain Boys Academy accepts new students on a year-round basis at our campus in Southwestern Georgia. We often have availability for immediate enrollment of your boy. We enroll adolescent boys ages 12-17, who are struggling with anger, academic failure or expulsion, and behavioral issues.
Inquire Now – When you call, we will discuss your son’s needs and your family’s situation, as well as answer your questions about our program. You will find that our program costs much less than other similar facilities, due to the generous support of donors and local churches.
Free Application and Enrollment Process
Our enrollment process begins with an interview between our Intake Coordinator and the parent/guardian to ensure that the prospective student is a candidate for our program. After the interview an introductory email will be sent to the parent that includes an application for admission and a thorough supply requirement list that details the items that must accompany a student into our program. The potential student must have a physical and required blood work completed by a physician before enrollment into our academy. Once all the admission requirements are met, an appointment may be made with Pine Mountain Boys Academy for enrollment.
Pine Mountain Boys Academy does not enroll students who:
- Have a serious mental illness that is not manageable without psychiatric medication
- Have demonstrated aggressive same-sex predatory behaviors
- Have significant developmental delay, brain damage or retardation
- Are violent or have uncontrollable fits of physical aggression
- Have serious addictions to chemical substances
- Have been convicted of violence or arson
- Have a significant or communicable health condition or illness requiring ongoing care
- Have serious milk or gluten allergies (however, we CAN work with boys who have peanut allergies)
Once we have an idea that your son will be a good match for our program, we will send you an Application along with additional forms required for enrollment. Once your son is accepted and all admissions criteria are met, we will work with you to set a date for admission.
Consider Assets that Can Be Leveraged or Cashed In
First look at the assets you have right in front of you. If you have wealth and you can utilize that wealth to pay for a therapeutic program, begin the process of letting it go now so that it will be easier for you to do so when it comes time.
- Home Equity – You may be able to apply for a low-interest equity loan from your bank. Or, you may be able to sell your home outright and downsize, or get a reverse mortgage.
- Automobiles and Other Valuables? — You may be able to sell a car, and buy another with a low-interest loan.
- Bonds, stocks, an IRA, or a 401k? — Are you able to cash them in?
- Education Funding Plan or College 529 Plan? Some plans in some states allow for funding of a stay in a therapeutic boarding school, residential treatment center, or wilderness therapy program.
Ask for Help from Friends, Family, Colleagues
Some parents feel lost as to how to help their child. Many families harbor great shame about the fact that their teenager is struggling, and so they are not willing to ask for help from others. This is a humbling experience for many, so we encourage you to embrace this process. It will take much time, effort, and a change of mindset about the hopes and dreams you have for your teenager.
- Grandparents — Many families go to the child’s grandparents for help, and they are often willing to use some of their retirement or their available cash to help pay for a program.
- Family Members — Family members are often more than willing to at least chip in to help pay.
- Close Friends — If you have friends with teenagers, they are often aware of what you’re dealing with and are willing to chip in.
- Your Employer may also be able to help.
Ask for Help from Your Local Community
Write a letter of support and ask your friends if they know anyone who might be interested in helping. You will be surprised at the resources you may find in the process.
- First, Write a Support Letter Asking for Help — Detail who you are, why you are asking for help, and make sure you write how much you are trying to raise.
- Ask Your Church Home — If you are a member of a church, go to your church body and ask for help. Send out letters, or ask your church pastors if they are willing to put you before the congregation to ask for help. Churches also often have support funds for active members. Talk to your lead pastor or families pastor, write a letter to the elder board, or if the church has a formal method for applying for funds, ask the church office how to apply.
- Start a GoFundMe (or similar) page — GoFundMe is a web site (one of many) where you can ask people for money in support of a cause. Start a page and ask your friends for help.
- Ask Your Local Community Groups — If you are part of any type of community group, ask for help by giving letters to those you are acquainted with.
Apply for a Behavioral Health Loan
Various services offer behavioral health loans:
- Prosper Lending Lends up to $50,000 for Health/Medical/Treatment at customized lending rates based on credit history, credit worthiness, and amount requested.
- M-Lend Financial Options include interest free credit cards (at no additional costs) and low interest installment loans for various credit ratings up to 84 month terms and $100,000. With no interest charges for an extended period of time, this can be a welcome bridge to financing.
- Prime Lending
- Lightstream Medical Loans Fixed rate, simple interest fully amortizing installment loans, no fees or prepayment penalties.
- Cross Bank Medical Financing Loan amounts range from $1,000 to $35,000. No loans are offered in Connecticut, New York, West Virginia and Vermont. An origination fee of 8% is included in the principal loan amount. The Annual Percentage Rate (APR) is the cost of credit as a yearly rate. The APR offered to you will depend on such factors as your credit score, application information, loan amount, loan term, and credit history.
Was Your Child in California Adopted?
- Children Adopted in California State — California is required by law to provide assistance to families with struggling adoptees who were once a part of the California foster care system. Click here for more information
Was Your Child a Victim of a Crime?
If your child is struggling due to the fact that they were a victim of a crime, there are funds available to help you pay for therapeutic boarding schools and residential treatment in every state. In some cases, the entire tuition or a majority of the cost can be covered. You must apply for assistance in the state in which the crime was committed. We should note that the crime must be merely reported and have a case number, it does not need to have gone to trial or resulted in a conviction in order to be eligible for funding. The National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards is one source. Also see this list of all of the state crime victim compensation web sites. You may be able to apply for funding for a therapeutic boarding school.