Welcome to Northwoods where we have provided safe home-like settings for young men since 1993. Northwoods is owned and managed by Dave Yeats, Northwoods founder, and Matt Fitzgerald, Northwoods president.
Northwoods is committed to bringing value and an individualized program to each of our students and their families. All of our settings are comfortable, wholesome and unique. Our schedule permits the resident and our staff to alternate among our sites to develop consistency and healthy relationships throughout. We welcome you to call us or visit any or all of our sites. Please see our locations page, academics page, and our therapy page for more information.
We have three campuses, all of which are designed to be safe, structured and healthy. These unique sites allow us to individualize our approach and address the teen’s learning styles, social capabilities, career objectives, athletic interests and more. All residents contribute to household chores including cooking, cleaning, washing their own laundry and more.
An applicant’s minimum length of stay at Northwoods is one year. Parents discuss with us the goals they have for their son and work with us to attain them in an agreed upon time frame. We encourage and support frequent healthy visits from families to any of our sites.
Northwoods boys turning 18 have the opportunity to move into one of our young adult independent living homes. There they have age appropriate peers and responsibilities. These homes are located in Bonners Ferry, Idaho and at our Sagle, Idaho Farm adjacent to our Northwoods licensed facilities.
Our staff includes house parents, counselors, teachers, and professional direct care staff. All staff are required to have background checks. They are qualified and are trained in medication management as well as First Aid/CPR Certified. Most of our staff have college degress as well.