In spring 2013, The Villa, formerly St. Mary’s Villa for Children and Families, a specialized residential program for youth, joined PHMC as a member of its affiliate family. The Villa serves youth who have demonstrated a history of truancy, emotional trauma, family conflict and difficulties in the community. The Villa’s comprehensive program addresses the physical, cognitive, social, educational and emotional needs of youth so they can become productive members of society. The Villa offers services to address academic issues and strengthen family relationships, while developing age-appropriate social skills. Additionally, the programming focuses on the skill development necessary for reunification with family and introduction into the public school system. The inclusion of The Villa in PHMC’s affiliate family further expands the scope of PHMC’s services to the community.