Healthy Living at Highfields
Highfields provides a range of services to promote physical and mental wellness for students.
When youth are placed at Highfields, they are often stressed from the challenges of their lives, including poverty, trauma, and substance abuse.
"Our population is changing," said Rebecca Gibson, Highfields' Medical Coordinator. "Back when I started, our kids stole a bike or were truant from school. Now we're seeing kids who have seen multiple shootings, and absent parents. We're seeing more students with mental health challenges."