Saint Francis Community Services in Salina, KS

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509 E. Elm Street
Salina KS 67401

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Saint Francis is a private, nonprofit treatment facility, which make up about 54 percent of all treatment centers in Kansas. The center has been dedicated to serving children with behavioral health and substance abuse issues since 1945. Today, the faith-based nonprofit serves thousands of youth and families in Kansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas. This location in Salina, Kan. offers psychiatric residential treatment and outpatient counseling as well as services for adoption and foster parents, supportive living, and more.


Programming at Saint Francis is separated into residential and outpatient levels of care. The organization provides evidence-based, family-driven counseling for pre-teens and teens, fathers, and entire families. It is also one of the 36 (9.8 percent) of Kansas treatment facilities to offer specialized services for pregnant and non-pregnant women,

The residential program serves youth between the ages of six and 18 exclusively, making it one of the 63 (34.6 percent) of Kansas treatment facilities to provide specialized services for adolescents.

The outpatient program for substance abuse makes use of assessment, referrals, education, and individual, group, and family counseling. Therapy and psychological services are also provided for individuals facing mental health issues. In addition to these therapies, the residential program aims to support children and teenagers through on-site education, art therapy, equine therapy, yoga therapy, a “peace garden program,” and a reading room.

The organization’s recently opened Clover House is for teenage girls who’ve been victim of sex trafficking. Girls reside in a homelike environment, sharing with and growing alongside others with similar experiences.

Additional departments at Saint Francis include a family preservation program as well as services for adoption, foster parenting, and child welfare.


The multidisciplinary treatment team at Salina is made up of a psychiatrist or psychiatric advance practice registered nurse (APRN), psychologists, substance abuse counselors and mental health therapists, social workers, teachers, and other professionals.

The center is one of the 21 (11.5 percent) of Kansas treatment centers accredited by The Joint Commission.


The newly constructed residential facility in Salina can accommodate up to 42 children at a time. Inside is a chapel, private and group meeting rooms, and an indoor gym. Youth in residential treatment benefit from a range of therapeutic activities like **swimming, hiking, fishing, ropes course, exercise, and gardening.

REVIEWS has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s alumni, affiliated friends or family members, or staff.

On Indeed, however, the Kansas-based facility has an average rating of 2.5 out of five stars based on 12 reviews. Feedback was very mixed. Some found it a “Great Place to work,” with dedicated and compassionate employees, though others told of an unsupportive management a poorly run work environment.[1]


There is currently no information provided on the organization’s website regarding its costs.


Published on February 2018

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