Start here by filling out this initial survey and an Admissions Counselor will contact you to review your next steps.
Since 1969, E-Nini-Hassee Outdoor Therapeutic School has created a positive, strength-based environment for GIRLS ages 12-18 to experience nurturing guidance. We are on 840 acres of picturesque woodlands, just one hour from Tampa, FL USA. We are consistently identified as one of the most effective programs of its kind and help GIRLS fully realize the potential that already exists within them.
ADMISSIONS CRITERIA Admissions are evaluated according to these guidelines, but also on a case-by-case basis:
• 12 – 18 years of age • Evidence of ability to benefit from peer and/or adult relationships • Capacity to relate to the concept of “cause and effect” • Physically able to participate fully in all program activities • Demonstrated behavioral problems of such magnitude that continuation in the home environment is no longer a feasible or practical option unless significant intervention takes place
Exclusionary criteria include:
• Girls who have acute substance abuse issues requiring detoxification • Girls who have extreme medical conditions prohibiting safe participation in an adventure-based outdoor setting
Admissions are accepted year-round on a rolling basis.
Eckerd E-Nini-Hassee tuition rate is $225 per day and is "all inclusive". Our tuition rate of $225 per day is often lower than comparable for-profit boarding schools and therapeutic programs. We also don’t charge any additional fees unlike many similar programs.
Upon acceptance into E-Nini-Hassee, we require a deposit of one month’s tuition prior to admittance. For your convenience, we accept VISA, MasterCard and American Express. Pre-pay, second child and military service discounts may apply. Discounts may not be combined.
E-Nini-Hassee is NOT a Medicaid provider and considered "Out-of-Network" for most health insurance plans. You will need to check with your insurance company to see how much they may reimburse you. While E-Nini-Hassee clinical staff does NOT bill your insurance, we will assist you in completing claims, if applicable, to your insurance provider. It will be your responsibility to determine if your provider will reimburse services.
Once our clinical team determines the appropriateness of E-Nini-Hassee for your daughter, you may be asked to complete a financial information document. Please note that this is a confidential document that is securely held in our business office.
Must be between 12 and 18 years old to be eligible.