For adolescent girls who are having emotional or behavioral difficulties, Eckerd’s E-Nini-Hassee Outdoor Therapeutic School for Girls delivers fully-accredited education and counseling services in a therapeutic outdoor environment that fosters personal growth.
E-Nini-Hassee was founded in 1969 by Jack and Ruth Eckerd as the first outdoor therapeutic program for troubled girls in the southeast.
At E-Nini-Hassee, the Eckerds created a positive, strength-based environment for girls ages 12-18 to experience nurturing guidance. Students are able to see adults role modeling appropriate behaviors, learn in an educational setting with passionate teachers and participate in therapeutic outdoor adventures during their time at the school. E-Nini-Hassee helps girls fully realize the potential that already exists within them.
We specialize in treating the following diagnosis:
- Substance abuse
- Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD)
- Bi-polar Disorder (Manic Depression)
- Eating disorders
- Poor impulse control
- Other disorders
Today, E-Nini-Hassee remains the most established and trusted outdoor therapeutic school for girls in all of the southeastern United States. It is also consistently identified as one of the most effective programs of its kind.
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Certifications & Memberships
Licensed Level II Residential and Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment
Sponsored by Eckerd and the State of Florida Department of Children & Families.