Compass Rose Academy was established in 2012 as a subsidiary of White’s Residential & Family Services, Indiana’s largest social services ministry with more than 160 years of experience serving troubled youth.
Compass Rose Academy is a Christian organization committed to enriching the lives of children and families through emotional healing, personal development and spiritual growth. Compass Rose also provides hope for 14- to 18-year-old girls in crisis through services that challenge them to live lives of character, stability and service.
Compass Rose Academy consists of two areas: prevention services and a residential treatment center for troubled teen girls. While the goal of the prevention services portion of the program is to uphold the general welfare of youth and families through training, support and short-term experiential learning opportunities, the residential treatment center is designed to provide an intensive clinical program to redirect, rebuild and restore teen girls who are suffering from problems with school, home or family.
Compass Rose Academy sits on 800 acres of land, of which 100 acres are currently in use. All are owned and maintained by White’s Residential & Family Services. The well-kept grounds include a softball field, ponds, woods and farmland in addition to an indoor activity center, gym, swimming pool and weight room.
Students live in a house, or “cottage,” with up to 11 other students and a set of house parents. These staff members bond with the girls in their care while offering structure and guidance. Students learn personal responsibility, self-discipline and respect as they complete basic chores such as cooking and cleaning and learn what it means to enjoy time together as a “family.”
Compass Rose Academy uses the therapeutic services of experienced professionals to provide students with individualized yet comprehensive care. Students receive counseling, education, spiritual guidance and the hands-on instruction they need to succeed in the world. In addition, we recognize that valuable learning takes place in teaching moments that can occur at any time. Our staff is trained in creating, recognizing and utilizing these moments in everyday interactions with students.