The Forge Program

Our Residential School 45 minutes from Chattanooga, Tennessee

At Embark at The Forge, we emphasize a holistic and positivity-driven approach to education, nutrition, and mental health. There is so much negativity and distraction in the world. Teenagers today are bombarded with it. We created a serene getaway nestled by the Blue Ridge Mountains for teenage boys to heal. We then developed a series of treatment methods designed to address every kid’s unique struggles and challenges. Most importantly, every staff member can generate real, meaningful bonds with teenage boys and inspire them to strive to improve themselves and overcome their obstacles. We believe our unique approach will help kids from around the Midwest and East Coast begin to find peace and self-acceptance.

Our Programs Enrich the Lives of Young Men

While we believe in a regimented approach, we provide young men and boys with plenty of fun. Our programs work together to mold young men into successful adults and give them the tools they’ll need to find lasting success throughout their lives. Your son will enjoy the benefits of:

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Outdoor

The vast property of Embark at The Forge is surrounded by the East Tennessee Mountains on 55 acres with direct access to the Hiwassee River. With the world-class Ocoee only a short distance away there are many opportunities for water and outdoor sporting activities for your son, all under the direct supervision of our coaches.

Clinical

At Embark at The Forge, we summarize our relationally based treatment model as CASA, which stands for Commitment, Acceptance, Security, Attunement. The goal of the model is Joy, experienced through co-regulation. Joy comes from experiencing acceptance, security, and attunement in a committed home (CASA).

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Community

Milieu-based therapy removes negative stimuli from the equation and structures nights and days. Residential care helps facilitate healing in a safe and controlled environment. Modeling healthy relationships and providing a CASA experience for your boy, our Residential team plays a vital role in providing experiences of co-regulation.

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Outdoor

The vast property of Embark at The Forge is surrounded by the East Tennessee Mountains on 55 acres with direct access to the Hiwassee River. With the world-class Ocoee only a short distance away there are many opportunities for water and outdoor sporting activities for your son, all under the direct supervision of our coaches.

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Clinical

At Embark at The Forge, we summarize our relationally based treatment model as CASA, which stands for Commitment, Acceptance, Security, Attunement. The goal of the model is Joy, experienced through co-regulation. Joy comes from experiencing acceptance, security, and attunement in a committed home (CASA).

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Community

Milieu-based therapy removes negative stimuli from the equation and structures nights and days. Residential care helps facilitate healing in a safe and controlled environment. Modeling healthy relationships and providing a CASA experience for your boy, our Residential team plays a vital role in providing experiences of co-regulation.

We Offer a New Approach to
Treatment

Embark at The Forge is a fully licensed Residential Treatment Center (RTC). Our goal is to provide the very best mental health care to boys and families that need our support. We do this in a way that is consistent with our core values of empathy, service, trust, growth and results.