The Ross Campus Residential Treatment Center is located in Johnston, Iowa, and provides foster group care treatment for 45 teenage boys ages 12–18. The treatment program provides care and services on a 24-hour basis to adolescents with behavioral and/or emotional problems of such magnitude that they are not able to remain in their own home.

Youth Homes requires a focused, sustained and committed effort to provide a stable setting and meet the basic needs of the youth in foster group care. Our Ross Campus team of professionals includes more than 40 youth care workers, three campus supervisors, two program managers, three counselors, one recreation supervisor, three administrators and, probably the most important to our youth, a great cook!

This dedicated and skilled team has a combined 316 years of experience, with the average team member working over nine years. This staff provides the basic needs of all youth 24 hours each day, seven days each week, 52 weeks each year. We never close! Our dedicated staff members are directly responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of each youth in care as well as providing services directly related to permanence through treatment planning, counseling and other activities that promote progress toward the goals of the youth and family.

The Ross Campus is home to three different cottages — Grubb, Jacobson and Ross — each providing different levels of care and service to the boys we serve. Learn more about each program below.

Grubb Cottages - Foster Group Care

Residential treatment cottages that provide intensive staff supervision, skill development, structure, and role modeling to the youth we serve.

The PILOT Program

Our Pre-Independent Living/Ongoing Transition (PILOT) program focuses on personal responsibility and the development of skills in education, employment, finances, time management, community integration and daily living.

Neurodevelopmental and Co-Morbid Conditions Program (NACC)

Youth Homes of Mid-America has created a new program for youth who have struggled in prior settings because of the combination of lower cognitive functioning, developmental delays, and serious emotional and behavioral concerns.