Community Treatment Solutions, Inc., (CTS) is a non-profit organization incorporated on March 26, 1990. CTS provides clinically intensive, community focused and individualized services to children, youth, and their families in South Jersey. We are dedicated to providing services to children and youth who have been traumatized by abuse and neglect, and to families who need new tools and resources to parent. We are a strengths based, mission driven organization with deep roots and an unwavering committment to the communities we serve. CTS is a 501(c)3 organization and a Guidestar Exchange member (

Philosophy of Care

From its inception in 1990, CTS has specialized in working with children and adolescents who have exhausted most of their resources for remaining in their homes. Our clients’ behaviors have overwhelmed their families’, schools’ and communities’ ability to support them or respond to them in a meaningful way. CTS understands the complex nature of these behaviors. CTS embraces a systemic approach in our interventions to enable clients to function in the least restrictive environment.

Many of our clients have experienced severe abuse, neglect and abandonment. They have been deprived of basic necessities and are victims of chaos and instability. These experiences have caused our clients to have some deficiencies in their ability to understand, tolerate and manage distressing emotional states.  Our understanding of the clients we serve has strengthened our commitment to them and facilitated the development of our community, strengths-based and family-focused philosophy of care.  This philosophy is guided by the following:

  • Youth require safety, stability and consistency in their daily lives in order to facilitate problem solving.
  • A client’s needs must be addressed in every area where there is an obstacle to the client’s achievements.
  • Treatment must be individualized.
  • Treatment planning must include client participation and be done in collaboration with stakeholders in the client’s welfare.
  • Each client belongs to a family regardless of the family’s functioning. This family is relevant to the client.
  • CTS acknowledges that the child’s acting-out, self-destructive and withdrawing behaviors are a way of coping with an overwhelming internal state or life situation.
  • Interventions take place in the client’s natural environment and focus on generalizing life skills.
  • Clients have strengths and resiliencies and are able to change.