Crossing Point

Crossing Point serves adolescent males ages 12 to 18 in a group care program. The youth are referred by the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services. The program addresses the needs of youth in state custody with problems related to Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Physical Abuse and/or Sexual Abuse.

Crossing Point
Bluff City, Tennessee, 37618

Phone and Hours if needed/available

24-hour Care

The program provides 24-hour therapeutic, educational, and recreational care and supervision for emotionally distressed adolescent males.
Youth may be delinquent, unruly, or dependent and neglected. Daily structured program seeks to build on identified strengths of each youth. The program strongly encourages family involvement to achieve the ultimate goal of family reunification. Independent living or foster family care may be sought for youth with no viable family resource.

  • Daily Life Skills Group
  • Individual, Group & Family Counseling
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Family Reunification
  • Aftercare Services

Program Goals

Crossing Point's goal is to develop a therapeutic milieu and program around each youth that encourages him to become resilient, develop the skills needed to return home or to other permanent living arrangement, to reach his full potential, and grow into a mature, successful adult.

  • Encouraging positive peer relationships.
  • Emphasizing youths strengths
  • Providing opportunities to learn healthy behaviors
  • Connecting youth with caring adults
  • Empowering youth to assume leadership roles in the program
  • Challenging youth in ways that build their competence


Crossing Point School, provided by the Local Educational Authority, offers success-oriented, individualized instruction. A multidisciplinary team, which includes a Special Education teacher and teacher's assistant, work with the youth and their family to determine individualized educational needs. After youth are discharged from the program, educational credits earned at Crossing Point are transferred to the school the youth will be attending.