Glove House Counseling and Mentoring

Since 1970, Glove House has provided community-based services providing hope and help for youth and their families. The Glove House has been a strong partner in the Elmira City School District's Community Schools model, offering transition programming, mentoring and counseling.

Programming Contacts:

District Contact,  Derek Almy 607-735-3040
Glove House, Ashley Rouse 607-481-8994 or Rachel Bliss 607-734-5238

Glove House Transition Program

This program places Glove House employees in ECSD school buildings, working daily with students that are in Residential placement or court ordered programs attending our schools. The purpose is to provide services to the student to help them successfully transition into the school setting and/or balance the responsibilities of being in a Glove House Program with the day-to-day requirements of school. Glovehouse caseworkers provide the following services to students:

• Serve as a contact for goal attainment and safety issues.
• Visit each student they are assigned at least twice per week; once on a planned visit and once on an unplanned visit.
• Provide individual, family and group counseling/mentoring services to assist the district youth in achieving academic
and social success in school.
• Maintain daily contact with youth identified by the District and meeting not less than weekly with families and school
personnel to monitor and evaluate progress.
• Complete all program documentation as required by program rules and recommendations.
• Act as liaison, facilitator and referral source between the youths and families served and services agencies.

Glove House Grief/Trauma Counseling Services

This program provides direct support for all youth in the ECSD Grades K – 12. The Grief Support Counselor will provide immediate individual support to students that have experienced the loss of a loved one or a significant traumatic event. This individual support is provided according to the family’s needs. The Grief Support Counselor is maintained through ongoing Support Groups during the school year and regular group meetings are held in each ECSD school. The Grief Counselor works directly with the student and collaborates with an identified school partner in each school. This allows for information sharing in order to determine the needs of the student as well as provide education for school professionals on how to support the student. The Grief Counselor can also provide guidance for families and connect them to services as needed. The Grief Support Counselor works in collaboration with ECSD to determine the youth that need support. During the summer months, the Grief Support Counselor works on a more intensive basis with students and families. With a caseload of 12 youth identified in partnership with the ECSD, the Grief/Loss Counselor makes weekly face-to-face contact with students. During this time, they work on building coping and resiliency skills. This support may be in the form of counseling, connecting them to natural supports, or simply just spending time with the youth to act in a mentoring role.

Glove House Case Management Mentoring

Community Supported Mentoring Caseworkers provide intensive casework for up to 12 students at the Elmira High School and Broadway Academy in order to give the students tools that they can utilize to make appropriate choices to avoid disciplinary issues at school and in the community. The staff provide immediate intervention problem solving techniques with students when they are having problems. The sanctuary SELF model and safety plans are the base component when
assisting students. Students develop tools needed to avoid inappropriate behaviors and to avoid discipline issues at school and in the community. This position is staffed by a full-time caseworker, employed by Glove House. The caseworker is trained in the sanctuary model and works daily with 9– 12 assigned students regularly as well as other identified students throughout the school.