This section of our site is designed to provide information to parents who are considering Salem4youth for their son. This section includes Frequently Asked Questions, Parent Handbook, Fee schedule, etc. We understand that you have many questions and concerns as you consider sending your son to Salem. This section is designed to answer many of those concerns. After looking over our website and this section specifically, if you have additional questions please feel free to contact us at 815.796.4561.


You can download a digital copy of the Parent Handbook by clicking here. You can also download a list of items your son can and cannot bring with him to campus. If you have any questions please contact Stacey Benge at 815.796.4561 or email her at


To download a fillable pdf version of the Salem4youth application to fill out on a computer click here: Fillable pdf Salem Application for Admission.

To download a copy of the Salem4youth application to fill out by hand click here: Salem Application for Admission.


If you think that Salem4youth is the right place for your son, the first step is to fill out the Salem Application for Admission which can be completed on an electronic copy or handwritten copy and returned.

At Salem, we understand the challenges that families face when it comes to sending a young man to a residential setting. For all families, the cost of the program becomes part of what determines which facility, if any, you may be sending your son to.

Salem4youth’s tuition is unique. Salem’s monthly tuition operates on a sliding scale. Because we know that your family is already burdened with the difficulty of a challenging situation, our goal is to make our fee structure as reasonable as possible.  For complete information regarding our fees and services please contact the Executive Director at 815.796.4561.