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About E-Nini-Hassee

A Leading Outdoor Therapeutic School for Girls in the Nation

Eckerd Connects E-Nini-Hassee is more than a residential treatment program for girls. And it’s also more than a boarding school or alternative school for girls. As an outdoor therapeutic school, it’s all of these — and so much more. Founded in 1969, E-Nini-Hassee is the most established and trusted outdoor therapeutic school for girls 12-18 in the southeastern United States.

Individualized Therapy + Academics + Outdoor Adventures = Success


Located on 840 acres of tranquil Florida woodlands just one hour from Orlando or Tampa, E-Nini-Hassee is the outdoor therapeutic school of choice for many parents and professionals because of our holistic approach in addressing each girl’s mind, body and spirit through:

  • individualized treatment plan

  • individualized education plan 

  • therapeutic outdoor adventure activities


Since 1969, our evidence-based and individualized approach has helped nearly 10,000 troubled girls gain the self-esteem and life skills necessary to navigate the difficult road from adolescence to adulthood. In fact, that is why we are named “E-Nini-Hassee” which means “Her Sunny Road” in the Seminole Indian language.

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