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Core Principles

Important Life Skills We Call the “Core Principles”

The following five core principles are the areas residents will focus on while at the Journey Home. Each student, with the input of parents and Journey Home team, will establish goals in these areas. Completion of the Journey Home program is based on completion of these goals.

Hover over our core principles to learn more!

Personal Responsibility

Personal Responsibility

  • Task completion
  • Keeping commitments
  • Organization and time management

Healthy Living

Healthy Living

  • Relationships / social interactions – how to have casual as well as deeper friendships and relationships that are healthy for both individuals.
  • Physical care and exercise – taking care of oneself physically and emotionally is some of the useful life coaching for young adults that occurs at Journey Home East.
  • Mental, emotional, and spiritual health – healthy bodies, healthy minds, this is essential for young adults to blossom into productive adults.

Life Skills

Life Skills

  • Daily accountability (chores, hygiene, cleaning, personal care) – residents are required to take care of themselves and their environment.
  • Financial (budgeting, balancing check book, saving) – we provide life coaching of young adults on how to set financial goals that are at or below earnings.
  • Shopping – while fun, shopping excursions are also teachable moments to encourage sound financial planning.
  • Cooking – for themselves and for the community, residents cook and clean.
  • Job searching and interviewing skills – part of being successful and productive means having a job and being successful in the search is vital for finding a job that is rewarding.

Education

Education

  • Skills, interests, and hobbies – rather than unproductive or unhealthy habits, we provide opportunities to develop and nurture new passions and skills.
  • High school or college academics – continuing on a course of learning can provide new opportunities for residents if this path is of interest to the student.
  • Vocational / career skills – we encourage everyone at Journey Home East to develop specific skills that are associated with professional opportunities. Developing these skills through are critical aspects of life coaching for young adults.

Social Integration

Social Integration

  • Positive recreational activities
  • Community service
  • Dating
  • Healthy socialization & group activities