Searching for the best therapeutic options can be a real struggle, especially if you don’t know how to recognize what is required by a service to be suitable for you. Journey Home understands all of this and includes parents every step of the throughout our independent living program for teens from Missouri between 16 and 21. Although we are located in Utah, we help teens from Missouri and all over the country.
Journey Home is focused on giving a time and space for adjustment between an intensive therapy setting and coming back to normal society, for young women. Our service aims to give these teens all the necessary skills to become a useful and successful member of society, plus a healthy way of life that can endure throughout years leading to happiness and fulfillment.
Our independent living program focus on empowering teens by growing their self-esteem, helping them learn important and useful life skills that we all need to practice daily, as well as mental and emotional healing and having good and satisfying relationships. Although our program is located in Utah, we gladly help teens and families all over the United States.
At Journey Home, one of the most effective independent living programs, we believe that family involvement is a crucial part of personal growth and healing. Long lasting growth and success must occur with the support of the entire family unit. That’s why we involve parents throughout every step of the program, and in the decision making process.
Our independent living program provides a safe space of recovery and skill enhancement for young women, so they can experiment with their new skills and make their first steps into independence in a protected and learning environment.
Journey Home helps Missouri teens in a Independent Living Program setting who are struggling with challenges similar to those below:
– Learning Differences
– Family Conflict
– Academic Underachievement
– Impulsive Behaviors
– Social Isolation
– Mood Disorders
– Technology Addiction
– Low Self Confidence
– Low Self Esteem
– School Refusal/ Truancy
– Negative Peer Group
– Grief and Loss
If you’re searching for an independent living program for your child from Missouri, you may have a very frustrating time ahead of you. It’s hard to send away your daughter, but there is scientific evidence that an extended period away from home can improve self-esteem and coping skills. Journey Home is located just outside Salt Lake City in Utah, but accepts teens all over the country, including Missouri.
Every girl or child assigned female at birth who wishes to attend the program must meet these requirements: graduation from a residential treatment center, therapeutic wilderness program, therapeutic boarding school, or other similar treatment programs, has demonstrated readiness for this level of responsibility and freedom, is committed and stable relative to ongoing life and therapeutic goals, is and is committed to sobriety. If your child from Missouri meets these requirements, they can then undergo an admission interview and our professional team will assess if an independent living program is the best choice for your daughter. We work especially with depressive and anxiety disorders, body image issues, ADD/ADHD and other learning issues, academic struggles and low self-esteem.
Our program is based on five core principles: healthy living, education, life skills, personal responsibility and social integration. Every girl or child assigned female at birth must decide, with the support of family and a professional team, goals within every principle. She will do a follow up interview at least every two weeks, and a couple of parents will be assigned to their as guidance.
Journey Home has plenty of alternative activities beyond just therapy, there’s outdoor hiking, fun food Friday, sports, going to movies and others. But our girls and assigned female at birth con decide even to get a job or go on with high school or college studies.
Our independent living program can help make your child become a successful and happy adult, more than capable of coping with society and internal issues.
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MyTeam: MyTeam is a scientifically accurate educational and informational site regarding psychological and healthcare issues. You can find any explanation you need or if you’re curious about of any mental disorder you wish to know of, this is the site to go to.
Some examples of cities from Missouri which may have families who may be interested in Journey Home include: Kansas City St. Louis Springfield Independence Columbia Lee’s Summit O’Fallon St. Joseph St. Charles St. Peters Blue Springs Florissant Joplin
Kim has a Bachelors of Science degree in Political Science & Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Corrections from Weber State University. She has been employed at Solstice and Journey Home since February 2011 as a Mentor and is now Admissions Director. She has traveled extensively around the world and has enjoyed calling various destinations home. This has given her the ability to empathize with the teens who may be at times homesick for home and family. Her hobbies include reading, writing, and socializing with friends and family.