Journey Home, one of the leading transitional living program from Washington, offers some of the most advanced transitional environments in the country. It’s scientifically proven that focusing on building a sense of agency and personal responsibility is the best path to build self-esteem.
The first step of this path is that it is not the first step at all. Our transitional living program is intended to provide a transition time between any treatment program and going back to normal society for teens between 16 and 21 from Washington. To do so, during the day, girls and assigned female at birth will attend high school or college, and return to Journey Home base in the evening, where they can find the warmth and comfort of a traditional home setting.
Every girl or child assigned female at birth is guided by house parents that function as individual guides to help their with reaching goals and with practical things like homework and school or college studies. They have at least one follow-up interview every two weeks.
During permanence, girls and assigned female at birth from Washington are involved in many activities to enhance life-skills, such as: maintaining cleanliness of living space and property, budgeting, time management, meal preparation, shopping, transportation, gaining employment, appropriate recreation, personal hygiene, nutrition and fitness. They can also attend high school or pursue college courses.
But not all of our transitional living program from Washington is teaching and educating. Some of the regular group activities at the Journey Home include Fun Food Friday, snow sports in the winter, visiting museums, going to movies, exploring the local outdoors by hiking and biking, and many other local events and activities. Many of these activities are carefully planned by Journey Home itself.
Choosing the best transitional living program for your child from Washington can be a troublesome and very disorienting experience, a lot of doubts can come to our mind when we try to figure out the best option for our loved ones without any real knowledge about what’s going on, It’s important to make sure that a transitional living program is the best place for your daughter’s needs.
To make sure that Journey Home is the best fit for your Washington family, we conduct an admissions interview, which is the first of many personalized steps specifically designed for every young woman’s needs and desires.
We help teens acquire all the necessary skills to be successful in society. During their time at our program, we help teens focus on five major core principles: healthy living, education, life skills, personal responsibility and social integration. These principles help to empower our residents towards a happier, brighter future.
Journey Home is located in Utah, more specifically in Layton, just outside Salt Lake City, but of course we help teens all over the country, including Washington.
Our transitional living program from Washington includes the family as an active part of the treatment, because we find that involving family and having a good, open and honest relationship with parents and siblings is the best proactive factor for a successful therapeutic process and a successful and happier life.
Journey Home is meant to be a place for teens who struggle with mental issues, and now want to find a place where they have the space necessary to develop skills and regain that sense of strength and empowerment to face society again, while they spend time adjusting to their new abilities gained through the previous treatment.
Prevention and Early Intervention in Mental Health: A summary of the most common problems related to adolescence and transition to adulthood, regarding several areas such as health, safety, resources and relationships. It’s a great place for families to start in their quest for deeper understanding about how to help their youth succeed.
Mental Health in Adolescents: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides a variety of information about mental issues and adolescent development, critical adolescent issues and much more. It is generally intended to provide basic and specific information about mental health.
Journey Home helps Washington teens in a Transitional Living Program setting who are struggling with challenges similar to those below:
– Social Isolation
– Learning Differences
– Low Self Confidence
– School Refusal/ Truancy
– Low Self Esteem
– Academic Underachievement
– Family Conflict
– Grief and Loss
– Negative Peer Group
– Impulsive Behaviors
– Technology Addiction
– Mood Disorders
Some examples of cities from Washington which may have families who may be interested in Journey Home include: Seattle Spokane Tacoma Vancouver Bellevue Kent Everett Renton Federal Way Yakima Spokane Valley Kirkland Bellingham Kennewick Auburn Pasco Marysville Lakewood Redmond Shoreline Richland Sammamish Burien
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.