Journey Home Young Adult Helps Clients Achieve Academic and Career Goals
Journey Home Young Adult, a transitional living program for young adult females ages 18-23, helps clients prepare for the next steps in their lives through academic and career planning. Clients come to the program after attending a previous residential treatment or wilderness therapy program. Building on the skills they have already learned in treatment, Journey Home Young Adult helps clients gain life skills to apply in their daily routines including work and school.
As part of life skills training, clients are encouraged to set both short and long-term goals for themselves. Many times, this includes college and career goals. For students who wish to go directly into career planning, Journey Home Young Adult can help them look at all of their options depending on what they would like to do. Education and Career Services Coordinator at Journey Home Young Adult, Bailee Gacioch, guides clients through completing a Greenwood Assessment, which generates potential academic or career paths for the individual. The Greenwood Assessment takes into consideration personality traits to identify what may be a good career path for the person and gives more information on job details like typical salary and demand. Clients may start out in entry-level jobs for a specific field they are interested in, and work with mentors at the program on identifying ways to move up in the company.
“We want to try to get them started on their goals whether that is a part-time job, or even just preparing for school or a job,” said Bailee. “Our goal is for our students to feel engaged and self-motivated as we set these goals in the program.”
Journey Home Young Adult provides ongoing support to clients in their academic, career, and day-to-day life goals. Clients grow their self-confidence, develop responsibility, and gain an overall sense of emotional maturity to set the foundation for success in their lives.
About Journey Home Young Adult
Journey Home Young Adult is a transition program for young women 18-23 years old. Our home-like setting provides a place for these young adults to develop independence while still receiving therapeutic support. Clients are transitioning from a previous therapeutic placement into young adulthood. Therapists help them with individual and family issues while clients attend school or work in the community. For more information, visit journeyhomeyoungadult.com or call (855) 918-0032.