All Kinds of News for July 12, 2017
Solstice East is excited to announce the 5th team of students started on July 10th. Solstice East prides itself on their small team environment of 12 students, with two dedicated therapists per team. Therapists hold a case load of 6 students total, which helps to dedicate the time needed to their caseload. Also in that small team of 12 is a set of staff that is also solely assigned to their team, which helps to maintain individualized needs for each student.
With this addition of a 5th team, Solstice East will have a capacity for 60 students, but is growing that team steadily and intentionally, as to not affect the current milieu. There are two teams who are assigned to live in the previous Asheville Academy dorm, and there are three teams that live in the original lodge. Having this space dedicated to the Solstice East students has been extremely beneficial for their students living environment.
Rick Pollard, Executive Director at Solstice East said, “With the acquisition of the new building, we are excited to be able to offer our services to more families and maintain our small 12 person team environment. We love working with these families and are grateful to be able to work with many more.”
All of the teams in the Solstice Programs are named after the seasons Spring, Summer, Winter and Autumn. After the leadership team narrowed it down to about five options, the students were able to vote and pick the name for the new team. The name that the students chose was Terra, which is the latin word for Earth. They felt it would be a good name to encompass all of the seasons.