All Kinds of News for May 10, 2017
Journey Home East is a transitional living center for young women, ages 16-21, located in downtown Asheville, NC. There are plenty of benefits to the residents being downtown, as they are in walking distance to many fun activities. There is yoga, Friday night drum circle, restaurants, concerts, library access and more all within walking distance. Since many of our residents are young adults, it is important for them to feel connected to an independent lifestyle but to also provide the structure needed.
Journey Home East has a licensed therapist in the home, who is also the Program Director: Brinkley Werley. She provides individual, family and group therapy. Brinkley understands the importance of having more structure than some other transitional programs. “Some of our students are coming from very structured environments and they still need to learn social skills,” comments Werley. “These young ladies are taken under the wing of older students who have more experience being out in the real world. They go out into the community and are able to model healthy social skills and provide coaching. This has been extremely helpful for students.”
The young women in the home are also helped by the various House Parents, who are able to make sure that they are sticking to their treatment goals and providing support as needed. They are also learning skills such as organization, cooking, cleaning, setting boundaries and other various life lessons that are learned in the process of developing real independence.
About Journey Home EastJourney Home East serves females aged 16-21 and provides structure for students while they learn independent living skills. Much of the structure and support provided by our 24/7 staffed home is managing electronic devices, managing free time and social life appropriately, and budgeting, shopping for groceries, and cooking meals. Clients enrolling at Journey Home have a previous therapeutic placement, where home was not an option afterward. They are provided with a therapist in the home to work on individual and family issues.