All Kinds of News for May 10, 2017
Journey Home West and Journey Home East have helped many young women transition successfully from a structured therapeutic environment into independent living. Transitional living programs are relatively new to the therapeutic world and often fall under two categories: structured programming which mirrors a residential treatment environment or independent living programs in which a student is completely autonomous. Our programs are unique in that we fall somewhere in the middle.
Aspects of our Journey Home programs that set us apart from other transitional living programs:
- Gradual process towards independence: When students first arrive at Journey Home, they experience a level of structure similar to what they knew in residential treatment. We then gradually introduce more and more elements of independence. The overall goal is to have students live an independent, happy and successful life.
- Small size: In each of the Journey Home programs, our population size is very small. We keep our numbers low in order to make sure each student is getting the individualized attention they need and deserve to continue their path towards lasting success.
- Single-gendered: Unlike many other transitional living programs, our program caters specifically to young women ages 16-21. Our girls-only program provides a safe, nurturing environment for our students.
Treatment services on premises: Both Journey Home programs have therapeutic staff in the homes on a regular basis. This allows students to receive in-the-moment therapeutic services whenever it is needed.
About the Journey HomeJourney Home West was established in Layton, UT in 2008 after noticing there were limited options for our clients from Solstice RTC West needing a step down community based option. Journey Home West 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.