All Kinds of News for November 08, 2017
Eleanor, a graduate of Journey Home East, shares her success story:
"I’ve been very successful in the last few months since graduating Journey Home, only not in the traditional sense of the word; I’ve always been good at being nontraditional. I haven't been working out 8 hours a week, I don’t have straight A’s, and I haven't made many friends yet. Nonetheless, I wake up everyday, go to all my classes, do my homework, eat enough, and work hard to put myself in new situations. I hangout with the occasional friend, talk to those I left behind in Asheville, and facetime my best friend as much as both our schedules allow. This may not seem like a lot to most people, but I am proud of myself. I have been able to stay healthy, control my impulses, and not give in to my depression.
It has not been easy leaving Journey Home. I went from a very structured, yet independent, life off to college where everything is provided to me with very little structure. I miss my friends and Asheville everyday. Yet still I am proud of myself. I have not given into my urges to run away, both metaphorically and physically; I have been working hard to not self sabotage, and I am working on making friends outside of the treatment environment. Without Journey Home and the people who work there, I would not have the skills to hand the intense change and discomfort that beginning college comes with." To learn more about a day in the life of a student at Journey Home East, click here.
About Journey Home East
Journey 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.