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At Journey Home East, a step-down, transitional living program for young adults ages 16-21, residents have the opportunity to develop and work on their education goals while in the program with the support of an in-house Education Liaison, Tatiana Martinez.
The Education Liaison’s role is to help residents with anything academics-related while living at Journey Home East. This can include helping residents find community classes to take, such as pottery or other art classes, guitar, and even sign language. Some residents take traditional core classes like english or math to get a head start before moving onto a larger university following the program.
As with everything resident-focused at Journey Home East, the educational options offered to residents are highly individualized. The Education Liaison will help students select the best classes for them to take, to apply to college or planning next steps after the program, help residents manage their time, getting organized, completing school assignments on time, or even help selecting tutors. Residents also form close bonds with the Education Liaison, often goinf to local coffee shops together to work on assignments or study.
Tatiana Martinez, Journey Home East’s Education Liaison, has been working within the Solstice family of programs since 2015. She describes her passion for working with the young adult population, “I love working with this age group because I’ve gone through similar experiences. I know how tough it can be, so having the opportunity to give back and help them, letting them know that I believe in them and showing them that extra support is very important to me.”
Residents at Journey Home East are provided with the support, tools, and options to help them define and pursue their goals. With the help of Education Liaison Tatiana Martinez, residents are able to utilize one-on-one support to focus on the next steps within their education, while also building a healthy relationships with program staff, other residents, and within the community.
Learn more about Journey Home East’s educational programming by visiting https://journeyhomeeast.com/ or by calling (855) 290-9684.
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.