All Kinds of News for February 06, 2019
The Solstice family of programs is pleased to announce the opening of Journey Home Young Adult, a 6-12 month step down, transition, home-like setting located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Journey Home Young Adult offers therapeutic support for residents and provides the opportunity for greater freedoms, responsibilities, further education, career development and a healthy lifestyle. Based on structure, support and mentoring, young women emerge from Journey Home Young Adult emotionally and intellectually equipped to successfully launch into a fulfilling life.
The Journey Home Young Adult program provides an environment for young women ages 18-23 to thrive as they continue to work towards academic and independent living goals. The transition program is designed to serve young women who are in need of a supportive living environment to assist them in making the transition into healthy young adulthood. The mission of Journey Home Young Adult is to assist young woman in making a healthy transition into becoming a responsible and successful young adult.
At Journey Home Young Adult, clients follow a specific, individualized therapeutic program with goals, tasks and a timeline. In addition, client’s short-term goals will be individualized according to their specific treatment plan and current client need. The long term goal is for Journey Home Young Adult clients to become thriving, successful young adults who are prepared with the skills necessary to live independently and demonstrate a pattern of making healthy life choices.
The Journey Home Young Adult program also provides key therapeutic interventions in a home-like setting. These services include group psychotherapy, individual psychotherapy, family therapy, independent living skills training, milieu therapy, academic support services, psychiatric services and activity/recreational services, plus a life coach, health/fitness coach and community mentorship services on a weekly basis. These services are provided for each resident according to the defined needs in each resident’s individual treatment plan.
The program specializes in serving females ages 18-23 with emotional, behavioral or mental health disorders. Journey Home Young Adult specializes in working with women who struggle with a variety of presenting problems such as: depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, body image issues, ADHD and other learning issues, academic struggles, low self-esteem, and others. This population of young ladies is considered to be a higher level of functioning than those indicated for residential treatment services. The emphasis with these young clients is to assist them in maintaining success in academic, vocational, social and career goals and plans. These clients have achieved a level of functioning that would provide them with the ability to succeed in these areas given the necessary ongoing support that any young lady would require. However, a return to their home environment is not seen as able to provide the necessary support, whether it is structurally, socially or academically, to provide these young women with the best chances of ongoing success.
Residents living at Journey Home Young Adult may be attending college, or be in need of a gap year and would learn to take responsibility of a variety of life-skills oriented topics (i.e., shopping, meal preparation, maintaining cleanliness of living space and property, budgeting, transportation, time management, gaining employment, appropriate recreation, personal hygiene, nutrition, fitness, etc.). A typical client in the Journey Home Young Adult program is a young lady who has made significant strides in areas of emotional development, self-motivation, self-confidence and a sense of self-efficacy, emotional maturity and insight into oneself and the development of a personal, active moral code. They have specific goals they are committed to in the areas of academics, vocational and career choices, self-development and growth including emotional, physical and relational health; positive relationship choices and development, commitment to family, and a sense of personal values and morals.
Additional life skill learning opportunities at Journey Home Young Adult include:
- Financial literacy
- Meal planning, shopping and cooking
- Time management
- Employment skills/job training
- College integration
- Executive Functioning skills
- Emotional support
- Personal responsibility
- Healthy relationships
- Intuitive eating and nutrition
- Internship/Volunteer experiences
Nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, the Journey Home Young Adult's location offers a wide variety of activities. Residents will have the opportunity to engage in skiing/snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking and climbing; local area events and activities in the vibrant city of Salt Lake will also give residents to opportunity to experience live music, art, culture, museums, local festivals and more.
To learn more about Journey Home Young Adult, please contact the program at 801-444-0794 or visit www.journeyhomeyoungadult.com.
About Journey Home West
Journey Home West is a transitional living step-down program for girls ages 16-21 that have successfully completed a therapeutic program and are seeking further development of life skills before they transition into an independent living setting. Journey Home West is located just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information about Journey Home and if it could be the right fit for your daughter, please call: 801-444-0794.