All Kinds of News for July 10, 2019
La Europa Academy has received their first batch of foster kittens in a new partnership with the Community Animal Welfare Society (CAWS) of Utah. CAWS is a no-kill, volunteer and foster-based nonprofit organization whose mission is working with the community to help animals. It is Utah’s oldest animal rescue group and provides on-going rescue, foster, education and adoption programs to help animals who have been abandoned.
La Europa has seven cute and cuddly kittens that students will nurture, feed and socialize until they are ready for adoption. The kittens are in two sibling groups and both groups were found abandoned. After huddling in their carrying cases for the first week, the kittens are now more open to interaction with the students and staff. They even seem ready for adventure! All seven escaped from their room in the administration building and were found roaming the building at night until staff rounded them up.
“There is so much therapeutic value for our students in helping these animals,” says Robbi O’Kelley, Executive Director. “It’s going to be hard for the students to see our kittens adopted out to good homes, but that’s all part of the process of serving our community.”
About La Europa Academy and Mosaic House Transition Program
La Europa Academy is a residential treatment center for girls ages 14 -18 who struggle with emotional dysregulation, anxiety, depression, school refusal, disordered eating and substance use. Our program, located in Murray, UT, uses a combination of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and clinical expressive arts to help students learn to manage their emotions effectively. Students at La Europa experience expressive art therapies multiple times per week as well as engaging in creative arts in our fully-accredited high school.
Mosaic House Transition Program provides La Europa students with a step-down experience toward the end of their stay in residential treatment, in order to help transition the student to the next step. Mosaic House is a 15-bed home where students can practice the skills they have learned in a less-structured environment.