All Kinds of News for June 05, 2019
Journey Home East is a transitional living for students ages 16-21 in downtown Asheville, NC. In the few years it has been open, the Journey Home East team noticed the need for more housing options and opportunities to teach residents skills, but with more freedom. Many residents had been choosing to stay in the Asheville area and would continue to reach out for help.
Journey Home East program director and therapist, Brinkley Stone Werley, has identified two residents who are able to move into their own apartment close by and continue with the program with more freedoms, but still provide the support needed from Journey Home. This service will be offered at a much lower cost, but will include housing, food, transportation, clinical and program services.
"The two residents who chose to move out on their own are excited. They were able to help pick out the apartment and advocate for what supports they would still like to receive while on their own. They will still receive therapy from Brinkley, as well as Wellness Coaching from Joseph and Academic Advising from Tatiana. They still have their whole A-team available to them, but more free time and opportunites to 'adult'. We are excited to continue our services and be able to keep our residents in Ashveille, with their supports still available to them, " said Kris Archer (Director of Business Development).
Journey Home East was also able to add Kaitlyn Keller to the team, who is finishing her degree this Summer to be a therapist. She will serve as the Director of Residential Life and will help the residents in both locations. If you would like to learn more about Journey Home East and their new apartment set up, please contact Kris Archer at Kris@SolsticeEast.com.
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.