All Kinds of News for March 06, 2019
Journey Home Young Adult, a 6-12 month step down, transition, home-like setting located in Salt Lake City, Utah, offers therapeutic support for clients and provides the opportunity for greater freedoms, responsibilities, further education, career development and a healthy lifestyle.
The Journey Home Young Adult program has a team of experts, who are passionately dedicated to helping young adults emotionally and intellectually launch into a fulfilling life following their time at the program. The program is now open in Salt Lake City, Utah, with upcoming open house dates, including:
-April 3, 2019: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
-April 5, 2019: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Director, Rachael Groves, has over 15 years of experience working with young adults and their families. Rachael received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Utah and has a certification in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) and Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT). Her work with students at prior residential treatment centers sparked a passion inside of her for the therapeutic process, seeing how powerful it could be for anyone and that therapy transcends a person’s background, economic status, race, and gender - that it can truly help everyone.
Rachael worked with the Solstice and Journey Home West teams in the past to develop and build both programs and created industry-leading transition programming. She describes the team at Journey Home Young Adult, “Our team members all have really great specialities, different things they are passionate about and want to pass on to residents. As Program Director, I am really trying to utilizing all or their strengths, and collaborate with the team to see how we can help our residents get what they need at our program.”
At the new Journey Home Young Adult program, Rachael explains, “Safety is our biggest concern. Our residents need to be safe, but also need to be able to have those young adult experiences; where they figure out life, what they want, where they want to go in life. We hope to give them those opportunities to try and fail, try and fail all while having that supportive environment.”
For Journey Home Young Adult residents, Salt Lake City provides a really exciting opportunity for getting involved in a variety of activities, community groups, education options and hobbies happening within the city. Rachael describes one opportunity where residents will help a charity group in Salt Lake, “We’ve partnered with a community group helping refugees, where residents will have the opportunity to mentor students from other countries. It is very exciting being in Salt Lake and having these experiences to help others, give back to community, have larger options for jobs, and growth that will happen naturally as we move into a larger community.”
Folola, Program Director at Journey Home Young Adult, has worked in the residential treatment field for over 12 years and is excited to be part of this new program. She looks forward to growing and learning alongside the amazing individuals at the Journey Home. Folola is from Utah and enjoys spending spare time outdoors exploring. She loves a good book, movies, biking, trying new and different foods, but mostly, loves having family dinners and game nights with her extensive family.
Latu has 6 years of experience working in the residential treatment field. Latu believes that everyone deserves to live their best life, and gives her best to help make that manifest for everyone she comes in contact with; she is currently working toward her Associate Degree in Marriage and Family Studies.
Latu lives in Utah with her husband and three children, two boys and one girl. She is from a big Polynesian family and loves spending time with them, being outdoors and playing volleyball, and laughter is a must in her life.
Kate has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychology and has worked in various modes of mental health treatment for 4 years. Kate has a passion for working with young adult women, especially in recreational therapy and trauma recovery. Kate believes in a relational approach, in which genuine connection and relational modeling provide a powerful atmosphere for healing and personal development.
Kate was born and raised in Northern California, but now finds it hard to leave Utah because of the greatest snow on earth. Kate enjoys skiing, playing music, working with refugees in her local community, hugging strangers and is fiercely loyal to grocery shopping at Trader Joes.
To learn more about Journey Home Young Adult located in Salt Lake City or to RSVP for an open house date, please contact the program at 801-444-0794 or visit www.journeyhomeyoungadult.com.