All Kinds of News for May 08, 2019
Journey Home Young Adult, a 6-12 month step down, transition, home-like setting located in Salt Lake City, Utah has seen residents experience personal milestones at the program since their opening. 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 Program Director and Life Coach at Journey Home Young Adult, Folola Finua, helps manage the house and is the shift supervisor along with the other members of the management team. Overseeing day to day operations, Folola also works with residents and the treatment team to make sure all of the resident’s needs are met and that they get the support they need to reach their goals. When residents arrive at the program, they meet with Folola to complete a goals assessment to determine what their needs and goals are. Weekly 1:1 check-in’s help keep residents on track and give them the resources and support they need to meet their goals, create action plans, and manage schedules. Folola acts as a supportive advocate for residents during treatment team and staff meetings, and she is also the parent liaison.
Over the last 6-8 weeks since Journey Home Young Adults opening, residents have already begun to make tremendous strides towards their goals and experience powerful personal growth. Folola explains that one resident that was applying to attend the Westminister College has been accepted and offered scholarship opportunities. This resident is excited to transfer over to dorm living or an apartment to live independently. Already working a local job and finishing up her first semester of community college, she has built a community of friends which will be a great foundation as she transitions into the next step of her life thriving.
Another resident at Journey Home Young Adult is working on finishing up high school while working at a local job in the community. This resident has been focusing on developing life skills like budgeting, scheduling and time management, building more independence for herself, gaining confidence, and getting a driver's license. Her personal growth towards feeling normalized has been extremely impactful, as she is getting ready for a future of independence.
The Journey Home Young Adult program location in Salt Lake City also offers residents the perfect opportunity to experience both the urban aspect of city life, but also close access to explore the outdoors. Only 10-15 minutes away from downtown Salt Lake, the house is located in a safe, suburban neighborhood that is convenient for residents to explore their independence and freedoms by finding their own interests within the community and city. As Folola states, “I am excited to be part of this growing team, and help more residents. I really enjoy seeing the growth of residents and their successes as they go out into the world ready to conquer their journey.”
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.
Journey Home Young Adult is designed as a 6-12 month step down transition program located in Salt Lake City, Utah for young women ages 18-23 who need ongoing support. The home-like setting offers therapeutic support and the opportunity for greater freedoms, responsibilities, and practice as an independent young adult. At Journey Home Young Adult clients can further education and gain independent living skills. For more information about Journey Home Young Adult, please call: 801-444-0794.