All Kinds of News for October 09, 2019
Growth and Transition are important tenets at Sunrise RTC.
Sunrise is able to continue to provide therapy, support, and programming each student experiences at Sunrise, even after she turns 18 years. Our Sequoia home provides an opportunity to learn additional skills and experiences, creating a smoother transition into a life of independence. Here are some facts about how Sunrise is able to support the young women, after they reach 18.
- At what age does a student go to the Sequoia home?
For clients that join us in that age demographic (usually 17+), they will have the opportunity to transition to the Sequoia House.
Is the Sequoia home on the Hurricane or Fields Campus?
Sequoia is part of our Washington Fields Campus just outside St.George, Utah.
How is student life different in the Sequoia home?
Girls in the Sequoia home have a greater level of independence including the opportunity to create their own schedule and custom meal plans, increased access to personal phones and computers and much more. In addition, they receive life skills coaching from a dedicated Sunrise team, so they are well-prepared and equipped to continue their life worth living at home, in a college or university or in the workplace.
What size is the home?
Sequoia is comparable to dorm-living with up to 10 students total. Sequoia offers a small home feel with shared bedrooms, a kitchen, living room, office and patio space.
If a student graduates High School while at Sunrise, is there an opportunity for other schooling ?
Yes, Sunrise support Sequoia girls attending one of the two local four-year colleges and, in fact, many of our older girls are already co-enrolled while finishing High School. In addition there are many opportunities for girls to work or have formal, professional internships in the community or to attend technical colleges.
Does Tuition increase when a student moves into Sequoia?
No, Tuition does not increase.
What is Aftercare, and why is this helpful?
Aftercare is a set of services that provides ongoing support for families and students after graduation from Sunrise. These services are designed to help ease transition and increase independence as well as continuing to assist the entire family in maintaining real life change. A great way for students to feel supported is meeting with their aftercare coach twice a week. During this time they are learning things such as how to sign up for local classes, goal setting, meal prep, finance budgeting, etc.
About Sunrise RTC
Sunrise is a residential treatment center for adolescent girls ages 13-17 aimed at uncovering the academic, social and emotional potential of girls who have been held back by emotional or behavioral struggles. Sunrise combines the warmth of a home, the safety and clinical expertise of a residential treatment program and the community access of a transition program.