All Kinds of News for September 11, 2019
Journey Home Young Adult, a transitional therapeutic program for young women ages 18-23, is excited to introduce their community mentorship program. The community mentorship program connects residents in the Journey Home Young Adult program with community members in their field of interest. This enables residents to get real-world experience while connecting with the greater Salt Lake City community.
Upon entering Journey Home Young Adult’s program, residents first participate in a home-based mentorship program. They meet one on one weekly or every other week depending on their individual needs. Here, they learn basic life skills such as how to set up a bank account, mock interviews for jobs, or build a professional resume.
In-house staff and mentors help residents find ways to be active in the community and find social groups outside of treatment to help normalize their transition to everyday life. The community mentorship program encourages young women to pursue their hobbies and passions with others in the community. For example, one resident loves working with animals and with her hands. Journey Home Young Adult recreational therapists were able to help her find a volunteer-to-job opportunity working on a farm.
As Journey Home Young Adult grows, they want to expand this program. “For many of our girls, the end goal is finding an internship or volunteer opportunity or a job,” said Folola Finau, Program Director and Life Coach at Journey Home Young Adult. “Having direct connections with professionals in the community for the residents to connect with provides a clear path to achieving these goals.”
About Journey Home Young Adult
Journey Home Young Adult is a transitional living program for young women ages 18-23 in Salt Lake City, Utah. This program addresses emotional, behavioral, and mental health disorders that young women may face. Journey Home Young Adult creates an environment conducive to healing where young women can learn healthy coping skills while becoming more well-equipped to launch into adulthood. Recreation programming is an essential part of how we empower young women to live their best lives based on their individual needs and goals. For more information, contact us at 801-444-0794.