All Kinds of News for April 08, 2020
In an effort to keep students and staff as safe as possible during the COVID-19 outbreak, Foundations Asheville has relocated its community to a secluded 90-acre retreat in the heart of western North Carolina.
Students continue to receive individual and group therapy from their therapists, who are also staying on-site in shifts. Students are also continuing to meet their academic goals online with remote learning and the help of Natalie Bryenton, Foundations’ Director of Education and Career Readiness.
The program is taking full advantage of the property’s lake and hiking trails, which have allowed many of the students to tap back into their wilderness roots while continuing to hone in on their life skills, such as cooking, time management, and social integration. This new space has allowed the students an opportunity to continue to strengthen their connections to one another and the staff at Foundations, while maintaining a low risk of exposure from the larger community.
Foundations plans on operating from the retreat center as long as possible in order to prioritize the safety of staff and students.
About Foundations Asheville
Foundations Asheville is a young adult transition community located in the mountains of North Carolina. The program serves young adults ages 18-24 who are looking to acquire the tools to make the transition from adolescence to life as independent adulthood. Foundations helps young adults aspire to find meaning, direction, relationships, and self-reliance in their lives.