Q&A Clients Enjoy Winter Recreation
The majority of clients at Applewood Transitions for Young Women and Journey Transitions for Young Men are currently employed at the two long standing resorts located in the higher ranges of the Allegheny Mountains – Canaan Valley Resort and Timberline Mountain. Winter recreation is a huge attraction in Canaan Valley which has become a go-to destination for countless tourists to enjoy, as some would say, a mountain paradise. The resorts are located ten minutes apart and provide some of the best ski conditions on the east coast.
Clients at Q&A Associates have endless winter activities right in their back yards on a regular basis. Skiing, snowboarding, tubing, ice skating, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and more – all can be done right in the heart of Canaan Valley. Snow accumulation has been greater this winter than in past years, making it even more enticing to enjoy the great outdoors. “It is remarkable to see clients who come from areas without a winter season step into a Canaan Valley winter and all it has to offer,” said Marci Jones, Student Services Coordinator/Life Coach. Cultivating a connection to nature and outdoor activities is a big part of Q&A programming. “We believe that exposing our clients to a variety of outdoor activities helps them cultivate healthier ways to make use of their down time,” said Keith Bishop, COO.
While the clients at Q&A Associates are able to partake in all the wondrous activities, COVID-19 precautions remain in effect to keep everyone healthy during the pandemic. Both resorts have put COVID precaution measures in place (these can be referenced on their websites). “Fortunately, with these outdoor activities, our clients are able to naturally social distance along with wearing masks at all times to remain cautious,” continued Bishop. In many ways, the clients of Q&A Associates have been able to experience some normalcy in recent weeks due to significantly lower numbers of COVID cases. “Everyone is looking forward to more community immersion, but we have been blessed to have a bit more freedom than other areas of the country,” said Angie Shockley, Founder and CEO. “Our staff has done an amazing job of keeping clients engaged and on track during a very difficult year;” she continued, “I couldn’t be more proud or grateful.”
About Q&A Family of Programs
Q&A Family of Programs works with young adults ages 18 and up, providing opportunities for each of them to develop independent, functional, and happy lives with a high level of quality. Our clients have struggled to reach independence for a variety of reasons such as the inability to develop and/or implement the life skills needed to be successful, or struggling to obtain consistent employment. Our goal is to help these individuals find meaning and an authentic purpose for their lives and a practical path to achieve their goals.