The Goodale School Celebrates First Graduate
The Goodale School and Recovery Community, a non-profit therapeutic boarding school for 14- to 17-year old boys with substance use and co-occurring disorders, officially opened its doors for enrolling students one year ago at the start of 2021. In December, Goodale celebrated their first student graduation upon completion of his 10-month therapeutic curriculum. His family and staff joined together during the celebration to highlight his accomplishments.
In 2021, The Goodale School served 11 families and held three on-site Family Workshops. There were countless groups and outings, and over 80 community-based recovery meetings were attended. Over 75 mental health and referring professionals came to campus to tour the school and meet Goodale staff. Students and staff came together to build a positive peer culture and create the foundation for the school in the years to come.
The Goodale School’s first graduate, who had completed a wilderness therapy program in Colorado prior to enrolling, was excited to be able to return to his family home in California to finish out his high school curriculum and with plans to enter college. His goals include maintaining his sobriety with continued therapeutic support and utilizing the skills he learned and practiced at The Goodale School while working toward living a balanced and fulfilled life.
About the Goodale School
The Goodale School is named in honor of Bob Goodale, a member of their Board of Directors and a passionate advocate for substance use disorder and recovery services in North Carolina. Goodale, a dedicated and visionary leader, has served non-profit organizations in communities across the United States and has been recognized for his lifelong commitment to the recovery community. The Goodale School is affiliated with Monarch, a leading statewide provider of services to thousands of people with mental illness, substance use disorders, and intellectual and developmental disabilities in North Carolina. Monarch is a non-profit organization and is nationally accredited by The Joint Commission.