Searching for the best therapeutic options can be a real struggle, especially if you don’t know how to recognize what is required by a service to be suitable for you. Journey Home understands all of this and includes parents every step of the throughout our independent living program for teens from Alaska between 16 and 21. Although we are located in Utah, we help teens from Alaska and all over the country.
Journey Home is focused on giving a time and space for adjustment between an intensive therapy setting and coming back to normal society, for young women. Our service aims to give these teens all the necessary skills to become a useful and successful member of society, plus a healthy way of life that can endure throughout years leading to happiness and fulfillment.
Our independent living program focus on empowering teens by growing their self-esteem, helping them learn important and useful life skills that we all need to practice daily, as well as mental and emotional healing and having good and satisfying relationships. Although our program is located in Utah, we gladly help teens and families all over the United States.
At Journey Home, one of the most effective independent living programs, we believe that family involvement is a crucial part of personal growth and healing. Long lasting growth and success must occur with the support of the entire family unit. That’s why we involve parents throughout every step of the program, and in the decision making process.
Our independent living program provides a safe space of recovery and skill enhancement for young women, so they can experiment with their new skills and make their first steps into independence in a protected and learning environment.
Journey Home helps Alaska teens in a Independent Living Program setting who are struggling with challenges similar to those below:
– School Refusal/ Truancy
– Social Isolation
– Learning Differences
– Mood Disorders
– Low Self Esteem
– Low Self Confidence
– Negative Peer Group
– Impulsive Behaviors
– Academic Underachievement
– Family Conflict
– Grief and Loss
– Technology Addiction
At Journey Home, we believe that a well-rounded therapeutic approach leads to a solid foundation for positive growth and development. Our approach to therapy is based on decades of research conducted by members of our therapeutic team.
We are located in Utah, but we help teens from across the nation, including Alaska.
Our approach is founded upon five core principles:
Our girls and assigned female at birth have also the possibility to go on with high school or college studies, or even get a job, they’re encouraged to be as independent as they can be.
Unlike other independent living programs which help teens from Alaska, we do many fun activities in addition to a traditional residential model. Throughout their stay at Journey Home, teens can have fun with Fun Food Friday, snow sports in the winter, visiting museums, going to movies, exploring the local outdoors by hiking and biking, and many other local events and activities.
Teen Mental Health: Teen Mental Health is a useful site regarding typical teenager mental disorders, with an accurate description of the most frequent, as well as a wealth of resources about teen issues and dynamics.
California Independent Living Program: This is California’s Department of Social Services’ main site, providing information about their social program regarding independent living programs for foster care teens.
Some examples of cities from Alaska which may have families who may be interested in Journey Home include: Anchorage
Kim has a Bachelors of Science degree in Political Science & Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Corrections from Weber State University. She has been employed at Solstice and Journey Home since February 2011 as a Mentor and is now Admissions Director. She has traveled extensively around the world and has enjoyed calling various destinations home. This has given her the ability to empathize with the teens who may be at times homesick for home and family. Her hobbies include reading, writing, and socializing with friends and family.