Journey Home is one of the leading independent living programs which helps teens from Massachusetts. Our strategy is based on five core principles: healthy living, education, life skills, personal responsibility and social integration. We think that these are the core key areas to learn how to be a successful adult in our society.
But is our program the best possible choice for your daughter? Every new resident must have an admission interview, be between 16 and 21 years old and generally our program is indicated for depressive and anxiety disorders, body image issues, ADHD and other learning issues, academic struggles and low self-esteem.
Our program for any conduct disorders, aggressive related issues, sexual perpetration and court order related treatment.
Journey Home is a small, residential home setting dedicated to the guidance and healing of teens looking to continue their path to become successful, capable adults. It’s located just outside Salt Lake City, Utah and we help teens from Massachusetts and all over the country.
Our residents are followed step by step in their therapeutic program, goals are established by consulting family, the resident and of course our professional team. They take classes, have a follow up interview every two weeks and they can go on with studies or get a job. Not all activities at Journey Home are serious, our girls and assigned female at birth also participate in leisure activities like movies, sports, and many other things.
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 Massachusetts between 16 and 21. Although we are located in Utah, we help teens from Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts teens in a Independent Living Program setting who are struggling with challenges similar to those below:
– Mood Disorders
– School Refusal/ Truancy
– Low Self Esteem
– Grief and Loss
– Technology Addiction
– Low Self Confidence
– Negative Peer Group
– Impulsive Behaviors
– Academic Underachievement
– Family Conflict
– Social Isolation
– Learning Differences
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.
ADHD in Teenagers: An article about what ADHD is, its causes and what we can do about it, by the Child Mind Institute an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders.
Some examples of cities from Massachusetts which may have families who may be interested in Journey Home include: Boston Worcester Springfield Lowell Cambridge New Bedford Brockton Quincy Lynn Fall River Newton Somerville Lawrence Waltham Haverhill Malden Medford Taunton Chicopee Weymouth Town Revere Peabody
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.