It’s very difficult for parents to see their child struggling with emotional, mental or social issues. An independent living program like Journey Home provides a safe place where teens from West Virginia can learn how to cope, and even better how to be successful in our modern society.
Many independent living programs focus on building self-esteem. But at Journey Home, we help encourage teens to become successful future adults, capable of coping with society, and happy with their own life. To this end, we’ve developed a program based on five core principles, involving what our professional team considers to be the most important and critical areas that a successful adult needs to master.
Located in Layton, just outside Salt Lake City, Utah, Journey Home welcomes teens all over the country, including West Virginia. According to scientific literature, living in a goal oriented environment enhances residents’ probability of success.
We differentiate ourselves form other independent living programs because of the involvement of both parents and residents in establishing goals and intermediate steps along each girl’s personal journey.
Our professional team welcomes every girl or child assigned female at birth between 16 and 21 from West Virginia, eager to transform these girls and assigned female at birth into happy, satisfied and successful members of society by improving either their inner and outer skills.
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 West Virginia.
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 West Virginia, 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.
Journey Home helps West Virginia teens in a Independent Living Program setting who are struggling with challenges similar to those below:
– School Refusal/ Truancy
– Negative Peer Group
– Academic Underachievement
– Family Conflict
– Impulsive Behaviors
– Learning Differences
– Low Self Confidence
– Grief and Loss
– Social Isolation
– Low Self Esteem
– Technology Addiction
– Mood Disorders
Teen Girls and assigned female at birth Self-Esteem: This is a list of articles from the Huffington Post relating to self-esteem problems in girls and assigned female at birth, and young women, how the modern world has changed the way young person relate to their bodies and self-image.
American Psychiatric Association: The APA is a worldwide recognized top organization regarding healthcare and mental disorder, since 1952 creators of DSM, Diagnostic Statistic Manual the world leading book about psychological diagnosis and disorders, they lead the psychological scientific scene by 70 years.
Journey Home helps West Virginia families from cities and towns like: Shepherdstown Cheat Lake Shenandoah Junction Summit Point Charles Town Morgantown Brookhaven Kearneysville Bolivar Westover
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.