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Independent Living Program Helping Young Women From West Virginia

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Continuing Success at an Independent Living Program For West Virginia Young Women

It’s very difficult for parents to see their daughter struggling with emotional, mental or social issues. An independent living program like Journey Home provides a safe place where young women from West Virginia can learn how to cope, and even better how to be successful in our modern society. JHRTC3

Many independent living programs focus on building self-esteem. But at Journey Home, we help encourage young women 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 young women 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 between 16 and 21 from West Virginia, eager to transform these girls into happy, satisfied and successful members of society by improving either their inner and outer skills.
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Journey Home Creates Lasting Success For Young West Virginia Women

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 young women from across the nation, including West Virginia.

Our approach is founded upon five core principles:

  • Healthy Living: Mind, body and relations are the objectives of this core, we teach how to keep all of them, positive, healthy and how to make them be satisfactory. JHRTC1
  • Education: We teach our girls to develop skills, interests and hobbies by themselves, to improve their study skills and to find work or build a career
  • Life Skills: Everything that is useful in daily life and that we should know how to manage, like finance, chores, cleaning, shopping, cooking, organizational, time management, job searching skills.
  • Personal Responsibility: The most important key to success is taking charge of your own life, and for that a healthy sense of responsibility and being proactive are solid bases upon building a happy woman tomorrow
  • Social Integration: Relationships and our peer community are well known as positive factors for our life, at Journey Home we teach our girls how to have positive and satisfactory relationships with another person, as well as the community itself.

Our girls 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 young women from West Virginia, we do many fun activities in addition to a traditional residential model. Throughout their stay at Journey Home, young women can have fun with €œFun 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.

Who does Journey Home help?

Journey Home helps West Virginia teens in a Independent Living Program setting who are struggling with challenges similar to those below:
– ADHD
– Trauma
– School Refusal/ Truancy
– Negative Peer Group
– Academic Underachievement
– Family Conflict
– Impulsive Behaviors
– Learning Differences
– Low Self Confidence
– Grief and Loss
– Anxiety
– Depression
– Social Isolation
– Low Self Esteem
– Technology Addiction
– Mood Disorders

Resources for West Virginia Families Seeking Help

Teen Girls Self-Esteem: This is a list of articles from the Huffington Post relating to self-esteem problems in girls, and young women, how the modern world has changed the way young woman 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.
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Journey Home Helps Young Women From West Virginia

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

Journey Home can help your daughter from West Virginia

Some examples of cities from West Virginia which may have families who may be interested in Journey Home include: Charleston Shepherdstown Cheat Lake Shenandoah Junction Summit Point
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Journey Home helps West Virginia families from zip codes such as:

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Kim Peterson
Admissions Director

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 young ladies who may be at times homesick for home and family. Her hobbies include reading, writing, and socializing with friends and family.