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 Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin. 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 Wisconsin, 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.
Journey Home helps Wisconsin teens in a Independent Living Program setting who are struggling with challenges similar to those below:
– Academic Underachievement
– Social Isolation
– Family Conflict
– Low Self Esteem
– Learning Differences
– Grief and Loss
– School Refusal/ Truancy
– Negative Peer Group
– Low Self Confidence
– Technology Addiction
– Mood Disorders
– Impulsive Behaviors
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 Wisconsin.
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 Wisconsin, 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 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.
Learning Disabilities Association of America: Learning Disabilities Association of America’s mission is to create opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities and to reduce the incidence of learning disabilities in future generations.
Some examples of cities from Wisconsin which may have families who may be interested in Journey Home include: Milwaukee Madison Green Bay Kenosha Racine Appleton Waukesha Eau Claire Oshkosh Janesville West Allis La Crosse
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.