After an intense therapeutic wilderness setting in California, close-knit and away from mainstream society, going back to normal can be difficult, and sometimes a transitional space is required to consolidate new skills and our new self. Journey Home fits this type of demand and is one of the leading transitional living programs from California.
Journey Home is a transitional living program intended for teens between the ages of 16 and 21, who have already had a successful experience in a therapeutic wilderness setting, and now want to improve their emotional, practical and social skills in order to be and feel more independent and successful.
Although not located in California, Journey Home helps teens from all over the country, and can continue the process started at a wilderness therapy center.
Journey Home’s therapeutic approach focuses on choosing, with the help of parents and a specialized professional team, goals to accomplish in five core principles:
They are intended to be foundations for a better and more successful future.
What makes Journey Home one of the best transitional living programs is that we understand that there is a conflict between these young women’s needs, like time to fully assimilate the new skills and lessons, and the pressing demands of society that is always pushing to go on and never stop. That’s why our main mission is to provide a transitional space that allows for peace and time to grow as well as giving residents the opportunity to develop socially useful skills.
Journey Home is one of the most professional transitional living programs from California, we think that developing well-rounded skills is the best solution to achieve a long-lasting basis upon building success in our life. With more than a decade of experience in the field, our team established these five core principles as the most important areas to develop for becoming a successful and capable adult.
These principles are:
We differ from other transitional living programs in the fact that our program from California is intended to involve parents and the resident in planning goals and treatment, this way we build up more sense of agency in our girls and assigned female at birth.
Family & Youth Services Bureau: Family and Youth Service Bureau is an association aimed at helping older adolescents, preventing domestic violence, youth homelessness and pregnancy. Its mission is to create a future which is violence-free and healthy and productive for our youth.
Logic Models and Outcomes for Youth in the Transition to Adulthood: Logic Models and Outcomes for Youth in the Transition to Adulthood is a social study regarding practice and outcomes in programs focused on intervention in transitioning adults. It analyses several programs with different methods, protection factors and risk factors.
Journey Home helps California teens in a Transitional Living Program setting who are struggling with challenges similar to those below:
– Mood Disorders
– Social Isolation
– Learning Differences
– School Refusal/ Truancy
– Low Self Esteem
– Low Self Confidence
– Negative Peer Group
– Family Conflict
– Academic Underachievement
– Grief and Loss
– Impulsive Behaviors
– Technology Addiction
Journey Home helps California families from cities and towns like: Atherton Los Altos Hills Hillsborough Portola Valley Belvedere Rolling Hills Woodside Beverly Hills Montecito Hidden Hills
Some examples of cities from California which may have families who may be interested in Journey Home include: Los Angeles San Diego San Jose San Francisco Fresno Sacramento Long Beach Oakland Bakersfield Anaheim Santa Ana Riverside Stockton Chula Vista Irvine Fremont San Bernardino Modesto Oxnard Fontana Moreno Valley Huntington Beach Glendale Santa Clarita Garden Grove Oceanside Rancho Cucamonga Santa Rosa Ontario Elk Grove Corona Lancaster Palmdale Salinas Hayward Pomona Escondido Sunnyvale Torrance Pasadena Orange Fullerton Thousand Oaks Visalia Roseville Concord Simi Valley Santa Clara Victorville Vallejo Berkeley El Monte Downey Costa Mesa Carlsbad Inglewood Fairfield San Buenaventura (Ventura) Temecula Antioch Richmond West Covina Murrieta Norwalk Daly Burbank Santa Maria El Cajon San Mateo Rialto Clovis Jurupa Valley Compton Vista Mission Viejo South Gate Vacaville Carson Santa Monica San Marcos Hesperia Westminster Redding Santa Barbara San Leandro Chico Hawthorne Whittier Newport Beach Livermore Citrus Heights Tracy Indio Alhambra Menifee Chino Buena Park Hemet Redwood Merced Lakewood
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.