As parents we don’t want to see our beloved children suffer because they’re unfit and can’t keep up with the requirements of our modern society. At Journey Home, one of the most qualified healthcare centers in transitional living programs, we help to develop and accomplish critical achievements for teens from Georgia who are on a recovery path.
Our transitional living program from Georgia focuses on learning and managing five core principles that we believe are the foundations for a happier and more successful life. Our intervention is carefully planned with the participation of a professional team of psychologists, but also a proactive consultation with parents, and of course the active role of the patient in order to make their more responsible about their life.
Journey Home is located in Layton, just outside Salt Lake City, Utah. Of course we accept teens from all U.S.A. including Georgia, and believe that a time away from home can be beneficial to struggling youth. According to experts, living in an everyday contact environment with peers, greatly improve socialization.
We differ from others transitional living programs because we focus on a wide variety of skills to achieve, that can be summarized in these five core principles: healthy living, education, life skills, personal responsibility and social integration. Every goal is carefully chosen to fit the individual needs in that particular area.
Journey Home is a healthcare center that aims to recover these teens beyond the simple cure and give them back to society as young and skillful women, with a real fighting chance for success, and not just as normal approved individuals.
Journey Home, one of the leading transitional living program from Georgia, offers some of the most advanced transitional environments in the country. It’s scientifically proven that focusing on building a sense of agency and personal responsibility is the best path to build self-esteem.
The first step of this path is that it is not the first step at all. Our transitional living program is intended to provide a transition time between any treatment program and going back to normal society for teens between 16 and 21 from Georgia. To do so, during the day, girls and assigned female at birth will attend high school or college, and return to Journey Home base in the evening, where they can find the warmth and comfort of a traditional home setting.
Every girl or child assigned female at birth is guided by house parents that function as individual guides to help their with reaching goals and with practical things like homework and school or college studies. They have at least one follow-up interview every two weeks.
During permanence, girls and assigned female at birth from Georgia are involved in many activities to enhance life-skills, such as: maintaining cleanliness of living space and property, budgeting, time management, meal preparation, shopping, transportation, gaining employment, appropriate recreation, personal hygiene, nutrition and fitness. They can also attend high school or pursue college courses.
But not all of our transitional living program from Georgia is teaching and educating. Some of the regular group activities at the Journey Home include 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. Many of these activities are carefully planned by Journey Home itself.
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Journey Home helps Georgia teens in a Transitional Living Program setting who are struggling with challenges similar to those below:
– Negative Peer Group
– Learning Differences
– Low Self Confidence
– Grief and Loss
– Technology Addiction
– Social Isolation
– School Refusal/ Truancy
– Low Self Esteem
– Family Conflict
– Academic Underachievement
– Mood Disorders
– Impulsive Behaviors
Journey Home helps Georgia families from cities and towns like: Druid Hills Milton Vinings Skidaway Island Decatur Brookhaven Sandy Springs Berkeley Lake Dunwoody Tybee Island
Some examples of cities from Georgia which may have families who may be interested in Journey Home include: Atlanta Columbus Augusta Macon Savannah Athens Sandy Springs Roswell Johns Creek Albany Warner Robins Alpharetta Marietta Valdosta Smyrna Brookhaven
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.