After an intense therapeutic wilderness setting in Mississippi, 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 Mississippi.
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 Mississippi, 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.
Searching for a good transitional living program from Mississippi can be very disorienting, why should a girl or child assigned female at birth that just ended treatment go through a transitional living program? Journey Home is intended for teens who need time and space to adjust to society again, after spending months away.
But for who exactly is our program intended for? There are certain requirements for admission. A potential resident needs to have graduated from a residential treatment center, therapeutic wilderness program, therapeutic boarding school, or other similar programs. They need to be ready for the responsibility and freedom that a transitional home entails, and have demonstrated a strong commitment to their therapeutic goals and life. For girls and assigned female at birth with substance abuse issues, a demonstrated commitment to sobriety is also crucial.
Any girl or child assigned female at birth from Mississippi can participate in our transitional living program, and it is particularly suited for teens struggling with depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, body image issues, ADD/ADHD and other learning issues, academic struggles, and low self-esteem.
Journey Home intervention strategy is to establish goals for every girl, according to five core principles: Healthy Living, Education, Life Skills, Personal Responsibility and Social Integration. Our program from Mississippi is mostly intended to help transition from structured residential programs to home. To make this transition happen, girls and assigned female at birth have plenty of activities to choose from, like sports, fun activities such as movies or outdoors hiking, or more society-oriented like having classes about shopping, getting a job, budgeting. All of this along with therapy and studying.
Journey Home helps Mississippi teens in a Transitional Living Program setting who are struggling with challenges similar to those below:
– Technology Addiction
– Academic Underachievement
– Family Conflict
– Negative Peer Group
– Impulsive Behaviors
– Social Isolation
– Mood Disorders
– School Refusal/ Truancy
– Low Self Confidence
– Low Self Esteem
– Learning Differences
– Grief and Loss
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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.