Journey Home East specializes in serving young women who have successfully completed a residential treatment program and/or therapeutic boarding school and have demonstrated significant progress indicating their readiness for a life-skills based transitional living program. However, it is recognized that a transition period is necessary to support and provide these young women with the best chance of ongoing success. Depending on a resident’s individualized Healthy Living Plan.
As one of the best independent living programs for young adults, students living in the Journey Home East would attend a local high school or college, and learn to take responsibility of a variety of life-skills oriented topics (i.e. shopping, meal preparation, maintaining cleanliness of living space and property, budgeting, transportation, time management, gaining employment, appropriate recreation, personal hygiene, nutrition, fitness, etc.).
Unlike other independent living programs for young adults, our students must be committed to their continued success and health. We treat young women, ages 16 to 21, who have successfully completed prior programs such as wilderness programs, residential treatment centers, or therapeutic boarding schools and have demonstrated the ability to handle freedoms and responsibilities.
It is important to note that residency will be on a volunteer basis. Journey Home East DOES NOT accept students who are on a court order for treatment, or who are involved in the North Carolina State correctional or juvenile justice system. Furthermore, no individual would be admitted whose presence would constitute a direct threat to the health, safety, or property of residents and members of the community. Due to the population we serve, we accept only young women who will contribute to a safe environment.
Journey Home East is a place of support and continued healing in order to help our young women grow into successful, capable adults.