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    Transitional Living Program

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    Combining Home with Guidance and Support Through Our Transitional Living Program

    Journey Home East is the perfect transitional living program, fit for young women who are ready to build upon skills learned in therapeutic settings but recognize they still need guidance and support to further develop their success. Journey Home East students attend transitional living program that includes a local high school or college, or they work at a local job. After school or work, Students return to the home setting with other Journey Home East students and staff.

    Journey Home East blends a traditional home setting with positive peer and staff relationships in their transitional living program.  This means that our students live in a warm, inviting home setting with other young girls who are also coming out of treatment programs.  The setting includes the comforts of home including a kitchen with food in the fridge, television, and a friendly neighborhood environment—while still having staff members who mentor, educate, and guide the young women.

    As part of the program students strengthen critical life-skill responsibilities such as:

    • transitional living programshopping,
    • meal preparation,
    • maintaining cleanliness of living space and property,
    • budgeting,
    • transportation,
    • time management,
    • gaining employment,
    • appropriate recreation,
    • personal hygiene,
    • nutrition,
    • fitness


    Guides Who Help Lead Student Success

    With the transitional living program, the development of these critical skills is led by our therapists as well as the individual “guide” who acts as the personal role model for our students. Our students meet with these Guides every two weeks to review progress in the Five Core Principles.

    Guides provide advice and support by helping teens meet these Core Principles in order to accomplish goals.  Guides also assist in studies, resume development, job interviews, and other vital “life skills.”


    Journey Home Activities

    transitional living programAt Journey Home East we believe in the value of good health and healthy hobbies, two crucial aspects of happy, successful adults. Within our transitional living program, Journey Home East students are encouraged to pursue positive hobbies, develop talents and skills, and participate in fun, leisure activities. Many of these activities are planned and developed by the Journey Home East students and staff to participate in together. Girls are also encouraged to pursue some of these activities on their own.


    School or Local Job

    Journey Home East students who are still pursuing high school credits have the opportunity to attend a local high school or pursue their GED remotely.  Students can also pursue college course curriculum through local college options or online coursework.

    Instead of academics, some students are working in a local job which Journey Home East can help facilitate.  Often these jobs are in retail or in local restaurants.  Part of the value in both school and holding down a local job is to reinforce the important life skills of time management, accountability, and achievement.


    Classes, Instruction, & Support

    Journey Home East transitional living program combines practical life-based instruction with continued clinical work to help our students prepare for future success into adulthood. In truth, probably every young adult would benefit from this assistance, but only our Journey Home East students are fortunate enough to receive this guidance and support!

    All the girls at the Journey Home East transitional living program participate in classes such as the following:transitional living program

    • Nutrition and cooking
    • Financial planning, budgeting, and goal-setting
    • Healthy relationships and dating
    • Other classes as dictated by need and interests to the girls

    Every week, students have opportunities to participate in therapeutic groups and activities related to Healthy Lifestyles and Independent Living Skills.