Our program is designed to cater to the individual needs and goals of each student and family. Each student enters our program at different developmental stages. This requires different levels of intervention during the intake process. The listed steps below may or may not apply to every student, depending on their specific needs and goals.
First Step: Intake and assessment for safety and stability. If stabilization is needed for safety or detox, we utilize one of our stand alone homes for this purpose and staff according to the specific safety needs of the individual. We provide private detox, this process may be medically assisted and include comfort medication as well. We are one of the only programs in the country that will accept individuals that are dealing with active suicidal ideation. Psychiatrist, Psychologist, medication management, Therapist and program resources are assigned and set in motion at this phase and continue throughout the duration of treatment.
Second Step: If student is enrolled for a private detoxification program the next decision concerns transitioning to our community based treatment program with a minimum one year commitment. For all other treatment issues the time commitment varies however, the next step is individual housing, direct one to one mentoring and 24/7 crisis intervention. (Please inquire about our 30-90 day sobriety treatment with transition to other programs)
Third Step: Work ethic, employment assessment and training. This phase requires work at the farm or in one of our many employment opportunities designed specifically to support good work ethic and employment training. All other aspects of the program are intact and continue throughout the student’s involvement. Once a student can demonstrate consistent work ethic the next step is community based employment.
Fourth Step: Community based employment, money management, community life skills, social skills, culture, exercise, nutrition, self care and the beginning of transitioning responsibilities to the student to support mature growth. This is the beginning of functioning level appropriate responsibilities such as paying important bills, meal planning, shopping skills, learning to drive, managing vehicle, learning to be an entrepreneur, and trying different career paths. As a student can demonstrate solid employment dedication we move toward education enrollment and specific career development.
Fifth Step: Education enrollment. In the intake and assessment stage of our program we noted the results of strong interest inventory test, we also gathered all past transcripts, assessed past education and assessed past employment. During this stage we are reviewing career ideas and are formulating a specific plan for education enrollment at one of our local education campuses, either for certification, trade school or degree seeking.
Sixth Step: Formal education and career development. Our education liaison will assist with financial requirements, planning class schedules, managing study times and employment schedules. From day, one our goal is to help move a person through their developmental lines and levels to support their higher functioning. We will continue this same support providing the staff and resources needed for success through college graduation, all other program aspects will continue throughout the duration of educational process.
Seventh Step: Life planning, career, cultural, financial and geographical decisions. Our model challenges where will this student live, what will they do for a career and what education do they need to support their career? At this level of development our students are learning about degree seeking, property investment, futures investment, small business management, entrepreneurship, life insurance, retirement planning and many other autonomous life decisions that parents generally believe their young adult would never be concerned with.
Every step of this program is monitored and managed through direct mentoring in an individualized hands on program designed to support the most challenging, at risk and fragile students including those whom are simply attempting life outside their parents home for the first time.