BUILDING A STRONG WORK ETHIC At Integrated Interventions, we believe that work ethic is the foundation for creating a healthy and independent lifestyle. This process starts the moment the student moves into their home. While the program will provide the student with the initial set up (food, basic furniture, and hygiene supplies), the student pays for those basic needs the following week. This is made possible by establishing work ethic at the shop, hobby-farm, thrift store, or when students acquire community-based employment. When students do work at the Integrated locations, they have a mentor walking them through each project and task. This allows the program to not only assess each student’s level of work ethic, but allows us to pay them for their efforts.
At our North Idaho location, students have the opportunity to build work ethic at Integrated Thrift, our student operated thrift store. At the thrift store students focus on skills in a retail setting. Students get hands-on experience sorting donations, stocking shelves, money handling, customer service and more. In the back of the store, students also learn how to refurbish furniture for in-store resale or online sales.
Proceeds for Integrated Thrift go to Higher Ground Resources. Higher Ground Resources works in cooperation with local and national businesses to serve young adults struggling with addictions, emotional problems and behavioral issues. Higher Ground Resources was created to raise funding for students in need by helping parents offset the cost of treatment provided by Integrated Interventions.