Finding The Right Independent Living Program For Young Adults From Alaska

Young adult sitting on couch with failure to launch syndrome

Have you been considering different forms of therapeutic help for your young adult child? Are you looking for a therapeutic solution for a son or daughter who is currently living in Alaska? Have you considered an independent living program? There is a phenomenal independent living program for young adults in St George, UT, known as At The Crossroads (ATC). ATC is highly recommended by Educational Consultants and therapists from Alaska. We encourage you to find out more.

At The Crossroads has helped hundreds and families of struggling young adults find solutions to the growing problem associated with young adults who are stuck, and unable or unwilling to transition into adulthood. According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness, there are 3 million young adults in America diagnosed with serious mental health issues and most of which are struggling to find a pathway into the adult world.

NAMI published an article titled, "On The Move: Helping Young Adults with Serious Mental Health needs Transition into Adulthood," stating, in part, "Youth and young adults who have been diagnosed with a Serious Emotional Disturbance or Serious Mental Illness (SED/SMI) such as major depressive or anxiety disorders, attention deficit disorder, schizophrenia, or conduct disorder face a number of risks and challenges as they struggle to become adults." (for more on this article, click here). The facts are that some young men and young women need professional help to complete the shift from adolescence to adulthood.

Young adults learning on the job skillsAt The Crossroads is a therapeutic transitional living facility with programs for struggling young adults. Our services are designed to teach life skills and encourage personal growth through a combination of education, restructuring, and therapeutic intervention. We provide an environment that fosters this type of growth by focusing on job training, academic assistance, and transitional living assistance. At The Crossroads provides behavioral and emotional counseling from psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, substance abuse specialists, and professional counselors (as needed). ATC professional staff reinforce self-discipline and help students to build self-respect while developing a positive self-image. All of these elements work together to transform a young adult into the person they want to be.

What is the best Independent Living Program in Alaska?

At The Crossroads is considered the best independent living program for young adults by many educational consultants certified by the IECA (Independent Educational Consultant Association).

Job Training and Academic Support For Young Adults From Alaska

At The Crossroads isn't just an independent living facility dedicated to helping troubled young adults from Alaska. We're are known for providing the best job training and academic support for young adults in need of therapeutic intervention. We strongly believe that getting the right training & and education to secure a job will push a young adult forward with their life. Successful independence is directly related to successful employment, and employment is predicated on training and education. Independence is always attached to a person's ability to provide for themselves, and getting the right support is the best way to make this happen.

Students finishing school and learning new career pathOur job training programs provide young men and women a new perspective and a new start toward a successful and fulfilling future. We provide a very effective approach by providing specialized job coaching. Effectual employment training and practical applications of workplace "best practices" will be key components to their success. Crossroads’ students attend school and go to work while living in a structured environment (including therapeutic support when needed).

Another important aspect of the treatment we provide is academic assistance. Many of the young adults from Alaska who enroll with ATC are still in need of completing their education. However, before they can successfully pursue a degree or trade, most of our students need to develop study skills and change their approach (attitude) toward academics. We have been very successful in helping young people restore their academic hopes and dreams. In addition, we provide specialized assistance for those with learning disorders (like ADHD). For more information about our academic assistance programs click here.

All of the ATC elements work together to help the young adults transform into the person they want to be. For immediate assistance call At The Crossroads (866-439-0354) to speak with our Admissions Specialist. Start your child and your family on a path of restored hope - through life skills training with therapeutic transitional living. We can help!

For more for parents from Alaska resources visit:

DOE’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)
American Psychiatric Association

Mental Health Resources for Parents in Alaska

Division of Behavioral Health - The Division of Behavioral Health is committed to improving the overall quality of Alaskan lives. The continuum of care represents a dedication to mitigating risk of behavioral health with prevention and early intervention. The Division ensures Alaskans get adequate help at the most economical level of care feasible, while acknowledging that the most acute and chronic conditions require intensive psychological treatment.

Mental Health Consumer Web - Funded by the Division of Behavioral Health and the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, The Mental Health Consumer Web’s projects and services are completely free. The Mental Health Consumer Web is the only behavioral health consumer­ driven "drop-­in" engagement center in Anchorage.

Important facts that parents should know..

For some teens, wanting to get a piercing is par for the course and as the child is entering adulthood, the need for independence is frequently stronger than the child’s common sense. Helping your child to obtain a safe piercing is a wiser course of action than forbidding him/her to go and get one.

Young adults often test parents to see if they will over-react, before they trust them with their biggest concerns. So when your kid comes to you with bad news, take a deep breath and stay calm so that you can listen instead of yelling and getting mad, which completely shuts down the conversation.

Daily Quotes To Live By:

"My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world." Jack Layton

"It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad." C. S. Lewis

"For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something." Steve Jobs

When Young Adults From Alaska Fail To Launch Successfully

Here At The Crossroads, we recognize that one circumstance doesn't apply to all families. Because of this, we are committed to the supervision of each child's requirements, and we do this with precision and care. Call At The Crossroads today at (866) 439-0354.