Finding The Right Independent Living Program For Young Adults From Washington

Young adult man in need of vocational training and life skills

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 Washington? 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 Washington. 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 Washington?

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 Washington

At The Crossroads isn't just an independent living facility dedicated to helping troubled young adults from Washington. 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 Washington 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 Washington resources visit:

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

Washington Mental Health Resources for Parents and Young Adults:

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Washington (NAMI) - NAMI Washington supports 22 local NAMI affiliates in communities around the state of Washington. The mission NAMI Washington is to enhance the quality of life for all those touched by mental illness. NAMI Washington accomplishes this by presenting a unifying voice of advocacy that organizes the distribution of statewide support, education, and recovery. NAMI Washington is composed of individuals, friends, and families working to further research and abolish the stigma associated with mental illness. NAMI Washington is committed to being a leader and resource for others to produce profound transformations for people living with mental illness.

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services: Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) - The Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) is a component of the Behavioral Health and Service Integration Administration (BHSIA). As a branch, they are joined by a single mission: To transform lives. Each department within DSHS has a refined focus on this task. DBHR transforms lives by supporting independence, choice, and safety through innovative services that change lives through sustainable recovery and wellness.

Important facts that parents should know..

Establishing rules and consequences for underage drinking is an important strategy for parents to consider. Rules might include no underage drinking, leaving parties where alcohol is served and not riding in a car with a driver who's been drinking. Agree on the consequences of breaking the rules ahead of time and enforce them consistently.

Don't take it personally when your teenager slams the door to her bedroom. It is not primarily about you, it's about your teen’s tangled up feelings, difficulty controlling themselves, their immature ability to understand and express their emotions. Taking it personally wounds you, which means you either close off, or lash out, or both. Which just worsens a tough situation for all concerned.

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We understand that one individual's condition cannot be applied to all of our clients. Because of this, At The Crossroads is committed to the guidance of each child's needs, and we do this with consideration and care. Call us at (866) 439-0354 to speak with one of our knowledgeable family advocates.