It Takes a Village
Heritage knows it takes a village to raise a child. To prepare a teenager for a productive life they need to experience success at home and in the community. The Heritage Homes and campus healing community are clinically designed to deliver powerful, life-changing, therapeutic experiences. As part of the rich Heritage environment, students participate in a wide-range of sports, social, recreational, service, worship and work activities. Whether playing sports, performing in a play or working in the bike shop, Heritage students gain much more than the value of completing an activity – they become valued members of society. Hallmark to the Heritage experience, students participate in various therapeutic activities facilitated by the unmatched resources offered within the Heritage campus community.
The Heritage Home
Heritage students live in a home with other similar aged students. Family Mentors who model principle-centered values and teach life skills offer 24/7 care. Students attend a school where they receive engaging education tailored to their specific needs in small learning groups. Dedicated therapists focus on the goal of lasting change and understand that, although a student may learn critical skills and abilities in the Heritage community, the family dynamic must also change for long-term success to occur. Families at home will also be encouraged to work with the Heritage student through the duration of treatment. This is to instill the values and dynamics the student learns at Heritage, so that when they re-join their family after their stay in our healing community, they can transition smoothly to their home community and maintain the positive values, skills and abilities that got them back on track.
Integrated Treatment Teams
Students meet with their therapists for individual, family and group therapy every week. Each therapy session is individualized to the student’s specific needs and goals. Throughout the student’s stay the therapists peel back the layers, develop a relationship of trust, identify core issues and help the student and the family learn how to take accountability for their actions, overcome and cope with individual challenges and prepare to transition from the Heritage healing community to their home community.