Doré E. Frances, Phd
Advocate and Therapeutic Consultant
***When needing homeless / no cost / low cost housing assistance or family placement assistance, please call 2-1-1 from your local area or go to Job Corps – Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job.
For eligible young people at least 16 years of age that qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life.
For families and their young adults who are interested private pay placement options all across the United States, we can assist. Sometimes the process of growing up extends beyond the teenage years, and help can be found in a transitional living program.
There are many different types of settings, living conditions and program types for young adults needing assistance with transitioning.
- Comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, residential transitional living programs for men and women, ages 18-28 with dual-diagnosis models that combine clinical treatment
- Gap year programs
- Real world living environments in the heart of a city
- Small, highly individualized, co-ed transitional young adult programs
- Supportive models that help integrate a young adult into a local community and assists them in creating their own healthy peer group
- Transitional sober living programs for young adult men ages 18 – 25
- Young women programs that help with those struggling with a myriad of complex emotional and psychiatric issues
These are just a few of the very expansive types of programs available today for many young adults.
Settings vary as well, from Southern California apartment living, to Boise, Idaho apartment residences that are shared, to life on a ranch or in a city. These programs are located all across the United States.
Staff members offer on-going supportive services and mentoring to encourage independent living skills, mood management skills, achieve a balance between physical health and fitness, maintain an organized environment, establish healthy relationship patterns, and build self-esteem and values.
When your son or daughter is a young adult but, for whatever developmental or emotional reasons, not quite ready for independent living, a Young Adult Transition Program or Gap Year program to help them learn independent living skills may be just what you are looking for. Some of the services offered in these programs include:
- Community networking
- Crisis management
- Drug and alcohol counseling
- Educational counseling and support
- Family counseling
- Individual psychotherapy
- Life skills training
- Social skills enhancement
- Vocational counseling and support
Typical young adults are ages 18 – 30 who are struggling to overcome obstacles to success:
- Difficulties in relationships
- Failure to succeed in college or even to finish high school
- Family conflict
- Inability to obtain or to hold a job
- Irresponsible behavior
- Lack of a sense of direction
- Mental health challenges
- Substance abuse
When considering the difficult decision of placing a family member of any age in an out-of-home program, it is important to make certain that the family has the best advice available. Oftentimes the family gets only one opportunity to make such a placement and high quality programs can have a substantial economic impact on a family’s finances. Therefore, it is essential to get this decision right. Making the right decision depends on utilizing the best resources and using the advice from highly qualified educational consultants.
For additional information about the services offered by Dr. Frances for young adults, please contact Horizon Family Solutions at 303-448-8803.
Please note that the programs recommended are all private pay.
***When needing homeless / no cost / low cost housing assistance or family placement assistance, please call 2-1-1 from your local area or go to Job Corps – Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible young people at least 16 years of age that qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life.
When needing homeless help please go to www.housingassistanceonline.com and choose your state for help.
For Veteran’s ONLY please call 877-424-3838.