Helps with— Substance Abuse, Dependency and Mental Health
- Residential, 6-8 months long
- Uses the Strengthening Families Program
- Located in Mount Pleasant, Utah
- Girls ages 13-18
What makes us unique?
- Participate in Narcotics Anonymous
- Works with animal and participates in Equine Therapy and Equine groups
- Outdoor activities including hiking and treks
Services Provided while at the Program:
- Daily groups (both PRS and Group Therapy)
- Participate in individual and family therapy
- Work through Stages of Change
- Clients go to school off-site (credit recovery offered if needed)
- Transports to Home Visits in later stages
- Earned privilege of off-site visits with family and eventually overnight home visits
- Phone calls with family three times a week
- Each client is assigned a Guide to help them through their treatment
- Weekly service projects
New Vision is our Substance Dependent female program located in Mount Pleasant, Utah. It is a 16 bed facility and contracts with DJJS clients, ages 13 to 18. The program is designed to be a 6-8 month program, during which clients have daily groups (both PRS and group therapy) and participate it individual, equine therapy, and family therapy. They attend school off-site in Mount Pleasant and are offered credit recovery if needed.
While in the program the clients work their way through the Stages of Change. Starting on the second stage, Contemplation, clients earn the privilege to start off-site visits with their families. For the last three months of the Program, clients and their families participate in the Strengthening Families Program, including in-home Family Coaching and visits are overnight. Family support is very important, therefore clients have phone calls with their families three times a week and can write letters to approved contacts. Each client is assigned a guide that will help them throughout their treatment. Each client is staffed weekly by the in-house team to individualize their goals.
Clients also participate in Narcotics Anonymous, do weekly service projects, attend the gym, hikes, working with animals and other various activities that teach valuable life skills.
Enrollment: Chelsea Thomas – 801.885.7245
Program Director: Elizabeth Allred – 435.851.9801
Office Phone Provo: 801.375.4240
Elizabeth Allred – Program Director
Elizabeth Allred is originally from the Chicago area and has lived all over the United States. She currently has a Master’s degree in Psychology and an SSW. Elizabeth has worked for the Division of Child and Family Services as a CPS worker, at Wasatch Academy as a dorm parent and cheerleader coach, and currently as the assistant director at the Homestead. Her passion is working with youth and serving the greater good. She has 5 beautiful and busy children who keep her humble. She currently lives in Spring City.
Mandy Rees – Assistant Director
Mandy Rees grew up in beautiful Sanpete Valley, UT. She grew up wtih a large family which led to her love to help and support people. She grew a passion for the mountains and outdoors that she has thrived to instill in others. Mandy is happily married and the proud mother of three beautiful little girls and one son. Mandy attended Southern Utah University where she continues to further her education in Psychology and Sociology focusing on adolescent development, deviance, and the effects of drugs and alcohol. Though Mandy has only been with the Journey for a short time we are excited to have her strive for excellence and passion to help others.
Chelsea Thomas, ACMHC
Chelsea has a Master’s Degree from the University of Phoenix as an Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor (ACMHC) and a Bachelor of Art in Social Work from Utah Valley University. Chelsea has certifications in the following areas; Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor (ACMHC), Prime for Life Instructor, WFR, First Aid/ CPR certifications and is Certified in Positive Control. Chelsea is currently a therapist for The Journey and is also the Admissions Director and Executive Clinical Coordinator for Outpatient Services for The Journey. Chelsea started as a supervisor at the Journey, Impact Ranch nine years ago. She became the Program Director of Impact Ranch Developed and later developed the New Vision (substance dependence) and True Path (behavioral and substance abuse) group homes for teenage girls. Chelsea became the Program Director for each of these programs and later served as the Gender Specific Administrator for the Journey. Chelsea started the Salt Lake Outpatient Clinic for the Journey and then became a therapist for the New Vision girls group home.
Brittani is finishing up a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Prescott College with a specialization in Equine-Assisted Mental Health. She has a Bachelors Degree from Utah Valley University in Behavioral Science with an Emphasis in Psychology. She has worked with at-risk youth for the past 8 years but has worked with horses for even longer. She is currently working towards an Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy certification and Level 2 of Parelli Natural Horsemanship to gain a deeper knowledge of EAP with the help of her therapy horses Swayze, Penny, and Rocky. Brittani is passionate about partnering horses with people and creating a safe space where healing can occur. When Brittani is not out with her horses, she is enjoying the outdoors and life with her family.