Young Adult Guided Transition Program

In the Young Adult Intensive Transition Program we offer a unique living experience for young adults ranging in age from eighteen to twenty-four. Located in the beautiful resort town of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, we are within walking distance to local amenities and a variety of employment, volunteer and educational opportunities. Our 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. Typically our residents have begun to develop the usual coping skills necessary for age-appropriate life choices, but remain in need of clinical support and mentoring services.

To address this need, the Young Adult Intensive Transition Program offers individual and group therapy services, one-on-one mentoring support and medication management to residents that have demonstrated the capacity to move into a more independent living structure. The therapeutic services are provided by the same team of professionals that were available to them while they resided in the Young Adult Intensive Mentor Program. The therapeutic alliance established earlier in the resident’s progression through the program is an essential component to meeting their individual needs as they move into independent living.

We also encourage parents or guardians to be active participants in the process. We emphasize enrollment in college courses or maintaining employment and/or volunteering as essential to the resident’s success. The Young Adult Intensive Transition Program is located in downtown Coeur d’Alene, just steps from the community college campus of North Idaho College. The program provides a supervised path to independent living and the opportunity to progress into Innercept’s Young Adult Aftercare Program.

Therapeutic Component

  • Comprehensive medication management as well as individual and family therapy.
  • Mentoring and direct assistance with a personal health and fitness plan supervised by staff, emphasizing exercise, effective sleep patterns, stress reduction and relaxation.
  • Staff members provide supervision and support to help ensure compliance with established agreements.
  • Twenty-four (24) hour staff availability to respond to emergent situations.

Education

  • Supportive services and monitoring of progress while enrolled in a local college or university.
  • Periodic mentoring on schedule maintenance, decision-making, finance, health and fitness, leisure, cooking classes and responsibility.
  • Mentoring on maintaining an appropriate budget.
  • Supervision of planning and time management skills.
  • Mentoring of cooking and appropriate nutritional choices, including shopping and menu planning.
  • Group living arrangements to encourage relationship skills with roommates, peers & authority figures.
  • Staff assistance with resume development, mock interviews and other job readiness skills.

Transportation

  • Innercept staff will augment the use of public transportation or bicycles to assist in ensuring that students make it to their daily commitments.
  • Transportation needs will have to be negotiated with staff and peers in advance.