Applewood Transitions for Young Women is a supportive, communitybased program for emerging young adult women to explore and practice real life skills. Our clients often struggle with recurring issues from adolescence, causing diffi culties in transitioning effectively to independence. Our clients have often participated in numerous forms of therapy and yet tend to struggle with recurring issues from adolescence, causing diffi culties in transitioning effectively to independence. Supported by our life coaches and staff, clients are connected with real life situations so they can learn to make better choices. The goal is to prepare them for a more autonomous and
Practical Work Experience: Our clients begin developing real life work skills by working at the Breakfast Nook restaurant, housed at the Inn and providing breakfast seven days per week. Each young woman has the opportunity to operate all aspects of the restaurant, including ordering, marketing, cooking and waitressing. They also have the opportunity to work at one of our other businesses. (A commercial riding stable, fi ne dining restaurant, thrift store, and mini-golf course). Clients develop real-world skills and personal responsibility by having an external project that acts as a catalyst for internal changes and growth. Clients later progress to jobs or educational opportunities in Davis. Not only is Davis a beautiful and thriving community, it offers the added small town benefi t integrating clients into increasingly independent community-based living as they progress.
Life Skills: Our Life Skills Curriculum is the core of Applewood, providing specific direction to help clients meet their goals for independent living. Upon arrival, our experienced Head Life Coach conducts a full life skills assessment. Recognizing that each woman has a distinctive history and background, allows us to collaboratively develop a specifi c life skills curriculum individually tailored to meet her unique needs. Clinical services are available upon request, and we strive to honor and build on skills and insights clients have gained in previous therapy.
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