Set amidst the rural landscape, Forest Ridge Youth Services facilitates an environment that supports a young womans journey to learn more about who she is, the reasons for some of the decisions she has made, and how she can increase the respect she demonstrates for herself and others.
In order to make this journey, her environment must be emotionally and physically safe and removed from the distraction and demands of social settings that may have contributed to her participation in unhealthy decisions and relationships.
At Forest Ridge, young women are offered immediate feedback from both staff and peers, allowing them to practice the interpersonal relationship skills of giving and receiving help.
This supportive setting encourages the resolution of past trauma, seeks solutions for current challenges, and celebrates each success. The development of positive thinking patterns and a healthy value system provides each young women with the internal guidance she is able to use when she leaves Forest Ridge.