“Helping girls to transition from residential programs to independence through education, employment, and life skills training.”
Potential residents must fill out an application to the Transition Program and have an interview with Heartland staff to determine it they are appropriate for admission. It is important that applicants can demonstrate behavioral control and self-advocacy skills to allow them to be unsupervised in the community for jobs, schools and recreational activities. All residents will be required to complete a case plan that would include goals in education, employment, finances, nutritional meal planning and preparation, physical wellness, healthy relationships, mental and emotional wellness, spirituality, and life skills. All residents will be required to save a minimum of 70% of their earnings to be used as “start- up” money upon discharge.
Heartland will provide a level system that allows Transitional residents an opportunity to earn trust and subsequently more privileges. While additional privileges and unsupervised time in the community can be earned, Heartland Ranch will maintain a safe atmosphere for all clients by enforcing a “No Tolerance” policy for the following behaviors: physical, sexual or emotional abuse of others, chemical or alcohol use, possession of weapons or firearms, smoking on grounds or providing cigarettes or any other illegal substance to minors. These behaviors would be grounds for immediate discharge and possible criminal charges.
You can find the Strides Transitional Housing Program Application on our Admissions Page.
Any further questions may be directed to Crystal Erickson, Program Director- 320-843-4815 firstname.lastname@example.org