Welcome to Penrith Farms
Penrith Farms is a working farm located in the state of Washington.
We engage troubled young adults, and help them transition into independent
living and adulthood. Our approach differs from most programs in that we present our residents
with real world challenges and teach them how to navigate the adult world successfully. We
provide challenges and opportunities that will allow our residents to prove themselves and
thereby build self-esteem, pride, confidence, honesty, and self-control.
A majority of our residents develop a distrust
for therapists and traditional treatment facilities
before they arrive at Penrith Farms. Counseling at
Penrith Farms happens spontaneously in the moment as
situations develop rather than a scheduled
traditional sit-down therapy session after the fact.
This practice helps residents develop self-awareness
about their behavior and emotional states in the
moment as they are happening. We provide
opportunities for coaching, counseling, mentoring,
and therapy to occur spontaneously thereby allowing
residents to recognize their emotions and resolve
their issues. Many young adults that
experience failure to launch are at risk and need
The Penrith Difference
Penrith Farms fosters trust and open communication between staff and residents. As we earn trust, we
challenge residents to develop the skills necessary to transition into a positive and productive adulthood.
The authentic connections we establish with residents will help them properly communicate, cooperate with
others, and complete their commitments responsibly. We consistently challenge residents to express
themselves appropriately, work as a team, embrace natural consequences, and socialize in a positive manner.
Penrith Farms is a reflection of the challenges young adults will face as adults. All provided in a safe
milieu where the ability to make mistakes is accepted but learning from them is expected. The relationships
that are built at Penrith Farms end up being life long, and a majority of our former residents remain in
contact with us and each other when the leave. These relationship skills will serve them throughout their lives.