We have thirty years of experience providing the skills that troubled young adults need to help them successfully transition from adolescence into adulthood.

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 this experience.

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.

Our Program

Counseling and Mentoring


Clients at Penrith Farms have the opportunity to express their feelings and emotions in real-time with certified counselors on a daily basis. Our counselors act as a neutral party to help clients adjust and express themselves in a constructive manner in their new environment.



Our clients have the opportunity to go to school whether that be high school or college while at Penrith Farms. In addition to traditional schooling, Clients will also be afforded the opportunity to take online courses and earn certificates of completion in our computer lab.

Work Ethic and Character Building

Character and Work Ethic

Part of being an adult and living independently is work, and the confidence and self-esteem that comes from working. Work is intimately integrated into our program as a means of providing young adults with the tools they need to succeed in life.

Life Skills

Life and Independence Skills

Psychosocial and Emotional Intelligence skills are incorporated into our daily activities. Handling disappointment in a positive manner and the appropriate communication of needs in addition to the learning of practical skills is essential to successful transition into adulthood.

Verified by Psychology Today

Verified by Psychology Today

National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs

Member of The National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs

Association for Experiential Education

Member of The Association for Experiential Education

Ready to get help? Call us at (509) 447-0665.