For thirty years our failure to launch program for young adults has successfully transitioned 100’s of residents into adulthood and independent living.

Welcome to Penrith Farms

Penrith Farms is a young adult program located in Washington state. We transition troubled young adults experiencing a failure to launch into adulthood and independent living. We practice a different method than most programs for young adults in that we challenge our residents with real world situations on a working farm. We provide a home like environment and real work with real outcomes that gives our residents the opportunity to prove themselves. We provide an environment where it is safe to make mistakes, learn through experience and the support necessary for them to be successful.

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 of the young adults that are at risk and failing to launch are in need of 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.

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

Call us at (509) 447-0665 for help.