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.