The environment that surrounds us can help us feel calm…can help us feel valued. Assurance Home strives to create a beautiful, homelike atmosphere. We are situated on a park-like, 15-acre campus that offers many nice outdoor areas. We have a large, grassy field, basketball court, stables for horses and a high element ropes course. The main house is a turn of the century farm house, with wooden floors and thick adobe walls and is decorated with vintage furniture, beautiful artwork and stained-glass windows.
Being treated with respect and dignity helps improve our self-image and self-esteem. The staff at Assurance Home are guided by a trauma informed philosophy that encourages young people to be the best they can be. Our home is full of all types of youth who come from diverse backgrounds and each has their own unique personality. Youth are cared for without judgement. We know that positive relationships with our children are necessary in order to encourage good behavior and progress toward life goals.
Many of our young people come to us with too few happy childhood memories. It is hard to feel hopeful about the future when so many bad things have happened in their young lives. Assurance Home strives to create new, happy memories by sponsoring fun, recreational activities on the weekends, regional trips to surrounding areas and a special, fun-filled vacation at the end of summer. Our young people are encouraged to pursue activities outside our program such as sports and school-related endeavors. Most of our young people work at part-time summer jobs in the community and some are able to hold down jobs during the school year. These opportunities help change a child’s view of the world and create new possibilities for their futures.
Becoming aware of why we do what we do and what triggers unpleasant feelings and behaviors is key to helping us develop a more stable and in-control life. Assurance Home offers individual, group and family therapy by on-site, Master’s Level Therapists. Our caring Therapists help each child to develop both short-term and long-term goals with individual treatment plans that are realistic and attainable. Gaining insight into their behaviors is an important step for our youth. Each new step they take leads them on a their pathway to a successful life.