Aloft Transitions is a residential, life transition program for young adults 18 to 30 years old.
Our clients participate in a therapeutic milieu which centers on preparing for an independent life through life skills coaching, career training and educational mentoring.
Our aim is to successfully prepare each client for life as an ethical and responsible adult.
The program focuses on attribute and values development, couched in a framework of relationship building, and mentoring from caring adult coaches.
Aloft’s supportive and structured environment allows us to individualize our approach with each client according to their individual needs and goals.
Aloft uses a mentorship model. This means that at every decision point throughout our young adults’ day, we are guiding our clients through how to make positive and productive young adult decisions.
3:1 Client to Mentor ratio, the lowest ratio of any young adult program with our level of young adult opportunities.
Each young adult is assigned a personal mentor to assist them to build their schedule. Aside from all mentors working with all clients at any given time, clients meet with their assigned mentor at least once per week to create, review, and work specifically on young adult goals.
The unfortunate belief and view from our society is that therapy is something that is done to you, but we want to change that perspective to an understanding that the client is the one that does the work in any therapeutic setting, whether it is 50 minutes per week in an office or in our program where each client has complete therapeutic oversight. All aspects of our program include experiential therapeutic learning, therapy in the moment, assessing and addressing the moments in real-time, and identifying further objectives and goals for our students to work on. Individual therapy will be only as needed, but we see this complete oversight being more inclusive and much more effective than a 50-minute session once per week. This provides the student to choose, direct, and all of this oversight highlights their needs in a genuine and authentic way.
A member of an executive team attends each psychiatry appointment with each student.
Every Aloft client is discussed weekly in a team meeting, ensuring collaborative, thorough, and consistent forward momentum each week.
Health and Wellness program. Our young adults have the option to work with a personal trainer for at least an hour 4 times a week and participate in goal-oriented nutrition counseling and coaching.
Outdoor recreation program 2-3 days per week. Clients are engaged in activities like rock climbing, mountain biking, skiing, whitewater kayaking, rafting, hiking, fishing, canoeing, snowshoeing, and many others.
Cultural outings 1-2 times per week. Boise is the cultural center of Idaho with museums, shows, and festivals celebrating the arts. Aloft has attended events such as concerts in the Botanical Gardens, Art in the Park festival, and the Renaissance Fair, among others.
Boise has four 4-year universities, two 2-year colleges, several private colleges, and a slew of technical colleges that our students take advantage of.
As the business center of Idaho, Boise has a myriad of industry and companies that our clients intern with 20-40 hours per week.
Independent living phase: This is offered to students who are ready for that as a next step to independence. Clients move off campus into an independent living apartment/house that is located near their work and/or school. At a minimum, they will continue to participate in weekly therapy, 2 hours of one-on-one mentoring, and all recreation activities.