Our clients come from various backgrounds and settings, which include their homes, therapeutic wilderness programs, mental health treatment programs, substance use treatment programs, and therapeutic and traditional boarding school settings. Oftentimes, the clients and their families are working with educational consultants, psychologists, psychiatrists, and/or program staff. We do not require clients to work with an educational consultant. A good candidate for Cornerstones is stable and independent enough to leave their homes or intensive treatment programs, but not quite prepared to live independently. This is when professional support is sought to determine the next step and our program is identified as an option.
Step One: Fill Out Admissions Inquiry Form
Anyone can contact us to inquire about our program, including the inquiring clients themselves, parents, educational consultants, or mental health providers. Please fill out the below form to begin the inquiry process.
Step Two: Assess Goodness of Fit
After a client and/or family choose to apply to our program, we will then conduct a thorough assessment of the client’s background and history. We begin the careful selection process of determining if an applicant is a good fit for our program. There are initial interviews with the client, their families, and treatment providers. This is followed by a review of records, completion of questionnaires, and other clinical paperwork. Once completed, all information is carefully reviewed to determine the fit of the potential client with our program. Those who do appear to be a good fit are approved and accepted into our program. To learn more about the steps taken during the goodness of fit assessment, check out our Application Process page.
Step Three: Intake
Upon arrival, our staff will work with the client to determine the best means of developing and addressing their educational and/or vocational goals. Additionally, goals for other growth areas will be identified and clarified. This process will act as a program roadmap moving forward.
Step Four: Welcome to the Program!
Get acclimated with the Cornerstones community and start the work!