To heal families, build character and change lives by providing an integrated program of academics, therapeutic counseling, experiential therapy, and 12-Step living to at-risk teens, helping them safely through the crises of adolescence toward responsible adulthood.
The founders of The Family Foundation School were heavily influenced by Alcoholics Anonymous. Today the 12 Steps of recovery are taught in our living skills classes and serve as a touch-stone for decision-making at all levels of the organization.
Beyond this, we provide an integrated therapeutic milieu in which every experience, relationship and interaction contributes to recovery and personal growth. Our psychological approach combines therapeutic counseling, family systems theory, and experiential therapy through a full range of work and recreational activities: hiking, fishing, camping, cooking, cleaning, dog training, organized sports, singing, dancing, acting, painting, drawing, writing and more. These components, along with a rigorous academic curriculum, create a milieu in which personal discovery, interpersonal development, emotional and spiritual growth flourish, contributing to each student's story of recovery.