Social Parental Support
Our Peer program is peer-led. More than 75% of the Board of Directors or Youth Advisory Board self-identify as people in personal recovery from their own substance use disorders using the Psychosocial Rehabilitation Model
Psychosocial Rehabilitation Principles
All people have potential that can be developed
People have a right to self-determination
The emphasis is on the individual’s strengths rather than their symptoms
Each person’s needs are different
Professional services are committed and take place in as normalized an environment as possible
There is a focus on a social model of care (as opposed to medical model)
It is centered on the present rather than fixated on the past.
Promote inclusive housing options and provide essential life skills for young adults' holistic development. Empower them to confidently contribute to society and navigate the complexities of modern life.
Diverse and Inclusive Housing Support
Support quality, safe, and affordable housing in a variety of types, sizes, locations, and costs to meet the needs of current and future young adults regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, or other protected characteristics.
When a Peer (18-25yrs) request our support, below are some things they will encounter.
1-on-1 peer support
Health and exercise programs
Youth and young-adult programs
Meeting new people
Extended hours and/or weekends
Mentor Shout Out!
We want to give a huge shout out to a team member who has gone far beyond her call to support Our Ark and the youth we serve. She is currently mentoring three youth in life processes. She and her wife have driven multiple time to arrange the care for Dean to get the correct medical attention they needed at the Children’s Hospital in Seattle. She opened her home, to multiple kid so they were able to wash their clothes, sleep, and gain a bank account and so much more. It sometimes was challenging, but she managed through adversity. We are a team and cannot begin to say how much we appreciate her and her endeavors of loyalty, sacrifices she has made for us.
"I knew in my heart mentoring and showing compassionate support for our youth is what I was created to do."
THANK YOU TO MELISSA ENGER. WE LOVE YOU!!
What Youth Say About Mentorship
It was at that moment, when I need someone to talk to and they were here for me. I see them all the time so I trust them. If I need someone to talk to, I know I have someone. I wish there were more people like them to out here to help.