Milestones exists to help students develop into well-rounded individuals
Milestones’ purpose is to help students develop appropriate academic, clinical and social independence through education, adventure, therapy, life skills, and community.
Our program serves students ages 16-19 who are finishing high school or starting community college. Students have attended prior treatment programs, and for various reasons need the structure and support of a transition program. Milestones girls attend the local public high school, obtain jobs in the community, learn independent living skills, and receive individual, group, and family therapy, all while living in a cozy home near downtown Kalispell. Our home is staffed 24/7, and while students are given independence as they work through the different Milestones, staff are always available.
Length of stay is at least one semester, and can be longer as is clinically and academically appropriate. Students who graduate the Milestones program often head home to finish high school, or to college.
There are five structured areas that Milestones provides as vessels for a student’s personal growth and healing work. Each week there are opportunities to apply personal goals to these five areas:
Flathead High School, community college, internships, and local in-person classes.
Two hours each week with a therapist, process group, house meeting, and local support groups.
Hiking, biking, climbing, skiing, snowboarding, water sports, team sports, yoga, and opportunities to explore new areas or new skills.
Groups and one-on-one training around fundamentals such as opening a bank account, scheduling appointments, cooking, deepening Executive Functioning skills, physical health/nutrition, social skills/dating, and securing a job.
Service, school or local intramural team sports, gym membership, job, religious services, clubs, and community events.