Similar to the belaying technique used by rock climbers, the initial Belay phase of Cascade Crest Transitions supports young adults as they climb away from a restrictive environment to one with more independence. Our staff work closely with students to push towards growth, while providing a safety net to keep them from falling too far off course. During the initial three to four month phase, students are introduced to and practice healthy living habits in all dimensions of their lives..
Students in the Belay Phase live in our staffed home and follow a structured daily schedule. Most days begin with breakfast at 8am and a house meeting. After completing morning chores, students head to our Academic and Therapeutic Center (ATC) for academic advising, therapy, and independent living classes. In the afternoons, Belay Phase students participate in therapy appointments, CCT committees, work out at local gyms, participate in recreational activities and attend community-based AA/NA meetings.
As they progress through the program, students earn more unstructured time, which they can fill in a variety of ways. Students can seek out part-time work or an internship, attend classes at COCC, attend AA/NA meetings, participate in community service or other community based supported activities. Students begin to develop their own personal plan while still having access to therapy, academic/career coaching, case management and social interactions with the larger Cascade Crest community.