As a company VQ is strongly committed to innovation, growth and positive change. With that being said, we cannot forget what have been pivotal building blocks to the soul of our company. Some of our current generation is not aware of where VisionQuest has come from. Enjoy and remember to put on some headphones!
(Song Credit- Bleachers “Wild Heart”)
The 2013 Annual Report is now available! Take a look at the report to read about VisionQuest’s outcomes from the past year. The Annual Report features statistics and achievements from the residential and community-based programs nationwide. This year’s edition of the Annual Report also has a timeline of events to celebrate the 40 year history of VisionQuest.
VisionQuest will be opening Blue Ridge Academy in March. Blue Ridge Academy is located in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania and is designed to serve up to 16 males aged 14-19. The program will consist of four main components including:
1) individualized service plans (ISP);
2) innovative VisionQuest programming and fabric;
3) supplementary life skills through the Casey Life Skills Assessment; and
4) evidence-based re-entry services through the Parenting with Love and Limits model.
With these specific components, interventions will employ cognitive behavioral methods and include family meetings, parent training, and a relapse prevention component in a staff intensive environment.
This year, VisionQuest opened its first sibling homes in Arizona. The program is already experiencing great success after only approximately six months of running.
The VQ Sibling programs are co-ed homes serving sibling groups between the ages of five and seventeen. Placement with their siblings can enhance their sense of safety and well-being as they are not burdened with wondering where their siblings are and whether or not they are safe. Continuity of sibling relationships assists children in maintaining a positive sense of identity and knowledge of their cultural, personal, and family histories. The program objective is successful family reunification or successful transition to kinship or a foster family.