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STRiV Forward

Young Adult Programs (18+)

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STRīV is a comprehensive treatment community, passionate about helping young adults navigate the road toward independence. Our dedicated team of professionals, mentors, and support staff has nearly a century of combined experience in residential and wilderness therapy, and we love this work!

We recognize that the journey into adulthood is often more “limping” than “launching,” and we’ve created a program to help our students develop the skills and the confidence to move forward one step at a time. And the best part is it doesn’t feel like another program.

We provide a community-based, therapeutic- and social-support program for young adults entering – or re-entering – college life.

We help students who have struggled along the path toward independence in a variety of ways. 

They may be dealing with executive skills deficits, social challenges, emotion or behavior dysregulation, attachment issues, mild Autism Spectrum Disorder, gender identity concerns, over-dependence on electronics, anxiety/depression, and the like.

We take an integrated approach to “whole person” wellness. This means that our programmatic and therapeutic strategies focus on the interconnected nature of the whole – mind, body, heart, and spirit – while at the same time recognizing the critical role of healthy connection and a sense of belonging.

The broad areas of concrete assistance fall under four main categories: therapeutic support, social support, academic support, and life skills development. 

Meet Our Co-Founders

               Shahara Crist                 Clark Hammond                Jon Doebler                  Thomas Crist
            Admissions Director          Executive Director         Director of Operations     Financial Director


We work with each individual to identify the right “scaffolding” required to move forward.

Contact Information

Offering Name
STRiV Forward
Ownership Type
Private Company - Owners On-Site
Social Profiles
Shahara Crist
(385) 283 – 1100
United States

About the Offering

Ages Accepted
Young Adult
Genders Accepted
Female Male LGBTQ+
Maximum Enrollment
Average Length of Stay
10 months
Insurance Accepted?
Financial Aid or Scholarship Available?
College prep available?
Is this offering a non-profit?
Personal Quote/motto:
We work with each individual to identify the right “scaffolding” required to move forward.

Company Details

Year Established
Other areas of specialization
Academic Deficits Academic Support ADHD (Attention-Deficit /Hyperactivity Disorder) Adoption / Attachment Anxiety Depression College Counseling Digital Addiction Executive Functioning Family Dysfunction Issues Gender Identity Disorder / Gender Dysphoria Grief and Loss Internet Gaming Addiction Learning Disabilities Low Self-Esteem Mood Disorders Motivational Difficulties NLD (Non Verbal Learning Disability) Personal Growth Relationship Struggles Service Learning Social Difficulties Transitioning to Adulthood
Accepted Forms of Payments
Check, Credit Card, ACH, Bank transfer
Professional Associations
National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (in review)

Client Testimonials

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