On the journey to adulthood, not every individual follows the same path. Yellowbrick recognizes the unique needs of emerging adults who may find it challenging to move forward in traditional settings. This is why we’ve introduced The Residence—a distinctive program designed to foster personal growth and development. This blog explores the features and benefits of The Residence at Yellowbrick, located in the vibrant community of Evanston, Illinois.
The Residence at Yellowbrick stands out as an alternative developmental platform for emerging adults who may face hurdles in pursuing their growth on campus, in an independent apartment. Offering around-the-clock support and membership in the Yellowbrick community, The Residence becomes a haven for those navigating through the transitional phase of life in early adulthood.
Residents at The Residence actively participate in the Life Strategies Program (LSP), a comprehensive initiative that integrates productive activities such as school, work, and community service. Nestled in Evanston, a suburb of Chicago, individuals experience the challenges and triumphs of independent living while benefiting from intensive, expert professional resources—an aspect that sets The Residence apart from typical inpatient hospital settings.
Unlike conventional step-down settings, The Residence operates on the principle of “Step In and Step Through.” It’s not just a transitional space; it’s a supportive environment that encourages personal growth and development. This distinctive approach ensures that residents are not merely transitioning but actively progressing toward independence and self-discovery.
Situated on Sheridan Road, merely a block away from Lake Michigan, The Residence benefits from its location in Evanston—a city known for its vibrant community of 75,000 residents, diverse neighborhoods, and active lifestyle. As part of Chicago’s North Shore, Evanston provides a stimulating backdrop for the transformative experiences offered by The Residence.
The Residence boasts newly renovated, sunlit, fully furnished apartments that serve as a comfortable and secure living space for residents. Community spaces for group and leisure activities, as well as administrative offices, contribute to a well-rounded living environment. Core Competence Staff (CCS) are present 24/7, implementing distress tolerance skills, fostering mindfulness, and supporting adaptive coping strategies.
Membership in The Residence is a responsibility and a privilege, aligning with Yellowbrick’s innovative Open Community treatment model. This model is designed as a supportive, rather than a supervisory resource for emerging adults. Residents must demonstrate motivation, capacity to utilize community resources, commitment to personal safety, and a willingness to seek help when needed.
The Residence at Yellowbrick is not just a place to stay—it’s a transformative journey toward independence, personal growth, and self-discovery. Through a unique blend of support, resources, and community engagement, The Residence empowers emerging adults to step into their future with confidence and resilience. It’s more than a residence; it’s a stepping stone to a brighter tomorrow. Find out more about The Residence at Yellowbrick on our website and reach out to us to ask us any questions you may have.
Yellowbrick collaborates with adolescents and emerging adults, ages 16-30's, their families and participating professionals toward the development and implementation of a strategic “Life Plan.” An integrative, multi-specialty consultation clarifies strengths, limitations, and risks, and defines motivations, goals and choices.
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