The Benchmark Transitions Young Adult Program

Benchmark Transitions® is a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to therapeutic transitional living for young men and women, ages 18-28.

Our dual-diagnosis model combines clinical treatment, behavioral health therapy, addiction recovery & aftercare, educational & vocational opportunities, job training and life skills in a structured and nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and autonomy. Our level-based curriculum is designed to be completed in 9-12 months. Extended care options are available.

Benchmark is designed to be a step-down transitional program for participants coming out of primary treatment programs, such as Detox, 30/60/90 day Residential Treatment Centers, Wilderness Therapeutic Programs, hospitalization/stabilization units, and for adolescents aging-out of Therapeutic Boarding Schools. Benchmark is also an ideal option for young adults who are “stuck” at home, with failure to launch issues.

Benchmark Recovery and Aftercare
students are those who have a history of substance use, abuse or addiction.
Benchmark Behavioral Health
students are those who have not exhibited issues with drugs or alcohol.

We have experience dealing with issues such as:

  • Academic challenges
  • Adoption issues
  • Addiction/Abuse (Alcohol/Drugs)
  • Anger management
  • Asperger/Austim Spectrum*
  • Anxiety
  • Bi-polar disorder
  • Co-occurring issues
  • Compulsive behaviors
  • Depression
  • Distressed relationships
  • Dual diagnosis
  • Eating disorders (mild)
  • Grief/loss/trauma
  • Inability to grow up
  • Irresponsibility
  • Lacking confidence
  • Life changes
  • Non-Verbal Learning Differences
  • Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Poor judgment
  • Requires structure
  • Risk taking behavior
  • Shy-withdrawn
  • Sneaky/underground
  • Socially isolated
  • Trauma
  • Unmotivated

*High functioning Asperger/ASD/PDD students may be appropriate, call for details.

Benchmark Transitions® Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary

Benchmark Transitions, founded on September 9, 1993, by Jayne S. Longnecker-Harper, is proud to announce its 20-Year Anniversary. Benchmark is still family owned and operated, with second generation family members joining Jayne in providing a program that has been a pioneer in the industry of therapeutic schools and residential treatment programs for troubled young adults and is now one of the longest running programs in its milieu. Read More