Like life, everything at The Grounds is progressive, with challenges, expectations, and responsibilities increasing as members make healthy choices for themselves.
The Grounds is an achievement-based program with five levels that all members progress through. Each level has specific tasks and goals that allow members to increase their level of responsibility, while earning additional privileges and freedoms, including unsupervised time and activities, a weekly allowance, and established trust and accountability. Goals are designed to move members toward increasing independence, personal responsibility, financial freedom, and self-discovery. Each challenge allows members to experience and integrate into their decision making the daily living skills necessary for independence. Staff guide and challenge members to predict and consider consequences (positive and negative), identify resources, ask for help, improve interpersonal skills, practice problem solving, effectively communicate, demonstrate time management and engage in healthy decision making.