Clients – Pacific Lodge Youth Services

Founded in 1923, Pacific Lodge Youth Services creates a supportive and therapeutic residential environment for adolescent boys in the juvenile justice system who are experiencing psychological, emotional or behavioral problems. Every client placed at Pacific Lodge is in the foster care system, either temporarily or permanently and requires a specific treatment. More than a room and board institution for difficult teens, Pacific Lodge is a nonprofit that provides highly specialized programs and around-the-clock individualized services by a well-trained professional staff. Pacific Lodge’s comprehensive whole-life approach is needed to redirect the path of today’s probation youth from crime, ignorance and shame to a self-directed future of productivity and realistic hope in their daily lives.

A Thousand Joys worked with Pacific Lodge to provide coaching and training in the areas of effective communication, teamwork, and trauma-informed care.

Lisa Alegria, the Chief Executive Officer at Pacific Lodge, had this to say, “Working with Liza and the ATJ team transformed the way my staff communicate with each other and ultimately with our traumatized clients. The guidance and training ATJ provided was one of the best investments we made in professional development for our staff.”