Welcome to Penrith Farms
Penrith Farms is a young adult program located in Washington state. We transition troubled young adults experiencing a
failure to launch into
adulthood and independent living. We practice a different method than most programs for young adults in that we challenge our residents with real
world situations on a working farm. We provide a home like environment and real work with real outcomes that gives our residents the opportunity
to prove themselves. We provide an environment where it is safe to make mistakes, learn through experience and the support necessary for them
to be successful.
A majority of our residents develop a distrust for therapists and traditional treatment facilities
before they arrive at Penrith Farms. Counseling at Penrith Farms happens spontaneously in the moment as
situations develop rather than a scheduled traditional sit-down therapy session after the fact.
This practice helps residents develop self-awareness about their behavior and emotional states in the
moment as they are happening. We provide opportunities for coaching, counseling, mentoring,
and therapy to occur spontaneously thereby allowing residents to recognize their emotions and resolve
their issues. Many of the young adults that are at risk and failing to launch are in need of
The Penrith Difference
Penrith Farms fosters trust and open communication between staff and residents. As we earn trust, we
challenge residents to develop the skills necessary to transition into a positive and productive adulthood.
The authentic connections we establish with residents will help them properly communicate, cooperate with
others, and complete their commitments responsibly. We consistently challenge residents to express
themselves appropriately, work as a team, embrace natural consequences, and socialize in a positive manner.
Penrith Farms is a reflection of the challenges young adults will face as adults. All provided in a safe
milieu where the ability to make mistakes is accepted but learning from them is expected. The relationships
that are built at Penrith Farms end up being life long, and a majority of our former residents remain in
contact with us and each other when the leave. These relationship skills will serve them throughout their lives.