Therapeutic Christian Boarding School For Troubled Teenagers
At Risk Youth Programs and Family Counseling Services
What is Crosswinds?
Crosswinds is a faith-based organization, rooted in strong Christian values, that was created to bring hope to families and troubled youth that are in crises. Our goal is to find the solutions needed to reclaim, restore and rebuild families.
What does Crosswinds do?
In-Home Family Counseling
We provide in-home counseling and personalized care to everyday families struggling with issues ranging from grief, to marital issues, to a rebellious teen with oppositional defiant disorder, and much more. We work with families in the privacy of their own home, eliminating the embarrassment or hassle of driving to a counseling center and giving our therapists a first-hand look at in-home dynamics.
Therapeutic Christian Boarding School
For families with teens facing more serious issues, we offer a teen residential counseling program at our therapeutic Christian Boarding School in the Dominican Republic called Caribbean Mountain Academy. At Caribbean Mountain Academy, teens take part in intensive therapy, community service projects alongside visiting mission teams, and eye-opening activities that help them grow, heal, and regain perspective on what is important. Our location in the Dominican Republic gives them a unique opportunity to get away from the distractions of life back home and experience a new culture. But it is not just the teen who is given the opportunity to grow and heal. We believe that for lasting change to occur, the entire family must be involved in the healing process. While a troubled teen is at Caribbean Mountain Academy, their family will also be undergoing intensive therapy in the privacy of their home.
Why Choose Crosswinds?
We are committed to helping families in crisis experience healing and lasting change. Our faith-based programs do not offer a “quick fix,” or a” teen boot camp approach”, but rather a long-term solution to the problems families are facing. Our commitment to faith is something that goes beyond our founders and by-laws. It truly is at the core of why we do what we do. Our Christian faith shapes and upholds our commitment to operate with integrity, providing excellent and personalized care to the families and teens we serve. At Crosswinds, we recognize that each family is different and therefore no two treatment plans will look the same. Unlike many other programs, we believe that for long-term change to occur, every member of a teen or family’s circle of care must be involved in the healing process. Our approach focuses on helping whole family learn how to work together to be best family they can be.
From Our Clients…
“Truly a life-changing experience. I went from looking at my past as a kid who got expelled from military school for drug use, to a man who has now graduated high school a year early, is making remarkable accomplishments, and has discovered God, family, and life. Simply said, thank you Crosswinds.” – Caribbean Mountain Academy graduate
“The commute to and from the counseling agency had become awkward and difficult. It is nice that we no longer have to worry about that car ride since you are in our home.” – In-Home Family Counseling client
How Crosswinds Began
Crosswinds was founded in 2012 when an organization called Lifeline Youth & Family Services decided to expand its successful programming for children and families in the court system to include programming for everyday families in crisis. For years, Lifeline had been receiving calls from families in desperate need of help to get their family or troubled child back on track. Lifeline began by launching an In-Home Family Counseling program to provide struggling families with therapy in the privacy of their own home. Shortly thereafter, the assets of another non-profit that was closing were donated to Lifeline, allowing them to add a residential option for teens struggling with more serious issues. With this added component, Lifeline was able to oversee the birth of Crosswinds—an entirely new organization, dedicated to helping and restoring youth and families in crisis.