The LifeLine for Youth program has given hope to thousands of youth and families since 1990. With roots as a community based program, LifeLine continues to be mission driven and affordable while striving to provide the best possible treatment experience for troubled youth. With more than a decade of surveys and studies, we have maintained a 97% satisfaction rating from parents who have placed their child at LifeLine.



LifeLine for Youth is a family focused, residential treatment program that creates positive change using an evidenced based, therapeutic community model and is strongly supported by empirical research. A multi-disciplinary team approach integrates education, individualized treatment planning, individual, group and family therapy, health and nutrition, recreational activities, and a structured aftercare / transition program.  LifeLine is a research based, proven alternative to other popular approaches like teen boot camps, therapuetic boarding schools for teens, or troubled youth widlerness programs.

At LifeLine, we believe that the best treatment we can offer is a seamless integration of therapy, education and recreation. Our multi-disciplinary team meets to discuss the needs of each student so proper growth and learning can be addressed in all aspects of the program—not just therapy sessions.


Each student is assigned a licensed therapist to oversee their treatment and progress. Students are provided regular individual, family, and group therapy. Students participate in more than 20 group therapy sessions per week with a range of topics to address substance abuse, life skills, sexual abuse, sexual reactivity, pornography addiction, grief and loss, adoption, body image, etc…


LifeLine provides an accredited academic program with the flexibility to address the individual needs of each student. The academic program is administered by Oak Grove School and accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.


At LifeLine for Youth, students participate in equine therapy and horse riding, ropes courses, rock climbing, white-water rafting, hiking, camping, snow-shoeing, mountain biking, and many other off-site activities. Daily exercise, sports, and strength training, with a strong focus on health and nutrition help promote a healthy lifestyle.