The Goodale School and Recovery Community is just that – a community. Students and staff alike share responsibility for its success. We work together and we all have a hand in creating a culture of support, respect and hope.
Because students are here for at least 10 months, our community offers real opportunities for them to mature, develop meaningful relationships and contribute to the community. They rotate household chores, help with meal preparation and work together with staff on special campus projects. They also step into leadership roles during their time here, giving tours to visitors, coaching other students or facilitating community meetings.
Therapists, teachers and mentors work closely with students on a day-to-day basis and quickly learn their strengths and how they may best contribute to the community. Staff also model commitment and responsibility to the community through their own words and actions.
Students also become contributing members of the greater Asheville community through weekly service work, which may include mentoring at-risk elementary school kids, restoring eroded hiking trails, cleaning out stalls at an animal sanctuary, or serving meals at an area soup kitchen. This instills a connection to the larger community and a sense of collective responsibility.
Through regular service work, our students connect to a meaningful greater purpose, see that they have the ability to make a real difference for someone, and begin to understand how much they matter.
The Goodale School team is happy to speak with you to determine if our program is the right fit for your son or client. For information, please contact our Admissions Team at (828) 220-0040 or email [email protected].
The Goodale School is affiliated with Monarch, a leading statewide provider of services to thousands of people with mental illness, substance use disorders and intellectual and developmental disabilities in North Carolina. The organization is nationally accredited by The Joint Commission.