3. Provides a wilderness expedition experience: 20 or more days of continuous overnight expedition
4. Course may include biking, canoe/kayak/swim skills, climbing and group challenging activities.
5. Active association support.
6. USA based / USA sites.
7. Program offers follow-up help as needed.
Academic / Leadership Training Institutions (ALT):
1. Member of a national outdoor association ex. OBHC, NATSAP, AEE
2. Provides hands-on outdoor leadership training.
3. Provides equipment for training purposes.
4. Active association support.
5. Academic programs include broad range curriculum.
1. TWE financial aid is based on available dollars.
2. ALT Grant covers program necessities for actual outdoor activities experiences.
Note: The limiting of funds per award allows for local or personal ownership. The Foundation is not into mentoring. While we will support a program, there needs to be an ownership commitment by the recipient and the parent to value the program.
This page was last updated: April 16, 2019
1) Read details below. If child and program match up then
2) Select & Apply to a qualified therapeutic wilderness expedition treatment program (TWE section below)
*Email their admissions office and copy us permission for TWE to talk to JWHF.
3) Email John@jwhf.org requesting help.
a. must be in the admission process to apply
b. must have an expected start date or may have just started within week
c. name of child
d. short explanation of situation (including income level and size of family)
e. home city/state
f. name of program
g. name of person handling admission process at program (include email)
NOTE:A) Your email is your application.
Currently JWHF does not support boarding/transitional/residential programs
B) When emailing JWHF keep all emails in the same string. Do not open new email for additional comments.This facilitates keeping our records, actions, and thoughts together.
The decision a parent makes to send a child away to a treatment program can be deeply emotional and even traumatic for the parents as well as the child. There is a sense of parental failure, of "giving up" parental responsibility or parental control. Questions without answers abound. Words fail to fully convey the reasoning, the need for such drastic measures in face of what is, for some, the last option. Vicki Watkins, a good friend, has written a poem about her life and the necessity for that type of dramatic separation. She wrote it at age 30 during a period of hospitalization and treatment as she fought to regain control of her own life that was spinning rapidly out of control.Loving Me