Spacious Living, Smaller Peer Groups

Our residence is attractive, spacious and home-like. Building on the theme of "Europe", after our name, all our bedrooms are designated as popular European cities! We generally have three girls to a bedroom and each bedroom has its own large bathroom. Each student has room for her own personal belongings. 

At La Europa, we divide our student population into two separate communities. We believe that smaller student groups allow for more intensive staff interaction, less social pressure and fewer stimuli to manage daily for girls who are sensitive to the noise and activity level of larger communities. Our staffing ratio is 1 staff for every 4 students which not only provides safety for all students but allows our staff to work with each student more intensively on their treatment plan.

Our residential staff at La Europa are hired for their ability to connect with young women and to provide healthy role models to the students. Many of our residential staff are in the process of seeking higher degrees to work in the helping professions and role model resiliency, strength and goal-orientation for our students.

Our Residential Philosophy

Community Interaction -Although La Europa is licensed as a residential treatment center and provides a sophisticated clinical program, we are not a lock-down facility. We believe in community interaction in order to normalize the treatment experience as much as possible for our students and help them practice skills in the community. Our students are in the Salt Lake City community five to seven days per week. This increases their chances for a successful transition back home. 

A series of home passes throughout their stay allows the students and families to learn to generalize new skills which helps the team (including student, parents, therapist, referral source and other staff) to measure student and family progress. 

Student life at La Europa is busy and exciting! The students are involved in many recreational, artistic and community activities each week. They set wellness goals and participate regularly in P.E., wellness activities and Murray Recreation Center programs. And of course there is time for social interaction, personal and community creative activities, school and therapy.