What are the students saying?

I arrived at La Europa at the age of 14, the life I was leading was dangerous and unhealthy. I arrived as the second student ever to attend LaEuropa not knowing I would leave with a new outlook on life, life long friends, and a life long support system. LaEuropa encouraged me to grow as a young woman, to be creative, and express myself and feelings in effective ways. They treat every girl as an individual, there is no "one size fits all" treatment plan for them. I always felt that the staff and therapists truly took the time to get to know me and who I was, you can tell that LaEuropa is not 'just a job' for them. Moving half way across the country away from my friends and family was tough for me, I didn't understand why it needed to happen at the time. I felt enormous amounts of anger toward my family, the LaEuropa staff, and basically everyone around me. My therapist gave me what we called my "anger jug." It was an empty milk jug that I had to carry around with me 24/7 and according to how angry I felt, I could add water or dump some out. At the time I thought the idea was ridiculous and would never work... But it did. This is just one example of creative ways they gave me to express my anger, and allow others around me to know how I was feeling in an effective and safe way. Most of the time I never felt like I was living at a treatment facility, I felt like I was living with one big family. I developed close relationships with staff and students and always knew I had someone to turn to when times were tough. Here I am over 10 years later at the age of 25 living a life I never thought was possible. I have an amazing relationship with my parents, I am in a healthy, loving, supportive marriage, I graduated from college and became a professional dance and aerial instructor, my husband and I bought a home and a dog, and there is not a single day that goes by that I don't think about the year I spent at LaEuropa.  I am so thankful for the La Europa staff never giving up on me, even when I was ready to give up on myself. I know in my heart that if I didn't attend LaEuropa that I would not have the life I do today. They taught me about healthy relationships, effective communication, honesty, responsibility, friendship, and compassion. The staff members and students will always have a special place in my heart and I will be eternally grateful for them.

~ La Europa Student, Graduated 2005

"Educationally La Europa was the most beneficial learning environment I have been in. Being a college student at Texas Tech University, I am so grateful for the one on one help, smaller classes, and constant help that was available to me. I struggled with math and English and in my public school did not recieve the direct help I needed. At La Europa if you did not understand something a teacher had the ability to explain it multiple ways until you did understand. They also have a way of making the classes fun which boosted my interest in topics like government that I had never been a fan of. The education director constantly went out of her way to help me apply to over 25 colleges nationwide as well as making sure I had all my ducks in a row! I had no more then seven students in one class at a time, and there was never a moment where I felt like I could not get help. The SAT prep class helped improve my score over 200 points and while at LEA my GPA improved over 1.75 points. I strongly recommend the education program at La Europa and wish I had attended it through-out high school".

~ La Europa Student, Graduated 2014

La Europa Saved My Life!

"I am a former student of La Europa and graduated about five months ago. I absolutely could not be happier with my parent's decision to send me here. The treatment team clearly knows what they are doing. Of course, I was upset when I had to go away to treatment. It was a place that was completely unfamiliar to me and I didn't understand a lot of the various rules and felt as though nobody trusted me. Little did I know, this was exactly what I needed. I needed to have the opportunity to build trust with those around me and nurture new relationships that I will have forever. This place taught me what it means to be healthy. Through the course of my ten month stay, I truly became the confident girl that I always knew was inside. Each and every therapist goes above and beyond to give each of their clients the most individualized treatment possible. One of my favorite things about LEA is the family therapy. My parent's and I's relationships has come miles, even though when I first attended, I thought my family life was great. La Europa showed me that it can be even better. If you are looking for a place to send your beloved daughter, THIS IS IT. Honestly, look no further. It has come a very long way since past years. I will never forget my incredible journey there and will always love the people who helped me save myself. I don't know where I'd be without it :)"

~La Europa Student, Graduated 2014

"La Europa Academy saved my life. I am a former student (graduated about five months ago) and could not be more grateful that my parents sent me HERE for my residential treatment. Each therapist is absolutely amazing and works hard to make their clients sessions individualized and productive. In fact, the entire treatment team is amazing when it comes to working with the kids and family as well. Academically, I thrived in the environment that LEA provides (small class sizes, personable teachers, one-on-one help, etc...) It was a great fit for what I needed at the time. If your daughter needs help, look no further! This is an amazing place and I will never forget the experience I had or the life-long relationships I made with staff and peers. Your daughter deserves the best (even if she doesn't know it) and this is it! :)"

~La Europa Student, Graduated 2014