The Premier RAD Residential Treatment Center in Southern Utah

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Service as Therapy

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

--Mahatma Gandhi

“For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever

will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it”

 --Luke 9:24

Zion Hills provides a full range of significant and powerful therapeutic offerings including individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, equine therapy, outdoor experiential therapy, music therapy and art therapy.  However, what makes Zion Hills unique is its focus on service and the therapeutic opportunities that arise from serving those less fortunate.  While the typical forms of therapy are critical to helping your daughter manage and recover from her issues, it is the opportunity to reach out and serve others on a consistent basis that will cause her to look beyond herself and her problems and achieve real healing—to really find herself.

On an average weekly basis your daughter will participate regularly in identifying and the planning a service project as well as being involved in service opportunities activities twice a week.  These opportunities are overseen and followed up on by Zion Hill’s Clinical Department to make sure that your daughter receives the greatest therapeutic benefit from each activity.  These service opportunities and activities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Serving special needs children

  • Serving elderly and infirm individuals

  • Assisting with food drives at the Iron County Care and Share

  • Assisting individuals and children at the Iron County Homeless Shelter

  • Assisting women and children at the Iron County Women’s Crisis Center

  • Making blankets for children living at the Iron County Women’s Shelter

  • Assisting children at the Iron County Children’s Justice Center

  • Assist the Happy Factory in making toys for poor children worldwide

  • Serving food at the Iron County Soup Kitchen

  • Assisting the elderly and the less fortunate in maintaining and cleaning their homes and yards

  • Assisting the city in keeping parks and other public spaces clean and maintained

  • Raising money for charitable purposes through operating car washes and other similar activities

  • Service activities associated with local Interact Clubs (Rotary Clubs for ages 12-18)

Through providing service your daughter will be able to get out of herself and her own problems and gain new insights and self-esteem by providing needed care to individuals in need.  Zion Hills has found no other means to lift its young women out of there difficulties and issues that is as effective as service.  It is by providing service that young women learn to be selfless and to put into action and solidify the lessons they have learned through the other types of therapies provided by Zion Hills.

As your daughter prepares to come home, Zion Hills will work with her and you to find service opportunities in your area.  It is highly recommended that service continue to be part of your daughter’s life after she comes home.  This will allow her to have continuity as she comes home, but will serve as a constant reminder of the way she felt providing service at Zion Hills.

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