Advanced Transitional Living

Learn more about our Advanced Transitional Living Program.

It is the goal of Waterfall Canyon Academy’s Advanced Transitional Living Program to prepare young men to live happy, healthy, productive, and independent lives. To accomplish this, we constantly strive to provide individual attention and support, the highest quality therapeutic services, as well as social and independent living skills training.

Creating a Plan for Success

The Plan for Success serves as the road-map for the goals the student wishes to achieve while in Advanced Transitional Living (ATL). Addressed in this plan are goals regarding education, vocation, employment, finances, transportation, future living arrangements and establishing and maintaining meaningful relationships.

Each student takes ownership of their Plan for Success and with the support of the entire treatment team they formulate and accomplish their goals. WCA will assist in exploring every option that our students wish to pursue!

Setting & Support

Our Advanced Transitional Living Program (ATL) consists of 13 fully equipped studio apartments, a common area, staff offices, and onsite laundry facilities. It is centrally located on Historic Jefferson Avenue. Students are within walking distance of the amenities of downtown Ogden and The Junction. The building is exclusively used for our young men and is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including awake overnight staff.

In addition to a student’s family, their support team is made up of a Life Coach, Program Coordinator, Residential Advisor, Medication Management Provider (when appropriate), and support staff.  Along with their support team, student’s at Transitional Living are expected to take a very active role in establishing their Plan for Success, an ongoing process comprised of personalized goals and objectives.


A main component to the Advanced Transitional Living Program is Budgeting. Students learn personal responsibility for their finances and accountability for their expenses and spending. They budget for groceries, personal needs, and discretionary spending. Prior to completion of the program students will learn to function within a set budget and have the opportunity to pay rent, utilities and other living expenses along with saving and planning for their future.

Education & Employment

With the assistance of their Support Team, students will implement an education or employment component into their Plan for Success. Students evaluate their strengths, abilities, and personal interests as they consider finding a job, participating in vocational training, or attending an educational institution. Every student’s personal journey to be as independent and self-reliant as possible is different. WCA helps each student recognize their potential and need for continuing growth and skills development.

Social Development & Life Enrichment

Advanced Transitional Living (ATL) students participate in multiple social/recreational activities each week that are organized by our supportive staff and or other students in the program. In addition there are staff facilitated classes offered Sunday through Wednesday evenings that focus on Daily Living Skills, Social Skills, Life Management, Current Events, and Weekly Planning. It is expected students are active participants in the ATL Program community where they can develop social skills, cultivate relationships, and establish a healthy interactive support system.

Students will explore various activities they can participate and engage in outside of Waterfall Canyon Academy. Some of the key purposes for this are: Increasing confidence, developing and strengthening social abilities, character building, and an overall increased sense of independence and self-reliance.

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