Our son graduated from Dragonfly in June after completing all four Phases. The maturity, self-confidence and balance he now possesses is going to be a lifelong blessing for him. He learned the skills to manage his mental health issues and life’s challenges. We are fortunate that he embraced each and every opportunity to learn, heal and grow offered by Dragonfly. When we first learned that he needed a “step down – transition” program and he picked one that was across the country, we nervously agreed as we knew it was critical for him to make the decision of his next step for it to be successful.
From the moment we flew with him to Klamath Falls and met the staff and the therapists and how they interacted with him we flew home knowing he was in the right place for him. The Dragonfly team – owners, staff, mentors and mental health professionals are nothing short of OUTSTANDING!! They are truly dedicated to their mission of helping teenagers and young adults to develop into responsible independent individuals with the ability to manage life and their wellness. They are caring, supportive and firm. We strongly recommend if you have a loved one at Dragonfly that you fully embrace the parent aspect of the program, attend and be fully engaged at a Family Workshop weekend and be there for Thanksgiving. Your loved one is not the only one who needs to adapt, change and grow from this experience AND getting to know their community at Dragonfly will broaden your understanding and will make you a better person to best support them in the future.
Glenn and Mona, Thank you for all that you have done for me. These past 13 months have helped me so much and just by talking to people that are not in Dragonfly they ask why I seem different. I have the confidence I have needed for years now and in know that no other transitions program could have done that for me.
Many thanks for you and your team helping our son find himself and all the positive attributes he naturally possess, giving him the life skills needed to love himself, mature, manage his health and be independent. All of this has led up to our enjoying a mutually rewarding inter-dependent relationship. We are excited for the future, and understand that we will all need to continue to work on ourselves and how we relate to each other.
I wanted to thank you for your efforts with my son. He has grown tremendously over the past 13 ½ months and I think that the structure and support that you have provided him at Dragonfly has been of great benefit to him. You have a great team and run an effective program. While I can’t suggest that it will solve all problems, it has certainly helped him recover, grow, and mature.
The balance of freedom and structure that Dragonfly has provided him has enabled him to make his own choices within a constructive framework and to develop some additional maturity. So far he seems to be on a good course.
It is clear that the support that he derives from his Dragonfly relationships has been and continues to be a vital element in his progress. I know that all three of you have forged important relationships with him and I am thankful for all that you have done for him.
I was terrified to change. I was terrified to grow up. And yet, choosing Dragonfly was the best decision of my life.
My daughter came home for the break, and I can say that it was the best week we’ve had with her in the past 5 years. Her stay at Dragonfly has brought back her kindness and sweet personality. She has grown in so many ways, and all for the better. Devon has been a tremendous therapist, and in her care, our daughter has blossomed.
You can have confidence that Dragonfly, Mona, and Glenn will do what they say, and do it well.
Dragonfly took wonderful care of our daughter and nurtured her, and continue to do so at a difficult time in her life.
We are thrilled that our son is in the care of such skilled and compassionate people who are able to relate to him and bring out positive energy from him.
From his first interaction with Dragonfly my son said he felt he was being treated like a person, not a problem to be solved. The intake process was thorough, professional, personal and welcoming. We were allowed to interact freely with staff and residents. My son (and I) felt safe, respected and relieved. Thanks to all of you for making my son feel at home.