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Parent of NDFYA Student Shares Experience to Prospective Parent

 This inquisitive parent decides to ask a current Parent of a New Directions Child about their experience:


We’re looking into the program New Directions for Young Adults out in Pleasant Hill, CA for our almost 18 y.o. kid. Does anyone know anything about this program? Have your kids gone there?…or kids of friends?

We are looking for a program to support our kids in community college and to help them prepare for 4-year college–so I’d appreciate referrals to any other programs you know of, as well. Thanks”


“My 20-year-old daughter attends New Directions. She has been there for about 7 mos. and is making good progress at becoming more independent.  A year ago she sat on her bed all day playing video games.

Now she takes a couple of classes at DVC, volunteers at the animal shelter, and is looking for a job. The program has just enough structure and the staff is good. I recommend taking the tour.”

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