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Weekend Alternative Program

Teenagers who take part in the Weekend Alternative Program experience an extraordinary transformation. Most participants enter the program filled with feelings of hostility, anger, and denial. During the youths’ participation, these self-destructive feelings are slowly replaced with self-confidence, self-control, and a sense of accountability.

Designed as an alternative to expensive out-of-home placement or as a first response for youths who have begun to head down the wrong path in life, the Weekend Alternative Program operates from Friday through Sunday at the Diakon Wilderness Center campus in Boiling Springs, Pa., allowing youths to remain at home during the week while receiving therapeutically beneficial services on the weekends.

You can view our wellness policies here. In addition, see our non-discrimination statement and a helpful link for filing any complaint.

Update: Summer Food Rocks! Click here for more information on this USDA food program and the USDA summer meal-site finder.

Diakon Youth Services
571 Mountain Road, P.O. Box 10, Boiling Springs, PA 17007-0010
Phone: (717) 960-6700 | Fax: (717) 258-9408
E-mail: brodej@diakon.org | Home: www.diakon.org/youth

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