John Volken Academy – Seattle

John Volken Academy - Seattle Kent Washington

The John Volken Academy gives residents the opportunity to overcome alcohol and drug addiction, as well further their education, receive extensive career training and adopt healthy and sober lifestyles. The long-term residential substance abuse rehab provides treatment for young men and women aged 19-34, giving them the tools and skills they need for a happy and successful life in sobriety.

ABOUT JOHN VOLKEN ACADEMY – SEATTLE

With three locations in the U.S. and Canada, including Vancouver, Phoenix, and this Seattle facility, John Volken Academy provides long-term residential treatment to young men and women, ages 18 to 32, who are struggling with substance use disorder.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Treatment at John Volken Academy can last anywhere from two to five years. According to the facility’s website, the average stay is 28 months. The program utilizes a therapeutic community model, which is designed to facilitate change in individuals via peer-to-peer interaction, accountability, and support.

At the center of the John Volken Academy’s philosophy is the belief that addiction recovery relies on four elements: the underlying cause of addiction must be resolved; sufficient time for healing must be allowed; a new lifestyle, attitude, and behaviors must be adopted; and the tools necessary to handle life’s challenges must be adopted. Clients are taught how to create a solid foundation for recovery by strengthening their life skills in seven key areas of development: mental, physical, financial, emotional, social, spiritual, and vocational.

Program participants are referred to as students and must progress through six tiered treatment levels in order to graduate. Days are spent at the facility’s Life-Skills Training Center (LTC), which provides individual counseling, group therapy, community activities, and workshops. Students are also given the opportunity to enroll in online courses to get their GEDs and/or pursue post-secondary education opportunities.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

The treatment team includes a broad range of addiction professionals and healthy-living specialists. The organization’s founder, John Volken, is an entrepreneur and philanthropist.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

All students live together in a cooperative environment, and typically have one or two roommates. Three healthy meals and two snacks are provided daily.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

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FINANCING

According to the organization’s website, the John Volken Academy is sponsored by private charitable foundations, meaning that treatment is free except for a one-time intake fee.

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  • The life of our grandson was saved by the John Volken Academy. He worked hard to complete his application, and all of us in the family were so thankful when he was accepted to the long-term treatment that is offered there. We could never have afforded such lasting care and education and work experience and watchful guidance as he has gotten from any other facility anywhere! He has been there for two years now, and is working toward graduation.. Thank you, John Volken. Thank you, Academy staff. Thank you, God, for helping us find JVA.
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  • After a long cycle of traditional rehab, relapse, traditional rehabs again and again, my son found John Volken Academy. What a difference this unique program has made! I truly don’t know if my son would be alive today without the skills and heart-change resulting from the principles and processes of this program.
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  • My husband and I have been volunteers and mentors at the Kent JVA for 2 years now. The facility is outstanding, very new and clean. We eat with them now and then, and the food has always been plentiful and delicious. I am so impressed with these young men and their dedication to becoming the men they were meant to be. I have great respect and admiration for the students and for those who run this great program.
    If this program was not shared to me by a complete stranger, through a friend, our son was down the path of destruction. All that the program stands for: Accountability, structure, honesty, self-worth/confidence, to name a few, have virtually transformed our son into someone we lost 12 years ago! The tools to prepare for the real world afterwards are in place (college online classes, insurance, Driver's License and work opportunities). We are truly grateful to those managing and administering this successful program. John Volken (Founder) is a man with a vision of showing others how one's life can be turned around.
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  • It was a miracle recovery for our grandson
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  • An unbelievable gift to our family and I wish more people were aware of this option. Once the desire for help is real, JVA is the best partner you can imagine. They save lives and we are forever grateful!
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  • This program saved my son's life! I honestly don't have one negative thing to say about it. We have been at other rehabs and there is a no comparison. They completely strip their lifestyle and rebuild it from the ground up. They emphasize hard work, peer support, honesty, accountability and much much more. John Volken is the most selfless man I've ever met. He is truly in this to help addicts, in his words "addicts have a song to sing," and this program gives them the chance to sing that song. How do you thank someone who provides a program that saves your son's life and asks nothing in return? There are no words.
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  • A unique program that not only helps with addiction but teaches responsibility and important life skills for long term success