**Please note we are NOT a program. We only provide transport services to programs! (rehab centers, wilderness programs, and therapeutic boarding schools.)**
When a youth at risk needs to be safely transported to a rehabilitation center, therapeutic boarding school, or other intervention program, Next Step Youth Transport Services is here to help. We provide safe and secure transportation to programs throughout the United States and abroad, under the care of compassionate experts.
The events which lead a parent or caretaker to decide to send a troubled child or teen to an intervention program usually takes a tremendous toll on a family. We understand the stress and emotional strain involved. It’s our goal to make your role in the transport process as simple and stress-free as possible.
Steps to Safely Transport Youth at Risk
Once your child is booked into a program, our professional agents become involved. To ensure safe and discrete transportation to your program of choice, we will need you to take the following steps:
- Set the date and time with our agency.
We will come to your home at any time, but early morning is preferred. This ensures your child most likely will be home sleeping. It also offers you an additional level of discretion, as you won’t have to worry about neighbors watching, or others calling or stopping by during the process.
- Pack early.
Be ready to meet our agents at the door with the child’s luggage, as well as any paperwork and/or medication they will need at the program.
- Upon arrival, an agent will text or call you to advise they’re at the residence.
Our agents will ask you to lead them to your child’s room, and once there, you will wake up your child and introduce the team. You will then give your child a brief explanation of what is happening and why and tell them you love and care for them. As soon as you’re finished, you’ll be asked to leave the room, so you’re not influenced by anything your child says or does. Next, our agents will explain everything in greater detail and prepare the youth at risk to leave the house.
- Our agents will escort your child to the waiting car and accompany him or her for the entire ride.
During the ride, our agents will talk to your child about what to expect once he/she arrives at the program. If he/she is cooperating, the agents will gladly provide snacks and drinks along with meals. If flying, your child can choose a magazine for the plane ride. Once they arrive at the program, they’ll hand over all belongings and alert the staff about your child’s behavior during the transport. Once in their custody, the agents will call you personally to let you know they arrived safely and answer any questions you have.
Next Step Youth Transport Services offers families and guardians peace of mind – and troubled youth a safe ride to get to the help they need. For help transporting your child to a youth at risk program, call 800-654-0065 or contact us online to inquire more about our process.