A note from our Director, Jana Corral: “I am honored to lead and be part of the New Directions CA team and student community. At New Directions CA, we offer a variety supports: psychotherapy, behavioral therapy, social skills training, financial management, vocational training, academic counseling and life management skills all in an accepting and fun environment. Our CA team has implemented the best of the Florida program to our location while adding our own unique CA spin on things. We encourage you to visit our dynamic CA program and see what we can offer your young adult.”

– Jana Corral, MA, LMFT

New Direction for Young Adults: California Campus
Independent Living

Students at New Directions California are living in the Wood Creek apartment complex, a quiet and well maintained community that is directly adjacent to our offices. Wood Creek offers an array of spacious one and two bedroom apartments, in a beautifully landscaped community. Residents also have access to several on site pools and hot tubs, as well as a fitness center and walking trails. Click here to learn about the Wood Creek complex.

New Direction for Young Adults: Recreational Activities
Recreational Activities

In addition, students in our program have easy access to all the recreational opportunities in the San Francisco Bay area. Students can take the BART system from Pleasant Hill to downtown San Francisco in less than 45 minutes. There are numerous hiking and biking trails throughout Pleasant Hill leading to the expansive views at Mt Diablo State Park and Briones Regional Park. Students can also take day trips to the ancient redwoods at Muir Woods National Monument, the beaches of Santa Cruz or any of the numerous professional sports venues in the area. What’s more, the grandeur of Yosemite Valley and the ski slopes of Lake Tahoe are each just 3 hours from our site.

New Direction for Young Adults: Academic Opportunities
Academic Opportunities

Many of our program participants are also enrolled at Diablo Valley College, just a mile away. With over 22,000 students, DVC is among the largest community colleges in the state and offers students an array of degree and certificate programs from early childhood education to construction. In addition, New Directions California is within 15 minutes of several other colleges and technical schools including Carrington College, JFK University and California State University – East Bay.

California Team

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