Your Story, Your Path
You can thrive at college.
Did you know a quarter of college freshman drop out of school in their first year?
The transition from high school to college and young adulthood independence is a challenging one. For persons with mental health needs or learning differences, the transition is even more difficult.
What happens if a transition to college is unsuccessful? Individuals become stuck, unmotivated, and struggle with getting back on track.
At Northwest College Support, we provide a place for change with an experienced team of guides to come alongside each young adult. Our educational-therapeutic transition programming helps young adults to live healthy, independent lives.
Northwest College Support is a young adult transition program serving families and young adults from all over the United States and the world. Located in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Northwest College Support provides supportive housing, education coaching, and life skills mentoring to cultivate a sustainable path to becoming an independent adult.
You can thrive at college.
Northwest College Support provides truly individualized support for young adults. This may include young adults:
With high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Asperger's Syndrome
Executive Functioning difficulties
Sensory processing differences
Non-verbal Learning disorder
Failure to Launch
Our population may come from feeling "stuck" at home, or may be graduating from wilderness therapy or residential treatment programs or schools.
Services We Offer
Comprehensive Educational and Transitional Support for College Students.
Your Guide to College
Students at NWCS have the ability to comprehend the subject matter, but struggle with the executive functioning tasks needed in college such as time management, prioritizing assignments, completing assignments, balancing the expectations of different professors, and remembering due dates. The ability to organize and structure learning can be achieved through educational coaching.
Growth Based & Person Centered
Northwest College Support includes a team of licensed counselors, social workers, and therapists who share a passion for providing a high level of individual, group, and family therapy. Our team believes individuals can grow and change over time. The team’s focus is on supporting each student through the process of growing to their full potential.
Life skill development is an important part of the transition to adulthood. We have honest discussions with young adults about the areas of life skills that are strong points, and also the areas which need to be improved. Our life skills coaching ranges from hygiene, sleep habits, nutrition, cooking, clean environments, different types of exercise and fitness plans, health practices, social skills, financial literacy, and more.
Houses, Dorms, & Apartments
At Northwest College support, we provide fully furnished housing. We offer 2- bedroom dorm style living within our own program community. More independent apartments within the greater community are also available to students when appropriate. Our ReSet House offers 24-hour staff support in a family style living environment for students who temporarily need more structure, support, or supervision.
Northwest College Support Packages
Flexible options to provide the right level of support
Northwest College Support believes in providing exceptional value to students and families. Below is an outline of our pricing plans, and a detailed outline of specific fees. All plans are tied through consolidated treatment plans as wells as a unified team approach towards support. Not sure which plan is the right fit? Schedule a call with our Admissions team!
Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question? Give us a call!
Are you a college? How does the program work?
NW College Support is not college, but rather a system of support, structure, and supervision for young adults and college students with mental health challenges and learning differences. Students attend college online or in our local area and work with an integrated team of a therapist, life skills coach, and education coach.
How many students are in the program?
Our coeur d'Alene program serves about 40 young adults, and our Boise program has capacity for around 20 young adults. Each client works one on one with at least 3 professionals integrated in the program. Each location is co-ed, although our Boise program tends to have more male clients.
What is Coeur d'Alene, Idaho like?
Coeur d’Alene is about 45 minutes east of Spokane, Washington, and provides the perfect combination of small town feel with opportunity. Cd'A has been voted in the top 10 places to live in the US eight times in the last 12 years. We are surrounded by great colleges and universities, mountains, lakes, and a safe community as the basis for services we provide.
What is the typical length of stay?
Most of our clients stay with the program for 9-12 months, or around an academic year (about 2 semesters). We do require clients to a minimum of a 4-month stay, or at least one semester, for most plans. The summer program in Coeur d'Alene is 9 weeks.
Are there limits around technology?
There is no one size fits all plan for technology. Some students do come to our program with a past of misuse of technology. For those students, we work on collaborative agreements of limits around personal technology with the ultimate goal of having the student be able to manage daily technology use in a healthy way.
Can a student work a job while in the program?
While the main focus for most of our clients is finding success in school, we can also help students find part time jobs or meaningful volunteering opportunities. Working or volunteering can create positive structure in our student's lives, and help them develop adult independence.
Can we tour the program?
Yes! We love to have potential students and families tour. Tours provide a chance to see our offices and student hub space, meet staff and students, see our student housing, and get a feel for our city and greater community. Tours are a chance for us to get a sense of what level of support the student will need. We are also able to schedule virtual tours.
Where do students go after NW College Support?
Students attend our program from all over the country. Most students move on after our program to a 4 year college somewhere else in the country. Some students stay in Coeur d'Alene, and continue to work or go to school. These young adults often receive check-ins from time to time with the team at NWCS.
There are a lot of factors that go into making the decision to enter into our program. We are here to answer all your questions so you can make a well-informed choice.
Meet our Team
We are a diverse team of experts, and are dedicated to the success of each one of our student- clients. Since 2011, we’ve been at the forefront of mental health and academic support of college students and young adults, providing individualized guidance to fulfill their goals. Call us today and see what we can do for you.
Read what families and clients are saying about Northwest College Support
The students are put in a challenging environment and are pushed and expected to do more, to be in the world, to be independent, and as they succeed, even with some failures, their strength, capacity and skills increase.”
NW College Support Parent
We are here to answer your questions and concerns! Contact us to request more information, ask questions, or schedule a call with our admissions team.
211 Coeur D Alene Ave, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814, USA
Main line (877) 485-2776
Fax (208) 620-2306
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Employment at Northwest College Support
Join the Team!
We are always accepting applicants who have a passion for helping young adults. We offer competitive pay, health insurance, and maternity/ paternity paid time.
Young Adult Transition Association
Northwest College Support is a proud member of the Young Adult Transition Association (YATA). YATA was formed in 2011 to share best practices for working with a burgeoning population: young adults in transition. YATA was created as a vehicle for collaboration, accessibilty, and support.