I have worked as legal counsel for West Ridge Academy for approximately 3 years.  During that time I have come to know the dedicated staff and board.  They bring more than their respective professional skills to the table... They bring their hearts.  They truly love the youth they serve.  This shows in everything they do, from when they work with them individually to when they make general business decisions.  Everything is focused on how West Ridge Academy can best serve their kids.  I have two children and if either one of them were struggling, I would insist that they attend West Ridge Academy.  It is a special place.
— Calvin Michael Hatch, Esq. | HATCH LAW, LLC

The staff are amazing here!  They truly have the best interest of the student in mind.  It’s a “payday” when we see the positive changes come about. That’s what keeps me working here for over 15 years.
— Wendy Ballard | Admissions Specialist

I love the integrity of the program and staff.  It is wonderful to see that what WRA says they do…they do! The students at WRA tell me they feel safe here.  That is the first element of healing. Quite often students come back to visit campus and the staff who made a big difference in their lives.  These are the biggest paydays!
— Lynn Smith | Admissions Specialist

Mental disorders, addictions, broken family relationships and academic failure don’t have to rule a teen’s life.  To the staff at West Ridge, a struggling teen is so much more than the problems that brought him or her here. We see the potential that is buried beneath self-doubt, the worth and dignity hidden by shame and anger. We work to help the kids see these strengths in themselves, too.
— Diane Spencer | Development Officer